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Monday, March 16 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Digital Afterlife: 6 Feet Under and 6 Years Later

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In 2009, Evan Carroll and John Romano brought SXSW a first conversation about the digital afterlife. Now six years later, what once was an emerging field is no longer. Seven states have enacted laws to address digital assets with more on the way. Facebook, Google and Yahoo have all released features to help users deal with their digital demise. Countless startups seek to help out with services ranging from posthumous email and online memorials to password vaults and perpetual file storage. With all of this activity, it's time to rethink how we deal with death in the digital age. Join Evan Carroll, co-founder of The Digital Beyond and co-author of Your Digital Afterlife, for a fascinating journey through the past, present and future of the digital afterlife.

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Evan Carroll

Author & Founder, The Digital Beyond
Evan Carroll is a user experience designer, author and speaker from Raleigh, NC. He is co-founder of The Digital Beyond, a blog and think tank devoted to digital afterlife and legacy issues.

Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 404