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Friday, March 13
 

12:30pm

How to Remain Relevant in Today’s Digital Age

Speakers
avatar for Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley

Turner Sports Analyst, Turner Sports Turner Broadcasting
Charles Barkley is in his 15th full season as an NBA studio analyst for TNT’s Emmy® award-winning studio show Inside the NBA. • Barkley won the 2012 Sports Emmy® Award as Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst • Since 2011, Barkley has served as a studio analyst... Read More →
avatar for Richard Deitsch

Richard Deitsch

Media Reporter, Sports Illustrated
Richard Deitsch is a writer and editor at Sports Illustrated, SI.com and TheMMQB.com. He has covered seven Olympic Games, NCAA championships and Super Bowls, and worked for nearly every division of SI, including the Swimsuit Issue, SI For Women and SI For Kids. His specialties include... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

An Insider's Guide to SXSW Film

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Borders

Meredith Borders

Managing Editor, Badass Digest
Meredith Borders is the Managing Editor for Badass Digest, the Alamo Drafthouse, Fantastic Fest and Birth.Movies.Death. She is a Houston resident and Austin ex-pat who moonlights as a programmer and host for the Alamo. When she’s not watching movies or writing about them, she’s... Read More →
avatar for Erik Davis

Erik Davis

Contributing Editor, Movies.com/Fandango.com
Erik has been one of the Web's leading movie commentators since 2005, having worked as an editor and writer for outlets like Fandango, Movies.com, AOL Moviefone, Cinematical, Flavorwire, SXSW Magazine, Entertainment Today and more. These days you can hear him talking about movies... Read More →
avatar for Grae Drake

Grae Drake

Sr Editor, Rotten Tomatoes
In 6th grade, Grae was arranging movie outings for all her friends, and she picked the movie. Through the years studying film at the University of Texas at Austin, being honored by Sundance and the Director's Guild of America, and working as a filmmaker in Los Angeles, she realized... Read More →
avatar for Jen Yamato

Jen Yamato

Entertainment Reporter, The Daily Beast
Jen Yamato covers entertainment for The Daily Beast. She's served as an editor and reporter at Deadline Hollywood, Movieline, and Rotten Tomatoes, among other publications, and as a chief film critic at Movies.com. She lives in LA and will throw down any day of the week at karaok... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

3:30pm

Defining the Next Generation Retail Experience

Speakers
avatar for Julie Bornstein

Julie Bornstein

Chief Mktg Officer, Sephora
Julie is the Chief Marketing and Digital Officer and member of the Operating Committee of Sephora, the leading beauty retailer in the US and Europe. Under Julie’s leadership, Sephora has doubled the size of its e-commerce business and established Sephora as a leader and innovator... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Hyman

Jennifer Hyman

CEO & Co-Founder, Rent The Runway
Jennifer Hyman leads Rent the Runway, a transformative brand that offers unprecedented access to designer fashion for millions of women. Since its launch in 2009, Ms. Hyman has been committed to building the first rental platform for luxury goods. She has managed all areas of the... Read More →
avatar for Katrina Lake

Katrina Lake

Founder & CEO, Stitch Fix
Katrina is passionate about helping women achieve everyday confidence. She founded Stitch Fix to help women everywhere discover and explore their style through a truly customer-focused shopping experience.


Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

Back to the Future of Media

Speakers
avatar for Ben Lerer

Ben Lerer

Co-Founder & CEO, Thrillist Media Group
Ben Lerer is the co-founder & CEO of Thrillist Media Group, the leading men's digital media company (consisting of food, drink and travel property Thrillist; tech-meets-lifestyle site Supercompressor; and style and grooming destination JackThreads). Lerer was among Ernst & Young’s... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

 
Saturday, March 14
 

11:00am

Creator Activism: A Discussion with Robert Kirkman

Speakers
avatar for Brian Crecente

Brian Crecente

News Editor, Polygon
Brian Crecente is an American journalist and columnist. He is a founding editor and the news editor for Polygon. He also writes Good Game, a weekly column internationally syndicated by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.
avatar for Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman

Partner, Skybound Entertainment
Robert Kirkman is the creator of many popular comic books, including the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, and the new exorcism comic, Outcast which was released in June 2014 and recently received a pilot pickup for CINEMAX with... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

The Future of Film Criticism: Diversify or Die

Speakers
JC

Justin Chang

Chief Film Critic, Variety
CE

Chaz Ebert

Publisher, Ebert Digital
MZ

Matthew Zoller Seitz

Editor-in-chief, Ebert Digital
Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor-in-Chief of RogerEbert.com. He is also the TV critic for New York Magazine & Vulture.com, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism.
RT

ReBecca Theodore-Vachon

Contributor, RogerEbert.com
ReBecca Theodore-Vachon is a contributor to RogerEbert.com. Her work has also been published at TheUrbanDaily.com, Forbes.com, and NYTimes. She also runs her own blog FilmFataleNYC.blogspot.com and co-hosts "Cinema in Noir" podcast on Sundays on BlogTalkRadio.


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

UFC: Women Breaking Ground Inside the Octagon

Speakers
JE

Jessica Eye

Fighter, UFC
AG

Allison Glock

Senior Writer, ESPNW
RR

Ronda Rousey

UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, UFC
DW

Dana White

Pres, UFC


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

A Tribute to Kit Carson

Speakers
LB

Louis Black

Sr Dir, SXSW Staff/Austin Chronicle


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

A Conversation with Jeff Nichols and Michael Shannon

Speakers
JN

Jeff Nichols

Dir, Roadside Attractions
avatar for Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon

Actor, Warner Bros
avatar for Michael Tully

Michael Tully

Dir, Hammer To Nail
After his directorial debut, Cocaine Angel, world premiered at the 2006 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Michael Tully was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. His follow-up, Silver Jew, world premiered at the 2007 South By Southwest Film Festival... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

The Future Role of Tech in Dining and Food

Speakers
avatar for Matt Buchanan

Matt Buchanan

Editor, The Awl
avatar for David Chang

David Chang

Owner/Founder, Momofuku
DAVID CHANG is the chef and founder of Momofuku, which includes restaurants in New York City, Sydney, and Toronto as well as a best-selling cookbook and an award-winning magazine called Lucky Peach.


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

A Conversation with Jimmy Kimmel

Speakers
avatar for Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel

Host/Exec Producer, Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of the Emmy-winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC's longest-running late-night talk show. Now in its twelfth season, “JKL” produces the most popular comedy bits in late night and features a diverse lineup of guests including actors... Read More →
KR

Kevin Ryder

Host, Kevin And Bean


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center
 
Sunday, March 15
 

11:00am

Confronting Injustice

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson

Exec Dir, Equal Justice Initiative
Bryan Stevenson is a public-interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. He's a professor of law at New York University Law School and the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based group... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Is Good Business the Best Art?

Speakers
CC

Carter Cleveland

Founder & CEO, Artsy
Carter Cleveland is the founder and CEO of Artsy, the resource for learning about and collecting art from over 3,000 leading galleries, 400 museum and institutional partners, and over 50 select art fairs and auctions. Artsy provides free access via its website (Artsy.net) and iPhone... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Heller

Joshua Heller

Engagement Editor, GOOD
TS

Tom Sachs

Creative Dir, A Space Program
Tom Sachs (b.1966, New York) is a sculptor, installation artist, and painter known for his innovative renaming, examination, and questioning of icons of capitalist culture and systems of daily life. He deals with themes such as reflection on the haves and have-nots, utopian follies... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

A Conversation with Sally Field

Speakers
avatar for Sally Field

Sally Field

Talent, Hello My Name is Doris
avatar for Michael Showalter

Michael Showalter

Dir, Hello My Name is Doris


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

A Curious Mind: Inspiration for a Creative Life

Speakers
avatar for Charles Fishman

Charles Fishman

Author, Imagine Entertainment
Charles Fishman is the author of The Wal-Mart Effect, a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week bestseller, as well as a finalist for the Goldman Sachs-“Financial Times” Business Book of the Year award in 2006. Fishman is a former metro and national reporter for... Read More →
avatar for Brian Grazer

Brian Grazer

Co-Founder, Imagine Entertainment
Brian Grazer is the Academy Award–winning producer of A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Splash, Arrested Development, 24, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, and many more. His films and TV shows have been nominated for forty-three Academy Awards and 131 Emmys. In 2007, he was named one of Time’s 100... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

Inc. Presents: The Honest Company

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Founder, The Honest Company
avatar for Lindsay Blakely

Lindsay Blakely

Features Editor, Inc
avatar for Brian Lee

Brian Lee

CEO & Co-Founder, The Honest Company


Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center
 
Monday, March 16
 

11:00am

The VEEP Speaks

Speakers
avatar for Anne Fulenwider

Anne Fulenwider

Editor in Chief, Marie Claire
Anne Fulenwider was named Editor-in-Chief of the U.S. edition of Marie Claire in September 2012. She oversees all content for the brand’s print magazine, website, tablet editions and brand extensions, including Marie Claire @Work and the brand’s partnership with Lifetime Television’s... Read More →
avatar for Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Actress, VEEP
Julia Louis-Dreyfus earned worldwide acclaim and recognition for her portrayal of Elaine Benes in the hit NBC series "Seinfeld," as Christine Campbell in the CBS hit comedy "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and most recently as Vice President Selina Meyer in the HBO series "Veep... Read More →
avatar for Sam Richardson

Sam Richardson

Actor, VEEP
Sam Richardson has been honing his comedy skills since the ripe old age of 15 when he started taking classes at Second City's Detroit outpost. Raised between Ghana and Detroit, he grew up loving Saturday Night Live and Ghostbusters.
avatar for Timothy Simons

Timothy Simons

Actor, VEEP
Tim can currently be seen in Paul Thomas Anderson’s film INHERENCE VICE for Warner Brothers, as well as the Seth Rogen/Evan Golberg comedy THE INTERVIEW for Sony. Tim recently wrapped production on Joe Swanberg’s DIGGING FOR FIRE and Bob Castrone’s independent film A FLOCK OF... Read More →
avatar for Matt Walsh

Matt Walsh

Actor, VEEP
Chicago-born Matt Walsh is a founding member of the national improv-sketch comedy theatre Upright Citizens Brigade, which has schools and venues in both New York and Los Angeles. UCB is the largest unaccredited university in the nation teaching improv performance and sketch writing... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Creating the Shows That We Like

Speakers
WF

Will Forte

Actor/Producer, Fox Broadcasting Company
EH

Eugene Hernandez

Deputy Dir, Film Society of Lincoln Center
PL

Phil Lord

Filmmaker, Fox Broadcasting Company
CM

Christopher Miller

Fox Broadcasting Company
avatar for John Ridley

John Ridley

Filmmaker, American Crime
Novelist John Ridley is known for his work in literature, television and film. Currently, Ridley's ABC series American Crime is currently airing. All Is By My Side, an innovative biopic about Jimi Hendrix that he wrote and directed was released in the fall of 2014. His script for... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Everything Eric Ries Has Learned Since 2011

Speakers
TG

Ted Greenwald

Enterprise Technology Editor, The Wall Street Journal
avatar for Eric Ries

Eric Ries

Author, The Lean Startup
Eric Ries is the author of the book, The Lean Startup. Previously, he co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer of IMVU. He is the co-author of several books including The Black Art of Java Game Programming (Waite Group Press, 1996).


Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

A Conversation with Gina Prince-Bythewood

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly "Dr Goddess" Ellis

Kimberly "Dr Goddess" Ellis

CEO, Dr Goddess Arts
Affectionately known as "Dr. Goddess," Kimberly C. Ellis, Ph.D. is an award-winning Scholar, Artist, Activist and Tech Entrepreneur who loves Social Media. A published author, speaker and producer, her work is found in The Pittsburgh City Paper, on Alternet.org, Salon.com, Ebony.com... Read More →
avatar for Gina Prince-Bythewood

Gina Prince-Bythewood

Filmmaker, Undisputed Cinema
GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD (Writer/Producer/Director) wrote and directed the widely-acclaimed feature film LOVE & BASKETBALL, which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. Prince-Bythewood won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and a Humanitas Prize for her work... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

A Conversation with Amy Schumer

Speakers
DN

Danielle Nussbaum

Sr West Coast Editor, Entertainment Weekly
avatar for Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer

Talent, Trainwreck


Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

How To Keep Your Social Media Game Sincere

Speakers
avatar for Eva Chen

Eva Chen

CCO, Lucky/Conde Nast
Eva Chen was named editor-in-chief of Lucky in June 2013. With over 130,000 Instagram followers and over 63,000 Twitter followers, Chen is a social superstar of the media world. In total, her social communities reach over 1.4 million devoted and engaged followers. Prior to her appointment... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Phan

Michelle Phan

Digital Pioneer, Lucky/Conde Nast
Michelle Phan is a digital pioneer, who trail-blazed her way in the world of fashion and beauty on YouTube. With a growing global community of over 7 million, Michelle’s videos have been viewed more than 1 billion times, making her one of the most watched talents in the digital... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

#YesWeCode: From The 'Hood To Silicon Valley

Speakers
avatar for Van Jones

Van Jones

Pres & Co-Founder, Rebuild the Dream
Van Jones is a CNN political commentator, regularly appearing across the network’s programming and special political coverage.
avatar for Maxine Williams

Maxine Williams

Global Dir of Diversity, Facebook
Maxine Williams is the Global Director of Diversity at Facebook.  In this role, she develops strategies to harness the unlimited potential of Facebook’s talent while managing a high-performing team of diversity program managers from the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center
 
Tuesday, March 17
 

12:30pm

2:00pm

Boyhood Post-Production: 13th Year of a 12 Year Movie

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Adair

Sandra Adair

Film Editor, Detourfilm Production
Sandra Adair, A.C.E. is an award winning feature film editor who resides in Austin, Texas. Adair has enjoyed an ongoing artistic collaboration with film director Richard Linklater, having edited 18 films for him over the past 22 years, some of which include the cult classic Dazed... Read More →
avatar for Parke Gregg

Parke Gregg

Colorist and Editor, Stuck On On
Originally a student of architecture, Parke has always been interested in images and technology. After an stint as IBM/Tivoli’s Manager of New Media, he launched Pointsphere in 1999, a new media consulting firm. Soon, deciding to leave the corporate world behind, he jetted off to... Read More →
avatar for Mike Saenz

Mike Saenz

Filmmaker, Bombshelter Films
Mike Saenz is a filmmaker based in Austin, Texas.
avatar for Allison Turrell

Allison Turrell

Executive Producer, Stuck On On
Allison Turrell is the co-founder and Executive Producer of Stuck On On, an audio and visual post-production company in Austin, Texas. Since 2008, she has marshaled thirty feature films across the finish line to Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, and many other film festivals along with delivery... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Dazed x Diesel : Insta-Identities & Crowdsourcing

Speakers
avatar for Nicola Formichetti

Nicola Formichetti

Artistic Dir, Diesel
Nicola Formichetti is an Italian-Japanese fashion director and fashion editor. He is most widely known as the artistic director of the Italian fashion label Diesel, and for being a frequent collaborator with singer-songwriter and performance artist Lady Gaga. He worked two years (September... Read More →
avatar for Zing Tsjeng

Zing Tsjeng

News Editor, www.dazeddigital.com


Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

Conversation with Gloria Trevi

Speakers
LC

Leila Cobo

Executive Director, Latin Content & Programming, Billboard
A Fulbright scholar from Cali, Colombia, Leila Cobo is a novelist, pianist, TV host and executive Editor for Latin Content and Programming for Billboard. Under her tenure, Billboard has expanded its coverage of Latin Music to unprecedented levels. Ms. Cobo also programs the yearly... Read More →
avatar for Gloria Trevi

Gloria Trevi

Artist
Gloria Trevi es la misma persona en su vida y en el escenario. Pero es éste donde ella muestra sus momentos más intensos y apasionados, un concierto con Gloria Trevi es catártico por que el público pasa de la risa al llanto y de la ternura al orgullo entre canción y canción... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Ballroom F Austin Convention Center