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  1. Teaching Touch: Tapworthy Touchscreen Design to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    Discover the rules of thumb for finger-friendly design. Touch gestures are sweeping away buttons, menus and windows from mobile devices—and even from the next version of Windows. Find out why ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1st floor (map)

  2. A Crash Course in Becoming SuperBetter to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    In 2009, a mild traumatic brain injury changed the way that game designer Jane McGonigal thought about everything -- literally. She spent a year recovering -- struggling to think clearly, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  3. Designing Experiences for Women to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    Women have become the digital mainstream. In the US market, women make up just under half of the online population, but they spend 58 percent of e-commerce dollars. Women are ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  4. Best Practices: Native + Web Hybrid Mobile Apps to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    Learn different ways to integrate HTML5 into native apps, what tools you can use, and when to build your own. We'll cover achieving high graphics frame rates, touch responsiveness while ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon H, 6th floor (map)

  5. Startup Passion Smack-Down to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    A surprisingly high percentage of entrepreneurs derail their startups because they fall in love with their idea. Emotional attachment to an idea leads to premature scaling and a number of ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon A, 4th floor (map)

  6. The Building Blocks for Indoor Navigation to

    Panel on Saturday 10th March

    The prevalence of location-based services has been rising over the past few years, but they have yet to venture into the place where people spend 80% of their lives: inside ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon J, 6th floor (map)

  7. CSS for Grown Ups: Maturing Best Practices to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    In the early days of CSS the web industry cut its teeth on blogs and small personal sites. Much of the methodology still considered best-practise today originated from the experiences ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1st floor (map)

  8. The Curators and the Curated to

    Panel on Saturday 10th March

    At the heart of our conversation: the relationship between publishers of original content and the web’s most influential curators. Seems simple, right? Content creators get eyeballs and curators get work ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol A-D, 3rd floor (map)

  9. How Brain Science Turns Browsers into Buyers to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    Need to boost website conversion and sales? Want to accomplish more with fewer resources? You need to appeal to and engage your customer’s brain. The vast majority of your buyer’s ...

    At InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Capital Ballroom B (map)

  10. The Nick Denton Interview: The Failure of Comments to

    Dual on Sunday 11th March

    The internet was supposed to allow media outlets not only to display the talent of their writers -- but to capture the intelligence of the audience. Remember that rhetoric? We've ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  11. Design and the Mobile Startup to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    In the evolution of a product, ideas are the seed but the execution is key, and what happens between those two stages can make or break a product's success. Designers ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon A, 4th floor (map)

  12. Create More Value Than You Capture to

    Dual on Monday 12th March

    One of the great failures of any company - for that matter of a capitalist economy - is ecosystem failure. Great companies build great ecosystems, one in which value is ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D, 4th floor (map)

  13. Expanding Our Intelligence Without Limit to

    Keynote on Monday 12th March

    Legendary visionary Ray Kurzweil will join writer Lev Grossman from TIME Magazine for a mind-expanding keynote conversation about our future.

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  14. Developing for a Consumerized Enterprise World to

    Dual on Tuesday 13th March

    The consumerization of the enterprise is an emerging concept transforming the look and feel and intent of the software we use to run our businesses. It’s lowering the barriers of ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, Sabine, 2nd floor (map)

  15. Agile Apps: Effective Mobile & Native Development to

    Panel on Tuesday 13th March

    As the rise of iOS, Android, and the Mac App Store brings more web developers into the world of native applications can our existing processes and best practices survive the ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1st floor (map)

  16. Democracy 2.0 in the German Parliament to

    Solo on Tuesday 13th March

    Jimmy Schulz attended SXSW in 2011 and announced during the panel session „Make Citizens Social: Digital Participation in Public Services“ that next year he would report the results of the ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon B (map)

  17. Surviving Lulz: Behind the Scenes of LulzSec to

    Solo on Tuesday 13th March

    On Thursday, June 2, 2011, LulzSecurity.com registered for CloudFlare — a service designed to make any website faster and more secure. One hour after they registered, they published 3.5 million ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol E-H, 3rd floor (map)

  18. The Future of Work and the Free Radical to

    Panel on Tuesday 13th March

    How we work is changing. But where we work isn’t. Over the last ten years a new way of working has emerged, along with some people who live it every ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Brazos (map)

  19. DIY Mobile Usability Testing to

    Dual on Tuesday 13th March

    Usability testing is an interaction designer’s bread and butter, but applying it to the study of mobile applications and websites brings considerable challenges. Which device should we use for testing? ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1st floor (map)

  20. Your Social Media Job Is Dead: Now What? to

    Panel on Tuesday 13th March

    The digital world is changing too fast to let the industry label its roles with yet another buzzword. Remember digital ninjas? Social media mavens? Twitterholics? One moment, you are a ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Brazos (map)