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  1. Formula 1: Driving Global Technology & Innovation to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    Formula One racing represents the pinnacle of motorsport where every intricate detail contributes to the overall success of the car and the team. Safety features, tire design and even organization ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FG (map)

  2. Get Smart! Hack Your Brain for Peak Performance to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    The “quantified self” trend of tracking and tweaking physical performance is all the rage in Silicon Valley, especially among type-A data geeks and weekend-warriors hoping to gain an athletic edge. ...

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

  3. Half Day Event - Startup America at SXSW to

    on Friday 9th March

    Dedicated to helping young companies grow, the Startup America Partnership is providing a place to meet, collaborate and mingle with iconic entrepreneurs, VCs and other startups this year in the ...

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

  4. How 21st Century Tools Are Disrupting Global Power to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    It has become an article of faith that the United States and Europe are declining powers, that power is transferring from West to East, and from North to South. In ...

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

  5. Keeping Loyal Consumers Engaged by Shaking Sh*t Up to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    So you’ve developed a loyal consumer-base and built a strong foundation for your business. Now what? Thrillist’s evolving business model has been making headlines: by “mingling content and commerce” (New ...

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

  6. Making a Grand Entrance: How to Launch a Product to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    You have the vision, you have the product, and you have the funding; it’s your time to make a splash. How do you turn a brilliant vision into a successful ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon B (map)

  7. Man vs. Algorithm: Online Video Curation Face-off to

    Dual on Friday 9th March

    Human or Machine? Who really knows what videos you're going to like best? Online video curation is in a heated battle between algorithmic curation and human, editorial selection. Let's settle ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD, 4th floor (map)

  8. Newsjacking: How to Inject Your Ideas to

    Book Reading on Friday 9th March

    The rules have changed. The traditional PR model—sticking closely to a preset script and campaign timeline—no longer works the way it used to. Public discourse now moves so fast and ...

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

  9. OMG Your RFP Is Killing Me to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    RFPs are like online dating. The WORST KIND of online dating. Imagine an online dating experience where all users have uniform information provided, one picture (and there's no telling how ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  10. Perfect Timing: Evolving GLBT Suicide Prevention to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    Luck favors the prepared. Build it and they will come. Pithy statements like these are recited on the belief that it takes movement to start action. Shortly before the “It ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB, 3rd floor (map)

  11. Ping Pong Tourney to

    on Friday 9th March

    Join Startup Village in our inaugural ping pong tourney; you need not be a professional, just register online or at the event (first come first serve) and prepare to have ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 400, 402 (map)

  12. Play Werewolf (Game) Like a Mother Killing Pro to

    Meet Up on Friday 9th March

    Werewolf, a variation of the Mafia game, is spreading like wildfire in the tech social circles. We've hosted overnight games in secret in the past at SXSW, but this time, ...

    At Palm Park, Presentation Tent (map)

  13. Popping Your Bubble: Stories of the Digital Divide to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    At SXSW 2011, there were tweets where people were just coming to the realization that not everyone out there has a smart phone or tablet. This panel is designed to ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Creekside I & II (map)

  14. Raise Your Profile Using SXSW to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    It takes a lot of money and effort to get to SXSW. Now that you've made it to Austin for the big event, what are the tips, tricks, and best ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB, 4th floor (map)

  15. Rethinking Civilization for the Social Age to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    The continuing global economic and political crisis should be wakeup call to the world. We need to rethink and rebuild many of the organizations and institutions that have served us ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  16. Sex on the Web – The Sabotage of Relationships? to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    People want to confess who they are to someone, anyone. And they want to discover who they are through that dialogue. Bonding occurs through disclosure and empathetic acceptance of that ...

    At Driskill Hotel, Driskill Ballroom, Mezzanine (map)

  17. Social Change, Social Media & Social Filmmaking to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    Bringing together top filmmakers, change agents & digital communicators, this panel will share practical tips, tools & tactics for activists, non-profit pros, volunteers & creatives to affect social change through ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC, 3rd floor (map)

  18. Startup Marketing: Big Results with a Small Budget to

    Dual on Friday 9th March

    Are you struggling to market your startup? Do you have a great idea, but aren’t sure how to reach your audience and get customers? Even if you have the greatest ...

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

  19. SXSW Yoga to

    Yoga on Friday 9th March

    This is a “come as you are” session meant to accommodate mixed levels of experience with minimal need for special equipment or previous experience (read: no mats or yoga clothing ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 8A, 3rd floor (map)

  20. The Cloud as Skynet: Conquering Digital Overload to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    Everybody talks about the “cloud” as if it is a digital savior. A beautiful white fluffy (free) cloud on a blue-sky day. Sounds nice, huh? But what if it’s a ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  21. The Concrete Jungle: Nature in an Urban Ecosystem to

    Dual on Friday 9th March

    For the first time in history, the majority of people worldwide are living in cities. What does this mean for ecosystems across the planet and how does this change the ...

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

  22. The Future of Lifestyle Media to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    Lifestyle media is big business. And in a down economy, DIY culture (sewing, canning, etc.) has seen a trendy resurgence. But the lifestyle industry is rapidly changing. How can you ...

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

  23. Tweak Your Talk (A Cranky Talk Workshop) to

    Workshop on Friday 9th March

    Who gives a crap that you spoke at South by Southwest? It only counts if you crush it. We created the Cranky Talk Workshops a couple of years ago in ...

    At Holiday Inn Town Lake, Marigold (map)

  24. Why Invest in Health Tech? to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    Why Invest in Health Tech? Education, Inspiration, and Funding Advice for (Social) Health Tech Startups. This session is sponsored by Health 2.0 and Boehringer Ingelheim

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

  25. Wireless Wellness: App-tastic or Just Fun & Games? to

    Dual on Friday 9th March

    Imagine an app that could cut saturated fat from your diet. Or one that could cure gingivitis. Well, while technology has had a big role in making us more sedentary, ...

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

  26. Meaningful Use and Beyond: Health Software etc. to

    Book Reading on Friday 9th March

    What is an Electric Health Record (EHR)? In the HITECH Act, the Federal Government both answered the question and rendered it moot. They created a new term, "meaningful use." An ...

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

  27. David Meerman Scott Book Signing to

    on Friday 9th March

    David Meerman Scott signs his book Real-Time Marketing & PR at the SXSW book store.

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G Foyer (map)

  28. All Day Event - ScreenBurn Arcade to

    on Friday 9th March

    The 2012 SXSW ScreenBurn Arcade is where the latest video game industry announcements, product demos and exciting game tournaments happen. ScreenBurn brings together the different worlds of gaming, including console, ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  29. Eric Ries Book Signing to

    on Friday 9th March

    Eric Ries signs his book ‘TThe Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses ’ at the SXSW bookstore.

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G Foyer (map)

  30. LANFest to

    on Friday 9th March

    Featuring Minecraft, COD: MW3 and more! LANFest is appreciating $5 cash, a can food item, or school supplies - where possible will benefit the Bastrop fire victims. Please come out ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

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