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  1. SXSW ScreenBurn Arcade to

    on Friday 9th March

    The 2012 SXSW ScreenBurn Arcade sponsored by Alienware is the place to be for the latest gaming announcements, product demos, cosplay competitions and exciting professional gaming tournaments.

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  2. SXSW ScreenBurn Arcade Stage Presented by IGN Pro League to

    on Friday 9th March

    Schedule available at SXSW.com.

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  3. SXSW ScreenBurn Game Developer Lounge Presented by Intel to

    on Friday 9th March

    Aching feet? Thirsty? Stop by Intel’s meet up lounge and decompress with internet access, refreshments, and good company.

    At Palmer Event Center, Room 3 (map)

  4. SXSW ScreenBurn Workshop with TheArtDepartment.org and ConceptArt.org to

    on Friday 9th March

    Join us for portfolio reviews, life drawing workshops, informal talks and more with TheArtDepartment.org and ConceptArt.org

    At Palmer Event Center (map)

  5. Fred Trotter Book Signing to

    on Friday 9th March

    Fred Trotter signs his book ‘Meaningful Use and Beyond: A Guide for IT Staff in Health Care’ at the SXSW Bookstore.

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G Foyer (map)

  6. Don Tapscott Book Signing to

    on Friday 9th March

    Join Don Tapscott's book signing after his opening keynote for SXSW Interactive on Friday March 9 from 2:00-3:00pm in Exhibit Hall 5 at the Austin Convention Center.

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G Foyer (map)

  7. Steve Rosenbaum Book Signing to

    on Friday 9th March

    Steve Rosenbaum signs his book ‘Curation Nation’ at the SXSW book store.

    At Austin Convention Center (map)

  8. ASL: The Evolution and Future of Online Dating to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    The 90’s introduced people to the wonders of dial-up internet, screen names, and the pursuit of digital romance. The only problem was, we never really knew who was on the ...

    At Driskill Hotel, Driskill Ballroom, Mezzanine (map)

  9. Can Growing a Moustache Change the World? to

    Core Conversation on Friday 9th March

    Movember is a global movement committed to raising awareness and funds for critical men’s health issues. Over the last seven years, Movember has grown from a handful of friends in ...

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

  10. Crowdfunding 2.0 - Equity, Royalties and Beyond to

    on Friday 9th March

    Crowdfunding has come a long way and momentum continues. Seen as a way to stimulate innovation and create jobs, entrepreneurs, funders and regulators are working to address the issues around ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, 415A (map)

  11. Crowdfunding 2.0 Meet Up Presented by SoKap to

    on Friday 9th March

    Crowdfunding has come a long way and momentum continues. Seen as a way to stimulate innovation and create jobs, entrepreneurs, funders and regulators are working to address the issues around ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 415A (map)

  12. Design from the Gut: Dangerous or Differentiator? to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    The internet is a never-ending data source. Through it we are able to monitor visitor activity, study traffic patterns, and use these analytics to help guide users in the directions ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  13. Effective Social Media Presence in Higher Ed to

    Core Conversation on Friday 9th March

    Higher education isn't known for early adoption of innovation. As an industry, it tends to lag behind. This has been generally true of social media implementation as well. And yet ...

    At InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Assembly Room (map)

  14. Enhanced Interrogation: The Modern-Day Interview to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    You've updated LinkedIn. Created your about.me profile. Nailed your elevator pitch. Congratulations! You finally landed that elusive interview. Now what? Demand for talent in the tech industry is supposedly at ...

    At Driskill Hotel, Citadel (map)

  15. Faster Design Decisions with Style Tiles to

    Workshop on Friday 9th March

    With responsive design designers need to rethink the process they go through to work with clients and developers to create successful visual designs. Rather than creating traditional comps, style tiles ...

    At Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake, Town Lake Ballroom (map)

  16. Fireside Chat with Vic Gundotra on Google+ to

    Dual on Friday 9th March

    Vic Gundotra will participate in a fireside chat with Guy Kawasaki to discuss the Google+ project. Vic will share how the product has grown since the initial launch, some of ...

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

  17. Gamify and Socialize: Beyond the Buzzwords to

    Dual on Friday 9th March

    Bing Gordon knows how to spread magic dust: Look anywhere from Amazon to Zynga. A master of disruption, he's blessed with 20/20 vision into all things gaming and social. Go ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  18. Give Me an Invite! Creating User Demand at Launch to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    Nobody likes waiting in line, whether for a party or an exclusive beta invite, unless they can skip it or be the “cool kid” who doles out invites to friends. ...

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

  19. Hacking SXSW for Smiles and DorkBot Street Cred to

    Core Conversation on Friday 9th March

    How do we take social media off laptops and phones and create real-world devices that surprise and delight? First, we take the top Arduino hackers around the globe and give ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 616AB (map)

  20. How to Be Acquired & Stay Happy to

    Core Conversation on Friday 9th March

    Congratulations: you've been acquired! First comes an initial high from the money and the attention. Often company acquisitions that seem like a great idea result in disappointment, a mass exodus, ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Rio Grande Ballroom (map)

  21. How to Lose Co-Founders and Alienate Startups to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    Most startup entrepreneurs, investors and incubators will tell you that two founders are better than one. What they won't tell you is two founders are more likely to try to ...

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

  22. Hyper Local Public TV Station Models: Content 3.0 to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    How are public television stations positioning themselves for the future? Are they producers, curators of existing content or simply another model all together? The legacy model of public TV is ...

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

  23. Juice Without Wires: The Future of Wireless Power to

    Dual on Friday 9th March

    Wireless Power is not a new technology. Like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, it radically changes the way people are able to live their lives, offering new levels of mobility, convenience, and ...

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

  24. Mentor Session: Christopher Schmitt to

    Mentor Session on Friday 9th March

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced ...

    At Holiday Inn Town Lake, Lantana B (map)

  25. Mentor Session: Chuck Martin to

    Mentor Session on Friday 9th March

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced ...

    At Holiday Inn Town Lake, Lantana B (map)

  26. Mentor Session: Courtney Hemphill to

    Mentor Session on Friday 9th March

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced ...

    At Holiday Inn Town Lake, Lantana B (map)

  27. Mentor Session: Jordan Kretchmer to

    Mentor Session on Friday 9th March

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced ...

    At Holiday Inn Town Lake, Lantana A (map)

  28. Mentor Session: Olivia Khalili to

    Mentor Session on Friday 9th March

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced ...

    At Holiday Inn Town Lake, Lantana A (map)

  29. Mentor Session: Rob Wu to

    Mentor Session on Friday 9th March

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced ...

    At Holiday Inn Town Lake, Lantana B (map)

  30. My Robotic Kitchen Planned This Dinner Party to

    Dual on Friday 9th March

    Dinner parties are the ultimate social experience that no digital technology will ever replicate. You sit face-to-face with others, sharing an experience that uses all five of your senses. It's ...

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

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