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  1. Change Happens: Improv for an Unpredictable World to

    Dual on Friday 9th March

    "You're fired." "The test results are positive." "We're out of beer." Change happens - how you handle it is up to you. Improv can help. In past SXSW workshops, we've ...

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

  2. 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)

  3. 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)

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. 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)

  9. 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)

  10. Serendipity (n.): A Happy Discovery By Accident to

    Dual on Friday 9th March

    Entertainment is a natural need. Anticipation is a human hunger. What’s better than feeling completely catered to, without losing the excitement of surprise? We know what we like and what ...

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

  11. Your Energy Use: Too Busy/Lazy/Apathetic to Care? to

    Dual on Friday 9th March

    Green is allegedly the new black. If that’s true, why does it seem so many people are confounded by their own energy use? (Who among us can say with any ...

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

  12. Iranian Outlaws: Satire vs. Censorship to

    Dual on Friday 9th March

    Saman Arbabi will use his signature wit to relate how the satirical TV program challenges the oppressive Iranian regime all the while influencing the direction of the country’s political landscape. ...

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

  13. Creating The Code: A BBC Transmedia Documentary to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    The Code is a BBC documentary about Professor Marcus du Sautoy's search of a mysterious code that governs our world through numbers, shapes and patterns. It's also a next-generation transmedia ...

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

  14. 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)

  15. Influence: It's in Your Genes to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    More and more marketers are looking to tap into data to determine a value on a person. Tools like Klout, PeerIndex, and Kred are developing their businesses around your influence. ...

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

  16. Social Media in Colombia: An Agent for Change to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    The role of social media has been instrumental in the more recent political and economic development of Colombia, especially overcoming a devastating period of civil strife and violence. What inspired ...

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

  17. A Conversation with Joss Whedon to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    If ever Geekdom was in need of a ringleader, Joss Whedon would be a frontrunner for the position. Best known as the creator behind now iconic and cult series Buffy ...

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

  18. Debate: Should Social Sites Allow Anonymous Users? to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    Every new website that allows users to participate faces the same question: do you require users to use their real names? Facebook has taken a firm position that it will ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

  19. Philanthropy Is Not the Future of Journalism to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    While donations play a key role in community support and engagement, the writing is on the wall regarding how much government, private and foundation funding will continue to be available ...

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

  20. Supersizing the Classroom: 3000 Students & Beyond to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    A standard, supposedly self-evident fact: small class size is pedagogically superior for all student learning. Poppycock! This presentation will outline our successful strategies for expanding the conventional college classroom to ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 203 (map)

  21. The Most Wanted Unusual Suspect: Markia Zuckerberg to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    In June 2011, Vivek Wadhwa wrote that we need a black Mark Zuckerberg. But, what about Markia? Is it hard to imagine that the next big thing could come from ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC, 3rd floor (map)

  22. The Sports Fan in 2015 to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    Thanks largely to digital innovation, being a sports fan has never been so emotionally charged, or fun, as it is today. Fans no longer just watch. They participate, analyze, critique, ...

    At Driskill Hotel, Driskill Ballroom, Mezzanine (map)

  23. The Start-Up of YOU: 21st Century Career Strategy to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    Renowned entrepreneur and investor Reid Hoffman and entrepreneur/author Ben Casnocha present a new blueprint for managing your career. You will learn the best practices of some of the most successful ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  24. The State of PR 2.0 Industry in Mexico to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    The Association of PR Professionals in Mexico (ProPR) groups all PR professionals, consultants and agencies. Every year, ProPR conducts and publishes a research on the local industry. This is the ...

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

  25. Bridging the Lawyer-Social Media Manager Divide to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    From trademark and patent infringement claims to sweepstakes compliance, legal matters have started to impact businesses social media use in a meaningful way. But can marketers and PR teams create ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  26. Building Community Engagement Around Open Content to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    Meet the team that undertook the initiative of opening up one of Harvard College’s most popular undergraduate course, “Justice” with Michael Sandel (justiceharvard.org/). Find out how their focus on social ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 203 (map)

  27. Everything Is a Remix, so Steal Like an Artist to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    While many have described the new world of remix culture where “nothing is original,” few have provided practical advice for those of us who find ourselves living and making things ...

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

  28. Extracting an Emotional Story from Mobile Datasets to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    The information contained within our smartphones has the potential to influence human memory trends. Extracting a personal, emotional and accurate story from this vast amount of data can provide us ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 1-3 (map)

  29. Rise of Analytics: Impacting the Editorial Process? to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    The rapid proliferation of choices at the readers' fingertips for accessing content has made the editor's job more complicated than ever. Behavioral analytics will uncover when readers want what content, ...

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

  30. Viral Is a Dirty Word: Strategic Video Success to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    “Viral.” No word in the interactive marketing lexicon derails strategic thinking quite as effectively. Everyone wants their video to go viral, but the fantasy of millions of people discovering a ...

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

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