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  1. Manage With Care: Employees Are Your New Clients to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    Every leader obsesses about building a star factory, but the sad truth is you'll never keep all your best talent. While they're working for you, worry less about losing them ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  2. Empathy-Building Tools for Better Collaboration to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    Kyra Edeker will discuss three concrete communication tools pulled from user research techniques, mindfulness practice and modern psychology that can improve your happiness, your team’s dynamic and your product. Whether ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  3. P-Cubed: Building a Happy, Positive Startup to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    Smiling is more than just the result of happiness – it can actually help create happiness. And creating happiness at work is essential to building a highly successful company. Ron ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  4. Traveling Band: Road Trip to Happiness? to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    In this talk, musician and web developer Joris Verbogt will tell you how his experiences in a traveling band influence the way he does his other job. How musicians deal ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  5. Eat Shit Sleep: Enlightenment Through Unemployment to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    After being sold a boom-era bill of goods that promised purpose through 9-to-9 editorial employment, my years of responsible labor gradually gave way to workahol abuse and, finally, workaholism. By ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  6. Freelancer F*ck Ups: Don't Make My Mistakes! to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    Working as a freelancer is stressful. It can be unreliable, unpredictable…and downright unnerving. Your taxes are higher, your paychecks are sporadic, and your health insurance will double. So why would ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  7. Responsible Design and the Ethics of Influence to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    We can't excuse ourselves from responsibility for the things we create simply because we work as part of a team, or because we have bosses and clients telling us what ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  8. Multiplayer Work: An Idea Whose Time Has Come? to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    The very essence of work is changing, as firms transform themselves from traditional hierarchies of product and customer to networks of relationships and capabilities, placing new burdens on accounting and ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  9. Organization Design Is for Lovers to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    Conceived as a user’s manual for DIY organizational design, this talk explores good practices for structuring an organization for creativity and impact, and motivating smart and creative people.The importance of ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  10. Applied Improvisation: Preparing to Be Unprepared to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    Let's face it: life rarely happens exactly as planned. Unforeseen opportunities, setbacks, and other variables can (and often do) wreak havoc on even the best-laid plans. How do you adjust? ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  11. How to Become a Next-Generation Media Company to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    The old media company is dead. Fragmented audiences are consuming content across multiple devices from multiple sources. Barriers to entry have disappeared and options have exploded. The rise in use ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  12. Books Win the Attention Economy to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    The invention of the printing press transformed society by breaking up elite strangleholds on entertainment and information. But governments and corporations figured out how to tame the next wave of ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  13. Delivering Content Experiences Across Platforms to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    The new "Post PC" landscape is driving significant changes in the way content is being distributed and consumed. Online content experiences are diversifying across multiple platforms and increasingly being packaged ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  14. What Content Strategists Can Learn from the Movies to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    Whether it’s Bridget Jones in pursuit of Mark Darcy or Luke Skywalker on a quest to discover himself while overcoming evil, film protagonists are on a journey inspired by the ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  15. Bringing Back the Love When Google Hates You to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    In a world where Google guards the gates of the Internet, the Panda update proved beyond reasonable doubt that every website is vulnerable to the search giant’s changes. While Google ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  16. How to Get Consumers Addicted to Your Content to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    In the early days of owned and earned media (i.e., content) brands believed that communicating their messages via social and traditional media were the keys to success. And content is ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  17. Responsive Content: Build a Website that Kicks App to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    Forget apps, .mobi sites, and smoke signals. Here’s a little secret: you can make one website to cater to different devices and contexts. Designing responsive sites is gaining mainstream acceptance—but ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  18. Your Blog Is Not Your Business to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    For 18 months, I *poured* myself into my blog Man Vs. Debt. I had thousands of subscribers, a passionate community, dozens of comments on my posts, and recognition from many ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  19. Crowd Sourced & Collaborative Story-Writing to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    User-generated content (UGC) has changed the face of the entertainment world forever. Nearly every form of media has enjoyed a "break-out" moment when consumer content began to present a serious ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  20. Tracking Trends to Make Great Content to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    There's an adage in journalism that three of anything makes a trend. But, you and your two pals 'liking' something doesn't make it the next big thing. Internet trends are ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  21. Data Is Sexier Than Sex... And I'll Prove It to

    Future15 on Sunday 11th March

    Big. Complicated. Often dirty. Sexy? Interactive data visualizations (charts and graphs) have helped make data consumable, accessible, and yes, sexy. It’s that sex appeal that has us clamoring to see ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  22. Advanced API Design: How APIs Change the World to

    Future15 on Sunday 11th March

    APIs are becoming ubiquitous, but they are really hard to design well. In this talk, we'll discuss how to design and implement an API that isn't just functional, but makes ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  23. Bam!: When Every Device Is Cloud-Connected to

    Future15 on Sunday 11th March

    Imagine a world where cloud connectivity is a non-issue. A world where going online in an airport or a cab is as easy as powering on your laptop. Think back ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  24. Brain As Interface: Future of Bio-Computing to

    Future15 on Sunday 11th March

    Computing interfaces are evolving rapidly. The mouse and keyboard are becoming passe. Voice recognition is getting much better, enabling new possibilities. Motion interfaces (think XBox Kinect) allow us to use ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  25. Using Technology to Thwart Human Traffickers to

    Future15 on Sunday 11th March

    Traffickers use technology every day to outsmart law enforcement, non-profit organizations, government agencies and concerned citizens around the world. Human trafficking is a highly lucrative business - the third largest ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  26. How to Build Privacy By Design into Web and Mobile to

    Future15 on Sunday 11th March

    Building great online and mobile products is hard enough with a small team and limited resources, so why add to the difficulty by embracing “privacy by design” principles? With so ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  27. The New Age of Money to

    Future15 on Sunday 11th March

    or How I learned to stop worrying and love the economic collapse. Based on my research on the Future of Alternate Currencies and Transactions I will share technology usage trends, ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  28. I'd Bump That: NFC Growth from Play Will Pay to

    Future15 on Sunday 11th March

    NFC is not a new or particularly sexy technology. For years it has failed to gain traction amongst consumers and businesses as a mobile payment solution. Yet recently, NFC has ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  29. QR Codes, Technology and a New Era of Fine Art to

    Future15 on Sunday 11th March

    Throughout history, technology has been responsible for artistic movements often influencing entire genres. Typically, these movements impacted styles, composition, or more subtle, conceptual meaning implied by the work. In recent ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  30. Music Apps Gone Wild to

    Future15 on Sunday 11th March

    Everyone's heard of I Am T-Pain, Pandora, and Turntable.fm but app developers on the next bleeding edge are pushing the envelope with features from the stunningly practical to the wildly ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

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