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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. 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)

  3. 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)

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. Social Media Sharecropping: Black Tech Adoption to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    This panel is about the many ways in which modern internet adoption and use mirrors the development of agrarian sharecropping in the South following the Civil War- whereby African Americans ...

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

  9. Storytelling for Entrepreneurs & Startups to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    Storytelling is one of the most powerful forms of communication you have as an entrepreneur to assist you in starting a company, recruiting employees, raising capital, securing clients and getting ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon B (map)

  10. 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)

  11. The Bombastic Brilliance of "Black Twitter" to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    "Black Twitter" has captured the imagination of the online world. In 2010, a Pew Research Study highlighted trends demonstrating Twitter usage was disproportionately Black and female. Next, journalists for Slate, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB, 3rd floor (map)

  12. The Secret Lives of the Brain to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    If the conscious mind--the part you consider you--is just the tip of the iceberg in the brain, what is all the rest doing? Neuroscientist David Eagleman, author of the New ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  13. The World Turns to Ustream in Times of Crisis to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    In the wake of the Japan tsunami disaster derived from one of Japan’s largest earthquakes in record history, over 52.6 million viewers tuned into Ustream to watch the catastrophe in ...

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

  14. Waste 2.0: 3 Ways Tech Is Making Waste a Resource to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    Organizations are spending time and money to become more sustainable but they are not leveraging new software and web technologies to maximize their positive environmental impact. This panel will discuss ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, Rio Grande (map)

  15. We Made This, and It's Not an Ad to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    What if agencies and marketers created products and services, not just ads? And what if they made these things for themselves, not just for clients? They do. But tackling things ...

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

  16. 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)

  17. Applying Behavior Design to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    More and more products and services are designed around motivating users and incentivizing change. Products and services in finance, health and the environment, among other areas, are increasingly designed around ...

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

  18. Get Lit: Why Story Matters to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    You built a product. It's amazing, brilliant, even earth-shattering. You know it, your team knows it, your mom knows it. So why doesn't anyone else seem to get it? The ...

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

  19. Hammurabi, Horseshoes and Hookers in Social Media to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    Understanding why social media works the way it does can be traced back to origins well before The Cluetrain Manifesto. I'll take a look into anthropology and the concepts of ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  20. Mining Diversity: Developing a Community of Color to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    Communities of color are never a homogeneous or monolithic group. So developing an ethnically diverse community will require more than focusing on statistics such as income and education levels. Knowing ...

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

  21. Public Radio Is Media’s Future. You Heard It Right to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    At a moment of mass media disruption, public radio is kicking ass. Its broadcast audience is growing while others shrink; it rules the podcast charts on iTunes and pushes out ...

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

  22. Size Matters: Why Little Houses Are So Awesome to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    This'll be my best presentation on small houses, ever! I'll show why maintaining a diminutive footprint is the surest green thing you can do if you're building a new house. ...

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

  23. The Future of Work: Serial Monogamy to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    There's nothing like the thrill of a new relationship, and a rising generation of star talent likes the rush a new job brings. In today’s workplace everyone is an entrepreneur ...

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

  24. The Lean Startup: The Science of Entrepreneurship to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    The Lean Startup debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list. This talk draws on stories and insights from the book, explaining the new science of entrepreneurship. Most ...

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

  25. Understanding Start-Up Equity and Compensation to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    Equity is the main driver of employee compensation at start-ups, yet a lot of the terminology and machinations around how to manage stock is shrouded in mystery. This session will ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon B (map)

  26. What’s ‘The Next Big Thing’ in Social Networking? to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    Location-based technology has played a significant role in the recent expansion and growth of social media. That role is set to further explode in the coming years. As the leading ...

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

  27. Where Do Science Fiction and Science Fact Meet? to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    What kind of future do you want to live in? What excites or concerns you about the future? Intel Futurist Brian David Johnson poses these questions as part of The ...

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

  28. Android ≠ Android: Lessons Creating a JS Framework to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    JavaScript is indispensable for even moderate mobile web apps as only scripts enable user interaction and integrate on device capabilities like location, camera, onboard storage or database. But while the ...

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

  29. Can You Tweet That? Social Media and the Law to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    A resident tweets about a moldy apartment; the apartment company sues her for libel. An employee is fired because of a photo on Facebook. A monkey takes a self portrait ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  30. Datatainment: Soccer Sexes-Up Spreadsheets to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    We've had data visualisation. We've had data journalism. But there's a missing layer that sport has ignored. Only the most passionate of fanatical sporting statisticians can get joy from the ...

    At Driskill Hotel, Maximilian (map)

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