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  1. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. 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)

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. 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)

  9. 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)

  10. 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)

  11. 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)

  12. 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)

  13. 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)

  14. Guerilla Marketing @ Your Library to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    Getting Tech Savvy in rural Texas – a few of the students will join me as we present how we turned a closed, defunct, dirty library into the happening spot ...

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

  15. Rhapsody to Year 0: Music & Publishing Go Digital to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    With book sales going digital much faster than music sales did, why is the publishing industry growing, and not imploding? How threatened are publishers & labels as content creators start ...

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

  16. Apply the Lessons of Open Source to Any Business to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    “Open source” was once a way to describe software code and a collaborative model for its development. It's now a business model, an education model, and the future of government. ...

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

  17. HTML5 APIs Will Change the Web: And Your Designs to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    HTML5. It's more than paving the cowpaths. It's more than markup. There's a lot of stuff in the spec about databases and communication protocols and blahdiblah backend juju. Some of ...

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

  18. The Complexity Curve: How to Design for Simplicity to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    Interfaces and devices are providing more and more power and functionality to people, and in many cases this additional power is accompanied by increasing complexity. Although people have more experience ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  19. The Power of Fear in Networked Publics to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    This solo presentation will cover the culture of fear and the consequences of visibility. Acclaimed researcher danah boyd will weave together the predator panic and bullying phenomenon with the socio-political ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  20. Brazilian Youth: Dreams, Activism, Hyperconnection to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    The Brazilian Dream project is a qualitative and quantitative research - the first to promote a view that explores what the 18-24 year-old youth thinks about Brazil, and what they ...

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

  21. Designing for Content Management Systems to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    The job of a web designer these days includes designing for content that changes, is highly dynamic, and often does not yet exist. Gone are the halcyon days of static, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  22. Emotional Equations to Connect with Your Customers to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    Chip Conley is the founder and was the CEO of America's second largest boutique hotel company. Initially, he thought he needed to be superhuman to be successful, but after two ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  23. HTML5 and CSS3: Does Now Really Mean Now? to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    The browser vendors love them! The browser fans and cutting edge designers are producing some really remarkable stuff, but what do HTML5 and CSS3 really mean for you, the pragmatic ...

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

  24. The Great Library Swindle: Your Rights Are at Risk to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    Libraries, oft loved and honored are under attack from the most unlikely of sources. Book publishers, municipal governments and others seem hell-bent on library destruction, while many wonder if libraries ...

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

  25. Two Decades of Trajan in Movie Posters to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    Soon after its appearance on the font market more than 20 years ago, the Adobe Original Trajan was embraced by Hollywood. Now it seems to grace more movie posters than ...

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

  26. Catch Me If You Can: Frank Abagnale 10 Years Later to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    Frank Abagnale’s rare expertise began more than 40 years ago when he was known as one of the world's most famous confidence men. Between the ages of 16 and 21, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  27. CSS for Grown Ups: Maturing Best Practices to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    In the early days of CSS the web industry cut its teeth on blogs and small personal sites. Much of the methodology still considered best-practise today originated from the experiences ...

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

  28. Does Your Product Have a Plot? to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    What makes an experience—any experience—compelling? A well–told story transcends any particular medium and this presentation will focus on principles of narrative—such as plot, setting, and point–of–view—as they apply to designing ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  29. Read/Write Library: Mapping a City Through Media to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    Read/Write Library is a replicable project that uses local media to examine a region’s creative, political and intellectual interdependencies, creating a visible network of primary sources. We hope to make ...

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

  30. The Secret Lives of Links to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    Links are the molecular bonds of our web sites, holding all the pages together. They are the essence of a web site. Yet, what do we really know about them? ...

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

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