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  1. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. Why Happiness Is the New Currency to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    Moments of joy... moments of happiness... moments of gratitude. These are all moments that describe our lives. It is very easy to mistake these as only moments that happen in ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  4. Brands As Patterns to

    Panel on Saturday 10th March

    Brands today exist in multiple mediums, defined by multiple voices. The media brands inhabit is iterative, with no beginning, no end, and little permanency. In that context, adherence to a ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing—fast. Diamandis ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  9. The Nick Denton Interview: The Failure of Comments to

    Dual on Sunday 11th March

    The internet was supposed to allow media outlets not only to display the talent of their writers -- but to capture the intelligence of the audience. Remember that rhetoric? We've ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  10. Optimism: The Ultimate Revolutionary Act to

    Solo on Sunday 11th March

    It takes optimism to launch revolutions, to believe that you can end decades of dictatorship and that you deserve freedom and dignity. Why are the people of the Middle East ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  11. Design. Build. Transform. to

    Solo on Sunday 11th March

    Emily Pilloton is a designer and builder, disguised as a high school teacher. In this session, she will tell the story of Studio H, a high school design/build curriculum based ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  12. The Attention Drug Wars of 2012 to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    We live in the age of the attention trigger wars: the world’s major sharing services use powerful tactics to instantly snap our attention, keep us hooked, trigger us through emails ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  13. Net Smart: How to Thrive Online to

    Solo on Monday 12th March

    In order to thrive online as individuals -- and for the health of the online commons -- we need to understand literacies of attention, crap detection, participation, collaboration, and network ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  14. Is Technology Making Our Lives Richer or Poorer? to

    Dual on Monday 12th March

    A conversation between Nicholas Thompson, a senior editor covering technology for the New Yorker, and computing pioneer Jaron Lanier. They'll discuss the virtues of technology, but also the ways it ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  15. The Next Big Thing to

    Solo on Monday 12th March

    The Internet is delivering its next tectonic shift upon society - disruption of the global labor markets. There are 7 billion people in the world, but only 2 billion people ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  16. The Future of Innovation and Consumer Electronics to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    From broadband spectrum to HDTV, from gaming to Hollywood and social media, innovation is happening through industry, entrepreneurs and technology advances. How is consumer electronics driving innovation in the U.S. ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  17. The Future of Music Consumption to

    Solo on Tuesday 13th March

    As digital music consumption continues to increase, artists and consumers are finding new ways to engage within the digital landscape. Spotify, the leading digital music service, is helping to driving ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  18. Turntable.fm: The Future of Music Is Social to

    Panel on Tuesday 13th March

    Turntable.fm came from out of nowhere to become the most addictive new music service. The success of the service shows how we are entering a stage where owning music as ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  19. The Evolving Role of Radio to

    Solo on Tuesday 13th March

    Radio has long been the principal pipeline connecting fans to artists. Even today it still accounts for 80% of the time Americans spend listening to music. But this medium is ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  20. Birth of Interactive Entertainment: Avatar to Björk to

    Solo on Tuesday 13th March

    For twenty years, Scott Snibbe has advocated for a new form of interactive entertainment that moves beyond video games to treat interactivity as a full medium in its own right. ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)