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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. Your Brain on Multitasking to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    We all have a zillion tasks that need to be done now. Does multitasking help you work more efficiently and productively? Or does it allow you to do lots of ...

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

  3. 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)

  4. Help Wanted: Hunting High & Low for Digital Talent to

    Panel on Saturday 10th March

    Everyone is looking for digital talent these days, from established tech firms, startups, advertising agencies to the biggest corporations. The ever-broadening makeup of the attendees of SXSW is a huge ...

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

  5. Why We Are Losing the War for Talent to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    “Why we are losing the war for talent and how technology can make a difference” Senior executives widely acknowledge they are in a war for talent, but they are focused ...

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

  6. When IT Says No: How to Create Fast Feature Flow to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    Few things frustrate designers and the business more than when we know what needs to be built, but it still takes quarters or years for features to be deployed into ...

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

  7. Decentralized Organizations: Do They Work? to

    Panel on Saturday 10th March

    As technology has increasingly created a number of self-organizing online or real communities, companies are also experimenting with cultural changes having a common thread of decentralization. For example, anonymous surveys, ...

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

  8. Welcome to the Chaos: The Distributed Workplace to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    The benefits of working in a distributed work environment are many. No overhead for office real estate, no employee commutes, flexible work hours, the ability to hire talent where it ...

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

  9. Tech Detox: Can You Survive a Day w/o Technology? to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    Join us for a technology-free panel where we hear from industry leaders, entrepreneurs and tech titans as they share their secrets of unplugging, and how they're given more power in ...

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

  10. The Making of the Modern Office to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    In the capital of the latest tech boom, developers work late into the night creating the next big thing. But they take office culture just as seriously, fueling behavior that ...

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

  11. Successful Onboarding: Ship Code, See Bathroom to

    Solo on Sunday 11th March

    Do you want a happier, more empowered team with an attitude of ownership and a focus on productivity? I thought so. We get the party started right at Cheezburger by ...

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

  12. Rockstars or Roadies: Who's the Better Employee? to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    When building a team, what should you be looking for -- those talented, amazing people that can do it all, need no supervision, and will drive faster than you can ...

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

  13. Are Great Employees Overrated? to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    Who is worth more — one amazing employee or one hundred adequate ones? You've heard about the war for talent. If your business is looking to take over the world ...

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

  14. Tech Cooperatives: A Better Way to Make a Living to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    Most experienced IT folks have faced the choice of freelancing versus working for an established business. Freelancing offers creative autonomy but not necessarily steady income. A job with a larger ...

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

  15. Online Personality Disorder: Resumes & Profiles to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    An editor, researcher, and program manager walk into a bar. They are looking to help talented people who have personality and technical chops. As they down a Shiner, they look ...

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

  16. Moms vs. Management: Parents Make AWESOME Managers to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    How many books on management have your read and how many parenting manuals and apps have you downloaded since your kids arrived on the scene? How much of what you’ve ...

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

  17. Motivating Employees: Gamification at Work to

    Solo on Monday 12th March

    The research has shown that employees (and people in general) are motivated by autonomy, mastery, purpose, progress and recognition, yet most jobs are severely lacking on all counts. Games, on ...

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

  18. Getting a Crowd to Work for You: For Pay or Play? to

    Dual on Monday 12th March

    Crowdsourcing companies like CrowdFlower have access to more than two million contributors to get real work done, meanwhile companies like Kaggle can tap into the world's best data scientists to ...

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

  19. Becoming a CEO: Lessons from Four Techette Leaders to

    Panel on Tuesday 13th March

    Even though the U.S. workforce is comprised of 50% women, our society still finds it unusual for women to hold roles in certain fields – one of them being technology. ...

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

  20. The Future of Work and the Free Radical to

    Panel on Tuesday 13th March

    How we work is changing. But where we work isn’t. Over the last ten years a new way of working has emerged, along with some people who live it every ...

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

  21. Your Social Media Job Is Dead: Now What? to

    Panel on Tuesday 13th March

    The digital world is changing too fast to let the industry label its roles with yet another buzzword. Remember digital ninjas? Social media mavens? Twitterholics? One moment, you are a ...

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

  22. 100 Years of Awesomeness to

    Solo on Tuesday 13th March

    Imagine building a company that lives through booms, bubbles and busts; a company that keeps innovating and creating value; a company that’s around in 100 years. It’s not as crazy ...

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