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  1. CNN's Black in America / Silicon Valley: Aftermath to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    In the summer of 2011, New Me, the first technology accelerator focused on African American's was launched. The inaugural class was covered by the CNN documentary "Black in America" along ...

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

  2. 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)

  3. Build. Community Is Easy, Saving the World Is Hard to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    Passion for social issues has been an American ideal from the start. For hundreds of years, foundations and nonprofit organizations have been forming groups to provide support, comfort, and solutions ...

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

  4. 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)

  5. Making Stories: Libraries & Community Publishing to

    Panel on Saturday 10th March

    Good libraries are community-minded, technologically-aware, devoted to increasing access to information, and interested in preserving the local cultural heritage. Good newspapers aggregate and curate information for their readers, prioritize the ...

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

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. Rethinking Gaming Addiction in Psychotherapy to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    Ninety-seven percent of all adolescents in the US play video games, & more than half of the adults in this country play video games regardless of their race or income. ...

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

  9. Can Gaming Make the World Better? to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    Let’s face it—games make our lives more fun, but can they also make a positive impact on the world? At the recent Games for Change Festival, Al Gore said “games ...

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

  10. 21st Century Giving: Social Philanthropy’s Rise to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    Leaders from top social networking sites share case studies to discuss the trend of social philanthropy. People around the world are using social media in engaging and creative ways to ...

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

  11. Curing a Rage Headache: Internet Drama & Activism to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    Does this proposal piss you off? In recent years, the Internet has honed its use as a platform for righteous rage, from ranting blog posts to Facebook campaigns. Politicized outrage, ...

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

  12. Adapting New Technologies for Humanitarian Aid to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    Responding to medical humanitarian crises is filled with a variety of obstacles. Constraints like limited time for aid workers, uneven staff education, lousy internet and mobile phone access, as well ...

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

  13. SXSW Action: Collectively Outsmarting Malaria to

    Dual on Sunday 11th March

    Each year there are more than 225 million cases of Malaria, killing around 781,000 people. That's 2.23% of deaths worldwide every year- the majority of them young children. Please stop ...

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

  14. What’s Good for the World Is Good for the Agency to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    Ask anyone at a digital agency, from account directors, strategists, designers, writers, and engineers, if they’d rather work on selling more of product X or work on something that provides ...

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

  15. Free Coffee, Bad Apples & the Future of Currency to

    Solo on Monday 12th March

    What would happen if the entire world could share a single Starbucks card? For a week in the summer of 2011, Jonathan's Card attracted international attention attempting to find out. ...

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

  16. Building the Next Generation of Innovators to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    Do you believe the geek shall inherit the earth? Technology is changing our world and geeks are reaping the benefits. This innovation is built on a foundation of science, technology, ...

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

  17. A Tale of Two City Hackathons to

    Solo on Monday 12th March

    In the fall of 2011 the cities of Philadelphia and Baltimore were the sites for civic hackathons organized by a collective of developers and activists. Separated by one month and ...

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

  18. Detroit Future: A Media Based Economy to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    When they built the interstate highways through Detroit, they divided neighborhoods and paved a path to the suburbs. When we look at the digital divide, we see the information superhighway ...

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

  19. How to Raise Awareness Through Blogger Outreach to

    Panel on Tuesday 13th March

    Emotion drives action. This session will address how bloggers can lend their voices to raise awareness about a cause, help with fundraising or spread the word about a campaign. We ...

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

  20. Philanthropy for Everyone: Community Grantmaking to

    Panel on Tuesday 13th March

    Philanthropy is changing. Social change makers face continuing economic uncertainty. Government programs are downsizing. And traditional grantmakers can be hard to reach, requiring long proposal and reporting cycles. Despite these ...

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

  21. Harnessing the Power of the Benevolent Internet to

    Panel on Tuesday 13th March

    Despite the mainstream portrayal of the web as a den of pedophiles and hackers, the Internet is capable of doing a whole lot of good. Panelists Alexis Ohanian (co-founder of ...

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

  22. Boost Fundraising & Engagement with “Gamification” to

    Panel on Tuesday 13th March

    Gamification, eh? You’ve seen it all over the place, but likely never noticed. From Farmville and Mafia Wars to Foursquare and Gowalla, gamification has spread like wild fire in recent ...

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

  23. Austin Browncoats: From Fan Group to Non-Profit to

    Panel on Tuesday 13th March

    Austin Browncoats is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization located in Austin, Texas. We started as a small fan group, but, in 2007, changed paths and became a non-profit organization. We are ...

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