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  1. Half Day Event-The Americans Elect Lounge to

    on Friday 9th March

    Recharge your batteries and your brain in our lounge, and find out about our lounge's Flash Mob Happy Hours by following us on Twitter (@AmericansElect) and via #sxaelounge. We'll have ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 7 (map)

  2. Political Humor 2.0: Teh Internetz R Leaking to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    In an election year that is as divisive as any in recent memory, a snarky, slightly jaded and unflinching group of funny folk are taking action and making an impact ...

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

  3. 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)

  4. Iranian Outlaws: Satire vs. Censorship to

    Dual on Friday 9th March

    Saman Arbabi will use his signature wit to relate how the satirical TV program challenges the oppressive Iranian regime all the while influencing the direction of the country’s political landscape. ...

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

  5. Social Media in Colombia: An Agent for Change to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    The role of social media has been instrumental in the more recent political and economic development of Colombia, especially overcoming a devastating period of civil strife and violence. What inspired ...

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

  6. Why Doesn't Congress Grok The Internet? to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    As January's SOPA showdown proved, intellectual property and digital fair-use questions no longer amount to a molehill on Capitol Hill. But if that episode revealed that Hollywood needs to reboot ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon C (map)

  7. Reporters & Evangelists: Politics of Online News to

    Panel on Saturday 10th March

    How much does ideology matter for online journalists and news sites? People talk about a fractured web of ideological bubbles where liberals go to Daily Kos and conservatives to The ...

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

  8. Social Media and Politics Meet Up to

    Meet Up on Saturday 10th March

    Get together with other social media and politics experts for an hour of brainstorming, idea-buidling, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement. Or, attend this Meet Up to learn more about this segment ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon A (map)

  9. The Wars of Tech to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    It's easy to get caught up with the horse races of Facebook versus Google or Microsoft versus Apple or record labels versus the Internet. But in nearly 30 years of ...

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

  10. The White House on the Road to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 10th March

    With the commoditizaion of digital technologies for engagement, organizations are beginning to see the opportunity to go one step further by bridging the gap between the virtual and the physical ...

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

  11. All Day Event - The Americans Elect Lounge to

    on Sunday 11th March

    Recharge your batteries and your brain in our lounge, and find out about our lounge's Flash Mob Happy Hours by following us on Twitter (@AmericansElect) and via #sxaelounge. We'll have ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 7 (map)

  12. Socializing the Presidency: Digital Politics 2012 to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    What are the trends in social and digital media that will help shape the 2012 presidential election? What can we learn from grassroots election efforts like Rock the Vote, now ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon B (map)

  13. How Digital Softened Brazil's Iron Lady to

    Solo on Sunday 11th March

    In 2010 Brazil elected their first female president, Dilma Rousseff. Not only was she the first female to be elected, she was also unique in being the first candidate in ...

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

  14. Vote4Geeks: Why Techies Should Run for Office to

    Dual on Sunday 11th March

    On the surface level, scientists, technologists, and engineers might not seem like the perfect politicians. Maybe they aren’t always as airbrushed as the pundits on TV. But consider this: each ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon B (map)

  15. But Hasn't Politics Always Been Social? to

    Dual on Sunday 11th March

    Everyone is talking about how "social media" is changing politics and elections. But hasn't politics always been social? Townhalls, rallies, knocking on doors, talking to friends and the act of ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon B (map)

  16. 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)

  17. Election 2012: Campaigns, Coverage & the Internet to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    From smear campaigns on Twitter to owning a domain before the opposition does to constituent hangouts on Google+, social media and the web have changed the election process for good. ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon B (map)

  18. Isn’t It Time for an Online Presidential Primary? to

    Dual on Sunday 11th March

    The Presidential Primary system is broken. It’s a hodgepodge of partisan elections that form a strange serpentine journey through the calendar and each state’s public opinion -- always playing to ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon A (map)

  19. Still Invisible? Waging Stories with Social Media to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    What does it mean to wage a story? In this panel, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas describes the moment of coming out as an undocumented immigrant, an "outlaw" in ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

  20. All Day Event - The Americans Elect Lounge to

    on Monday 12th March

    Recharge your batteries and your brain in our lounge, and find out about our lounge's Flash Mob Happy Hours by following us on Twitter (@AmericansElect) and via #sxaelounge. We'll have ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 7 (map)

  21. Can Bloggers Put Hope Back into the 2012 Election? to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    2008 was the first Election in American History where bloggers and vloggers helped shape the political narrative and carry President Obama to the presidency. 4 years later, the Administration has ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon B (map)

  22. Voting’s Viral: Voters, Election Officials & Social to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    How do you get reliable information about elections? Many voters get their information about who is running for election and what the issues are from friends and family. Increasingly, those ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon A (map)

  23. Your iPhone Is Political: Mobile Democracy to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    By 2014, more of us will access the Internet with mobile devices than with desktops or laptops. Android phones, iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices are quickly becoming our primary ...

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

  24. How Social Media Imperils Political Parties to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    Most things in our lives are now custom fit. If we want coffee, we can order it 50 ways. If we want to watch a movie, we can choose between ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon A (map)

  25. SOPA / PIPA / ACTA Meet Up to

    Meet Up on Monday 12th March

    In Washington, there is no such thing as a sure thing. Still at one point, passing the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT-IP (PIPA) seemed like a cakewalk. Both ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Big Bend, 1st floor (map)

  26. An Unusual Arsenal: Tech Tools to Topple a Tyrant to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    Instead of guns and knives, the revolutionaries who descended upon Tahrir Square on Feb. 1 packed a potent arsenal of technological tools that ended the corrupt, 30-year reign of President ...

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

  27. Why Hasn't the Internet Made Voting Awesome? to

    Dual on Monday 12th March

    In the United States, only 50% of people vote in presidential elections. That drops to 40% for midterm elections, and 10% for primary, local and special elections. Worldwide, we rank ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon A (map)

  28. The Big Squeeze: Communications Crisis in America to

    Book Reading on Monday 12th March

    My new book, The Big Squeeze, will be coming out from Yale Press after SXSW, and I'll have a chapter for attendees. Did you know that a couple of enormous ...

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

  29. DotAnything 101: Demystifying New Domain Extensions to

    Future15 on Monday 12th March

    After months of discussion and debate, ICANN, the governing body that oversees the use of domain names, has finally approved the creation of suffixes based on brands, hobbies, political causes, ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  30. PurpleSight: A New Way to Look at Politics to

    Future15 on Monday 12th March

    PurpleSight is a startup focused on building technology that will make consuming, aggregating, and analyzing political news more efficient. Our vision is to modernize the way political campaigns operate by ...

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