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  1. Where Do Science Fiction and Science Fact Meet? to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    What kind of future do you want to live in? What excites or concerns you about the future? Intel Futurist Brian David Johnson poses these questions as part of The ...

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

  2. Rethinking How to Communicate Science to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    It's been 30 years since Edward Tufte convinced designers that the visual display of quantitative information mattered. We illustrate evidence to promote understanding, but our choices to express science have ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol E-H, 3rd floor (map)

  3. Crowdsourcing Science to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    This session will talk about computer games than enable game players across the world to help solve scientific problems. Adrien co-created EteRNA and Foldit, computer games where users design and ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 1-3 (map)

  4. 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)

  5. The Science of Habits: Why We Do What We Do to

    Book Reading on Sunday 11th March

    Why do some people and companies seem to change easily, while others struggle for years? How do firms like Target, Apple and Proctor and Gamble anticipate (and manipulate) shoppers' habits? ...

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

  6. Computation and Its Impact on the Future to

    Solo on Sunday 11th March

    Stephen Wolfram is a distinguished scientist and inventor who is most recently known for the launch of the computational knowledge engine Wolfram|Alpha. Along with the computational software system Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha ...

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

  7. Get Excited and Make Things with Science to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    The relationship most adults have with science is one of observation: watching government agencies explore on behalf of us, but not actually exploring it ourselves. Science should be disruptively accessible ...

    At Driskill Hotel, Citadel (map)

  8. Beer & Bots: Reception with Dean Kamen & Maywa Denki to

    on Monday 12th March

    This is a rare opportunity to meet two remarkable inventors with surprisingly common ground. Dean Kamen is the Founder of DEKA and FIRST. Perhaps best known for inventing the Segway, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3/4 (map)

  9. How to Live Forever to

    Future15 on Monday 12th March

    It’s been decades since we first made an organism live longer. What have we done in the interim, and how does it affect you? Can we slow human aging? Covering ...

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

  10. Bringing Back the Scientific Method to

    Future15 on Monday 12th March

    If you look back at the history of human civilization, and the last 100 years in particular, you will see a history that is, for the most part, dominated and ...

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

  11. The Science of Good Design: A Dangerous Idea to

    Workshop on Tuesday 13th March

    The business world is increasingly enamored with design. Business leaders look to designers for guidance on everything from product innovation to corporate strategy. While designers and business people may bring ...

    At Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake, Town Lake Ballroom (map)

  12. What Journalism Can Learn from Science to

    Dual on Tuesday 13th March

    The scientific method revolutionized the world of truth-seeking. Yet journalism - which, like science, seeks truth - is far less rigorous. We’ll walk through why this gap has led to ...

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

  13. The Ultimate Bruce Sterling Talk to

    Solo on Tuesday 13th March

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