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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. How to Be Acquired & Stay Happy to

    Core Conversation on Friday 9th March

    Congratulations: you've been acquired! First comes an initial high from the money and the attention. Often company acquisitions that seem like a great idea result in disappointment, a mass exodus, ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Rio Grande Ballroom (map)

  3. 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)

  4. Small Business Career Thinking in a Large Company to

    Core Conversation on Friday 9th March

    Applying lessons learned from running a small consulting company to working in a large corporation. We don't all work for small, sexy startups. The majority of us work for large, ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Rio Grande Ballroom (map)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. Reflections of a Zen Digital Nomad to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 10th March

    In November of 2009 I gave away all my worldly possessions to a family that lost everything in a fire, and started the first great adventure of my life. Since ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Rio Grande Ballroom (map)

  8. 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)

  9. The Freelance Rockstar to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 10th March

    Working independently. It's fairly common in the tech world, but there are also many, many misconceptions and stereotypes. Josh has been working independently as a developer for the better part ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Rio Grande Ballroom (map)

  10. 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)

  11. Best Practices for Supervising Millennials to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 10th March

    This new group of workers, raised with technology and praise, brings a new set of expectations and demands. From leveraging interns and volunteers, to hiring younger workers, learning how to ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Rio Grande Ballroom (map)

  12. 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)

  13. Screw the Job Market: Young + Passionate ≠ Broke to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 10th March

    Yes, you are an expert. Yes, you can make money doing your own thing. No, you don’t have to work for the next hot start-up or within the confines of ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Rio Grande Ballroom (map)

  14. 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)

  15. 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)

  16. 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)

  17. Welcome to the Age of Hyperspecialization to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 11th March

    The work of the future will be atomized, with many workers doing pieces of what is today a single job. The hyperspecialization of workers may be inevitable given the quality, ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Rio Grande Ballroom (map)

  18. Adding Value As a Non-Technical No Talent Assclown to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 11th March

    Let’s face it, if you’re not an engineer or a designer, odds are you’re a no talent assclown. However, there’s a place for no talent assclowns to be useful in ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Rio Grande Ballroom (map)

  19. 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)

  20. For Better or for Work: Married to an Entrepreneur to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 11th March

    How does someone who is obsessed live peacefully with someone who isn’t? That question—posed by an entrepreneur—elegantly summarizes the quandary faced by company founders and their spouses. In “Balancing Acts,” ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Rio Grande Ballroom (map)

  21. 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)

  22. 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)

  23. From Dorm Room to Board Room to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 11th March

    This dual format will focus on how to grow your dorm room idea into an overnight success-- and by 'overnight' we mean 10 years of ridiculously (fun and) hard work! ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Rio Grande Ballroom (map)

  24. AbelsonTaylor Cocktail Brunch to

    on Monday 12th March

    Please join AbelsonTaylor for a Texas style brunch at SXSW Interactive! Gain a better understanding of how to utilize the iPad for business presentations, and join in our discussion on ...

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

  25. 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)

  26. Job Hopping: Turn a High Number to Your Advantage to

    Core Conversation on Monday 12th March

    Do you share your number? You know the classic assumption: they all want to be the first. They might understand if one or two didn't work out, but they're scared ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Rio Grande Ballroom (map)

  27. 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)

  28. 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)

  29. Work When Startup Culture Hits Mainstream to

    Core Conversation on Monday 12th March

    We’re all seeing this happen – friends in healthcare, film and finance to name few catching what can only be dubbed “the startup bug”. John Battelle even said it himself ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Rio Grande Ballroom (map)

  30. Getting Good: Practical Tips for New Designers to

    Core Conversation on Monday 12th March

    Being new in a rapidly changing industry is scary. Luckily, as young designers in the web industry we have access to boundless tutorials, resources and mentors willing to share their ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Rio Grande Ballroom (map)