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Filter: Austin Convention Center (Exhibit Hall 5)
 

2:00pm

Rethinking Civilization for the Social Age
    The continuing global economic and political crisis should be the wakeup call to the world. We need to rethink and rebuild many of the organizations and institutions that have served us well for decades, even centuries, but are no longer able. Many traditional economic and social pillars of the industrial age have come to the end of their life cycle. Yet, enabled by the digital revolution there is dramatic change occurring everywhere, from Cairo streets to Wall Street, from the lecture halls of our universities to the halls of government. How can we rethink our economy and society for the new age? Don Tapscott is one of the world's leading thinkers about new technology, new media and innovation in business and society. He is the author of 14 widely read books, most recently Macrowikinomics, and was named one of the world’s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50 in 2011.

    Speakers
    CEO | The Tapscott Group | Don Tapscott is CEO of The Tapscott...


    Type Interactive, Solo
    Hashtag #sxsw #rethinkciv
    Theme Featured Sessions
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP100184


3:30pm

Gamify and Socialize: Beyond the Buzzwords
    Bing Gordon knows how to spread magic dust: Look anywhere from Amazon to Zynga. A master of disruption, he's blessed with 20/20 vision into all things gaming and social. Go beyond the buzzwords as the former Electronic Arts executive, legendary video game pioneer, investor in online social gaming company Zynga, and partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers sits down with Bloomberg BusinessWeek reporter Brad Stone to help us understand how both trends are changing the way people engage, behave and consume. Bing explores why gamification and socialization have moved into the mainstream - and into our bloodstream. He explains how these concepts and strategies are relevant to just about everyone, from entrepreneurs to marketing professionals to musicians and students. Bing also discusses how game and social design principles are used to heighten the "wow" quotient in products, services and change consumer experience.

    Speakers
    Investment Partner | Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers | Bing...

    Sr Writer | Bloomberg Businessweek


    Type Interactive, Dual
    Hashtag #sxsw #gamify
    Theme Featured Sessions
    Level Advanced
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP100442


5:00pm

A Crash Course in Becoming SuperBetter
    In 2009, a mild traumatic brain injury changed the way that game designer Jane McGonigal thought about everything -- literally. She spent a year recovering -- struggling to think clearly, be physically active, and find a new sense of purpose. Her journey back to health led her to invent a new form of game design, aimed at having a measurable positive impact on players' real lives, and fused with scientific research at every level. In this talk, you'll see the first results of that process: a game called SuperBetter. You'll hear about the game's first clinical trials, and get a crash course in getting SuperBetter yourself: Find out how to turn weak social ties into allies. Learn how to experience "gain without pain" (or what scientists call "post-ecstatic growth"). Discover the secrets of "Lazy Exercise" and "Ninja Weight Loss". Find out what a two-minute "Future Boost" is, and why it's the most important thing you can do each week for your physical and mental health. From the mind of a game designer comes a radically disruptive model for integrating breakthrough science into our daily lives.

    Speakers
    CCO | SuperBetter


    Type Interactive, Solo
    Hashtag #sxsw #avantgame
    Theme Featured Sessions
    Level Beginner
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP100349


 
 

11:00am

The Start-Up of YOU: 21st Century Career Strategy

    Renowned entrepreneur and investor Reid Hoffman and entrepreneur/author Ben Casnocha present a new blueprint for managing your career. You will learn the best practices of some of the most successful start-ups on the planet (like PayPal and LinkedIn), and how these strategies can be applied to your career -- no matter your industry or job function. You will learn how to launch career plans amid uncertainty; how to change jobs based on what you learn; how to generate breakout opportunities; how to take intelligent risks; how to develop real relationships and build an effective professional network. Most of all, you will learn how to *think* like an entrepreneur when steering the start-up that is your career. Newark mayor Cory Booker called The Start-Up of You "profound." Jack Dorsey said it "distills the key techniques needed to succeed." Come find out how to be the entrepreneur of your own life, and take control of your professional future.

    Speakers
    Entrepreneur & Author | Start-Up Of You | Entrepreneur and co-author...

    Co-Founder & Exec Chairman | Greylock Partners | Reid Hoffman...


    Type Interactive, Dual
    Hashtag #sxsw #startYOU
    Theme Featured Sessions
    Level Advanced
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP13464


2:00pm

How to Read the World

3:30pm

Making the Real World Easier to Use
    The term "social media" is quickly becoming obsolete. The social graph is moving from our computers into the real world, and soon everything we experience will be overlaid with the thoughts and feelings of our friends. Early adopters are already starting to experience this phenomenon. For instance, foursquare alerts you when you're near places that your friends like, and provides you with suggestions from your friends on what to experience at those places. Other companies are attempting to create this type of engagement with television shows ("10 of your friends are watching!") and music. In this session, Dennis Crowley, Co-founder and CEO of foursquare, will have a conversation about how mobile technology is accelerating the social graph's move into the offline world, and how services like foursquare are taking this kind of augmented real-world exploration mainstream.

    Speakers
    CEO & Co-founder | Foursquare

    GM | CrunchFund


    Type Interactive, Dual
    Hashtag #sxsw #EasyWorld
    Theme Featured Sessions
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP100167


5:00pm

The View from Inside Rainn Wilson's Brainstem
    The brainchild of actor Rainn Wilson (Dwight from NBC's The Office), SoulPancake is a movement to "Chew on Life's Big Questions" and tackle art, philosophy, creativity, and spirituality across multiple platforms. SoulPancake offers thought-provoking content and creative engagement opportunities to help people explore what it means to be human. Now, with more than 1 million page views a month, SoulPancake's website has crossed over into multiple platforms, from print to television to video and "real world" interactions. Wilson will offer the audience a thoughtful, funny look at how art and creativity can be explored in all forms of media. He'll share some of the challenges of building an online community; developing creative content; and the interactivity and social networking that fuels it all. Please note: Rainn will not be serving pancakes, but he does encourage the audience to bring and enjoy their own stacks of flapjacks.

    Speakers
    Founder | SoulPancake | Rainn Wilson is a writer and an actor...


    Type Interactive, Solo
    Hashtag #sxsw #rainn
    Theme Featured Sessions
    Level Beginner
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP100248


 
 

11:00am

Tapping Into America's Secret Sauce: Entrepreneurs
    During this session, Steve Case, one of America’s most iconic entrepreneurs, and Tim O’Shaughnessy, CEO and co-founder of LivingSocial, will explore the role entrepreneurship plays in launching some of the world’s fastest growing businesses. As LivingSocial’s first investor, Steve (and his investment firm, Revolution) was one of the earliest believers in the transformative power of local commerce. Tim will share his experience working with early investors and building one of today’s most promising new companies, as well as his vision for how LivingSocial is poised to bring local commerce to a new level. And looking more broadly, Steve will talk about his efforts to support entrepreneurs through his investments at Revolution, as chair of the Startup America Partnership and a member of the President’, and what we can all do to tap into “America’s secret sauce” to ensure that the US continues to be a leader in innovation and growth.

    Speakers
    Chairman & CEO | Revolution Ventures

    CEO | LivingSocial | Tim serves as Chief Executive Officer and...


    Type Interactive, Solo
    Hashtag #sxsw #USASauce
    Theme Featured Sessions
    Level Beginner
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP100351


2:00pm

Ambient Location and the Future of the Interface

3:30pm

6:30pm

PostSecret + BLUEBRAIN: A Multimedia Presentation
 
 

11:00am

Invention & Inspiration: Building a Better World
    Dean Kamen is a prolific inventor who has been compared to Edison for his contributions to humanity. Perhaps best known for inventing the Segway, Dean has also invented ground breaking medical technologies that benefit lives around the world; from drug pumps to revolutionary wheelchairs, to the “Luke” robotic arm and pioneering inventions in energy and water. In this session, Dean will provide an inside view into the innovations that have driven his success. You'll also learn about FIRST – Dean’s global program designed to experientially engage and inspire the next generation of young technology innovators. Finally, Dean will discuss the responsibilities and opportunities that exist for innovators in all fields (developers, designers, engineers, technologists, inventors and business leaders) to use their gifts to benefit mankind. Sponsored by IEEE.

    Speakers
    CEO | FIRST/DEKA Research & Development Corporation | Dean Kamen...


    Type Interactive, Solo
    Hashtag #sxsw #dkamen
    Theme Featured Sessions
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP100629


2:00pm

Expanding Our Intelligence Without Limit

3:30pm

Content As a Means for Social Change

5:00pm

 
 

11:00am

Advise THIS! Matchmaking Startups & High Profile Advisors
 
 

12:00pm

The Voice according to Austin

12:00pm

All Day Event - Music Gear Expo

12:00pm

Music Gear Expo Lounge

12:00pm

Music Gear Expo Store

1:00pm

2:00pm

3:00pm

4:00pm

5:00pm

 
 

12:00pm

All Day Event - Music Gear Expo

12:00pm

Music Gear Expo Lounge

12:00pm

Music Gear Expo Store

1:00pm

Meet the Next Generation of Musicians from the Live Music Capital of the World
 
 

11:00am

Music Gear Expo Store

12:00pm

All Day Event - Music Gear Expo

12:00pm

Music Gear Expo Lounge

2:00pm

3:00pm

SXSW Showcasing Artist Gear Giveaway
 

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