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Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 on Monday 12th March

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  • AbelsonTaylor Cocktail Brunch

    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 smart digital creativity.

    At 8:00am to 11:00am, Monday 12th March

    In Rooftop, Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center

  • Nike Livestrong Run

    At 8:00am to 9:00am, Monday 12th March

  • All Day Event - Alcatel-Lucent’s Trend Lounge

    Alcatel-Lucent is rolling out the red carpet again and playing host at the sassy “ultra-lounge.” Devs, techies, entrepreneurs and VCs are invited to relax, recharge, drink & grub with ALU’s NG Connect team and partners. Fight the flashes on the step and repeat, cameo appearances from tech & celeb stars, and the juiciest SXSW gossip live. VentureBeat will host live interviews while TechZulu brings the hollyweird, live streaming all current events.

    At 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Room 406, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • All Day Event - AT&T Lounge

    AT&T is back and faster than ever with 4G LTE speeds. Stop by to charge your devices and test-drive the Samsung Galaxy Note, an all-in-one experience that simplifies your connectivity needs at SXSW.

    Austin Convention Center: 1st floor (near 4th St. & Neches entrance)

    At 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Austin Convention Center

  • All Day Event - Catch A Chevy/Drive A Chevy

    Complimentary rides around town! Yeah, we thought that'd get your attention. See a Chevy. Catch A Chevy. At the Convention Center or anywhere downtown 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Take a break, and let us do the driving.

    Slide behind the wheel, and take a spin in your choice of extended-range electric Volts, a drop-top Camaro, Sonics, all-new Malibu Eco, or Corvettes. We’ll be at Trinity and 3rd from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    At 9:00am to 10:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Austin Convention Center

  • All Day Event - Chevrolet Volt Recharge Lounge

    Phone batteries fade. Laptop batteries wane. Your internal batteries need recharging, too. Come plug in at the NW corner of the Convention Center. Meet up with friends, record an interview, or just hang.

    Austin Convention Center: 1st floor (NW Corner of 4th St. & Trinity)

    At 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Austin Convention Center

  • All Day Event - Gemalto Mobile IDEA/NEXT Lounge

    The Gemalto Mobile IDEA/NEXT Lounge is the hub to learn, engage and share in discussions around all aspects of mobility – from the mobile phone to the cloud – and the digital security solutions they necessitate at SXSW. You will find analysts, vendors, entrepreneurs and government officials discussing what’s next in mobile payment, mobile identity, mobile/cloud security solutions and emerging mobile technologies. At the Gemalto Mobile IDEA/NEXT lounge, you (and your devices) can recharge in a fun, fully-connected, forward-thinking atmosphere.

    At 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Room 602, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • All Day Event - IBM Future of Social Lounge

    How Socially Forward is your Business? Want to find out? Stop by the IBM Future of Social Lounge during SXSW Interactive for a social assessment, see where Social Business is headed, listen in on live Conversations with Industry Innovators, recharge and refresh between sessions. Learn how IBM and their Business Partners are helping startups, developers and business leaders transform the future of business and get an invitation to our party.

    At 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Room 1, Austin Convention Center

  • All Day Event - Isis Lounge

    Visit the Isis Lounge (West Hall) or our Tradeshow Booth (#444) to see the Isis Mobile Wallet in action. Don’t miss our live presentation by cyberillusionist Marco Tempest in the Lounge on March 9th.

    Austin Convention Center: 1st floor (near 3rd St. & Trinity entrance)

    At 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Austin Convention Center

  • All Day Event - Microsoft Lounge

    Today’s consumers expect applications that are optimized for all their devices – including phones and tablets. Visit the Microsoft Lounge to see how to create impressive multiscreen experiences.

    Austin Convention Center: 4th floor (NW Corner of 4th St. & Trinity)

    At 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Austin Convention Center

  • All Day Event - PepsiCo Central

    This year, the PepsiCo Pavilion is going to highlight the intersection of analog and digital. Tune in, take notes and help them make sense of it all!

    Austin Convention Center: 1st floor, Palazzo, SW Corner

    At 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Austin Convention Center

  • All Day Event - Samsung Blogger Lounge hosted by Techset

    5th Year Anniversary Celebration! For the last four years, the Blogger Lounge at SXSW has served as a central hub for celebrating friendship, innovation and collaboration. We are proud to announce that TechSet is once again partnering with Samsung to host the SXSW Blogger Lounge in 2012.

    At 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Room 19AB, Austin Convention Center

  • All Day Event - Samsung Smart Wall

    Samsung will unveil their latest news, cutting-edge products and their stunning, engaging media wall which will highlight everything you need to know about what’s hot at Samsung and SXSW.

    Austin Convention Center: 1st floor Atrium

    At 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Austin Convention Center

  • All Day Event - SXcycles

    SXcycles is a complimentary bike share program for Platinum, Gold, Interactive and Film registrants. Tern is providing their "Link D8" bicycles for daily use. Registrants can pick up a bike with helmet, locks and BioLogic lights and Commute Bag (so long as supplies last), and be on their way to satellite campuses, film venues or nighttime happenings. Come to 513 East Cesar Chavez Street, directly across from the Austin Convention Center, to pick up one of these sweet Tern Bicycles and enjoy this eco-friendly way to explore the city and all that SXSW has to offer!

    At 9:00am to 2:00am, Monday 12th March

    In SXCycles Tent

  • All Day Event - The Americans Elect Lounge

    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 charging stations, classic board games like Battleship, Connect Four, and Operation, videos to watch, swag, and a version of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots that we modded with donkey and elephant heads just for SXSW!

    And if you happen to see a giant plush elephant and donkey walking around SXSW, they're with us. Like the two parties, they can't agree on anything. Tweet photos and videos of them in action at #donkeyVelephant and you could win your own Limited Edition Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots: Donkey v. Elephant Edition. Only five exist in the world!
    More about Americans Elect:

    We're hosting a national online primary this summer. Any registered voter can participate, and whoever the American people choose will be on the ballot nationwide, right next to the Republican and Democratic candidates.

    We're nonpartisan, so it's completely up to you to pick this third option. We're using the internet to empower voters and circumvent the two parties. Together we'll pick a president, not a party. Check us out at www.AmericansElect.org !

    At 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Room 7, Austin Convention Center

  • All Day Event - The Beacon Lounge

    The Beacon: Lounge With a Conscience returns as THE spot for cause-focused people to hang out with the best & brightest non-profit Geekerati. The WiFi will be speedy, the noms & drinks plentiful, the couches comfy and the do-gooding vibe pure awesome.

    At 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Room 8BC, Austin Convention Center

  • All Day Event - The Circus Mashimus

    Once again, the fun-filled big top circus that is the Mashery Lounge will be back at SXSW 2012 in March. With great furnishings and flowing refreshments, the Circus Mashimus is a great place to talk API shop with Mashery folks or simply relax while catching up on email

    At 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Room 3, Austin Convention Center

  • All Day Event - The iTriage "Power-Up" Lounge

    Need to recharge? iPhone or Tablet going dead? Feet hurting? Come relax in the iTriage Power-Up Lounge. Plug in your electronics at the charge stations and grab a healthy snack to refuel! And while you're recharging on the comfy couches, learn about the #1 downloaded healthcare app that allows you to take charge of your health!

    At 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Room 301, AT&T Conference Center

  • Morning Event - Java Monster Mornings

    Come and enjoy free Java Monster drinks and complimentary breakfast from Monster Energy at the Registrants Lounge presented by MOFILM!

    At 9:00am to 11:00am, Monday 12th March

    In Registrants Lounge

  • Student Startup Madness

    A collegiate digital media startup tournament, beginning with a kickoff pitchfest and announcement of the 2012-13 Student Startup Madness national event.

    At 9:00am to 12:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Maria Maria La Cantina Patio

  • 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits

    by Melanie Mathos and Chad Norman

    Co-authors Melanie Mathos and Chad Norman will share a preview of the recently released book 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits, which is available in the SXSW bookstore. This book provides nonprofits 101 ways to engage supporters, share their missions and inspire action using the social web in a how-to, case study-driven format. Nonprofits know they need to start engaging with supporters through social media channels. They identify who they want to reach, set objectives and build a strategy. Many nonprofits get stuck at this point because it is hard to keep up with the ever-evolving world of social media tools and tactics in what has emerged as a vital communication channel. This session will help nonprofits discover new ways of deploying their strategies to meet their social media objectives.

    At 9:30am to 9:50am, Monday 12th March

    In Ballroom G, Austin Convention Center

  • 2012: You Bet Your Asteroid the World Won't End

    by Don Yeomans, Stephanie Smith, Phil Plait and Veronica McGregor

    Niburu! Comet Elenin! Asteroid YU55! It's not the end of the world, really. NASA and Discover's "Bad Astronomer" Phil Plait are here to explain why. This panel discussion will take on the Internet factor in the cause and cure of 2012 hysteria. We'll look at how urban legends spread, data gets shared and myths get debunked online. See the Web-based tools the Near-Earth Objects office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory uses to keep an eye on asteroids and comets (and let you know about them), and how the amateur astronomy community is helping in the effort to track low-flying space rocks. The Bad Astronomer himself shares rumor-slaying tales from behind the scenes of his popular blog. The sky isn't falling, but misconceptions are. Join us.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Monday 12th March

    In Citadel, Driskill Hotel

  • @BettyDraper's Guide to Social Storytelling

    by Helen Klein Ross

    Making a story social isn't all about marketing. It's also about helping to build a better narrative – extending and enriching the story, whether your story is driven by a fictional character or a brand. We'll examine current examples of advertising, transmedia, brand fiction and branded content to determine what makes stories work for today's social audiences--and what makes them fail.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Monday 12th March

    In Longhorn, Omni Downtown

    Coverage audio clip

  • All Day Event - Startup America at SXSW

    Dedicated to helping young companies grow, the Startup America Partnership is providing a place to meet, collaborate and mingle with iconic entrepreneurs, VCs and other startups this year in the Startup Village. Unique programming elements, meeting spaces, refreshments of the caffeinated and/or adult variety, and daily giveaways will make the Startup America space a can’t-miss for startups.

    At 9:30am to 6:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Salon E, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • Are Wired Hospitals Losing the Patient Connection?

    by Joseph C Kvedar MD, Paul Griffiths and Angelo Volandes MD

    From high-tech to high-touch: are wired hospitals losing the patient connection? This panel of nationally recognized leaders in healthcare has applied technology solutions to enhance quality of patient care across disciplines. The impact of mobile, remote monitoring, the Internet, video education, and patient portals on the patient experience will be discussed. With so many technology tools available is face-to-face interaction with the doctor necessary? What role can patient portals play in improving communication with patients? How do we place the right amount of value on the patient-doctor relationship (high-touch) while improving care delivery and efficiency? We turn to innovators in two healthcare segments – telemedicine and end-of-life care – to find answers, and to a leading provider of online solutions for healthcare to tell us how to effectively coordinate technology tools to improve the patient experience.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Monday 12th March

    In Classroom 204, AT&T Conference Center

  • Bootcamp for a UX Team of None

    by Todd Zaki Warfel, Fred Beecher, Russ Unger, Krista Sanders and Brynn Evans

    This workshop will introduce you to affordable user experience design methods for getting user input and feedback throughout your design and development process. These methods, like guerrilla research, gamestorming, and progressive prototyping, will allow you to do just enough UX design to get you started in the right direction. They will help you get in touch with your users efficiently and use their feedback and insights to influence your design decisions.

    But why should you care? Your code is gold. Your business model is solid. You should care because having a good UX is no longer a differentiator; it’s an expectation. What you need is a good UX designer. Of course, they’re rare and expensive right now. Is it possible to fix your UX without one?

    Yes.

    You won’t go home from this workshop with your own UX designer, but you will be armed with the knowledge that will enable you to enable you to attract next year’s most sought after angel investor.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Monday 12th March

    In Ballroom BC, Austin Convention Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • Brand Journalism in the Real-World

    by Jesse Noyes, Karen Wickre, Erica Swallow and Ann Handley

    Brand journalism is often defined by what it isn’t. It’s not just blogging, it’s not PR, but it isn’t traditional reporting either. This session will focus not only on defining brand journalism, but also will go in-depth on what brand journalism looks like in action, how organizations can incorporate editorial practices and how traditional journalists can make the shift. MarketingProfs Chief Content Officer Ann Handley will sit down with Twitter’s Editorial Director Karen Wickre, Eloqua’s in-house reporter Jesse Noyes and Erica Swallow of Southern Swallow Productions to discuss what adaptations need to be made in corporate environments, how to mitigate bias, and what policies you should institute to ensure the emerging practice’s integrity. It’s brand journalism, with a real world emphasis. This session is sponsored by Eloqua.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Monday 12th March

    In Capitol E-H, Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

    Coverage audio clip

  • But Are You a Real Journalist? #jan25 #occupy

    by Jigar Mehta, Eric Carvin, Jennifer Preston and Tim Pool

    The Whole World is Watching: From Tahrir Square to Homs to Zuccotti Park, citizen journalists and ordinary people are using social media, video and cell phones to document their stories and revolutions. New York Times reporter Jennifer Preston will moderate a panel w/ Jigar Mehta of the "18 Days in Egypt" project; Tim Pool, live stream video reporter of Occupy Wall Street movement; Eric Carvin, social media editor, Associated Press and Chris Michael from Witness.org. The panelists would like this to be a conversation so please bring your thoughts and questions about how technology is blurring the lines between traditional and citizen journalism -- and what that means. We will also remember those who lost their lives in recent months trying to report what was going on.#citizensx

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Monday 12th March

    In Texas Ballroom 1-3, Hyatt Regency Austin

  • Can Bloggers Put Hope Back into the 2012 Election?

    by Quentin James, Biko Baker, Rashad Robinson, Erica Williams and Chloe Hilliard

    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 not nurtured these pop cultural connections. Will the blogosphere turn out for Obama in 2012?

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Monday 12th March

    In Salon B, AT&T Conference Center

    Coverage audio clip

  • Creativity and Innovation in the UK's Tech City

    by Julian Ehrhardt, Pru Ashby, Tony Hughes, Johan Brand and Marie-Alicia Chang

    If the early years of internet businesses was a triumph of technology, the next ones will be one defined by design and user experience. Users will demand more from their online experience, one which is as much designed around personal preference as technical expediency. Well designed applications and services that can meet the needs of users expecting seamless interactions across technology platforms will be the winners. In London's Tech City, small tech, design, creative and product companies are working together to meet the challenges of the connected consumer. This session is sponsored by UKTI.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Monday 12th March

    In Salon K, Hilton Austin Downtown

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