Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 about Inspiration

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Monday 12th March 2012

  • Invention & Inspiration: Building a Better World

    by Dean Kamen

    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.

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

    In Exhibit Hall 5, Austin Convention Center

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Tuesday 13th March 2012

  • How Social Media Drives a Student’s Success

    by Gary Natriello, Jennifer Openshaw and Jared Carney

    School budget cuts, high unemployment (over 20% for youth), and a global economy – No wonder parents are concerned about their child’s success and 70% of teens say they want more guidance. What can you do? In this exciting and engaging panel, kicked-off with an opening by America’s best-known Administrator – Iqbal Theba who plays “Prinicipal Figgins” in the hit TV show, Glee – and led by Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal columnist Jennifer Openshaw (Oprah, CNN), you'll learn how technology and social media can drive your child’s success and where it can’t.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Tuesday 13th March

    In Classroom 203, AT&T Conference Center