Join Don Tapscott's book signing after his opening keynote for SXSW Interactive
on Friday March 9 from 2:00-3:00pm in Exhibit Hall 5 at the Austin Convention
by Ali Velshi and Barry Diller
At the 2011 SXSW Interactive Festival, veteran IAC Chairman and media mogul Barry Diller implored the online community to rise up against proposed net neutrality legislation, in support of digital freedom and innovation. Join us one year later, on Sunday, March 11, to hear his latest insights on the current online content landscape, as well as his thoughts on where digital creatives should be focusing their passions in an insightful informative and savvy hour-long conversation with CNN Chief Business Correspondent Ali Velshi.
Scott Jenson signs his book ‘The Simplicity Shift: Innovative Design Tactics in a Corporate World’ at the SXSW bookstore.
by Shahed Khan
Entrepreneurship has been growing exponentially, Teen Entrepreneurship has been rising alongside. What motivates teens to start their companies at such a young age? I would like to share the statistics of successful teen entrepreneurs who started at an early age, and encourage younger entrepreneurs to start pursuing their dreams at an early age.
Sunni Brown signs her book ‘Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers and Changemakers’ at the SXSW bookstore.
by Jon Dudas, Kumar Garg, Tessie Topol, Lori Donaldson and Allison Rich
Do you believe the geek shall inherit the earth? Technology is changing our world and geeks are reaping the benefits. This innovation is built on a foundation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). President Obama issued a rally cry about the importance of supporting STEM in his January 2011 State of the Union to “out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world, [because] innovation doesn’t just change our lives, it is how we make our living.” Yet the U.S. is still lagging behind.
How can we get kids excited about math, make science cool and inspire kids to pursue careers in STEM?
Discover strategies for engaging kids in compelling STEM programming and examine successful STEM case studies, like Connect a Million Minds (CAMM), Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) philanthropic initiative. TWC is working with FIRST to cultivate innovation among youth to inspire them to develop STEM skills to be the problem solvers of the future.
Attendees will learn unique ways to connect kids to STEM and explore how to cultivate innovative thinking from youth. The panel will exhibit a FIRST robot, built by FIRST kids and a TWC mentor, demonstrating that innovation and teamwork go hand-in-hand.
by Jonathan Cain
Why are some of the brightest, most passionate and innovative young people in America dropping out of college? 20u.org, a web-based film series, follows the personal journeys of four brilliant young entrepreneurs through the course of the inaugural Thiel Fellowship.
Through a visually stunning mosaic of over a dozen short films shot over the course of two years, we meet the young and awe-inspiring Laura Deming, Alex Kiselev, Sujay Tyle and Chris Rueth as they leave their universities and homes to embark on unique and ambitious entrepreneurial ventures, with guidance and mentorship from Silicon Valley’s brightest and most successful entrepreneurs.
20u.org – an interactive documentary with episodic updates — showcases the experiences of each of these young innovators in three parts: entering the Thiel Fellowship; the Fellowship in full swing; and at the Fellowship’s completion, as they carry their incredibly valuable new knowledge and experience into the future.
Michael Margolis, founder of Get Storied signs his book ‘Believe Me: a Storytelling Manifesto for Change-makers and Innovators’ at the SXSW bookstore.
Gary Shapiro signs his book ‘The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream’ at the SXSW bookstore.
Dwayne Spradlin signs his book ‘The Open Innovation Marketplace: Creating Value in the Challenge Driven Enterprise’ at the SXSW bookstore.
From broadband spectrum to HDTV, from gaming to Hollywood and social media, innovation is happening through industry, entrepreneurs and technology advances. How is consumer electronics driving innovation in the U.S. and abroad – and what role does design play in consumer electronics innovation? Come hear from the head of an organization that represents 2,000 technology companies and produces the International CES Conference – in conversation with a CE innovation and design leader.
9th–13th March 2012