SXSW Featured Sessions Showcase Some of the World's Most Innovative Thinkers

Incredible Featured Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2014

Featured Sessions at SXSW Interactive highlight the top names behind some of the industry's most innovative new trends.

In 2014, SXSW Interactive attendees will gain confidence from Amy Cuddy's advice on positive nonverbal gestures, grow inspired by Ben Rattray's unique approach to igniting global change, take a fresh look at cartooning with Bob Mankoff's crowdsourcing model, learn to balance disconnecting in an always-connected world with Randi Zuckerberg, challenge the model of providing nutrition to the world with Rob Rhinehart's Soylent, and glean advice from long-time entrepreneur Ben Horowitz on building a great company.

See below for the most current list of 2014 Featured Sessions, as generated by the SXSW PanelPicker entry process, Advisory Board feedback and staff curation.

Look for more incredible Featured Sessions to be added to this list shortly.

Also . . . the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival will again be partnering with Mass Relevance to source questions from the audience for selected keynote and featured speaker presentations. Using a distinct hashtag that is particular to each presentation, attendees can submit questions prior to and during the participating sessions.

Mass Relevance will power the Q&A portion of Featured Sessions at SXSW 2014










Additionally, ImageThink will be visually summarizing Keynote and Feature Speaker sessions into engaging and informative storyboards, all in real-time. ImageThink is the Brooklyn-based graphic recording firm behind the visual notes from SXSW Interactive 2011 and SXSW 2012 and we are thrilled to welcome them back. Digital summaries of your favorite talks will be available throughout the festival to download and share. Follow @ImageThink to get the download!

ImageThink will be visually summarizing feature sessions at SXSW 2014








Video and Audio Content From 2013 Featured Sessions

Watch and listen to some of the most intriguing Featured Speaker content from SXSW 2013!

Video of 2013 SXSW Featured Speakers:
Scott Belsky
Ester Dyson
BJ Fogg
Cindy Gallop
Richard Garriott
Al Gore
David Karp
Rachel Maddow
Yuri Milner
Alexis Ohanian
Bre Pettis
Jane Pratt
Trey Ratcliff
Jason Silva
Nate Silver
Rachel Sklar
Don Tapscott
Peter Thiel
Doug Ulman
Dr Steven Weinberg
Stephen Wolfram

Audio of 2013 SXSW Featured Speakers:
Tim Berners-Lee
Margot Bloomstein
Steve Case
Dalton Caldwell
Laura Duncan
Tim Ferris
Ben Huh
Michael Lazerow
Craig Newmark
Anne Marie-Slaughter
Susan O’Connor
Tim O’Reilly
Alexis Ohanian
Jonah Peretti
Jane Pratt
Slava Rubin
Peter Thiel
Werner Vogels
Steve Weinberg