Next Stage

Next Stage by Merrick Ales

Presented by AJ+
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 4
Sunday March 15 – Tuesday March 17 11:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday March 18 11:00am - 2:00pm

Next Stage offers the latest in convergence news, ranging from media storytelling, fashion design, virtual reality and more. Join us for intimate performances from showcasing artists, as well as an inside look at up-and-coming collaborations and interactive discussions.

Sunday, March 15

11:00am - What Does an Incubator for Art & Design Look Like? (NEW INC)

12:30pm Tale of Two Outsiders: How We Made it in Media (Hearst Magazines, Wieden+Kennedy)

2:00pm We Are Family: Reaching Your Audience (SnagFilms, Tall Bird Marketing and Strategy)

3:30pm BedPost Confessions: True Tales of Sex & Tech

5:00pm No Underdogs Here: Changing the Female Narrative (We are the XX)

Monday, March 16

11:00am - How Potato Salad Killed/ Saved Crowdfunding (Crowdrise, The Case Foundation, Zack Danger Brown)

12:30pm - S E E T H E U N S E E N (Material Alchemist Lauren Bowker)

2:00pm - How Next-Gen Filmmakers are Changing Hollywood (Deadline Fullscreen, Preferred Content, Rooster Teeth)

3:30pm - Virtual Reality: Video Reinvented (NBA, Samsung)

5:00pm - Hamburger Helper is My Bae: Weird Brand Twitter (R/GA, Buzzfeed)

Tuesday, March 17

11:00am - AJ+ Presents the Future of Engagement

12:30pm - SmART Campaigns Art & Music Driving Social Change (The Ad Council, iHeart Media, Live Nation, Viacom)

2:00pm - YouMake ReMake YouTube Meets Stage (Artistic Director Renana Raz)

3:30pm - Gloves: Wearable Tech for Music Making (Musician Imogen Heap, LTD representatives)

5:00pm - Showcasing Artist The Barberettes

Wednesday, March 18

11:00am - Blurring the Line Between Performance and Participation: Making Interactive Tech More Expressive (Symmetry Labs

12:30pm - Showcasing Artist Skinny Lister

Top Photo by Merrick Ales