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At SXSW 2014, Felicia Harris covers the obesity epidemic in the African American community
Written by Megan Simpson | February 18, 2014

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Hashtag Intervention - Why #BlackGirlsRun

This installment of the Session Spotlight features “Hashtag Intervention: Why #BlackGirlsRun” and new media guru Felicia Harris, Doctoral Intern for New Media at the University of Georgia. Together with Ashley Hicks, Chief Visionary Officer for #BlackGirlsRun, Harris will discuss the power of social media and a...

Anne Wojcicki keynotes SXSW Interactive on Sunday, March 9!
Written by Hugh Forrest | February 18, 2014

SXSW 2014 Keynote Profile: Anne Wojcicki Talks About the Future of Genetics

Keynotes at the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival occur at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 7 through Tuesday, March 11. These keynotes occur in Exhibit Hall 5 of the Austin Convention Center -- the keynote is also simulcast at various other rooms throughout the SXSW Interactive venue system. Today’s...

New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff talks crowdsourcing humor at SXSW on March 10
Written by Jessica Cox | February 18, 2014

Cartoon Contest for SXSW Speaker Bob Mankoff: Provide the Caption and Win!

Caption enthusiast, cartoon extraordinaire Bob Mankoff talks Crowdsourcing Humor at SXSW on Monday, March 10 at 5:00 PM in Hilton Salon H.

Mankoff is cartoon editor for The New Yorker magazine and founder of Cartoon Bank an online archive of 120,000+ classic cartoons. His creation of this...

Eric Schmidt speaks at SXSW Interactive on Friday, March 7
Written by Todd Hansen | February 18, 2014

Google’s Eric Schmidt Speaks at SXSW Interactive on Friday, March 7

With billions of people coming online in the next decade, there are many concerns swarming around human rights, civic relationships and physical lives than ever before. In exciting times like these there are many more questions than answers. Is all tech good tech? How far is too far to protect nation...

Pick great sessions by browsing the Recommendations page on the SXSW website
Written by Hugh Forrest | February 18, 2014

What Sessions to See at SXSW Interactive 2014: Browse the New Recommendations Page!

With more than 800 total sessions covering so many different topics over the course of five days, the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival presents lots of difficult choices. Need help sorting through all the options? That is what we are here for! Browse some great ideas on spectacular daytime programming...