Session Spotlight

The 2014 SXSW Music Conference
Written by Rory Burbeck | January 27, 2015

Music Conference Spotlight: Next Phase of Digital Discovery & Content Curation

Throughout the history of the internet, musical tastemakers have come and gone. There now seems to be a divide over machine-curated and human-curated music services - more specifically, which sources offer the better experience?

So, what does the future hold for digital music discovery? Five speakers - including David Porter...

Written by Megan Simpson | January 26, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: An American Coder In Paris

San Francisco resident, Niko Felix, is organizing a unique session for SXSW Interactive this year. The solo presentation, featuring speaker Scott Chacon, offers an inside look at what it’s like to be An American Coder in Paris, as the title of the session suggests. Chacon is the co-founder of...

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Latino and Latina Entrepreneur & Startup Meet Up

This year on the Session Spotlight blog, we’re featuring the elements of the SXSW Interactive Festival that make for a great event – solo sessions, duos, Core Conversations, Future15s, workshops, panels and, for the first time this year, Meet Ups. Sara Inés Calderón is the organizer of the ...

SXSW Interactive Spotlight Session Happens M, W, F
Written by Megan Simpson | January 23, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: The Biological Power of Push and Pull

Pete Trainor is Director of Human Centered Design at NexusCX. Nexus is using pioneering techniques in the fields of psychology and neuroscience to create experiences that better connect with audiences. The company also measures the effects of experiences using scientific contextual electroencephalography. His Future15, The Biological...

2015 SXSW Interactive Spotlight Sessions Happening M, W, F
Written by Megan Simpson | January 23, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Evolving From Founder to Great CEO

Joel Trammell is a native Austinite and CEO of Khorus, a software based management system for CEOs to optimize the performance and alignment of their organizations. His solo session, geared toward entrepreneurs, CEOs and founders, is titled, Evolving From Founder to Great CEO. He promises attendees will walk...

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlights happen M, W, F
Written by Megan Simpson | January 21, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: BedPost Confessions – True Tales of Sex & Tech

Julie Gillis is the curator and co-producer of BedPost Confessions, a hilarious monthly reading and performance series. Her panel, “BedPost Confessions: True Tales of Sex & Tech,” which she will hold with fellow co-producers Mia Martina and Sadie Smythe, will be an interactive panel aimed at telling...

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlights happen M, W, F
Written by Megan Simpson | January 21, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Building a Culture of Learning

Today marks day one of our Session Spotlight blog posts for 2015. We’re glad to be back! Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, tune in to the blog to read posts featuring a selection of this March’s Interactive Sessions. The goal is simple – to offer you a sneak peek into...

The 2014 SXSW Music Conference
Written by Rory Burbeck | January 20, 2015

Music Conference Spotlight: Should Music Mags Survive or Get Killed Off?

What do you think? It’s a bold question with no easy answer. Music publications are fighting for survival in a digital world against a lot of competition, and several have already lost that battle.

Speakers Ann Powers (NPR), Joe Levy (Billboard) and Nathan Brackett (Rolling Stone) will be led by...

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