Who’s Hou Promotes Houston’s Best at SXSW 2012
Each year, a team of Schipulites converges upon the capital of Texas for South by Southwest. This year, Schipul is also a sponsor of Who’s HOU – a new creative project with the mission to share and promote Houston’s best music, film, and interactive talent at SXSW.
I wanted to share all the incredible interactive and technology professionals and events that are heading to SXSW from Houston and I encourage you to add these panels and events to your calendar.
Want to Learn More? Who’s HOU also has the full schedule for all the Houston tech, music, and film at SXSW on the website plus will feature daily videos, photos and more content throughout SXSW. If you’ll be at the conference, make sure you stop by Who’s HOU booth at the trade show and meet everyone!
Panels, Core Conversations and Solo Presentations
Friday March 9th, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Description: This panel’s discussion will focus on three key issues around communications within the Jewish culture: ( 1) Targeted Update Messages; (2) Bridging technological gaps between community leaders/communicators and social media experts; and (3) Community Engagement.
Friday, March 9 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Description: This panel will discuss three ways technology is making waste a resource and how knowledge sharing and collaboration across the enterprise and even competitors can create new and innovative solutions to environmental problems.
Friday, March 9 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Description: If the conscious mind–the part you consider you–is just the tip of the iceberg in the brain, what is all the rest doing? Neuroscientist David Eagleman, author of the New York Times bestseller Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, shows that most of what you do, think and believe is generated by parts of your brain to which you have no access. Here’s the exposÃ© about the non-conscious brain and all the machinery under the hood that keeps the show going.
Saturday, March 10 11:00AM -12:00PM
Description: If you’re curious about the digital nomad lifestyle and wonder if you could live for a year or more “homefree”, this is a presentation you don’t want to miss.
Saturday, March 10 11:00AM -12:00PM
Description: This presentation will help small organizations think through developing, implementing, and measuring an effective campaign by sharing details of success stories from professional organizations and health advocacy groups when you don’t have the big staff and resources of bigger companies.
Saturday, March 10 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Description: This panel will explore the global startup accelerator explosion and share the latest quality rankings you can use to determine the right startup Accelerator for you.
Sunday, March 11 9:30AM -10:30AM
Description: Learn how the publishing industry is changing dramatically and the new business models that locate talent and package content in new ways. Is the book dead? Noâ€”it’s being re-imagined and redefined by these very people.
Sunday, March 11 11:00AM -12:00PM
Description: In the annals of citizen empowerment and institutional vulnerability, democracy and anarchy share an interesting paired history in the digital environment, this panel intends to address how the global system may handle this latest disequilibrium.
Sunday, March 11 12:30PM – 1:30PM
Description: While established membership organizations struggle to survive, Internet-enabled groups are flourishing with new members from far outside traditional demographic lines that are creating large-scale activities. Learn why people came together to become a ‘Space Tweep’ and got so passionately involved in space, how they became good friends over the Internet, and what they’ve created to make measurable change toward a more awesome tomorrow.
Monday, March 12 12:30PM – 1:30PM
Hashtag: #spacepts (This is also my panel and you can follow @sarahmworthy on twitter throughout the week for all the SXSW action!)
Learn how a group of “space geeks” consisting of web developers, aerospace scientists and engineers, and people who have a dream of living in space started meeting up and designed the rules, developed the application, and are sharing SpacePoints to increase public awareness about space policy, increasing funding to aerospace-related research (commercial and government), and having fun playing to win!
Monday, March 12 3:30PM – 3:45PM
Description: This panel discusses the creation of One, a mobile application that notifies you when there is someone right next to you with similar interests and how One helps you form meaningful connections with people who would otherwise be strangers using technology.
Monday, March 12 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Description: This penel of the best and brightest authors, brand-builders and marketers aims to provide some real answers, honest talk, and genuine experiences on social media ROI.
Monday, March 12 5:00PM – 6:00PM
Description: This panel seeks to change the conversation from ‘What can technology conferences do about diversity?â€ to ‘What can attendees do about diversity at technology conferences?â€ Panelists will share how individuals can contribute to making technology conferences more inclusive.
Tuesday, March 13 9:30AM -10:30AM
Descripton: This panel addresses what vendors need to begin to design for all ages to enable a connected living and social aging experience for older consumers, and discuss how entrepreneurs and the venture community need a more dynamic relationship with this huge and underserved growth market.
Tuesday, March 13 3:30PM – 4:30
PM Hashtag: #AMERCOPY
Description: This panel will address the different concerns around government legislation versus the rights of consumers around copyright related policies including the PROTECT IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act.
Events, Parties, and Lounges
SXSW is well known for having great speakers and even better known for the non-stop action that goes on outside the Austin Convention Center. Here are my top picks for SXSW events that I’ll be sure to attend this year. If you want to meet up with me and the rest of our team heading to Austin for SXSW, you’ll most likely us here:
March 11, 2012 From 9:30 AM’ 1:30 PM
SXSW Interactive Startup Village
HATCH is debuting at the new SXSW Startup Village this year. HATCH will be featuring 15 revolutionary startups certain to change your world. Come hear them pitch to investors. And when it is done, tell your friends you heard about the next big thing at HATCH.
March 12, 2012 From 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
C2xSW 2012 will showcase Houston Film/Music/Tech through “The Official Unofficial All of Where the Wild Things Are Interaction Packed Adventure Extravaganza!â€ orbiting the SxSW conference in Austin.
March 9th through March 14th From 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Daily
The Beaconfire Lounge returns for the 4th year in a row with the theme: “With a Conscience” and is known as THE spot for cause-focused people to hang out with the best and brightest non-profit Geekerati. The WiFi will be speedy, the noms and drinks plentiful, the couches comfy and the do-gooding vibe pure awesome.