10 Great Book Readings at SXSW 2017
I love reading books, although a general lack of bandwidth in the fall / winter months prevents me from engaging in this practice as much as I’d like to. But the next best thing to reading is showcasing lots of amazing authors at SXSW. Ten of the Book Readings that I am most excited about for March in Austin are as follows:
Draw to Win: Innovate With Your Visual Mind. The newest publication by the always-popular Dan Roam, who knows that sketching helps everyone become a lot more creative. Get there early because this author always draws a big crowd (pun fully intended).
Every Body Yoga: Yoga for Everybody. If you think that yoga is only for skinny model types, then Jessamyn Stanley (pictured above) will help you re-imagine the full spectrum of possibilities of zen-ful relaxation.
Finding Female Empowerment Through Authenticity. Kate Parker aims to inspire girls and women to be their best selves. She brings this vision to her work with brands, helping them find an authentic, unexpected, and disruptive vision that will resonate with consumers by challenging their expectations and making them realize what they actually want.
Geek Girl Rising: Making Room for Women in Tech. Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens write about “inspiring stories of women entrepreneurs, engineers, investors and educators who are proving that a female point of view matters and can rock big returns in business and innovation.”
Good is the New Cool: Market Like You Give a Damn. This release covers a “new generation of leaders who believe that using their talents, creativity and resources to impact the greater good is the coolest thing they could do.”
Hustle: How Money, Meaning & Momentum Find Us. Learn how igniting your inner passion is the key to career fulfillment and 21st century success.
PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One. The path from Point A to Point B is rarely a straight line. Jenny Blake’s new book covers how pivoting is both a mindset and a skill set that we can always improve on.
Self-Tracking: Wearables, Hacks & Your New Normal. 2017 is the year of the new normal — in wearable and in a lot of other things. In this session, you’ll learn why communities are important for making meaning from next-generation data and why people sometimes hack these devices in ways at odds with how they were designed.
Storytelling In Design. Attend this Book Reading from Anna Dahlstrom of UX Fika to better understand the magic of storytelling accounts for a huge part of successful design.
The Tacos of Texas. Nothing screams spring in Austin like tacos — for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night pick-me-up. Jarod Neece and Mando Rayo review the best spots to satisfy your hunger!
Click here to find the full list of Book Readings for SXSW 2017 (or click here to browse the entire online schedule). Remember that with the new badge system, these sessions are open to all kinds of registrants from all industries. Save $200 on the walkup price if you purchase your badge before the end of the day on Friday, January 13.
Hugh Forrest tries to write four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts generally cover technology-related trends. When not attempting to wordsmith, he serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW in Austin.