SXSW Sessions That Rock: March 16
For SXSW 2020, some of the most intriguing panels and presentations occur in the days that follow the event’s opening weekend. Today we examine 10 particularly compelling sessions that are currently scheduled for Monday, March 16:
An Advertiser’s Guide to Twitch Chat. Presented by Bethany Lyons of SuperData Research, this talk will inform brands and advertisers what engagement on Twitch looks like — and what makes good branded content for the 10M unique users that visit this site every day. This session is part of the Game Industry track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 16–18.
Can the Telecoms Industry Be Disrupted? A telecoms evolution is long overdue. New P2P and blockchain technology has the potential to create a vast wireless network that’s owned and operated by the people, not by behemoth telecom companies. So what does transformation in this industry really look like? This session is part of the Tech Industry & Enterprise track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 16–21.
Doing Responsible AI: Labs, Trusts, & Standards. Attend this panel to explore how we can, and need to, move beyond discussions, white papers, and even principle setting to ensure AI systems are being designed, built, trained, and managed in a way which reflects our ethical expectations. This session is part of the Tech Industry & Enterprise track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 16–21.
From A to B: Investing In Future Urban Mobility. Where should today’s entrepreneurs and investors focus to have the biggest impact in transportation services? Join us for a candid conversation about the unanswered questions in mobility & how leading VCs are thinking about, and investing in, the future of urban mobility. This session is part of the Tech Industry & Enterprise track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 16–21.
Hacking an Election in 2020. Why is America’s election infrastructure so vulnerable, and what can we do about it? This panel will bring together cybersecurity experts and activists to explain how our elections infrastructure was hacked, and how we can prevent a recurrence in the future. This session is part of the Tech Industry & Enterprise track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 16–21.
Immersive Retail: 3D/AR/VR Future of Shopping. What major initiatives is the industry pursuing to enable the widespread proliferation of AR/VR and 3D content for e-commerce and retail? Join Kevin O’Malley in conversation with XR pioneer Tony Parisi to explore the cutting edge of these developments. This session is part of the XR track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 16–19
Mind Journeys: Designing for Cognitive UX. Jason Schlossberg (Huge) and Emily Wengert (Huge) explore how principles of behavioral economics can be combined to recognize, and even nudge, a user’s mind journey through Cognitive UX. These two will show how thoughtful Cognitive UX can help brands create deeper and more meaningful relationships with users. This session is part of the Design track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 13–18.
Music Data for Engineers & Data Scientists: In two 30-minute blocks, music analytics from startup Chartmetric will present current issues in today’s data-driven music industry for more technically-minded personnel. This session is part of the Future of Music track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 16–21.
The Reality of Sci-Fi: From Fantasy to Future Tech. Join astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz, Afrofuturist author Ytasha Womack, planetary physicist and Hollywood science advisor Kevin Grazier and Lockheed Martin space evangelist Dave Brandt for a deep-dive into the creative process behind science fiction storytelling and it’s impacts on the real-world science of today and tomorrow. This session is part of the Fantastic Future track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 16–21.
Turning the Tech Backlash Into a Plan of Action. We once worried, “Is this technology a good idea?” but 2020’s pressing question is: “Oh no, what do we do now?” This diverse panel of experts offers views on the tech backlash (and viable solutions) from Delhi, Silicon Valley, and the Pala Indian Reservation. This session is part of the Fantastic Future track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 16–21.
Women in XR & AI Meet Up. SXSW empowers you to make incredible career-changing connections. For this particular Meet Up, target attendees are women who work in XR technologies as well as women who work in artificial intelligence. This session is part of the XR track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 16–19.
Other standout sessions scheduled later in the week at SXSW 2020 are as follows:
Learn more about all the incredible panels and presentations on tap for March 2020 in Austin by browsing the SXSW online schedule. Attend these sessions, take advantage of all the incredible networking opportunities and make new connections at the SXSW Trade Show by purchasing a badge to the event.
Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; posts also focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.