SXSW Sessions That Rock: March 19
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 Thursday, March 19.
Adobe Creative Cloud — Power Tips: Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned professional this is a must attend session for tips on Adobe’s creative tools. See the new features in flagship apps Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Also, learn how Adobe Fonts, Adobe Stock, and CC Libraries help with collaborative workflows. This session is part of the Professional Development track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 16–21.
Designing Automotive Cockpits of the Future: Speakers will discuss how we provide a seamless, humanized experience in the car that not only offers safe and easy access to in-car controls, content and services, but also enables drivers to access their broader digital worlds, no matter where they are. This session is part of the Fantastic Future track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 16–21.
Does Your Design Speak Emoji? Though they seem but colorful sprinkles in our texts and tweets, emojis are inching their way into “official” communication. Tomorrow’s designers should attend this panel to understand where these symbols originated, where they’re going, and how they can be leveraged to delight users. This session is part of the Design track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 16–20.
The Future of Cannabis is Black and Brown: The lack of diversity and equity in ownership and all aspects of cannabis is well documented and lamented among advocates, policymakers, and community alike. Speakers on this panel will explore how to create an equitable and just industry that serves the communities most impacted by the war on drugs. This session is part of the Cannabusiness track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 18–21.
The Gravity of Space Junk: Flying alongside the many satellites in outer space are more than half a million shards of junk that vandalize anything they contact — and hinder humanity’s continued exploration of the galaxies above. What can we do to mitigate this growing problem? This session is part of the Space track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 18–20.
Navigating an Emerging Cannabis Beverage Market: Industry experts share insights and lessons learned as they navigate the rapidly changing landscape in hopes of bringing world-class cannabis beverages to thirsty consumers. This session is part of the Cannabusiness track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 18–21.
No Slack for You! Why Messaging Needs Encryption: In this solo presentation, Anurag Lal will discuss the importance of security in mobile messaging, the consequences of compliance and privacy issues, and how to identify the best communication platform for your business. This session is part of the Tech Industry & Enterprise track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 16–21.
Me, Myself & AI: An Experiment in Digital Cloning: Marco Marchesi and Alesandra Miro-Quesada have created AI clones versions of themselves using phone data, vlog entries and social media. At SXSW, they’ll present they process, reveal their results and introduce their experimental clones. This session is part of the Fantastic Future track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 16–21.
The Relationship Between Music Marketing and Media: Industry experts from the world of music, licensing and television discuss the ins and outs of music syncing, building soundtracks and the creative process behind integrating music into content. This session is part of the Future of Music track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 16–20.
User Centric: Streaming Gentrification or Fairness: Streaming is here to stay, but is it a sustainable ecosystem for new artists? Artists call the current model “streaming gentrification” because the status quo seems to be a hyper efficient market share distribution of royalties to the biggest sellers. This session is part of the Creating & Monetizing Music track at SXSW 2020 which runs March 18–20.
XR Means Business! In this session, speakers will explore what is being done in the pipeline of the human resource departments at companies in search for technological optimization using XR. From hiring and training for job tasks, workplace safety, and bias training all performed with XR as a vital tool. 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.