SXSW Spotlight: Block(chain)-the-Vote
As Early Voting continues for the Tuesday, November 6 General Election, more and more of our attention focuses on the largely antiquated polling process.
At SXSW 2019 in March, one panel that will tackle this topic is titled “Block(chain)-the-Vote: Mobile Voting by Blockchain.” According to the description, this session will will “delve into the technology behind mobile voting before running a mock election with the audience. Decisions are made by those who show up, mobile voting ensures everyone at least has a ticket.”
One of the experts scheduled to speak on this “Block(chain)-the-Vote: Mobile Voting by Blockchain” panel is Bradley Tusk of Tusk Holdings (pictured above). Read more about his passion for 21st century ballot box innovation via this story in the October 22 edition of the New Yorker.
The “Block(chain)-the-Vote: Mobile Voting by Blockchain” session will be part of the new “Blockchain & Cryptocurrency” track at SXSW 2019. This track runs Thursday, March 14 through Saturday, March 16.
Attend the “Blockchain & Cryptocurrency” programming (as well as the other 24 tracks that are part of the event) by buying a badge. Purchase your registration before end of day on Friday, October 26 to save $400!
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; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.
Remember to vote on Tuesday, November 6. In Austin, early voting begins Monday, October 22 and continues through Friday, November 2.