Ten Great Videos from SXSW 2017, Vol 1
The on-site experience concluded on Sunday, March 19 — but you can still absorb lot of incredible March Magic content via the robust SXSW YouTube channel. Ten of our favorite full-length videos from this site are as follows:
- Joe Biden. At SXSW, the former Vice President delivers an intense and passionate call for tech industry innovators to help conquer cancer.
- Cory Booker. The Junior Senator from New Jersey talks about a more unified America that rallies around common goals and shared dreams.
- Lee Daniels. The creator of “Empire,” Daniels (pictured above) delivers an emotional keynote speech that details his rough upbringing — as well as his bright future.
- Jennifer Doudna. Watch the co-inventor of CRISPER discuss the incredible abilities and difficult ethics of this gene-splicing technology.
- Gareth Edwards. The director of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” analyzes his stewardship of one of the world’s top entertainment brand.
- Adam Grant. The NY Times columnist and best-selling author explains why original thinkers are even more important in the 21st century.
- Yasmin Green. Learn about the continued rise of fake news from the founder of Jigsaw, an intriguing startup within the Alphabet incubator.
- Cory Richards. Get inspired by watching this award-winning photographer and adventurer cover his strategies for conquering the mountains that we all must climb.
- Jessica Shortall. The leader of the non-profit Texas Competes provides insights on how love (not fear) can defeat discriminatory legislation.
- Jill Soloway. Hear the creator of the Amazon show “Transparent” talk about her ongoing thought experiments on traditional gender norms.
Stay tuned to this space for more video recommendations over the next few weeks. Also, mark your calendar for Monday, June 26, which is when we start accepting 2018 speaking proposals via the SXSW PanelPicker interface.
Hugh Forrest tries to write four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts generally cover technology-related trends. When not attempting to wordsmith or meditating, he serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW in Austin.