8:00 AM
to 8:50 AM

Running Group for SXSW
22 Attendees
Location Susanna Dickinson House
About  Outside the Susanna Dickinson House, which is near the convention center at 5th and Trinity. Here's a map: http://sn.im/sxswrunrun

9:00 AM
to 9:00 PM

9:00 AM
to 10:00 AM

Polaroid Breakfast
86 Attendees
Location Katz's Deli
RSVP Required  Click here
About  We'll be talking about all things Polaroid, from the recently announced The Impossible Project to what filters you might be using or where you've still been able to find some film. It should be a good times had by all, but mostly it's just a chance to get together and meet up with other instant film fans. You don't need a camera, just an interest and a working alarm clock to get there by 9:00 a.m.
Host Organization(s)  Tom Watson
Info  tom@tincorporated.com

9:30 AM
to 11:00 AM

Flash SEO and Bacon SXSW Tweetup
29 Attendees
Location Residence Inn - Champions Restaurant
About  Join Adobe platform evangelist Ryan Stewart and Global Strategies Flash expert Damien Bianchi as they cover Flash, RIA & SEO
Limited Capacity  Max 25 attendees

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Civic Technologies and the Future of the Internet
90 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Jonathan Zittrain warns how the migration to closed systems will end innovation on the Internet and facilitate unsettling new kinds of control and offers solutions for avoiding this web lockdown.
Speaker Info  Jonathan Zittrain (Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Berkman Center for Internet & Society)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Emerging From a Recession with Emerging Media Intact
97 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Experience emerging technologies revolutionizing the digital world and glimpse what today would look like if we hadn't developed emerging technology from a few years past. This panel is sponsored by Razorfish.
Speaker Info  David Polinchock (Brand Experience Lab), Patrick Moorhead (Dir Emerging Media, Razorfish)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Even Faster Web Sites
207 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Steve is the author of High Performance Web Sites and the creator of YSlow, the Firebug extension. Now working at Google, Steve discusses the next set of best practices he's developed, including advanced techniques for loading JavaScript, where not to place inline scripts, and the importance of using multiple domains to improve web performance.
Speaker Info  Steve Souders (Member of Technical Staff, Google)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

How Not To FAIL At Web Services
118 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  Believe it or not both Amazon and Flickr have failed miserably at Web Services. In this talk we'll take a look at their failures, show how they could be fixed, and show how to properly use REST principles to create Web Services that don't fail.
Speaker Info  Gregg Pollack (Code Monkey & Media Producer, Rails Envy)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

IM Video Journalism
3 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  With video online all the rage, UK-based international award winning video journalist David Dunkley Gyimah deconstructs video journalism and posits his cinematic brand known as IMVJ. Described by Apple Pro as a one man hurricane http://www.apple.com/uk/pro/profiles/gyimah/ Ex BBC David talks technique, workflow, and swift turnaround factual feature making. David Dunkley Gyimah (University of Westminster)
Tags  film panel

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Interactive Beyond the Screen: Branding in Four Dimensions
136 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  This talk covers the future of brand and design innovation in an increasingly fragmented world. It's not a discussion on new or emerging technologies, but rather a conversation about new and emerging mindsets.
Speaker Info  Jamie Monberg (Interactive Dir, Hornall Anderson)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Is Privacy Dead or Just Very Confused?
161 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  While many assert that "privacy is dead," the complex ways in which people try to control access and visibility suggest that it's just very confused. Rather than throwing the baby out with the bath water, let's discuss people's understanding and experiences of privacy and find ways to 2.0-ify it.
Speaker Info  danah boyd (Researcher, Microsoft Research), Judith Donath (MIT Media Laboratory), Siva Vaidhyanathan (Assoc Professor, University of Virginia), Alice Marwick (PhD Candidate, New York University)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Making Web Widgets Accessible: Tools and Techniques
75 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  Browser vendors, code library developers, and Ajax gurus demo best practices for making widgets and dynamic web content accessible. You'll also see how they're implementing W3C's new Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite, WAI-ARIA (nearing completion or done by SXSW 2009!). Get tips and tricks for next generation web accessibility.
Speaker Info  Michael Cooper (Accessibility Prod Mgr, W3C - World Wide Consortium), Shawn Henry (W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)), Catherine Laws (IBM), Thomas Logan (VP of Product Development, HiSoftware), Richard Schwerdtfeger (Distinguished Engineer, IBM)

10:00 AM
to 10:30 AM

Service-Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business
44 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Have you ever wondered why business books and periodicals rarely talk about technology? Business books do go so far as to credit technology with helping to make businesses work, and the business news covers technology companies, but never talks about the technology itself. Is it because publishers think that technology is just too, well, technical for a business audience? Or because they think that technology isn't a relevant or important topic for business discussions? Or, perish the thought, maybe these business publishers themselves don't discuss technology because they were the jocks back in high school, and technology has always seemed to be of interest only to the nerds.In this book, Service-Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business, we take aim at all three of these positions and lay each of them finally to rest. We make the case that technology is vitally important to today's business. Dot-com bubble or not, every company those business periodicals covers technology throughout the organization. In fact, surprisingly for a couple of self-described nerds, the authors speak more about how emotions and human nature trip companies up than technology does but argue for the merging of IT and business and using Service-Oriented approaches as the territory in which to plant the flag of neutrality first. Certainly this book goes a long way toward being the manual that business and IT can use.
Speaker Info  Ronald Schmelzer (ZapThink)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Strong Gaming Communities: Text vs. Speech
31 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  This panel brings together academics and game designers to fight out the future of the MMO interface. Should text continue to be the default way that people communicate in virtual worlds? Is the spoken word more natural and more laden with emotional cues, or more destructive of the magic circle?
Speaker Info  Matthew Bellows (VP Consumer Svcs, Vivox Inc), Amy Jo Kim (shufflebrain.com), Joe Miller (VP, Platform/Tech Dev, Linden Research Inc), Dmitri Williams (USC), Richard Vogel (Co-Studio Dir, Bioware)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

The Seven Rules for Great Web Application Design
259 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  In this lively and interactive session, Robert Hoekman, Jr., the author of 'Designing the Obvious' and 'Designing the Moment', uses the audience to reveal the 7 essential design principles for achieving great application design and the psychology behind them. And he does it all without a single bullet point (gasp!).
Speaker Info  Robert Hoekman Jr (CEO/Principal Experience Designer, Miskeeto LLC)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Tips For Making Ideas Happen
294 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The Behance Team is focused on organizing and boosting productivity in the creative world. We have interviewed hundreds of the most productive creative people and teams that are actually able to MAKE IDEAS HAPPPEN. We now want to share the "tips" and insights from our research with creative and entrepreneurial people that want to make ideas happen.
Speaker Info  Scott Belsky (CEO, Behance)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Transatlantic Troubleshooting: Getting into Europe's New Media Market
52 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The European market with over 500 million citizens is an enormous single market, with the UK providing a natural first-step for US companies looking to expand East-wards. After all, we share (pretty much) the same language. Challenging economic times mean the search for lucrative new markets is more important than ever. Quiz the panel and discover what it's like to do business in the UK and Europe, how to find partners, and stay gaffe-free. Get the skinny on the fast-moving tech, mobile and games scene. This panel is sponsored by Chinwag.
Speaker Info  Mike Butcher (UK Editor, TechCrunch), Mike Teasdale (Planning Dir, Chinwag/Harvest Digital), Stewart Townsend (Mgr Startups EMEA, Sun Microsystems), Aleks Krotoski (Sector Champion New Media, Chinwag/UKTI), Nigel Eccles (CEO, Hubdub.com)

10:30 AM
to 11:00 AM

Social Media Marketing
227 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  'Social Media Marketing' is the start of a conversation about marketing communications using social media forms ? including internet sites and mobile telecommunication sources. The book discusses the importance of data and analytics both in helping to monetise these media, and in improving the way that the owners of these media market themselves. Marketers wishing to communicate with customers, or potential customers via social media need to adopt a new set of skills and techniques to be effective. The need for dialogue and involvement, for engagement, is paramount. This book discusses solutions that allow marketers to target and measure their activities within social media.
Speaker Info  Alan Moore (Founder, Smlxl Ltd)

11:00 AM
to 11:08 AM

Alexandria
9 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  In the distant future, a bottle is found deep inside the rainforests of Southeast Asia. Its contents unlock the secret of what happened to three men in a bookstore at the end of civilization, and their attempt to live on.

11:00 AM
to 11:08 AM

Cochran
2 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Jim Cochran floats through his days dreaming about being somewhere else and reflecting on his past. He hates his job and despises the delivery truck he must drive. In his free time he finds solace in shooting clay pigeons at the local shooting range. In contrast to his delivery truck his shotgun is his favorite thing in the world and he considers it his 'nightly companion'. He also has a slight love affair with performing magic tricks, and practices them alone in his backyard. Jim's life is stagnant; he makes no attempt to change and instead accepts his fate, living inside of his head with his memories of the past. One fateful day while walking in the woods he finds something on the ground, his decision to pick it up will change his life forever.

11:00 AM
to 11:15 AM

Countertransference
2 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  "Countertransference" is a comedy which looks at the frustration and discontent that can arise during therapy--especially with an unbalanced therapist at the helm. Carla Carthrop is a shy, socially awkward woman with massive self-esteem issues. She works in an antique store and her professional claim to fame is being selected to manage the basement. The core of the film revolves around Carla's attempt to walk away from her dysfunctional therapist. It's an irreverent, psychologically loaded exploration of the therapeutic process.

11:00 AM
to 11:02 AM

Hi Mom
1 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Hi Mom started out as a vague exploration of the filmmaker's view on her family, friends, and feelings, and ended up becoming a story about her mother. The video was shot on various consumer cameras, and includes stills either shot by the artist or stolen from the internet. She roped her family and friends into cooperating with her shoots without telling them what the final product would be. All camera work, sound, and editing was conducted by the artist. She is unaware of if her Mom has seen the piece.

11:00 AM
to 11:16 AM

HUG
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Drew is a virtuoso musical talent, with a music contract ready to sign. Asa, his friend and manager, must physically get Drew to the contract signing. When Asa realizes that Drew is off his meds, the morning commute turns troubling.

11:00 AM
to 11:09 AM

Isis Avenue
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Isis Avenue intimately documents a 'crime-scene cleanup' crew's excavation of the home left abandoned by its deceased owner in Ingelwood, CA. Shot in a single-camera verite style, the unobtrusive and unanticipated nature of the film's process casts loss, absence and apathy as characters in the aftermath of an unknown woman's death. The pasts of the professionals who specialize in homicides, suicides, decomposition and hoarding cases are as hauntingly present as that of the departed. In an era of reality subjects, Isis Avenue stands in subtle opposition, in process and form, to the inevitable reality series soon to champion the subject of crime-scene cleanup. The entire filmmaking process was performed in 17 hrs 47 min; a conceptual sliver of time in the white light of Angelino anonymity.

11:00 AM
to 12:21 PM

Reel Shorts 1
9 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  'Hug', directed by Khary Jones. Drew is a virtuoso musical talent, with a music contract ready to sign. Asa, his friend and manager, must physically get Drew to the contract signing. When Asa realizes that Drew is off his meds, the morning commute turns troubling.

'Hi Mom', Amylee Belotti . An embellished look into the artist's view of her family and friends.

'Cochran', directed by James P. Gannon. Jim's Cochran's life is stagnant; he makes no attempt to change and instead accepts his fate, living inside of his head with his memories of the past. One fateful day while walking alone in the woods he finds something on the ground, his decision to pick it up will change his life forever.

'Alexandria', directed by Eric Elofson. Three men are trapped in a bookstore at the end of the world, and they must decide who or what can be saved before a massive flood drowns them all.

'Isis Avenue', directed by Paul Marchand. An intimate short film documenting a 'crime-scene cleanup' crew's early morning excavation of a home left abandoned by its deceased owner in Ingelwood, CA.

'Winter Lilacs', directed by Stephen Gurewitz. Chet Harvey tries to get a date to impress his aging mother Bernadette.

'That's My Majesty', directed by Emily Carmichael. Princess Moon has arrived in NYC on a mission to crown the new queen of her people. But the chosen queen is busy architect. As the Princess persists in her mission, the architect finds her workday interrupted at all the wrong moments, until a fateful decision gives both women what they didn't know they wanted.

'Sunday Mornings', directed by Jannicke Laker. A story about a woman who returns to her flat after an extended drinking session in town.

'Countertransference', directed by Madeleine Olnek. An awkward woman with assertiveness issues finds her problems multiplied in therapy.

11:00 AM
to 11:09 AM

Sunday Mornings
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  SUNDAY MORNINGS is a video about a woman who returns to her flat after an extended drinking session in town. The scene depicts the woman's slow progress from the front door to the bedroom. The video is about an independent person finding herself in a comical, yet simultaneously humiliating situation.

11:00 AM
to 12:29 PM

Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo
26 Attendees
Location Paramount
About  In Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo, filmmaker Bradley Beesley visits and explores an oddball American phenomenon: that of the prison rodeo. He journeys with his cameras to Oklahoma State Prison - the only remaining U.S. prison rodeo that is actually located on penitentiary grounds - and watches, cameras rolling, as ill-prepared male and female convicts risk their lives for the promise of cash and a brief spotlight.

11:00 AM
to 11:04 AM

That's My Majesty
2 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Princess Moon has arrived in New York City on a mission to crown the new queen of her people. But the chosen queen is a busy architect with little interest in governing a magical realm. As the Princess persists in her mission, the architect finds her workday interrupted at all the wrong moments, until a fateful decision gives both women what they didn't know they wanted.

11:00 AM
to 11:06 AM

Winter Lilacs
1 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Chet Harvey lives with his aging mother Bernadette. When faced with moving her to an assisted living home, Chet attempts to make his Ma' proud by getting a date with "a beautiful girl.

11:00 AM
to 11:30 AM

Diary of a Sex Fiend: Girl with a One Track Mind
1 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
Speaker Info  Zoe Margolis (Blogger/Author, Girl With a One-Track Mind)

11:00 AM
to 12:30 PM

Mentors: Managers/Agents
11 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Agents and Managers are a necessary part of the food chain in filmmaking from pre-production through distribution and release. What do they do exactly? How can they serve you? Talk to several industry professionals one-on-one.

Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.
Speaker Info  Dana O'Keefe (Mgr/Sales Agent, Cinetic Media), Deborah McIntosh (William Morris Independent), Dina Kuperstock (Film Sales, Creative Artists Agency), Rebecca Smith (Independent Film Group, United Talent Agency), (Wild Bunch), (Wild Bunch)
Tags  film panel

11:00 AM
to 11:30 AM

The Digital Future of Philanthropy: Engaging Donors with Online Video
100 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Non-profit organizations, which rely heavily on creating a relationship and emotional connection with potential donors, are shifting gears by sending out their message through online video. The Web is providing people more opportunities to contribute their time and money than ever before. To stay competitive, non-profits are learning learn to harness the power of the Web to attract and maintain volunteer and donor attention."The Digital Future of Philanthropy: Engaging Donors with Online Video,' is a simple and easy guide to understanding the benefits of utilizing video as part of the marketing mix. Quotes from industry experts are positioned with vivid photographs from the authors' international video assignments.
Speaker Info  Jessica Kizorek (CEO, Kizorek Inc)

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

The Incredible Shrinking (Expanding?) Film Critic Profession
23 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Long-time print film critics are being laid off left and right in the current newspaper crisis. At the same time, thousands of people are weighing in on movies on the Internet. Is this the best time ever for criticism? Or is this the end of an era, with the most qualified and literate critics being fired and retired? And what does all of this mean for independent and arthouse cinema? Professional reviewers from both the Web and traditional newspapers will share their optimistic and pessimistic thoughts.
Speaker Info  Gerald Peary (Dir/Writer, For the Love of Movies:The Story of American Film Criticism), Karina Longworth (Film Blogger, Spout), Scott Weinberg (Managing Editor, Cinematical/FEARnet), Marjorie Baumgarten (Sr Film Editor, Austin Chronicle), Shawn Levy (Film Critic, The Oregonian)
Tags  film panel

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

The State of Distribution: What You Need to Know
43 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  It's a challenge to get a distributor to even watch your film, much less buy it. Industry luminaries will explain what buyers are looking for and how movies are disseminated in North America and throughout the world. This is an in-depth exploration of the current market including traditional windows, timing, sequence of rights, and the impact of new philosophies.
Speaker Info  David Garber (Pres/Ceo, Lantern Lane Entertainment), Michael Barker (Pres, Sony Pictures Classics), David Fenkel (Oscilloscope Pictures), Eamonn Bowles (Pres, Magnolia Pictures), (VP Marketing, IFC Films), Keith Leopard (Dir Content, Blockbuster Entertainment)
Tags  film panel

11:30 AM
to 1:03 PM

Sorry, Thanks
28 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  Upon visiting her ex's to collect her belongings, Kira returns anxiously to dating and immediately collides with the disheveled Max. Disaster looms when Max (already taken) decides to dabble in two new pursuits: an obsessive-tending interest in Kira, and the mystery of whether he may in fact be an ass. Kira, meanwhile, fights to win a job she's far too smart for, then sabotages her only meaningful romantic prospect when a friend lays it on the line. Shot in San Francisco's Mission District, featuring the comic duo of Wiley Wiggins & Andrew Bujalski (who plays the best friend on the frontlines of Max's emotional shortcomings), and introducing newcomers Kenya Miles & Ia Hernandez. "Sorry, Thanks" charts turmoil, deep fallibility and the wreckage of self-delusion. In a laughy kind of way.

11:30 AM
to 12:39 PM

The Time of Their Lives
20 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  With a combined age of almost 300, Hetty, Rose and Alison love to share their impassioned concerns on everything from terrorism and global warming to sex, death and the meaning of life. But despite their unstoppable enthusiasm and disarming humour, all three women are not simply ready for death Ð they actively want to die.At the end of lives lived with passion and purpose, Hetty, Rose and Alison bring to the screen a rare perspective on old age. Surprising, poignant and at times very funny, The Time of Their Lives reveals the everyday mystery of how very old people experience life and the effects of age on their sense of identity and worth. Like first-hand witnesses who have gone ahead and report back from the edge of their own mortality, they tell us things of which no-one ever speaks.

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Blog on Company Time and Get Promoted
90 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  How many bloggers are underutilized in their day jobs? This session shows bloggers how to take over or start their company's blog for instant promotion and industry-wide fame. Learn tools and techniques for taking on the title of Chief Blogging Officer and then making your company's blog a massive success.
Speaker Info  Daniel Hope (Consultant, Tracksuit CEO)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Bootstrap Your Startup
109 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  Dell, Oracle, Microsoft and Virgin were bootstrap companies that were able to get started without raising traditional venture capital. Bootstrapping is not just capital efficient, it has many other positive influences on your business and your potential to profit from its success. Learn why you should consider the bootstrap method and ask questions of a successful bootstrap entrepreneur.
Speaker Info  Bijoy Goswami (Ceo, Aviri), (Founder, Austin Art Start)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Change v2
135 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Obama has awoken a once in a century passion for reform. What will it take to make it work? What would "work" mean?
Speaker Info  Lawrence Lessig (Stanford Law School)

11:30 AM
to 12:00 PM

Cinematic Game Secrets for Creative Directors and Producers
32 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Cinematography for Games covers the space between the game and film industries by pointing out the most relevant cinematic techniques in today's hottest games, and includes interviews with the game industry's greatest luminaries (including Warren Spector: Creator of one of the original game companies, Origin, Richard Rouse III: Legendary game designer, and Noah Falstein of Game Developer magazine ).The convergence of games and film is a widely discussed and debated topic in the game industry. Many major publishers, along with some high-profile directors (John Woo, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Tony Scott) are exploring the middle ground between the industries. This book introduces game producers and directors to the techniques that film producers, directors, and cinematographers have relied on for years.Game developers learn how to create compelling video games by developing quality stories and characters, visualizing scenes within the game through the eyes of a cinematographer, and using tried and true film industry methods for casting, voice-over, direction, and production.The book will also feature screen shots from some of today's hottest titles that illustrate key cinematic concepts, as well as advice from successful game industry professionals already using these techniques.
Speaker Info  Rich Newman (Producer, Elsinore Productions)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Crash the Server -- How to Market your Movie by Achieving Webisode Awesomeness
40 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Join Zak Knutson & Joey Figueroa of Chop Shop Entertainment, along with long time collaborator Ming Chen of View Askew Productions, for an interactive workshop on achieving massive media exposure through internet webisodes. From big budget studio films, to low budget independent projects, film distributors have come to rely on the internet and the word of mouth it generates to showcase their products and to build world wide fan bases long before their films hit theatres. View examples of both failed and successful webisodes from past projects, discuss the process of creating a webisode that will deliver butts in seats for the all important opening weekend, and learn to take full advantage of the explosion of internet video distribution that creates new celebrities on a daily basis. This panel is sponsored by Ribbit.
Speaker Info  Ming Chen (Webmaster, View Askew), Joey Figueroa (Producer/Dir, Chop Shop Entertainment), Zak Knutson (Chop Shop Entertainment)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Creative: Show the Path, Not the Destination
190 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Join Brendan Dawes, Gary Hustwit and Jim Coudal for three short presentations followed by a discussion on the subject of creating more involving, entertaining, successful projects by structuring them in a way that encourages the audience to be a key part of the process of discovery.Generally speaking you should be pointing your audience in the right direction and then getting the hell out of the way. In film, programming and design, the most satisfying works are those that on their most basic level are created along with an audience, not simply for one.
Speaker Info  Jim Coudal (Coudal Partners), Brendan Dawes (Creative Dir, mN)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Curating the Crowd-Sourced World
182 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  With all the stuff we weed through online, good filters are crucial. Who's best-suited to determine what's best, curators or the crowd? People have their religion about one or the other, however this panel will focus on the overlap, the grey areas and how curating and crowd-sourcing enrich each other.
Speaker Info  Jen Bekman (CEO, Jen Bekman Projects | 20x200), Paddy Johnson (Editor, Art Fag City), Nion McEvoy (CEO, Chronicle Books), Dustin Hostetler (Special Projects Curator, skinnyCorp), Gina Trapani (Founding Editor, Lifehacker.com)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Emerging Trends of Mobile Technology
198 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  iPhone 2.0, Android, Flash Lite 3.0, Streaming Video, Electronic Wallets, ?€¦ Mobile technology is growing rapidly and becoming an intrinsic part of consumer mentality. Hear the experts discuss the role of mobile in today?€™s lifestyle, discuss emerging technology, and predict national and international trends.
Speaker Info  Rob Gonda (Dir of Mktg Strategy & Analysis, Sapient), Juan-Carlos Morales (Creative Dir, Sapient Interactive)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

From Geek to Peak: Your First Year as a Freelance Geek
62 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Thomas Myer shares ideas from his new book on how to transform yourself from wage-slave cubicle dweller into a fulfilled, happy, and successful freelance geek. I welcome all PHP developers, Ruby-on-Rails Demigods and Javascript gurus yearning for freedom.
Speaker Info  Thomas Myer (Triple Dog Dare Media)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

How to Talk to Programmers
92 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Can't talk to your programmers? Can't find a good one? Designers and project managers often complain that they can't communicate with developers. Agencies often have trouble finding good freelancers. Learn how to make your interactions productive instead of painful and leverage programmers instead of living with them.
Speaker Info  Daniel Morrison (Collective Idea)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

iPhone: The New Gaming Platform
89 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  With the launch of iPhone 3G and the App Store, Apple has created a marketplace for developers to innovate with native applications. One of the greatest successes has been with gaming and entertainment titles, and even Apple has been marketing iPhone as a portable gaming device. Will iPhone and iPod touch rival the dominance of Nintendo DS and Sony PSP? Hear from gaming experts who have embraced iPhone as the new gaming platform.
Speaker Info  Raven Zachary (raven.me), Danielle Cassley (Founder VP Prod Dev, Aurora Feint), Brian Greenstone (Head Cheeze, Pangea Software Inc), (Producer, ngmoco)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Lessons Learned from the Open Source Software
45 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  Open Source Software, once considered revolutionary, has increasingly been accepted as mainstream. In this panel of some of the most experienced open source leaders and analysts, we will explore what has made open source successful and what lessons all businesses can learn from this paradigm shifting technology.
Speaker Info  Michael Cote (Analyst, RedMonk), Neelan Choksi (COO, Lexcycle), (VP & GM Enterprise Delivery, SpringSource), Sara Dornsife (Consultant, )

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Microformats: A Quiet Revolution
182 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Microformats are quietly changing the landscape of the web, achieving some of the original ideals of the 'semantic web.' In the past year, we've seen increased adoption from web designers and popular web sites, improved browser support for microformats in both Firefox and IE, and search engines beginning to support microformats. Come hear from the leaders who are driving these changes in the industry, and find out what the future holds for microformats. This panel is sponsored by Microsoft.
Speaker Info  Tantek Çelik (tantek.com), Leah Culver (Software Engineer, Six Apart Ltd), Karsten Januszewski (Developer, Microsoft), Glenn Jones (Creative Dir, Madgex), Jeremy Keith (Technical Dir, Clearleft Ltd)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

More Secrets of JavaScript Libraries
136 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  In a reprise from last year's popular panel - the JavaScript libraries authors are getting together again to impart their what they've learned from their experience in developing solid, world-class, JavaScript libraries. Covering everything from advanced aspects of the JavaScript language, to handling cross-browser issues, all the way up to packaging and distribution. A complete set of knowledge for a JavaScript developer.
Speaker Info  John Resig (Mozilla Corporation), Andrew Dupont (Prototype JavaScript Framework), Nate Koechley (Sr Engineer YUI, ), Becky Gibson (Web Accessibility Architect, IBM)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Nerd Network: Building an Online Community for Developers
22 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Although often laggards in interactive marketing, B2B tech companies are successfully tapping into the groundswell to improve products, reduce support costs, and energize brand evangelists. This panel of technical community managers will examine techniques for launching a developer community, share social marketing strategies, discuss benefits of user-generated technical content, and relay metrics.
Speaker Info  Deirdre Walsh (Community & Social Media Mgr, National Instruments), Susan Zellmann-Rohrer (Community Strategy Lead, EMC)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Not the Same Old Story
193 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  If the web provides so many ways to connect with audiences, why are we all stuck telling the same story with our designs? Hear from a panel of storytelling experts on the importance of narrative and art direction online to break away from static and boring experiences.
Speaker Info  Jason Santa Maria (Creative Dir, ), Daniel Burka (Creative Dir, Digg/Pownce), Nicholas Felton (feltron.com), Emily Gordon (Editor-in-Chief, emdashes.com / printmag.com), Ian Adelman (Design Director, nymag.com)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Starting Up in Silicon Alley
27 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  You should start you company in New York City.Why? What makes starting up in NYC better than in San Francisco?This panel will feature prominent members of the New York startup community and will focus on the various aspects of starting up a Web 2.0 company in The Big Apple.(This panel will also be at Web 2.0 Expo NY in Sept '08)
Speaker Info  Nate Westheimer (Entrepreneur in Residence, Rose Tech Ventures)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

The Search for a More Social Web
234 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The Web is not just about information; its about people. In this presentation, Facebook's Dave Morin will discuss the industry's efforts to move toward a more social Web, and how openness can create a better experience for users sharing and connecting across the Web.
Speaker Info  Dave Morin (Facebook Inc)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

What your Startup Can Learn from Barack Obama and Howard Dean
100 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  BarackObama.com made more money online than most startups. So did Howard Dean before him. We've spent so much time talking about what happened, but little about how it applies to you. We will go in depth on their strategies from the top consultants and strategists from the 2008 election cycle. We won't be talking about what happened, but rather about how it applies to you and your startup.
Speaker Info  Jake Brewer (Internet Dir, Energy Action Coalition), Scott Goodstein (CEO, Revolution Messaging LLC), Mary Katharine Ham (Staff Writer, Weekly Standard), Clay Johnson (Dir of Sunlight Labs, Sunlight Foundation), Michael Bassik (Chief Digital Officer, Air America Media)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Working Alone Sucks: Join the Coworking Revolution.
113 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The world's workforce is shifting, and geeks are the early adopters. Learn more about how communities of workers are banding together to make their virtual workplace more efficient and exciting through ideas like "coworking".
Speaker Info  Alex Hillman (co-founder, Indy Hall)

12:00 PM
to 1:30 PM

AMAC @ The Hideout: Austin School of Film
1 Attendees
Location Hideout
About  Austin School of Film presents Brave Cinema 2009: No Censorship Here!--Award winning films from our Loud and Clear Youth Film Festival. Creative and brilliant shorts by our Featured Adult Filmmakers. Austin School of Film is a nonprofit independent film, art, and technology center that supports every aspect of production from idea to distribution. Our goal is to educate, train, and develop emerging artists of all ages to be active participants in shaping our 21st century culture

12:00 PM
to 1:35 PM

Died Young, Stayed Pretty
28 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Died Young Stayed Pretty is the first feature documentary to take a candid look at the renaissance of North America's underground indie-rock poster movement spurred on by the launch of Gigposters.com. Picking up where punk left off, DYSP reveals a new breed of counter-culturists; artists that set out to destroy the mainstream through their controversial & intensely visceral design work. Yaghoobian travels across US & Canada to offer a look into to the world of some of the giants of this modern subculture who have worked on posters for groups like Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Sonic Youth, and the list goes on. Under the guise of advertising for rocks shows, these unheralded masters of the silkscreen carry on public discourses that range from hot button political issues to lewd inside jokes.

12:00 PM
to 12:30 PM

iPhone Programmer's Road Map: A Guided Tour of the Official SDK
138 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The iPhone SDK Developer's Guide starts by introducing the tools (Xcode, SDK, emulator, IB) and basic application concepts you need to assemble and run your first GUI application. It includes a very quick introduction/review of the Object C programming language, but assumes basic knowledge of C and OO programming.Key idioms and design patterns in an iPhone application will be presented along with coverage of the UIController, MVC, event handler etc. Later chapters cover the standard high level widgets in the iPhone SDK, the events they generate, as well as their standard event listeners. Low level drawing API and touch events will also be covered in addition to iPhone-specific APIs to access mobile. Concise coverage of key data network protocols and data communication libraries and a complete chapter on how to use the Interface Builder to build applications complete this hands-on guide to tapping into the power of the SDK.
Speaker Info  Michael Yuan (eZee Inc)

12:30 PM
to 2:01 PM

45365
21 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  '45365' (pronounced: four, five, three, six, five) explores the congruities of daily life in an American town Ð Sidney, Ohio. Through a patient and inquisitive look at the lives and landscapes that make up this community of 20,000 people, it captures the complexities and ambiguities of their shared experience. Conclusions are left to the audience as the component characters speak and act for themselves, as themselves. These storylines eventually coalesce into a mosaic of faces, places, and events. It is an inquiring look at everyday life in middle America.

12:30 PM
to 1:00 PM

Managing Online Forums: Everything You Need to Know to Create and Run Successful Community Discussion Boards
180 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Managing Online Forums is a practical guide to managing online forums, communities and social spaces. It's not a software or programming book; it's strictly about managing people and the community as a whole. What is talked about in this book is not hypothetical - it consists of in use, battle-tested theories and solutions. Real life examples are cited throughout, including actual user guidelines, staff member guidelines and more. For more information, please check out the book website at managingonlineforums.com.
Speaker Info  Patrick O'Keefe (iFroggy Network)

12:30 PM
to 2:00 PM

SXSW Library Worker Hoedown 2009
39 Attendees
Location Iron Cactus
About  Whether you are new to SXSW or an old hat, if you work in the library or info science field as a librarian or not, come to lunch! Eat/drink with your fellow information professionals. Use the words gatekeepers and cherrypicking. Snicker about your out of touch colleagues. Ask for advice/help from others who've been there. Bitch about Michael Gorman. Mention how Otlet could have schooled all of these SxSWers decades ago. Reminisce about the days of authority control as king.
Host Organization(s)  SxSW Library Workers
Info  jennybento@gmail.com

12:30 PM
to 2:00 PM

1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

Creative Nonfiction
20 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Ella is a college student, but she's more focused on her pseudo-romance with her dorm mate Chris than on the screenplay she's supposed to be finishing for her Creative Writing class. Reality and fiction are indistinguishable as she tries and fails to differentiate her script from her increasingly awkward social life.

1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

Alternative Publicity: Grabbin' Eyeballs and Sparking Buzz
51 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The current state of entertainment media is a dismal one. With film critics taking buyouts, and magazines and newspapers closing left and right, the all important media ink that independent film needs to survive without an advertising budget is also fading. How does a film break out from the pack to get butts in seats and eyeballs on screens? How does a film harness its own content and style to reach its target audiences? Through an examination of general publicity strategies, internet tricks and tactics, and an evaluation of a grassroots publicity plan, the Alternative Publicity panel gives you some tools to use when the New York Times won't return your calls.
Speaker Info  Jessica Edwards (VP, Murphy PR), Negin Farsad (Comedian/Filmmaker, Vaguely Qualified Productions), David Modigliani (Producer/Dir, Crawford), Tommy Pallotta (Producer, ), Curt Ellis (Producer, Wicked Delicate Films)
Tags  film panel

1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

I Love You, Man: Are You Man Enough to Say It?
173 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The stars and director of SXSWs 09 opening night film, ILYM gather to give up some "man props" and talk about the film at a special panel about the making of this highly anticipated comedy, which opens in theaters on 3/20. Find out more about the art of "man-dating" from writer / director John Hamburg (Along Came Polly) and stars Paul Rudd (40 Year Old Virgin), Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Rashida Jones (The Office).
Speaker Info  Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man), Rashida Jones (I Love You, Man), John Hamburg (I Love You, Man), Jason Segel (I Love You, Man), Mark Olsen (Correspondent, Los Angeles Times), Donald DeLine (I Love You Man/Observe and Report), Jaime Pressly (I Love You, Man), (I Love You, Man)
Tags  film panel

1:00 PM
to 1:30 PM

Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web
289 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web, Second Edition introduces the core concepts of information architecture: organizing web site content so that it can be found, designing website interaction so that it's pleasant to use, and creating an interface that is easy to understand. This book helps designers, project managers, programmers, and other information architecture practitioners avoid costly mistakes by teaching the skills of information architecture swiftly and clearly.
Speaker Info  Christina Wodtke (Queen, Boxes and Arrows)

1:00 PM
to 2:30 PM

Mentors: Distributors
6 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Get some one-on-one face time with people who can decide if a film makes it to a theater near you, to your local video store, or broadcast.

Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.
Speaker Info  Udy Epstein (Principal, 7th Art Releasing), Darren Goldberg (Principal, Atlantic Pictures), Joe Amodei (Pres, Virgil Films and Entertainment), Ryan Kampe (Partner, Visit Films), Rachel Goslins (Dir IDDL, ITVS/PBS), Christian Vesper (SVP Acq & Programming, IFC/Sundance Channel), Dustin Smith (Roadside Attractions)
Tags  film panel

1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

Mini-Meeting: Contracts & Unions
6 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Sign on the bottom line. Keeping in accordance with the rules and regulations of the unions. It is all the behind the scenes technicalities that can drive a person insane. Find out what you need to know to have all your i's dotted and t's crossed. Registrants are invited to sign up for panel on the morning of the session.
Speaker Info  Gregory Slewett (Entertainment Atty , Bloom Hergott et al), (Business Mgr, IATSE Local 484)
Tags  film panel

1:30 PM
to 3:00 PM

a'mare
1 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  ANDREA and FELICE are two kids whose lives centre around the sea. One day during a fishing excursion their usual routine is disturbed when something unexpected appears from the water. Will their friendship survive the turbulent events that follow?

1:30 PM
to 1:43 PM

Autopilot
1 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  A bicycle propels forward with no rider and adolescent boys make internet videos. At home Mark's family drifts in isolation, escaping the lazy afternoon, when reality circles back.

1:30 PM
to 1:38 PM

Before the Sea
1 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  A little boy and his fisherman father confront life and death at the edge of the ocean, where their idle drag boat, the Anne Marie, blankets them in a dream.

1:30 PM
to 1:35 PM

Happy 95 Birthday Grandpa
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Illumination comes to a young boy at his grandfather's 95th birthday.

1:30 PM
to 3:00 PM

Ida y Vuelta (Round Trip)
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  The customs of an American airport places a mother and her son in a revealing situation when his luggage is inspected. Forced to deal with their past, they come to a point where lying to each other is no longer an option.

1:30 PM
to 1:40 PM

John Wayne Hated Horses
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  On a hot summer day, a father and his young son struggle with their differing ideas about masculinity, boredom, and the proper way to play with army toys.

1:30 PM
to 1:37 PM

Little Pumpkin
2 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  In the midst of his parents' divorce, a 5 year-old boy seeks out friendship with a gift his father left behind for him. The fact that the new found friend is a large pumpkin seems harmless at first, but Stephanie finds herself facing her own emotions, as her son grows more and more attached to the pumpkin in the absence of his father.

1:30 PM
to 1:40 PM

Peter and Ben
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  As a young man, Peter visited the rolling lush green hills of a remote and hidden valley in Wales and chose to stay there permanently. Self-sufficient and alone, Peter was content. Then he met Ben. Peter found Ben, an orphaned newborn lamb, abandoned in a ditch. Now Ben has matured into a full-grown wooly sheep with ambitions to move into Peter's house with him. Peter, however, has other ideas. Peter and Ben is a touching and quirky story of how two "black-sheep" form an unusual and enduring bond.

1:30 PM
to 3:17 PM

Reel Shorts 2
9 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  'John Wayne Hated Horses', directed by Andrew Betzer. A father and his young son share a house, a yard, and very different ideas about masculinity and appropriate uses of army toys.

'Autopilot', directed by J.B. Herndon. Adolescent boys ghostride bicycles. Inertia pulls a father and son toward an eerie kinship. And time is a circle.

'Before the Sea', directed by Charlene Music. A little boy and his fisherman father confront life and death at the edge of the ocean, where their idle drag boat, the Anne Marie, blankets them in a dream.

'A'Mare', directed by Martina Amati. Andrea and Felice are two kids whose lives centre around the sea. One day during a fishing excursion their usual routine is disturbed when something unexpected appears from the water.

'Peter and Ben', directed by Pinny Grylls. A man moves away from civilization and strikes up a relationship with the sheep.

'Tess and Nana', directed by M. Stewart Thorndike. Thirteen-year-old Tess wants to get out of sick grandmother's dark house.

'Round Trip', directed by David Martin-Porras. The customs of an American airport places a mother and her son in a revealing situation when his luggage is inspected. Forced to deal with their past, they come to a point where lying to each other is no longer an option.

'Sister Wife', directed by Jill Orschel. In a time when the practices of Mormon fundamentalism offer sensational fodder for the evening news, but little honesty, Sister Wife offers a rare and unflinching glimpse into a cloistered lifestyle.

'Happy 95th Birthday Grandpa', directed by Gary Huggins. A fleeting memory in five minutes.

VisitDirector: Gray MillerNYC Chinatown-- A young pregnant couple struggle with parental anxieties and an unexpected visitor.

1:30 PM
to 1:40 PM

Sister Wife
5 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  DoriAnn is a Mormon Fundamentalist who shares a husband with her younger biological sister. During a private bathing ritual, DoriAnn explores the surprisingly universal challenges of her marriage and reveals an unexpected explanation for why she chooses polygamy.

1:30 PM
to 1:40 PM

Tess and Nana
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Tess gets out of her grandmother's house for the day.

1:30 PM
to 1:37 PM

Visit
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  NYC Chinatown-- A young pregnant couple struggle with parental anxieties and an unexpected visitor.

1:30 PM
to 2:00 PM

Speaking in Styles: A CSS Primer for Web Designers
166 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Do you speak CSS? CSS was developed with designers in mind, and natural language terms are used wherever possible to make it easy to understand and remember. Speaking in Styles teaches Designers the "language" that will be used to take their vision from the static visual comp to the live internet.
Speaker Info  Jason Cranford Teague (Dir of Web Design Standards, Bright Eye Media)

1:45 PM
to 3:40 PM

Daytime Drinking
19 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  After Hyuk-Jin gets dumped, he hangs around in a bar with his friends. Totally drunk, they decide to travel to console his broken heart.
Next day, Hyuk-Jin arrives at the destination but he finds out he is alone because his friends can't come due to a terrible hangover.
He encounters with strange couple and gets invited for a drink. Next morning, he opens his eyes on the middle of snowy way without his cell phone and wallet as well as his pants. A kind but somewhat weird driver offers him a drive and a drink again.
Now Hyuk-jin has to find a way to get out of the world's worst hangover and to end his drunken odyssey.

2:00 PM
to 3:30 PM

AMAC @ The Hideout: Austin Film Society
2 Attendees
Location Hideout
About  A program of short films from the Austin Film Society's community of filmmaker-members.

2:00 PM
to 3:40 PM

Beeswax
26 Attendees
Location Paramount
About  Long SynopsisThe story revolves primarily around a pair of twin sisters--Jeannie, who has been paraplegic since youth and gets around in a wheelchair, and Lauren. Same face, different bodies. Something like a legal thriller for anyone who finds 'legal thriller' to be an oxymoron, Beeswax is also a story about families, real and imagined, people taking care of each other when they want to, when they need to, when they ought to.

2:00 PM
to 3:24 PM

Bomber
24 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  A bittersweet comedy about love, family and dropping bombs on Germany. Lovelorn son Ross finds himself trapped in a nightmare road-trip with his parents when he agrees to drive his 83 year old father to Germany, so that the old man can apologize to a village he accidentally bombed during the war.

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Opening Remarks: Tony Hsieh
612 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  At Zappos.com, Tony Hsieh has fostered a culture where extraordinary customer service is the norm. Hear him talk about how good deeds can help you leverage the power of your audience to massively extend your brand.
Speaker Info  Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos.com)

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Profit By Mobilizing Your Online Community or Marketplace
113 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Mobilize and monetize automated communication for your online community. Whether reducing time to a transaction or enhancing your services for your users, Unwired Nation shows you how to go mobile in a way that can create revenue for your business. Come learn from companies that are already profiting from going mobile. This panel is sponsored by Unwired Nation.
Speaker Info  Shawn Bose (Director of Product Strategy, uShip), Derek Johnson (Tatango), Brad King (Author, ), (Centsports), C. Eric Smith (Pres/CTO, UnWired Nation Inc)

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

So You Want to be a Game Programmer...
34 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  You've got your computer science degree, and you've been out in the working world, but somewhere, deep down inside, you've really always wanted to make computer games. This talk is intended to inform you on what you need to learn, how to go about learning it, what the dangers are, and how to land that first job in the industry.
Speaker Info  Scott Jennings (Designer, ), Robert Madsen (Lead Programmer, MumboJumbo), Tess Snider (Sr Programmer, Trion World Network), Tim Langdell (CEO/Game Professor, EDGE Games)

2:00 PM
to 3:15 PM

Ning Pi(e) Happy Hour
42 Attendees
Location ACC
About  We'll bring you your other favorite dessert (just like mom used to make) to your belly, courtesy of Ning. Kyle Ford, Laura Gluhanich, and Ernie Hsiung will be providing pie on Saturday afternoon, crashing a corner of the Austin Convention Center. Follow @lauraglu, @kyleford or @ernieatLYD to find out where in the convention center we'll be

2:30 PM
to 3:54 PM

Luckey
15 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  As this verite documentary film unfolds, viewers are drawn into an intimate family struggle. Tom Luckey is coping with recent and dramatic changes in his life. A sculptor, Tom was designing a three-story-tall climbable sculpture, the masterpiece of his career building interactive art, when he fell through a window and became paralyzed below his shoulders. Determined to finish his sculpture, Tom turned to his oldest son Spencer, an architect, for help. Spencer sees an opportunity to work with his father and to reclaim his boyhood relationship, which was interrupted by divorce and remarriage. As they try to forge a working relationship from a complex father-son relationship, Tom and Spencer find themselves reeling emotionally during the first year of Tom's paralysis, making working together explosive. Family dynamics are complicated by the fact that Tom's wife, Ettie, and Spencer don't get along. Stepmother and stepson, they become Tom's primary caretakers and companions, but can barely bring themselves to interact with one another. As Tom regains strength and ambition, but not mobility, enabling his artistic work while maintaining independence and sanity becomes a tricky balance for Tom, Spencer, and Ettie. LUCKEY is a portrait of a family in crisis and one man's efforts to create a new life in the wake of a devastating accident.

3:00 PM
to 4:12 PM

Pulling John
14 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  'Pulling John' is the universal story of a champion, who after 25 years of success is now burdened with the inevitable transformation of aging. John Brzenk, the legendary armwrestler, who works as an airline mechanic by day must decide whether to leave the sport he was raised on or wait to be defeated by 2 up and coming titans. Voevoda from Russia, Bagent from West Virginia and Yoshi from Tokyo are the colorful characters who have been raised on the legend of John Brzenk. These men define themselves by not becoming champions but by defeating the legend that is known as Brzenk. In a philosophical and thrilling ride, 'Pulling John' culminates at the Zloty Tur Championship in Warsaw, where Bagent and Voevoda have the chance of their life, to dethrone the conflicted Brzenk.

3:00 PM
to 4:11 PM

Sunshine
13 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  It all starts with getting knocked up. An unplanned pregnancy for an unplanned girl sets off SUNSHINE, a playful, yet ultimately stirring self-portrait of an adopted woman driven to search for answers through reconnection with her biological mother. Woven together from over 10 years of super 8 and video home movies, intimate family interviews, shimmering dance sequences and stylized reenactments, SUNSHINE offers a refreshingly rare glimpse on the current day transformations taking place within our most sacred of institutions.Young, pregnant, single and unprepared, the daughter/director struggles with the incredible ironies of the family, as she struggles to raise her own daughter and understand the plight of her biological mother.

3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

A Conversation with Bob Berney & John Pierson
32 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  With a roster of successes including Pan's Labyrinth, Y Tu Mama Tambien, The Passion Of The Christ, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and a career stretching from early exhibition days at the Inwood Theater, Dallas, through IFC Films, to founder/president of Newmarket and Picturehouse, calling Bob Berney an indie distribution guru seems like an understatement. We are therefore delighted to announce that UT Film Clinical Professor John Pierson will be moderating a conversation with Berney as he discusses his career, the state of cinema, and the future of independent distribution in an increasingly diffused media landscape.
Speaker Info  John Pierson (Co-Pres, Grainy Pictures), Bob Berney (Independent Distributor, )
Tags  film panel

3:00 PM
to 3:30 PM

Discovery Driven Growth: A Breakthrough Process to Reduce Risk and Seize Opportunity
88 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  How can companies generate growth regardless of today's market conditions? By adopting discovering-driven practices. Rita McGrath ? consultant, professor, keynote speaker, and author -- argues that companies with conventional approaches to growth are now even less likely to get exceptional results. It's time to discover new initiatives' potential and fund them as they develop, organically, without exposure to expensive risks. Discovery-Driven Growth, available now, is co-authored by Rita McGrath and Ian MacMillan. Their ideas have been acclaimed as 'some of the most important management and strategy tools ever developed.' - Clayton Christensen, professor at Harvard Business School Discovery Driven Growth: A Breakthrough Process to Reduce Risk and Seize Opportunity URL: www.DiscoveryDrivenGrowth.com
Speaker Info  Rita McGrath (Professor, Columbia Business School)

3:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

Jeffrey Tambor's Acting Workshop
79 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Jeffrey Tambor returns to SXSW with his popular Acting Workshop, where he explores the practical and philosophical approaches that lead to a great performance. He will rehearse and refine a scene with actors to break down the performance process. This workshop is intended for those interested in bridging the gap between actor and director. Directors and filmmakers are encouraged to attend and bring questions.
Speaker Info  Jeffrey Tambor (Actor, Arrested Development), (Alexander the Last), (John Bryant Productions)
Tags  film panel

3:00 PM
to 4:30 PM

Mentors: Pre-Production
4 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Details, details. From casting, to planning, to more planning. Come talk with industry veterans who've been through it before, and learn from their mistakes.

Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.
Speaker Info  Sharon Lieblein (VP Talent & Casting, Nickelodeon), Bryan Stamp (Creative Exec Documentary Films, Participant Media), Mary John Frank (Mockingbird Films), Tamar Simon (Dev Exec/Mgr, Straight Up Films), Slava Rubin (IndieGoGo), Sara Bernstein (VP HBO Documentary Films, HBO), Scilla Andreen (Co-Founder, IndieFlix)
Tags  film panel

3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

Mini-Meeting: Editing
20 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The editor can be the savior for any film. Learn valuable secrets of the trade on how to best work with editors, or become the best editor out there.
Speaker Info  Kyle Henry (Editor/Filmmaker, AOK Productions LLC), Leah Marino ()
Tags  film panel

3:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

The Hyper Island Way: Learn Creative Group Dynamics to Create Profitable Effectiveness
84 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  First time outside Europe! Hyper Island teach individuals, their work groups and company to perform even better. Hosted by Mattias Hansson, CEO, in cooperation with University of Colorado at Boulder. A unique learning experience. Please email to sxsw@hyperisland.se to reserve your place in thisunique workshop.
Speaker Info  Mattias Hansson (Hyper Island)

3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

Trade Show Bar Happy Hour
216 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The SXSW Trade Show Bar is back! Enjoy drinks during trade show hours with happy hour (complimentary drinks) from 3pm-4pm each day.

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

A Hard Sell? Social Media & Your Boss
106 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Moving your boss from 'No' to 'Go'Are you frustrated that your company is not engaged in social media? The panel will provide actionable steps to convince your boss of the value. We'll cover how to: become a champion, creative ways to recruit internal proponents (including lawyers), gather & present compelling reasons. Sell your social media ideas!We'll make your social media plan an easy sell!
Speaker Info  Shashi Bellamkonda (Social Media Swami, Network Solutions), Rajeev Malik (Sr Dir Legal & Business Affairs, Network Solutions)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Being Indie and Successful in the Video Game Industry
40 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Join several successful indie game developers as they discuss the state of the indie video game scene, talk about the challenges facing independent developers and publishers, and speculate on what the future holds for indie players in the video game industry.
Speaker Info  Joel DeYoung (Chief Operating Officer, Hothead Games), John Baez (Producer, The Behemoth), Jonathan Blow (), Ron Carmel (2D BOY), Kellee Santiago (Pres, thatgamecompany)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Blog Highways: Travel Blogging for the Wanderer
62 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  If you want more out of your travel blog than just showing Mom some nice pictures from "My Trip to Vietnam," then learn how to really convey a sense of place and build a community of fellow travelers.
Speaker Info  Pam Mandel (Writer, Nerd's Eye View), Sheila Scarborough (Blogger, BootsnAll Travel Network)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Building Entrepreneurial Communities Outside the Valley
77 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  This panel will explore the various hurdles facing technology and entrepreneurial communities outside Silicon Valley. We will also explore various strategies that have worked in building these communities around the country.
Speaker Info  Nick O'Neill (Founder, AllFacebook/Social Times), Frank Gruber (Founder & Co-Founder, Somewhat Frank / TECH cocktail)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Connecting Interrelated Design and Development Workflows
109 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Design and development are like siblings in the creative process ? constantly trying to express their individuality but a lot closer than they're willing to admit. This session will explore the interrelated disciplines of design and development by looking at three specific project types: designer/developer collaboration for the Flash Platform; designer/developer collaboration for Ajax; and cross-media design and publication. You'll see how designers and developers can achieve peace through more efficient integration and collaboration across media types and disciplines. This panel is sponsored by Adobe.
Speaker Info  (Evangelist, Adobe), Greg Rewis (Creative Solutions Evangelism, Adobe)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Designing for Irrational Behavior
232 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  The core of sustainability efforts is behavior change, understanding patterns of behavior and developing models for motivating sustainable behavior change. This approach assumes a rational response from the consumer. However, most decisions are irrational. This panel will examine how to motivate people to make sustainable changes by appealing to their emotions instead. This panel is sponsored by frog design.
Speaker Info  Peter Whybrow (Dir, UCLA Semel Institute), Robert Fabricant (Executive Creative Director, Frog Design Inc), Jeffrey Bardzell (Asst Professor, Indiana University), Jen van der Meer (Drillteam)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Everything I Needed to Know About the Web I Learned from Feminism
145 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Last year's panel on Gossip packed up via twitter word of mouth and was described by Get Satisfaction's Lane Becker as "the best panel I've ever seen at SXSW." This year we might top it and revive/re-frame feminism at the same time. Feminism teaches "the personal is political" and the web shows that the personal is now public. Christmas newsletters and recipes are the social media of their time, and women are the key social nodes of our culture. In her comic and though-provoking style, Heather Gold brings together amazingly smart women and the people f/k/audience to discuss what makes social networks strong and predict where they're heading next online.
Speaker Info  Heather Gold (Founder, Subvert.com), danah boyd (Researcher, Microsoft Research), (Dir, LBJ Library)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Feed Me: Bite Size Info for a Hungry Internet
209 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  In our fast-paced, information overload society, users are consuming shorter and more frequent content in the form of blogs, feeds and status messages. This panel will look at the social trends, as well as the technologies that makes feed-based communication possible. Led by Ari Steinberg, an engineering manager at Facebook who focuses on the development of News Feed.
Speaker Info  Ari Steinberg (Engineering Mgr, Facebook Inc), Eric Eldon (Editor, VentureBeat), Dare Obasanjo (Program Mgr, Microsoft), David Sacks (CEO, Yammer), Paul Buchheit (Founder, FriendFeed)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

From Freelance to Agency: Start Small, Stay Small
184 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The web has always attracted mavericks and entrepreneurs, and a rocky economy makes the freelance life more desirable (or at least more inevitable) than ever. So what happens when your freelance business starts to grow? How big can you get without getting bad? How can freelancers and small teams compete with traditional agencies? Hip freelancers and cool agency heads will answer questions, compare experiences, and tell their stories.
Speaker Info  Jeffrey Zeldman (Founder/Exec Creative Dir, Happy Cog Studios), Roger Black (Pres, Roger Black Studio), Kristina Halvorson (Pres, Brain Traffic), Whitney Hess (User Experience Designer, )

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Gestural UI: iPhone Taught Us Flick and Pinch. What's Next?
104 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  Gestures are simply the way we interact with the natural world. How can designers translate that into meaningful, engaging interactions with handheld devices? We'll discuss current and emerging technologies like near field communications, proximity, accelerometer, etc. and we'll propose design principles that create fun experiences and deeper connections with users.
Speaker Info  Gabriel White (Punchcut)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

HOWTO: 149 Surprising Ways to Turbocharge Your Blog With Credibility!
205 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  John Gruber (DaringFireball.net) and Merlin Mann (43Folders.com) discuss the current state of blogging as a medium for creative expression, weighing the opportunities and challenges of building a thoughtful online presence in a world where everybody owns a printing press. They'll consider the ascendance of Digg-friendly "problogs" and debate the subtler pleasures of careful writing that reaches smaller, but potentially less "profitable" audiences.
Speaker Info  John Gruber (Raconteur, Daring Fireball), Merlin Mann (You Look Nice Today)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Kicking Ass With Controlled Metadata
119 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Web 2.0 is all about tagging, right? Many content types are not findable with user-generated metadata. More web projects are using controlled & expert created metadata to complement user tagging to enhance user experience, findability, social networking, & site popularity. We'll show you how & why it can help you.
Speaker Info  Jenny Benevento (Bento Artisanal Metadata), Tom Conrad (CTO, Pandora Media Inc), (Librarything)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Playing to Learn - Educating Kids Through Gaming
41 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Kids love online games and virtual worlds, but they're not so hot on school and homework. What opportunities are being created to marry the two commercially and transform the way our children are educated?
Speaker Info  Divinia Knowles (Financial Controller, Mind Candy), (Head of Technology, Mind Candy)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Pursue Your Passion -- Leave the Infrastructure to Someone Else
44 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The internet has opened up creative new ways for entrepreneurial individuals to make a living creating and selling their own products, on their own terms. This panel is for people who are interested in the creative side of freelance design, but who would rather leave things like marketing and distribution up to someone else.
Speaker Info  Eileen Gittins (CEO, Blurb Inc)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Scaling Rails Applications in the Cloud
68 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  Skeptics argue that Ruby-on-Rails "can't scale". In this talk, I prove them wrong by demonstrating how cloud computing technologies have changed the game, enabling developers to use the expressiveness of Ruby and Rails to build high-performance applications that scale easily. Will include a case study and live scaling demonstration.
Speaker Info  (Co-Founder & Hacker, OtherInbox)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Soapbox Spielbergs: Making Hollywood FX on Indie Budgets
58 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Web video series like GALACTICAST and INDY MOGUL are getting closer and closer to achieving Hollywood-quality special effects on zero budgets. Find out how some of these creators achieve amazing looking HD effects, from lightsabers to exploding heads, on budgets under $50, and try to stump them with an effect they can't do.
Speaker Info  Erik Beck (Exec Producer, Next New Networks), Timothy Shey (Co-Founder, Next New Networks), Rudy Jahchan (8bit Brownies Inc), Matt Campagna (Six Reasons Why)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

The Future Of Social Networks
309 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Social networks will be like air, in that they will permeate everything that we do online AND offline. We'll look at the underlying technologies that will make this possible, how it will evolve, and the business models that will support it.
Speaker Info  Charlene Li (Thought Leader, Altimeter Group)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Why Gen Y Won't Friend Your Brand
168 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Brands are failing in their current outreach to Gen Y. Learn about next-generational social media tactics that will help marketers finally find success with this elusive demographic.
Speaker Info  Jesse Pickard (Social Media Specialist, Razorfish)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Why NonProfit is the Right Choice for your Startup
57 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  Leaders of some of the hottest and most-successful NonProfit Tech Startups explain how going the NonProfit route can give your startup a competitive advantage in the marketplace, and dispel some myths that prevent technological entrepreneurs from considering 501(C)(3) as an option for high-tech startups.
Speaker Info  Tony Shawcross (Exec Dir, Deproduction), (Outreach Coordinator, Deproduction)

3:30 PM
to 4:00 PM

World Wide Rave: Creating Triggers That Get Millions of People to Spread Your Ideas and Tell Your Stories
101 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  What is it? That thing that everyone is talking about? You haven't heard? Didn't you get the email? It's everywhere! All over the Web! Buzz?.Hot?.Cool?. You've just encountered a World Wide Rave. Congratulations. Seemingly born overnight, a World Wide Rave happens when collectively, your product, your brand or heck, you are instantly known the world over. Most of the time they are accidental. But what if you could create one? How valuable would that be to you? Priceless? You can. The secret is here. By harnessing the power of social media and learning the secrets of leveraging the magnitude of resources like YouTube, Facebook, and blogs, you can drive eager buyers to your virtual doorstep?virtually for free. In this engaging discussion, Scott author of the hit new book World Wide Rave, and of the award-winning bestseller The New Rules of Marketing and PR, reveals the most exciting and powerful way to build your own giant audience from scratch. David Meerman Scott is a marketing strategist, keynote speaker, seminar leader, and the author of the hit new book World Wide Rave. His previous book, The New Rules of Marketing and PR is a number-one bestseller and is being published in 22 languages. He is a recovering VP of marketing for two publicly traded technology companies and was also Asia marketing director for Knight-Ridder, at the time one of the world's largest newspaper and electronic information companies. David has lived and worked in New York, Tokyo, Boston, and Hong Kong and has presented at industry conferences and events in over thirty countries on four continents. Check out his blog at http://www.webinknow.com/ his World Wide Rave sitehttp://www.worldwiderave.com/or download his free ebook Lose Control of your Marketing! Why marketing ROI measures lead to failurehttp://www.davidmeermanscott.com/documents/Marketing_ROI.pdf
Speaker Info  David Meerman Scott (Freshspot Marketing)

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Favela on Blast
21 Attendees
Location Hideout
About  For 20 years, a subculture in Brazil has emerged under society's radar. Favela on Blast tells the stories of sex, love, poverty and pride for Rio's marginalized people. They have their own language, style, and heroes. It's a movie that's fast, heavy and violent like the city itself. This film is a flash of a few lives of charismatic people that relate to the funk music and a retelling of the subculture itself.

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Locusts
3 Attendees
Location Hideout
About  Detroit-based Hip-Hop artists, Invincible and Finale, rhyme about how short-term profit-driven urban development schemes displace communities in their city. Through music, lyrics, and interviews with youth and community activists, including Grace Lee Boggs, Jessica Care Moore, and others, this groundbreaking documentary/music video offers alternative forms of economic development that engages communities and prioritizes the health and well-being of inner city neighborhoods.

4:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Mobile Social SXSW BBQ
423 Attendees
Location Brush Square Park: West Tent
About  It's pedals not panels at the Mobile Social BBQ. Music. Food. Beer. Schwag. Raffle. Explore the intersection of bikes, technology, and culture with Bike Hugger. Sycons, the DJs of the Sun to perform.

4:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Texas Association of Film Commissions Reception
29 Attendees
Location Iron Cactus
About  TexMex it with the Texas Association of Film Commissions! Filmmaker or Panelist Badge Required

4:30 PM
to 6:00 PM

Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie
13 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Saint Misbehavin' reveals the true story of cultural phenomenon Wavy Gravy Ð a man whose commitment to making the world a better place has never wavered. We experience the impact one person can have and connect to the hope that each one of us can make a difference while keeping our sense of humor.Wavy Gravy is known as the MC of the Woodstock Festival, a hippie icon, clown, and even a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor. In Saint Misbehavin' we meet a true servant to humanity who carries his message through humor, compassion and a song he sings, called "Basic Human Needs".Saint Misbehavin' weaves together intimate verité footage, reflections from an array of cultural and counter-cultural peers, and never-before-seen archival footage to tell a story that is bigger than the man himself.

4:30 PM
to 5:58 PM

True Adolescents
26 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  Meet Sam Bryant (Mark Duplass of The Puffy Chair and Humpday). He's an aging Seattle rocker with no job, no record deal, and no place to stay until he finds some room at his aunt's house in the suburbs. He's also the last guy anyone would pick to take two teens camping for some quality dude time. Written and directed by Craig Johnson, marking his feature directorial debut, TRUE ADOLESCENTS is a warm and spirited coming of age story that also stars newcomers Brett Loehr and Carr Thompson, and Academy-Award nominee Melissa Leo (Frozen River).

5:00 PM
to 6:26 PM

It Came From Kuchar
10 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  IT CAME FROM KUCHAR is a hilarious and touching documentary about the legendary, underground filmmaking twins, the Kuchar brothers. As kids in the 1950s, George and Mike Kuchar began making no-budget epics in their Bronx neighborhood starring friends and family with their 8mm camera.
In the 1960s the Kuchars became part of Warhol's New York, underground film scene.
The Kuchar brother's films have inspired many prominent filmmakers, including John Waters, Buck Henry, Atom Egoyan, Guy Maddin and Wayne Wang (all interviewed in this film).
IT CAME FROM KUCHAR interweaves the brother's lives, their admirers, a history of underground film and a 'greatest hits' of Kuchar clips into a hilarious and touching stream of consciousness tale.

5:00 PM
to 6:16 PM

Objectified
136 Attendees
Location Paramount
About  Objectified is a feature-length independent documentary about industrial design. It's a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It's about the people who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It's about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability. It's about our relationship to mass-produced objects and, by extension, the people who design them.
Through vérité footage and in-depth conversations, the film documents the creative processes of some of the world's most influential designers, and looks at how the things they make impact our lives. What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we surround ourselves?

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

A Brief History of Growing Up Online
80 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Recently, there has been a huge backlash against people, particularly women who chronicle their lives on the Internet. But the most interesting thing about this is this particular phenomenon has been going on for over a decade, primarily amongst teenage girls. In this panel, we will talk with some of the old school "bloggers" about coming of age baring it all on the Internet before everyone turned it into a punchline. We'll talk about why we did it, whether or not we still do it and how it has affected the way we lead our lives. We'll also touch upon what this means for the generation coming up, where sharing every minute detail has become the norm.
Speaker Info  Anna Genoese (Aleuromancy), Maria Diaz (Writer, ), Mark Shrayber (Girl Detective, Louise Miller Enterprises), Sarah Wulfeck (Natll Producer Community, CBS DMG), Gala Darling (iCiNG)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Bloggers: How Not To Get F___ed
78 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  While bloggers have a lot more power than ever before, there are still plenty of risk involved with personal publishing. Talk about the best ways to survive this tangled maze.
Speaker Info  Zoe Margolis (Blogger/Author, Girl With a One-Track Mind)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Building a Bridge with Barcodes - The QR Code Invasion
90 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  QR Codes have made a tremendous impact on mobile internet around the world but have yet to break-out in North America. In Japan, users are utilizing 2D barcodes to place hyperlinks throughout the physical world on everything from bookmarks to tombstones. Join Evan Jones, innovator of QR code technology, as he discusses the potential waiting to be unlocked behind this powerful technology.
Speaker Info  Evan Jones (Creative Dir/Producer, Stitch Media), Dustin Haisler (CIO/Assoc Judge, City of Manor), Daniel Switkin (Sr Software Engineer, Google), Antony McGregor Dey (CEO, qmcodes.com), (Dir RI Labs, RIcoh Innovations Inc)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Building Your Brand with Web 2.0 Tools
246 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Getting attention for your brand (personal or company) is easier than ever thanks to the ole' interweb but doing it with "zing" is still key to building a following. Learn and ask question from the people who have built brands and careers by doing it with "zing"
Speaker Info  CC Chapman (Partner, The Advance Guard), Julie Haddon (The Marketing Farm), Saul Colt (Head of Magic, FreshBooks), Loic Le Meur (Founder/CEO, Seesmic)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Buzz Out Loud Podcast Taping
21 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Buzz Out Loud is CNET's premiere daily podcast hosted by Natali Del Conte, Tom Merritt, and Jason Howell. They cover all the tech news with their own and their audience's takes on what it all means, often with hilarity ensuing. They'll cover the top SXSW stories with special guests. If you want to understand what's happening in the tech world, especially at SXSW, you need to listen to Buzz Out Loud.
Speaker Info  (Exec Editor, CNET)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Collaborative Filters: The Evolution of Recommendation Engines
170 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Recommendation engines have boomed in the era of social media. These panelists are experts at collaborative filtering systems. Citing Digg, Amazon, and Netflix as examples, they will have a high level discussion about the evolution of recommendation engines and how each approach is different.
Speaker Info  Anton Kast (Lead Scientist, Digg), Scott Brave (CTO, Baynote Inc), David Maher Roberts (CEO, The Filter), Jon Sanders (Dir Recommendation Systems, Netflix), Erik Frey (Research Engineer, Last.fm)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Comedy on Television and the Web
14 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Ricky Van Veen (CollegeHumor.com) leads a panel that discusses the differences between television content and web content, and considers some creative and technological approaches that might bridge that gap in the near future. B.J. Novak (The Office), Keith Richman (Break.com), Avner Ronen (boxee.tv), Meredith Scardino (Cobert Report), Ricky Van Veen (CollegeHumor.com)
Tags  film panel

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Designing the Future of The New York Times
300 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  What will the nation's newspaper of record look like in the coming years? Learn about the continuing efforts of old media to reinvent its look, its feel and its mission.
Speaker Info  Tom Bodkin (Asst Managing Editor Design Dir, The New York Times), Khoi Vinh (Design Dir, The New York Times)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

How LA Has Built A Sucessful Tech Community
54 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  Los Angeles has become a hub for tech startups with new ones popping up every day. Relationships are being formed and VCs are paying attention. Universities are showcasing developer opportunities unique to the city. So how did this happen? Welcome to networking 2.0. From Lunch 2.0 to Interactive Community Coalitions, BarCamp to Twiistup, LA is a great case study of how to build a successful tech community in your city. Join the organizers of the city's most popular networking events for tips, advice, the how to's and what-not-to-do's to make your city's community pop.
Speaker Info  Sloane Berrent (TheCausemopolitan.com), Andrew Warner (Founder, Mixergy.com)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Is the Planned Life Even Worth Living Anymore?
61 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The belief that lives and businesses must be well planned into the future is crumbling as we continually adapt to new technologies and a global marketplace. Are the current business and educational systems obsolete? How one can personally adapt to the 'new economy'? What's hype, what's real?
Speaker Info  Melissa Pierce (Producer, Life In Perpetual Beta), Ian Sanders (Owner, iansanders.com)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Politics, Technology, and Pop Culture
139 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  A shift is occurring in the world of politics. Campaigns are feeling a growing need to move online - learning to compete in a new world, a world where technology offers the average political entrepreneur a whole new level of empowerment. Our discussion will probe this idea, offering a glimpse into the future of global politics.
Speaker Info  Mark McKinnon (Vice Chairman, Public Strategies Inc), Amber Ettinger (Obama Girl), Tom Serres (CEO, Piryx Inc), Dan Patterson (ABC News), Alex Wellen (Deputy Political Dir Digital Content, CNNPolitics.com), Lawrence Lessig (Stanford Law School)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Queerosphere: Same Sex (Link) Love Interactive
30 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Queer bloggers are like the blogger next door--and we're not. We're here, queer, and letting straights read all about it. LBGT blogging brings together a powerful demographic that is ghettoized but also connected to the mainstream blogosphere. Come talk about the scene with bloggers from diverse queer perspectives.
Speaker Info  Deb Rox (CEO, 3 Smart Girlz LLC)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Sex, Violence and Video Games: Where's It All Going?
20 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Sex, Violence, and Video Games: Where's It All Going?Grand Theft Auto IV showed how mature content can be handled in video games, both in terms of the technology and what can be included within the boundaries of the "M" rating. Panelists will discuss what lies ahead for games tackling mature themes and how they?€™re likely to impact both the industry and gamers.
Speaker Info  John Davison (Co-Founder, What They Like)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Should I Build My Startup on Ruby on Rails?
52 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  You've heard Ruby on Rails is the hottest new technology for developing web applications. You've also heard of concerns about scalability and hiring talent. How do you separate the facts from the hype? Hear the business perspective on why to consider Ruby on Rails now and why you might want to wait and see. Get ready for a head-to-head comparison with PHP, Java and .NET!
Speaker Info  Joshua Baer (Founder, OtherInbox)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Social Media Nonprofit ROI Poetry Slam
62 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Using a poetry slam format, each panelist will present a five-minute poem or story about how their organization has successfully implemented a social media strategy experiment and how they considered the ROI. The audience will have ample opportunity to ask questions and respond.
Speaker Info  Beth Kanter (Consultant, Beth's Blog), Danielle Brigida (Assoc Ops Coord, National Wildlife Federation), Wendy Harman (Social Media, American Red Cross - National Headquarters), Carie Lewis (Internet Mktg Mgr, The Humane Society of the United States), David Neff (Director Of Web And Interactive Strategy, American Cancer Society), Katie Paine (KDPaine & Partners), Holly Ross (Exec Dir , NTEN)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Suxorz '09: The Ten Worst Social Media Campaigns
200 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Bring popcorn and rotten tomatoes! Braving hate-mail after naming last year's "winners," the Suxorz '09 panel returns to dissect the ten worst social media and web 2.0 ad campaigns of the year. Together, we'll shame the marketers who abuse people-powered media. To pre-game, join the Facebook group http://bit.ly/suxorz09.
Speaker Info  Henry Copeland (Founder, Blogads.com), Zadi Diaz (Exec Producer, EPIC FU), Jeff Jarvis (Author/Blogger/Prof, What Would Google Do?), Michael Monello (Partner Exec Creative Dir, Campfire), Sara Smith (Wonkette)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

The Organic Audience: Growing a Fanbase by Communicating
93 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Engadget, Autoblog, Joystiq, TUAW, Cinematical and other Weblogs properties didn't create a fan base with ad campaigns, viral marketing or sleazy SEO. We did it by putting out the best content, having integrity and (most of all) keeping the conversation going. Hear the best and worst of those conversations.
Speaker Info  Victor Agreda Jr (Programming Mgr, Weblogs - AOL)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

We Like Big Apps: Developing for All the Screens of Your Life
53 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Developing rich, immersive and expressive content is one thing. Delivering it across the screens of your life is another. Join this vibrant panel of creative Java executives and industry luminaries as they discuss the platforms, tools, tips and tricks that offer distinct advantages for web designers and developers who are seeking to stand out from the crowd. Whether your canvas is mobile, desktop, or television, you can build rich, connected experiences today. Join us and find out more. This panel is sponsored by Sun Microsystems.
Speaker Info  Eric Klein (VP, Java Mktg, Sun Microsystems), Peyton Lindley (Executive Director of UX Design and Technology, EffectiveUI), Nizar Allibhoy (CEO, Telepop), (Sony Ericsson)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Web Typography: Quit Bitchin' and Get Your Glyph On
236 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  Designers are still complaining about the limitations of Web typography. Is their case valid, and will it be in the future? What myths are there about web typography and how do we dispel them? This panel will discuss overcoming constraints on web to create elegant, legible, and expressive typography.
Speaker Info  Richard Rutter (Dir, Clearleft Ltd), Ian Coyle (iancoyle.com), Samantha Warren (Viget Labs), Jonathan Tan (Creative Dir, OmniTI Inc), Elliot Jay Stocks ()

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

What Teens & Tweens Want In A Web Site/Application
109 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  If you're designing or programming a website or application for teens or just want to be relevant to the next generation, this teen panel will give you a glimpse into how teens are using the Net and cell phones. Find out what teens want, and more importantly what they don't!
Speaker Info  Anastasia Goodstein (Founder, Ypulse)

5:15 PM
to 6:40 PM

All Tomorrow's Parties
55 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  In an out-of-season holiday camp on the coast of England, cult music festival All Tomorrow's Parties serves up a heady combination of alternative music, crazy golf and chalet-living; all curated by a single band or artist.
This post-punk DIY bricolage uses material generated by the fans and musicians themselves, on a multitude of formats including Super8, camcorder and mobile phone material, over the history of the festival, tocapture the uncompromising spirit of a parallel music universe.

5:15 PM
to 6:28 PM

Sons of a Gun
18 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Lance, Craig, and Ubaldo live with schizophrenia. They also live with Larry, their alcoholic caretaker/"dad". And even though they aren't related by blood, they've lived together as a family for 20 years. Through intimate access to this unique family, the documentary SONS OF A GUN follows them as they get evicted, move into a cramped motel room, joke around, and scramble to find a new home before their family self-destructs.

5:30 PM
to 6:59 PM

Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo
13 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Imagine cramming 128 million people onto an island the size of Montana Ð you would be pretty close to replicating the density of Japan. Not surprisingly, space is at a premium and ergonomic design is right up there next to godliness.
Yet, even in Tokyo, the pinnacle of this figurative 'can of sardines,' people of all ages still make room for a little bit of wilderness. It is only fitting that they have become captivated by nature's most efficient invention in space, design and function Ð insects.
Sold live in vending machines and department stores, plastic replicas included as prizes in the equivalent of a McDonald's Happy Meal and the subject of the No. 1 videogame, MushiKing, from the smallest backyard to the top of Mt. Fuji, insects inspire an enthusiasm in Japan seen nowhere else in this world. 'Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo' discovers why Japan developed this rich and enriching social relationship with insects.
Like a detective story, the film untangles the web of influences behind Japan's captivation with insects. It opens in modern-day Tokyo where a single beetle recently sold for $90,000 then slips back to the early 1800s, to the first cricket-selling business and the development of haiku and other forms of insect literature and art. Through history and adventure, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo travels all the way back in time to stories of the fabled first emperor who named Japan the 'Isle of the Dragonflies.'
Along the way the film takes side trips to Zen temples and Buddhist Shrines, nature preserves and art museums in its quest for the inspirations that moved Japan into this fascination while other cultures hurtled off towards an almost universal and profound fear of insects.
Interspersed with the philosophies of one of Japan's best-selling authors and anatomists, Dr. Takeshi Yoro, and laced with poetry and art from Japan's history, this film becomes about much more than insects. 'Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo' is set to the rhythm of traditional Japanese values in its attention to detail, harmony, and the appreciation of the seemingly mundane. It quietly challenges the viewer to observe the world from an uncommon perspective that will shift the familiar to the fantastic and just might change not only the way we think about bugs, but the way we think about life.

6:00 PM
to 7:30 PM

Calling E.T.
20 Attendees
Location Hideout
About  Just imagine that we were to get in touch with extraterrestrial intelligence. Now, in our lifetime! There is a small group of people who are seriously taking this unlikely scenario into account. Their daily life is spent looking for signals from extraterrestrial civilisations and wondering how we, earthlings, should present ourselves if we were to make real contact.

6:00 PM
to 8:00 PM

Dorkbot
358 Attendees
Location Brush Square Park: East Tent
About  Think of it as a science fair with free beer. Ample doses of electricity, tomfoolery, mayhem, makers and music combine to form one exquisite geek talent show. Sponsored by SXSW Interactive, the International Game Developer's Association of Austin and the Digital Media Council.

6:00 PM
to 8:00 PM

Get in the Game
57 Attendees
Location Aces Lounge
About  Voodoo Cowboy Entertainment invites you to a screening party for THE 2 BOBS, an off the wall, one of a kind, Austin, gamer comedy written and directed by Tim McCanlies (Secondhand Lions, Iron Giant). Drink, then dare to take on 2 former Frag Dolls at Halo 3. Good enough to beat professional gamers? Get a prize! Competition starts at 6:30.

6:00 PM
to 8:00 PM

PBS' Interactive Social Media & Online Video Studio
175 Attendees
Location PBS Studio
About  Join us for conversation, food & drinks, music, and special guests. For updates join PBS Engage/SXSW event on Facebook.

6:00 PM
to 8:00 PM

SXSWi Opening Happy Hour
539 Attendees
Location The Madison
About  Start mixing it up on day one with Razorfish at The Madison.

6:30 PM
to 6:00 PM

Boagworld Live Show Spectacular!
65 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  Paul and Marcus, those cheeky chaps from the Boagworld podcast, will be taking over a room at SXSW to gossip, argue and tell jokes. Oh yes... and interview lots of famous webby people and answer your best questions on designing, developing and running websites. The show will be a live audience podcast published during conference week.
Speaker Info  Paul Boag (Dir, Headscape), Marcus Lillington (Dir, Headscape)

6:30 PM
to 7:30 PM

Friendship is Dead
113 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  So what is a friend anymore? Is it a checkbox or something to collect?Have social networking tools diluted the meaning of "friend" to be someone to add to your collection? Or do these tools allow you to connect with people you've never met before? How does friendship differ offline and online?
Speaker Info  Russ Unger (Dir of Experience Planning, Draftfcb), David Armano (VP Experience Design, Critical Mass)

6:30 PM
to 7:30 PM

Nerd Baiter: Using the Gadgets to Get the Geeks
46 Attendees
Location Hilton
About  Internet celebrity is on the rise and geeks are the new Tom Sellecks of online dating. Learn how to leverage your existing social networking services to bait and date and the types of applications that could be developed on those platforms to create and manage your dating portfolio.
Speaker Info  Tara Brown (Program Manager, Topspin)

6:30 PM
to 2:00 AM

The Bigg Digg Shindigg
603 Attendees
Location Stubb's
RSVP Required  Click here
About  It's the return of the biggest party at SXSWi - the second annual Bigg Digg Shindigg, Now with 100% More Diggnation! Come join Revision3 & Digg for an evening of revelry, music & mayhem at the world famous Stubbs BBQ. We're featuring a live Diggnation, great music from acclaimed band Republic Tigers, DJ Mancub (Space Cowboys) spinning tunes late into the night, and more to be announced. We've got a few more tricks up our sleeve, but you'll have to show up to find out. As always, this is a free event to attend, and no SXSW badge is needed...just spread the word and we'll see you there!
Host Organization(s)  Digg

7:00 PM
to 8:33 PM

Splinterheads
25 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  For Justin Frost, a typical day is rolling out of bed at one, practicing improvised karate, and mowing grass for his best friend's landscaping business. But when a traveling carnival lands in his small town, Justin falls for a sexy con-artist and wakes up to the life he has yet to begin living

7:00 PM
to 8:22 PM

Winnebago Man
33 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of -- after cursing his way through a Winnebago sales video, Rebney's outrageously funny outtakes became an underground sensation and made him an internet superstar. Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer journeys to the top of a mountain to find the recluse who unwittingly became the "Winnebago Man."

7:15 PM
to 8:23 PM

Sissyboy
6 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  A juncture in the lives of performance art revolutionaries, 'Sissyboy' explores the Portland-based gender-bending drag troupe that has served up their audacity, ambivalence and social commentary throughout the Rose City for over 3 years before hundreds of devoted fans.
Go behind the scenes for a glimpse of Sissyboy's last year of existence through the eyes of 1st-time filmmaker Katie Turinski. The rehearsals, relationships, joys and heartaches experienced by this patchwork family of outcasts should be remembered not just as a performance art movement, but also an insight into the human condition.
Please enjoy the hubris & humanity offered by this troupe of societal outsiders as you discover what it means to be a Sissy.

7:15 PM
to 8:33 PM

TRIMPIN: the sound of invention
37 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  TRIMPIN: THE SOUND OF INVENTION is an amusing journey through the musical world of an eccentric creative genius.
Artist/inventor/engineer/composer Trimpin has never been represented by a gallery, a dealer, or a manager, and doesn't have a cellphone or a website Ð yet his freewheeling sculptures and outrageous musical experiments are cherished by artists, musicians, and museums all over the planet.
Filmed over the course of two years, this feature doc shows the iconoclastic artist:- building a 60-foot tower of self-tuning, automatic electric guitars; - experimenting with the Kronos Quartet on a variety of toy and electronic instruments; - designing a perpetual motion sculpture in a glass foundry; - creating a giant marimba ensemble that converts real-time earthquake data into music;and always in the midst of inventing wild sonic and kinetic gizmos.
An exploration of a creative genius whose self-made world resembles both Santa's workshop and Frankenstein's lab, TRIMPIN: THE SOUND OF INVENTION will delight anyone interested in the mysteries, pitfalls, and sheer joys of creative experiment.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

American Boy
12 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  Scorsese and friends are entertained by Steven Prince's stories about his middle-class Jewish childhood, his experience with drugs and guns, and his relationship with his father.

7:30 PM
to 8:22 PM

American Prince
14 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  In 1978, Director, Martin Scorsese turned his cameras on his friend, Steven Prince. Best known for his role as the gun salesman in Taxi Driver, Steven was a true-life raconteur, an actor, an ex-drug addict, and road manager for Neil Diamond, Steven's life was to Scorsese more fascinating than what any screenwriter could dream up. The documentary that emerged, "American Boy"was to become one of Scorsese most compelling, but often overlooked projects.
Now three decades later and in a new setting, Steven Prince recounts his days since American Boy and tells why he turned his back on the entertainment industry. Still, as he composes his latest chapter, his ability to grip an audience remains. From placating construction boss to rock-star-girlfriend pacifier; concrete bunker builder to Cannes festival guest, Steven, the American Boy, extends the epic, as the American Prince.
American Boy will be screened immediately following American Prince.

7:30 PM
to 9:07 PM

Moon
48 Attendees
Location Paramount
About  Before returning to Earth after three years on the moon, things go horribly wrong for astronaut Sam Bell.

8:00 PM
to 9:45 PM

Make-Out with Violence
22 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  "MAKE-OUT with VIOLENCE" tells the story of twin brothers Patrick and Carol Darling, newly graduated from high school and struggling to come to terms with the mysterious disappearance of their friend, the bright and beautiful Wendy Hearst. When a drive through the countryside surrounding their posh suburban community leads to the discovery of Wendy's mysteriously animated corpse, the boys secretly transport the zombie Wendy to an empty house in hopes of somehow bringing her back to life. As the sweltering summer pushes on, they must maintain the appearance of normalcy for their friends and family as they search for ways to revive the Wendy they once knew, or, failing that, to satisfy their own quests for love amongst the living and the dead.

8:00 PM
to 9:30 PM

Roadsworth: Crossing the Line
Location Hideout
About  Over a period of three years, the stencil artist Peter Gibson, aka Roadsworth, made his mark on Montreal in the early hours of the morning by launching a self-described "attack on the streets." Armed with spray paint and handmade stencils, he began to play with the language of the streets, overlaying city asphalt markings with his own images: a crosswalk became a giant boot print, vines choked up traffic dividers, and electrical plugs filled parking spots. Each piece begged the question, Who owns public space?
Roadsworth: Crossing the Line details the artist's prosecution at home and his travels abroad to France, London and Amsterdam, as he imprints himself legitimately (and illegitimately) on foreign streets. The film reflects Roadsworth's personal struggle to defend his work, define himself as an artist and address difficult questions about art and freedom of expression.
With Roadsworth: Crossing the Line, filmmaker Alan Kohl provides a portrait of an artist who provokes debate about the significance of art in urban spaces.

8:00 PM
to 12:00 AM

Piryxtopia: A Celebration of Politics, Technology and Pop Culture.
105 Attendees
Location Speakeasy
About  Piryxtopia - A Celebration of Politics, Technology, & Pop Culture! Join Piryx, Causecast, Fliggo and RealPolitx.com, for a party and fundraiser unlike any other. Following the successful SXSW panel, the Piryx entourage heads to Speakeasy on Congress for an evening of music and socializing. Our Mission: Raise $20,000 to benefit Falling Whistles and eliminate the tragedy of children-soldiers in The Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Scene: Speakeasy on Congress Avenue. Rocking out to the sounds of Ten from Tenn and other musical attractions. Terrace59 at Speakeasy will host the VIP Lounge - open to our high profile guests by invitation, and with a limited number of $50 VIP passes. On Saturday, March 14th, there is only one place to party for a great cause : Piryxtopia.
Info  info@piryx.com

8:00 PM
to 11:00 PM

8:00 PM
to 11:00 PM

SXSWi Opening Party (Frog Design)
776 Attendees
Location Mexican American Cultural Center
About  This is the legendary frog design party you've always been hearing about. Officially kick off the 16th year of SXSW Interactive at this unforgettable party!

9:00 PM
to 4:00 AM

The PureVolume House
200 Attendees
Location The PureVolume.com House
RSVP Required  Click here
About  The PureVolume.com House

9:15 PM
to 10:45 PM

Intangible Asset Number 82
7 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  When Australian drummer Simon Barker hears a rare recording of Korean shaman Kim Seok-Chul - a grand master in his seventies playing with immense energy and complex technique Ð he knows immediately he must find and learn from the enigmatic shaman officially recognized as South Korea's 82nd Intangible Asset.Undeterred by years of setbacks and obstacles, and with the elusive Kim Seok-Chul now in his eighties, Simon returns to Korea for a seventeenth time. The journey becomes a rite of passage, as meaningful encounters with engaging and exotic characters prepare Simon for a fortuitous meeting with the shaman.Personal transformations result, and Simon and the artists who have become immersed in his search move naturally to collaboration, a testimony to the universal language of music.

9:30 PM
to 11:01 PM

Best Worst Movie
47 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  In 1989, unwitting Utah actors starred in the undisputed Worst Movie in History: TROLL 2. Two decades later, the legendarily inept film's child star unravels the improbable, heartfelt story of an Alabamadentist-turned-cult movie icon and an Italian filmmaker who come to terms with this genuine, internationally revered cinematic failure.

9:30 PM
to 10:58 PM

Breaking Upwards
22 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  'Breaking Upwards' follows a young New York couple who, after four years together, have grown stifled. Desperate to escape their ennui, but fearful of life apart, they decide to intricately strategize their own break up. The film blurs the line between fiction and non-fiction by casting real life couple (and filmmakers) Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones as themselves. Together they explore alternatives to monogamy, inventing rules and boundaries in an effort to avoid pain. An uncensored look at young love, lust, and the pangs of codependency, 'Breaking Upwards' follows its characters as they navigate each others' emotions across the city they love. It begs the question: is it ever possible to grow apart together?

9:30 PM
to 10:36 PM

The Last Beekeeper
27 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  'Have you ever seen a lazy bee?' asks beekeeper Jim Robertson. Bees have worked tirelessly for man for centuries. But now they are vanishing. Wrangling with the enormity of this loss, 'The Last Beekeeper' follows the lives of three commercial beekeepers (form South carolina, Montana, and Washington) over the course of one year as they struggle with Colony Collapse Disorder. As they all take their bees to California's enormous annual almond pollination (an event so large it requires the presence of the majority of bees in the US) it becomes painfully and poignantly clear the bind that they are in. 'If all the bees die, what do you have to live for?' asks Matt Hutchens . It's not just a question for the beekeepers, it's a question for all of us.

10:00 PM
to 11:12 PM

Alexander the Last
46 Attendees
Location Paramount
About  A sensual and intimate portrait of a young marriage from director Joe Swanberg and producer Noah Baumbach. Focusing on an artistic young couple, Swanberg illuminates the challenges of monogamy amidst myriad sexual and creative temptations. Starring Jess Weixler, Justin Rice, Barlow Jacobs, Josh Hamilton and Jane Adams.

10:00 PM
to 1:00 AM

B-Side Late-Night Bash
46 Attendees
Location Brazos
About  Join Austin-based distributor B-Side Entertainment in celebrating the launch of its 2009 film slate with late-night drinks and live music by Diagonals. Filmmaker or Panelist Badge Required

10:00 PM
to 1:00 AM

OK! Happy Cog'aoke
418 Attendees
Location The Scoot Inn
About  Happy Cog presents it's first annual SXSWi karaoke competition. Join us for an open bar, unprecedented talent and demoralizing shame and regret. Sweet prizes for the winners. Hosted by Keyboard Man.

10:00 PM
to 11:00 PM

Buscando El Monte
10 Attendees
Location Club Deville
About  $5 donation to support Bikes Across Borders, an organization that runs a community bike shop and rides yearly caravans to Mexico to donate bikes, bike parts and create solidarity! Beer, bands, food and awesomeness at an Austin hotspot for community organizations.
Host Organization(s)  Bikes Across Borders Benefit

10:00 PM
to 10:45 PM

The Calm Blue Sea
2 Attendees
Location The PureVolume.com House
About  Austinist.com presents Local Music Is Sexy 7
Host Organization(s)  Austinist

11:00 PM
to 11:08 PM

Big Pussy
9 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  A nice-guy struggles to find the confidence to tell the girl he loves that her vagina has... an odor.

11:00 PM
to 11:02 PM

Boob
6 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Some boob jobs are bad. Some are evil.

11:00 PM
to 12:30 AM

Butthole Lickin'
5 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Sometimes lesbian love isn't all it's cracked up to be.

11:00 PM
to 11:06 PM

Fish Out of Water - The Nightmare
5 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  In a follow up to their 2008 Midnight Short, Tumble and Chestnut attempt to enter Fish's nightmare to ward off the embodiment of all things evil.

11:00 PM
to 11:07 PM

Food For Thought
5 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Two impulsive teens get a lesson in abstinence after they are caught "in the act" by their teacher.

11:00 PM
to 11:03 PM

I live in the Woods
4 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  A Woodsman takes us on a journey of funny, epic proportions. He addresses us in rhyme, and wins our love while showing us that even beings who seem happy and sweet have a side of them which craves blood, primal rage, and the award of conquering, say, a God. Incorporating outdoor stopmotion animation, pixilation, and stunning visual illusions, 'I live in the Woods' takes us on a flurry of back and forth emotions, while at the same time questioning the image of a God worshipped by the masses of America.

11:00 PM
to 11:03 PM

Manbabies
4 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Two smooth talking toddlers discuss politics, the state of the economy, and poo.

11:00 PM
to 12:19 AM

Midnight Shorts
8 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Treevenge
dir: Jason Eisener
Where do Christmas trees come from? Oh, you'll see.

Warm and Fuzzy Feeling
dir: Matt Dilmore
A warm and fuzzy holiday treat for Grandma.

Butthole Lickin'
dir: Kanako Kyle Wynkoop
Sometimes lesbian love isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Big Pussy
dir: Todd Strauss-Schulson
A nice-guy struggles to find the confidence to tell the girl he loves that her vagina has... an odor.

Receive Bacon
dir: James M. Johnston
A raunchy bathroom tryst is interrupted by an unfortunate case of the giggles.

Fish Out of Water - The Nightmare
dir: Ben Barnes
In a follow up to last year's Midnight Short, Tumble and Chestnut attempt to enter Fish's nightmare to ward off the embodiment of all things evil.

Scatterbrained!
dir: Joe Avella
An educational video about an illness known as Scatterbrained. And Mountain Dew.

Food for Thought
dir: Will Hartman
Two impulsive teens get a lesson in abstinence after they're caught "in the act" by their teacher.

I Live in the Woods
dir: Max Winston
A woodsman's frantic journey, driven by happiness, slaughter, and a confrontation with America's God.

The Famishing
dir: Toby Gorman and Jay Rathore
On a remote mountain top, two hungry survivors get more than they bargain for in their quest for nourishment.

Manbabies
dir: Kirk Johnson
Two smooth talking toddlers discuss politics, the state of the economy, and poo.

Safety First
dir: Ross Wilsey
When trying to get back stolen loot, four backstabbing criminals learn the true meaning of safety.

Boob
dir: Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion
Some boob jobs are bad. Some are evil.

11:00 PM
to 11:03 PM

Receive Bacon
3 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  A raunchy bathroom tryst is interrupted by an unfortunate case of the giggles.

11:00 PM
to 11:03 PM

Safety First
2 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  When trying to get back stolen loot, four backstabbing criminals learn the true meaning of safety.

11:00 PM
to 11:04 PM

Scatterbrained!
4 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Joe and Tim give you the straight dope on Scatterbrainedness. What it is, how it works, how to get it, how to avoid it, and what it is. Believe it.

11:00 PM
to 11:11 PM

The Famishing
3 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  On a remote mountain top, two hungry survivors get more than they bargain for in their quest for nourishment.

11:00 PM
to 11:15 PM

Treevenge
4 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Where do Christmas trees come from? Oh, you'll see.

11:00 PM
to 11:01 PM

Warm and Fuzzy Feeling
2 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  A warm and fuzzy holiday treat for Grandma.

11:00 PM
to 2:00 AM

Toobla After Party
400 Attendees
Location The Belmont
About  Share a drink with us at the swank Belmont Lounge. Save a bit of room on your busy Saturday night calendar. Open bar makes for open minds. Sponsored by Toobla, Mule Design & Brian Oberkirch.

11:00 PM
to 11:45 PM

The Steps
3 Attendees
Location The PureVolume.com House
About  Austinist.com presents Local Music Is Sexy 7
Host Organization(s)  Austinist

11:00 PM
to 12:00 AM

Wino Vino
15 Attendees
Location Club Deville
About  $5 donation to support Bikes Across Borders, an organization that runs a community bike shop and rides yearly caravans to Mexico to donate bikes, bike parts and create solidarity! Beer, bands, food and awesomeness at an Austin hotspot for community organizations.
Host Organization(s)  Bikes Across Borders Benefit

11:30 PM
to 1:25 AM

Black
19 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  When his Parisian armored car holdup goes horribly awry, our protagonist 'Black' needs to go on the lam. News from his cousin in Senegal about a stash of uncut diamonds in a poorly guarded bank in Dakar hatches the plan to go on a 'working vacation' that involves a little sightseeing and a lot of mayhem. Genre fans know underground French MC Jean Gab'1 as a villain in District B-13, but with BLACK, he take center stage and delivers a nouveau-blacksploitation adventure awash in, black magic, African mysticism, mutant arms dealers, gargantuan machete-wielding mercenary armies and a truckload of knuckle-sandwiches.

11:30 PM
to 2:00 AM

11:45 PM
to 1:20 AM

Troll 2
34 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Widely regarded as The Worst Movie Ever Made, TROLL 2 is unquestionably one of the most unintentionally brilliant accomplishments in cinema. Filmed by an Italian exploitation legend using an unwitting Utah cast, this is the hypnotically inept story of a boy joining his grandfather's ghost to battle a witch's army of vegetarian goblins. Crucial and irresistible.

11:59 PM
to 1:24 AM

Grace
10 Attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  After losing her unborn child, Madeline Matheson insists on carrying the baby to term. Following the delivery, the child miraculously returns to life, but when the baby develops a desperate appetite for human blood, Madeline is faced with a mother's ultimate decision.

11:59 PM
to 1:35 AM

Pontypool
23 Attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Grizzled morning radio legend Grant Mazzy has pissed off a lot of people in the radio business. That's why he finds himself announcing school closures and traffic reports from the basement headquarters of 'The Beacon' in the icy remote hamlet of Pontypool. On his way to work on a particularly frigid Valentine's Day morning, Mazzy is accosted by a dazed and mumbling woman banging at his car window who then suddenly disappears into the blizzard. As the workday continues, Mazzy and his radio station staff slowly discover that this seemingly innocuous occurrence may be linked to bizarre outbreaks of murder and bloody mayhem throughout the town. Veteran character actor Stephen McHattie (Hollis Mason/Nite Owl in the upcoming Watchmen movie) delivers a brilliant performance within the structure of writer Tony Burgess' taut War-of-the-Worlds-inspired script. Pontypool deftly sidesteps genre clichés and conventions, delivers plenty of white-knuckle suspense and enough post-movie-conversation fodder to last you to the end of the festival.

12:00 AM
to 12:45 AM

Electric Touch
4 Attendees
Location The PureVolume.com House
About  Austinist.com presents Local Music Is Sexy 7
Host Organization(s)  Austinist

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

Til We're Blue or Destroy
13 Attendees
Location Club Deville
About  $5 donation to support Bikes Across Borders, an organization that runs a community bike shop and rides yearly caravans to Mexico to donate bikes, bike parts and create solidarity! Beer, bands, food and awesomeness at an Austin hotspot for community organizations.
Host Organization(s)  Bikes Across Borders Benefit

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

The Blue Hit
7 Attendees
Location Club Deville
About  $5 donation to support Bikes Across Borders, an organization that runs a community bike shop and rides yearly caravans to Mexico to donate bikes, bike parts and create solidarity! Beer, bands, food and awesomeness at an Austin hotspot for community organizations.
Host Organization(s)  Bikes Across Borders Benefit

1:00 AM
to 1:45 AM

The Golden Boys
1 Attendees
Location The PureVolume.com House
About  Austinist.com presents Local Music Is Sexy 7
Host Organization(s)  Austinist