12:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Refresh at SXSW
176 schedule::attendees
Location BD Riley's
About  Join Refreshers from around the world to trade tips and tricks at B.D. Riley's Pub. This is a great chance to meet up with old friends and make new ones prior to the panels and the parties. We don't have sponsors, so people will need to cover their own food and drinks, but the pub has assured us that they are very happy to accommodate separate tabs to make it easier on us.

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Everything You Know About Web Design Is Wrong
328 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Just as early filmmakers struggled to break free from the conventions of live theater, after 10+ years Web designers are still trapped in the structures of the past. Forget pages, linear text and other archaic vestiges of design's print ancestry; the separation of content from presentation has already changed everything.
  Dan Willis (Consultant, Sapient)

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Get the Most Out of SXSW Film
37 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Created for SXSW Interactive attendees, but useful for everyone, here's an introduction to SXSW's film conference and festival. Learn how to make meaningful connections with all the movie professionals in town for the event.
Tags  film panel

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Getting the Most Out of SXSW Film
27 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  In addition to all things Interactive, SXSW also hosts a giant film conference and festival. Learn how to make meaningful connections with all the movie professionals in town for the event.
  Kevin Kelly (Contributing Editor, Spout), Michael Lerman (Natural Causes), PJ Raval (Unraval Pictures), Agnes Varnum (Communications Mgr, Austin Film Society), Amy Dotson (Producer & Managing Dir of Programming, IFP)

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Minority Report is Real
131 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Sci-fi movies have long-celebrated beautiful, tangible, and immersive computer interfaces. Explore the interplay between fanciful Hollywood productions, one-off information visualizations, and useful real-world applications.
  Ben Rigby (Mobile Voter), Barrett Fox (Creative Dir, COCO Studios), (distant-galaxy.com)

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

My Boss Doesn't Get It: Championing Social Media to the Man
226 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  We all know that social media is the best thing since sliced bread, right? Then why is it so hard to explain the value of social media to people who don't get it? Join our panelists, who have successfully championed social media initiatives, for a discussion of what works and what doesn't when it comes to selling social media to your boss or clients. This panel is sponsored by Small World Lab.
  (VP of Product Mgmt, Small World Labs), Peter Kim (Sr Partner, Dachis Corporation), (Founder/CEO, Small World Labs), (Sales & Business Dev Expert, CreativeAgencySecrets.com), (Web Interaction and Usability Specialist, Small World Labs/American Heart Association)

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

The Conference Networking Catalyst
111 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  One of the main reasons people attend conferences is "the networking opporutnities", but many leave feeling they did not make any real contacts. Thom Singer will educate and inspire the audience to make connections and get more out of their time at SXSW.
  Thom Singer (Author/Speaker, New Year Publishing)

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

User Generated Content: State of the Union
222 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  It's been a few years since YouTube and Flickr have dropped on the scene. Now almost everyone you know is creating content and posting it online. With the idea of User Generated Content now proven and the infrastructure in place where are we today? The same old questions keep popping up. "Where do you make money?" "How do you stand out?" and "Where do you find the time?" The panel will take a look at these questions and others as we explore the ever changing landscape of User Generated Content. This panel is sponsored by Ideagin.com
  Dean Mccall (Founder, IdeaGin), Stephen Newman (Chief Exec Officer, Mouth Watering Media), (Mosso: The Rackspace Cloud), (Pres, IncSpring), (Ceo, Topix)

2:30 PM
to 3:30 PM

GameChangers - Improvisation for Business in the Networked World
87 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  As we move from the rigid, hierarchical organizations of the Industrial Age to the fluid, non-linear models of the Networked World, GameChangers have never been more important or essential. Whenever teamwork, creativity, flexibility and problem-solving skills are necessary for success, these players step up. They develop relationships that are good for business. They pay careful attention to details and at the same time have expansive worldviews. They are quick-on-their-feet, unflappable and in tune with their teammates, stakeholders and the marketplace. They are the top performers in any organization the best managers, the most resourceful employees, the culture-shapers. They play the game and make things happen. In short, GameChangers are masters of improvisation in business. Turn yourself and your brand into a GameChanger. All it takes is improvisation!
  Mike Bonifer (Gamechanger, GameChangers LLC)

3:00 PM
to 3:30 PM

The Essential Guide to Open Source Flash Development
76 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  What do the Adobe Flex and ActionScript compilers; the award-winning 3D Flash library, Papervision3D; the native data format for Flash, SWX; and the excellent Flash streaming and interactive server, Red5 have in common? They're all open source. And they're all introduced in this book by the project leads themselves.Contrary to its popular perception as a closed platform, the Flash Platform has an active and thriving grassroots open source community and a plethora of open source projects. In this session, Aral Balkan, founder of OSFlash.org and creator of SWX, will give you an overview of what's possible with open source Flash with examples from the book.
  Aral Balkan (CEO, Naklab)

3:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

SxSW Opening Tweetup
294 schedule::attendees
Location Champions Bar
About  For folk getting in early, wanting to hangout pre-opening party or just not quite feeling the sessions, we're officializing the tweetup that's gone on the last few years unofficially. Same bat time, same bat place, same bat pay your own tab unless someone pays it for you.
Limited Capacity  events::max
Info  jeremy@b5media.com

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

F@ck Stats, Make Art
72 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Via a pictorial journey through his own career of creating grassroots art and publications, renegade social media producer and writer Dave Olson will extol, encourage and explain the importance oftaming the intimidation, solving conundrums and digging deep to muster authentic creative self expression in the digital era.
  Dave Olson (Dir of Fan Communities, MovieSet.com)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Games By the People, For the People
70 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  We are on the precipice of a new age in independent gaming, with more options than ever before for developers at every level to bring their dreams to life and share them with a public that is ravenous for new and innovative ideas. Stop focusing on all of the challenges that exist for indie developers in the world of big budget sequels, and explore the enormous user-generated content opportunities available to anyone interested in game design. Whether your goal is to make millions, or just get your ideas out into the world, this panel has something for you.
  Gareth Davis (Games Platform Mgr, Facebook Inc), Steve Demeter (CEO, demiforce.com), Boyd Multerer (GM, Microsoft), Scott Steinberg (Managing Partner, DigitalTrends.com), Lee Uniacke (CRO, Kongregate)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

How to Rawk SXSW: The Basics
282 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Geared particularly to first-time attendees to SXSW Interactive, this panel focuses on how registrants can leverage all the different elements of the event to achieve your personal and professional goals.
  Glenda Bautista (Agendacide), Baratunde Thurston (Guru, The Onion), John Styn (Digital Explorer, lifestudent.com), Zadi Diaz (Exec Producer, EPIC FU), Ernie Hsiung (Blogger, littleyellowdifferent.com)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Oooh, That's Clever! (Unnatural Experiments in Web Design)
324 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Find inspiration in the ridiculous. See technological quirks as opportunities. Try something previously unheard of with your site design. Laugh in the face of convention. Use and abuse CSS in ways never before imagined. Get away with it. And if it doesn't work, try something else instead.
  Paul Annett (Designer, Clearleft Ltd)

3:30 PM
to 4:00 PM

Roo'd
18 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Learn how a first-time novelist got 12 thousand readers a month and an international book deal using the Creative Commons license, and is now using that experience to break big media's deadlock - through collaboration with the crowd.
  (Hax Enterprises)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Running W/ SXSWissors: Building ARGs Everybody Can Play
71 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Want to know what's up with the sexy students running around SXSW? Want to win badges to SXSW 2010? Play Running with SXSWissors, the kick-ass, irreverent interactive online multimedia game where you'll explore the conference, network and make new friends, and maybe even take your pants off in public. At this session, you'll learn insider tips and tricks on how to rock Running with SXSWissors, score an invite to the hottest VIP party at SXSW, and win those free 2010 badges. You'll hear from the co-founders of The Go Game, the masterminds behind Running with SXSWissors, and how they transformed their game-playing dreams into an international multimillion dollar company.
  (The Go Game), (The Go Game)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

The Ecosystem of News
165 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  It is now conventional wisdom that the newspaper as we have come to know it for last century is over, or will be in a matter of years. The question is whether we're going to spend our time grieving over the loss, or whether we're going to use this moment as an opportunity to invent something even better. We're inevitably moving from the "paper of record" model to a something more distributed, a news ecosystem, but that doesn't mean we can't consciously define the shape of that system. So let's figure out what values we want to preserve from the older newspaper paradigm, and what values we want to improve upon -- and then let's go build it!
  Steven Johnson (outside.in)

4:00 PM
to 4:30 PM

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design
244 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Tired of making web sites that work absolutely perfectly but just don't look nice? If so, then The Principles of Beautiful Web Design is for you. A simple, easy-to-follow guide, illustrated with plenty of full-color examples, this book will lead you through the process of creating great designs from start to finish. Good design principles are not rocket science, and using the information contained in this book will help you create stunning web sites.
  Jason Beaird (Front-End Developer, Cyberwoven)

4:30 PM
to 5:00 PM

Career Renegade: How To Make A Great Living Doing What You Love
257 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Career Renegade is 288 pages of kick-ass, real-world, seriously actionable strategies, resources and case-studies that walk you through the process of building your career around the activities, settings and people that make you come alive. Steering clear of new-age, self-help fluff, this veritable renegade roadmap dives squarely into how to turn nearly any passion into real money (often online), build a powerhouse personal brand, rally the cynics to your cause and leverage your passion, knowledge and platform to make a great living doing what you love?even in this economy.
  Jonathan Fields (Career Renegade/Awake @ The Wheel)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Buzz Out Loud Podcast Taping
39 schedule::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.
  (Exec Editor, CNET)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Funologists Live & In Person: Guerilla Game Research
76 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  If you work at a game company, research means understanding play, not analyzing boring spreadsheets. Meet Big Fish Games and Pogo funologists and learn how listening and watching gamers transforms product and web design. We share different innovative guerilla (discount) and traditional research methods to inspire user-centered design.
  Julie Ratner (Research Mgr, Big Fish Games), Erica Firment (User Experience Designer, Second Life), Tracy Fullerton (Professor, USC Interactive Media), Jason Schklar (Founder & Principal Consultant, Initial Experience Consulting), (VP of Digital Strategy, Publicis in the West)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Plan B: Can an Ad Guy Bring Bike Sharing to America?
120 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  In increasingly turbulent times, it seems like more and more of us are wearing an extra hat or two in an effort to make a difference. Maybe that explains why Crispin Porter + Bogusky, one of the world's most respected advertising firms, has joined with Humana and Trek bicycles in an audacious plan to bring bike sharing to America with a new venture called B-cycle. All three companies share one common goal: positive cultural change. It's estimated that the U.S. could save 462 million gallons of gasoline a year by increasing cycling from 1% to just 1.5% of all trips. B-cycle can change the way we get around. And that can change our communities, our heath, our environment, and our future. Find out more about B-cycle and why Alex recommends we all begin sticking our noses in places where they don't belong.
  Alex Bogusky (Co-Chairman, Crispin Porter+Bogusky)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Reduce MySpace Between Waist & Thighs So Wiki Live Longer
27 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Is being too 'plugged in' 24/7 destroying your health? There's good news: web 2.0 technologies can help you optimize your fitness! Come learn and discuss.
  David Eckoff (President, Revolutionary Ventures), Biray Alsac (Health/Fitness Educator, FITTmaxx Institute)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Social Engineering: Scam Your Way Into Anything or From Anybody
319 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  This session will give you all insider tips to use social engineering, the art of manipulating people into divulging information, to make friends and influence people. The panel will present tricks on how to scam your way into ANYTHING, whether it's a business meeting or a hot-ticket event.
  Brian Brushwood (Host, Revision3/Scam School)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

That Doesn't Suck! Inspiring Creativity With Spore
54 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Spore took the concept of creating and sharing User-Generated Content in video games a step farther than any other game. The creation of multiple in-game editors that were easy (and fun) to use and the sharing of the resulting creativity via a social networking model had unique challenges. The team behind the networked features had to be flexible and iterative to modify the sharing, searching and ratings system in order to surface the best stuff and inspire continued growth for the community. In this talk, Caryl will describe the systems and the inspiration behind them - and show some of the coolest stuff made by the community.
  Caryl Shaw (Producer, Maxis)

5:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life
59 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Find out who you are and achieve what you most want in life with The Vision Board. Through the exercises and inspirational success stories included in this book, you can clarify your true vision and create a personal vision board. Learn the five secrets to living the life of your dreams.
  Joyce Schwarz (Author, JCOM)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Try Making Yourself More Interesting
272 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  There are no cheat codes for community. No Charles Atlas shortcuts to make your pet project the one to rule them all. Want people to think you're awesome? Be awesome. This panel promises a bullshit-free look at how you might tune out the jibber jabber, tune in to those who matter, put your head down and make your online service a little bit more epic each day. We'll dissect Bike Hugger, Photojojo, Metafilter, and other examples of Web charm for what *you* can do. Today, and tomorrow. And the day after. Which is how you will become what you want to be.
  DL Byron (Publisher, Bike Hugger), Amit Gupta (Founder, Photojojo), Brian Oberkirch (Small Good Thing), David Rees (mnftiu.cc), Kristina Halvorson (Pres, Brain Traffic)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

97bottles Happy Hour
332 schedule::attendees
Location The Gingerman
About  Join us on the back patio! Beers and snacks are TOTALLY FREE, but there's a catch: You have to find a [Blue Flavor team member] at the conference to acquire a special 97bottles button beforehand. Show us the button when you get to the Gingerman, and drinks are on us!

5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM

Austin Interactive Showcase
60 schedule::attendees
Location Fogo De Chao
RSVP Required  Click here
About  Sixteen local Austin companies with a focus on Interactive technology innovations will be featured for all Entrepreneur's Lounge attendees.

5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM

Emblem SXSW Happy Hour
44 schedule::attendees
Location Emblem Creative
About  Kicking off the interactive & film portion of SXSW with actual social networking! Raising funds & awareness for the Green Corn Project.

6:00 PM
to 9:00 PM

Blacks in Tech Meetup
22 schedule::attendees
Location Carver Museum and Cultural Center
About  Hosted by Ogilvy, this event is open to new media professionals as well as those who are hoping to break into this industry. In other words, no badge required to attend. Free refreshments and light food.
Tags  Free Food

6:00 PM
to 8:00 PM

The Mix At Six
555 schedule::attendees
Location Six Lounge
About  Soft launch into the 2009 SXSW Interactive Festival experience with the Friday Night Mix at Six. Hosted by Social Media Group, this official pre-party provides a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new connections. Enjoy great views of downtown Austin from the rooftop deck and expanded room to network in the adjoining Tap Room!

6:30 PM
to 8:23 PM

Strongman
18 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  Stanless Steel can leg-press 10,000 pound dump trucks, drive nails through boards with just his bare hands, and can even bend a U.S. penny in his fingersÑa feat no one else in the world can accomplish. These are acts, he feels, not just of physical strength but of mental and emotional strengthÑdemonstrations of the kind of change possible through will-power and perseverance. Yet as Stan reaches middle age, career disappointments and difficult personal relationships begin to test these strengths and force him to struggle with the weaknesses around himÑincluding his own.
Befitting its subject's sense of integrity and artistic purity, Strongman uses a hard-core verite approach and applies it to a thoroughly modern story.

6:30 PM
to 7:30 PM

Brave New Dating
98 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The dating protocol as we know it has become outmoded. The web has changed the dynamics of our social circle. Just as courtship was replaced by dating, should we now redefine dating or move to a post-dating world? Discover a new approach focused on the outcome rather than the process.
  Ryan McMinn (Microsoft), Ali Watkins (Rough & Tumble Industries)

6:30 PM
to 7:30 PM

Spying 2.0: Can America Compete With Web-Savvy Enemies?
93 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Accelerating technology cycles leave the US intelligence community gasping. Twitter, cloud computing, folksonomies, Loopt... can America's sclerotic intelligence machinery compete as our enemies adopt cheap, fast-evolving open-source and web 2.0 intel strategies?
  Amy Senger (Sr Research Analyst, LMI)

6:30 PM
to 8:00 PM

Buzz Out Loud SXSW Meetup
53 schedule::attendees
Location Cedar Door
About  Come and join the Buzz Out Loud crew as they visit South by Southwest! Tom Merritt, Natali del Conte and Jason Howell will be on hand.

6:45 PM
to 8:30 PM

Awaydays
18 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Paul Carty is 19, good-looking, funny, clever Ð and bored out of his mind. His mother died a year ago. He lives in middle class suburbia with his silently grieving father and feisty young sister, Molly. Carty works as a junior civil servant and spends all his wages on clubs, records, football and gigs. It's at a Bunnymen gig that he meets Elvis. Elvis changes everything.
He's part of a gang called The Pack. The Pack are notorious; they dress in a cultish, almost effeminate style that's at odds with the boneheads and bootboys they fight against. They have androgynous wedge haircuts worn with Fred Perry shirts, Lois jeans and Adidas Forest Hills training shoes. For as long as he has been going to football, Carty has been fascinated by The Pack. Now Elvis seems to be offering him a way in.
Except he isn't. For all that Carty lionises The Pack, Elvis dilutes his idealism. He warns Carty that these lads are nobodies. Elvis is a council estate romantic, a dreamer with big plans about escaping to Berlin, New York, anywhereÉ Anywhere, so long as Carty comes with him. He's been waiting all his life for someone like Carty, someone he can talk with and relate to about art, music, poetry...suicide. They love the same bands - Magazine, Joy Division, Wire - and think the same way; or so Elvis wants to believe. He's smitten with his new mate and plans the big journeys they'll make together.
But Carty soon gets to know the 'other' Elvis - moody, fatalistic and possessive. He throws as many obstacles as he can in Carty's path, whenever he fears he's losing him. Elvis is all too well aware how badly Carty craves the Pack lifestyle, and tries to keep him away - but in spite of all his warnings, Carty's on a collision course, plunging deeper into their dark and vicious world. Elvis can see how Carty's fascination is blinding him, yet he's powerless to pull him back from the brink. Once he's been on his first awayday and sampled the buzz of random violence, Carty just wants more, more, more...
But Carty is never truly accepted by the gang. He's there on sufferance, simply because his sponsor, the psychotic yet enigmatic Elvis is so revered. Their conflict reaches its crisis as Carty tries harder and harder to impress the wild boys, while Elvis sinks deeper into paranoia and jealousy. Something has to break.

6:45 PM
to 8:11 PM

The 2 Bobs
34 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Just as they finish their groundbreaking violent video-game masterpiece, the two gaming legends known as THE TWO BOBS discover that their precious game-software has been stolen... and with it, their livelihoods, genius reputations, everything they own. To get back their game--and their lives--The Two Bobs and their fellow-geek employees MUNCH, DOOFUS, and THE DARK PRINCE are forced to "turn detective" and plunge into the strange world of Christian Venture Capitalists, aged Dixie Mafia hoodlums, and bizarre Internet Spammers that inhabit Austin Texas. Just as all seems lost, The Two Bobs meet THE TWO JANES, ("Sisters Against Spam"), and in a surprising development, the Bobs/Janes tension-filled first date finally unravels the mystery of the stolen game and reveals the villain behind it, The SPAM KING, and his dastardly plan to use their groundbreaking software to build a nefarious Internet/Cable porn empire... The Bobs and their allies must stop The Spam King and get back their game at all costs.

6:45 PM
to 8:45 PM

Interactive at the Movies: The Two Bobs
66 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  For Interactive badge holders. Just as they finish their groundbreaking violent video-game masterpiece, the two gaming legends known as THE TWO BOBS discover that their precious game-software has been stolen... and with it, their livelihoods, genius reputations, everything they own.

7:00 PM
to 8:25 PM

New World Order
40 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  New World Order is a documentary about conspiracy theorists. The film is a behind the scenes look at the underground anti-globalist movement. This growing movement targets the annual Bilderberg conference, and the 9/11 attacks as focal points in the alleged global conspiracy.
Alex Jones, a celebrity radio host, and underground cult hero, is the main character of the film. The film chronicles Alex (of Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly), and four other conspiracy theorists, on their ceaseless quests to expose the 'massive global conspiracy' that they believe threatens the future of humanity.

7:00 PM
to 8:32 PM

Paper Covers Rock
10 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  A gripping drama about Sam, a troubled young woman who loses custody of her six year-old daughter in the wake of an unsuccessful suicide attempt. As Sam starts on her path out of darkness and into recovery, she is confronted with a desperate fight to regain the most precious thing in her life, her daughter.

7:00 PM
to 8:30 PM

7:00 PM
to 8:45 PM

The Square
13 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Escaping the monotony of a loveless marriage in a bleak small town, Raymond Yale becomes entangled in an affair with the beautiful and troubled Carla. He goes along with Carla's plan to take her lowlife husband's cash from his latest crime and escape their mundane world, but things go horribly wrong. And that's just the beginning. In an escalating spiral of blackmail, kickbacks, cover-ups, arson and murder, they find themselves in a nightmare of unforeseen events stemming from their simple plan..

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Charlie Hewson, 'Where Are You Going, Elena?'
4 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Elena is fed up with bringing people their food, but when she runs away from her waitressing job, the utensils chase her down. Will she escape forever, or will a tenacious pepper shaker win her back?

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Chris Gordon & Dan Lubell, 'America, Let's Go'
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Travel America, Agnieszka style. From New York to LA, Poland's brightest rising star hip-hops her way through a picture perfect postcard world of patriotic kitsch. America's newest pop sensation has arrived! Inspired by music and characters from Karen Odyniec's short film DEADLINE.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Don McCloskey, 'Mister Novocaine'
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  In a fever dream where hands are people, one hand fights the pleasure of the bottle by telling his story through song.
This classic tale of loss and woe features Pablo Ribba (illuminados para el fuego) as Adan the troubadour. Adan's innermost woe drives him from his lonely and tortured existence to the numbing satisfaction of the bottle.
In this world, one can almost hear the tortured cry of a soul in despair as Adan plays the guitar from place to place, his head hung low, his spirits sagging. The weight of the world virtually rests on his small shoulders.
Though, in this case, they are not only shoulders, but the most expressive fingers you have ever seen.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Fleet Foxes, 'White Winter Hymnal'
41 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Alone in a dark wood, 5 lonesome old men sit and ponder the meaning of their solitude. But they are not alone on this cold winter night. For a man older than time itself stands ready and willing to change everything with one swift motion. And he does, setting forth a chain reaction causing the world to spin wildly out of control, the forest grows and shrinks, snow lifts from the ground to the sky, dead mushrooms rise and shrink back to the earth, and the 5 lonely men grow slowly back to their young selves. This animated music video captures the cyclical nature of the Fleet Foxes tune in a magical, fantastically beautiful way.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Gnarls Barkley, 'Going On'
22 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  A young man discovers how to travel to another dimension, but he has no idea what he will find when he gets there, or how he will get back. His friends all want to explore, but one by one, the fear of the unknown overwhelms them, and they are too scared to continue with him. Eventually finding another soul to brave the porthole with him, they jump throughÉ

7:30 PM
to 9:15 PM

I Love You, Man
134 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
About  The film centers on a man who, upon getting engaged, realizes he has no close male friends and must find someone to be the Best Man at his wedding.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Javelin, 'Soda Popinski'
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The Sea Floor Sea Urchin Dance Troupe dance to Javelin's "SODA POPINSKI."

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Kaki King, 'Pull Me Out Alive'
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  PULL ME OUT ALIVE is the music video for the lead single from Golden Globe-nominated musician Kaki King's album, Dreaming of Revenge. Co-directed by Edward Boyce & Doug Karr, with photography by Guy Godfree and animation design by Patrick Jasin, PULL ME OUT ALIVE was made without film camerasÑit consists of 5000 still photographs shot on Nikon D30s. There are no special effects; all of the light trails were created by hand, with up to eight individual light animators flashing LEDs and flashlights on and off over an eight second shot exposure.
PULL ME OUT ALIVE follows Kaki as she travels through the city en route to a gig, collecting luminous experiences along the way. Featuring guest appearances by Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara and Hesta Pryne of Northern State.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Krista Muir, 'Leave Alight'
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  With the flick of many switches, Krista Muir leads us out of the darkness with her powerful voice and resonant baritone ukulele. Light is the central character in this poignant performance piece.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Megachurch, 'Hyper Gospel'
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The members of Mega*Church invite you to join them for a hyper-colored take on religious pomp and circumstance--joy, life, love, fabric, neon, baptism, and cookies!

7:30 PM
to 8:50 PM

Music Videos
6 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Yeasayer 'Wait for the Summer'Director: Mixtape Club

Kaki King 'Pull Me Out Alive'Director: Doug Karr

Temposhark 'Blame'Director: Motomichi Nakamura

Terp 2 It 'F@ck This City'Director: Drew Baldwin

The Hidden Cameras 'In the Na'Director: Joel Gibb

The New Pornographers 'Myriad Harbor'Director: Marc Lemond

Megachurch 'Hyper Gospel'Director: Lara Gallagher

Talkdemonic 'Duality of Deathening'Director: Orie Weeks III

Prefuse 73 'Aborted Hugs'Director: Jurassic Technology

Roots Manuva 'C.R.U.F.F'Director: Jessica Lux

Javelin 'Soda Popinski'Director: Ian McAlpin

Thunderheist 'Jerk It'Director: That Go

Charlie Hewson 'Where Are You Going, Elena'Director: Josephine Decker

The Sword 'Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians'Director: Mike Colao

Christopher Gordon 'America, Let's Go'Director: Karen Odyniec

Don McCloskey 'Mr. Novocaine'Director: Peter Rhoads

The Dirty Hearts 'Record Store'Director: Jose Jones

Tycho 'Meridian'Director: Brian Levi Bowman

The Saturday Nights 'Count it Off'Director: Travis Senger

Fleet Foxes 'White Winter Hymnal'Director: Sean Pecknold

Octopus Project 'An Evening With Rthrtha'Director: Phillip Niemeyer

Krista Muir 'Leave a Light'Director: Kara Blake

Gnarls Barkley 'Going On'Director: Wendy Morgan

Oren Lavie 'Her Morning Elegance'Director: Oren Lavie

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Oren Lavie, 'Her Morning Elegance'
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The video animates the fantastic dream of a sleeping woman without ever leaving her bedroom, using her mattress as the canvas of the dream and her bed frame as the dolly of her journey.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Prefuse 73, 'Aborted Hugs'
10 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  An Ingenue is tormented by a Gentleman Caller, and her own sexuality in this expressionistic music video about paranoia, jealousy, filth, and rage.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Roots Manuva, 'C. R. U. F. F.'
6 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  A boy's journey through a nightmare toy war, set to a track by Roots Manuva.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Talkdemonic, 'Duality of Deathening'
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  A robot lives alone in a tiny apartment. He's made a choice to be human, hoping that determination alone might allow him to make it so. He pretends to be a person, eating, laughing, talking with homemade dummies, all the while having no real idea why he's doing any of it. He figures there are just some things you do when you're human. He is given a vision. In the dream state he sees humanity for what it truly is, and realizes at once the error he's made. It isn't so bad, not being human.

7:30 PM
to 7:33 PM

Temposhark, 'Blame'
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The music track is about loneliness, frustration, anger and hope. The story in the animation evolves arounda boy who is trapped in the lonely inner city and he keeps on trying to stay strong with hope for a bettertomorrow.The song title is Blame from the debut album The Invisible Line, written by Robert Diament and Youth (Martin Glover) Distribution in USA through Defend Music

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Terp 2 It, 'F@ck This City'
4 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Nerdcore rapper Terp 2 It hates the city of Orlando, Florida so much, he wrote the song 'Fuck This City' and then made a music video so everyone could feel and understand his hatred. Produced by internet comedy video group Studio 8, 'Fuck This City' turns the usual flashy hip hop music video conventions on their heads and smooshes you deep inside Terp's angry head. Yet lurking beneath the hearty mixture of no-holds-barred trash talk and abrasive imagery hides the goofy soul and wit of Terp 2 It. By the end of the video, you might find yourself wondering whether you should be more afraid for Orlando or for Terp, should the two ever cross each other's paths. 'Fuck This City' can be found on Terp 2 It's debut album The Freshest Dude from Studio 8 Records.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

The Dirty Hearts, 'Record Store'
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Inside a Small Record Store, a teenager steals the new "Dirty Hearts" album, which leads to an over the top chase sequence, after a run in, with a local officer.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

The Hidden Cameras, 'In The Na'
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Pairing the gestures of contemporary dance with an ecstatically high-energy pop song, In The Na depicts a scientific experiment in hypnotism and human behavior gone awry.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

The New Pornographers, 'Myriad Harbour'
15 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Hairband as interpreted by Fluorescent Hill.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

The Octopus Project, 'An Evening With Rthrtha'
18 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The music video "An Evening with Rthrtha" is a high-velocity psychedelic stop-motion animation made from thousands of photos on hundreds of layers using an eclectic array of analog animation techniques. The final result is a horrible/splendid array of bats, butterflies, that depicts "An Evening with Rthrtha".
As the band explained to the directors, "Rthrtha" is a large ancient and convivial pink bat that could fight large beasts on the order of Godzilla and Cthulu, but actually prefers a wild night out with friends.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

The Saturday Knights, 'Count it Off'
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  In a distinct Sesame street style, The Saturday Knights reinvent the kids show as a hip-hop singalong with puppets, numbers, kids and more.Shot on vintage tube cameras and with hand-drawn animation, this video is a blast to the past.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

The Sword, 'Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians'
5 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Under the light of a century old broken moon, a caravan of humanity's last survivors march through the civilized bones of wasteland earth to find one of "The Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians."

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Thunderheist, 'Jerk It'
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Jerk it is our first music video, made for the band Thunderheist. It features skin giggling in slow motion, strobing animal prints, and a girl with a large rooster. After winning the band's contest, it premiered on pitchfork.tv. It has since received more attention than we ever imagined and for that we are humbled and truly grateful. We would like to thank Anna, Mike, Tristan, Caleb, Diana, Carey, Jennifer, Yoshiko, Eric, and Bronwyn for volunteering their time. Without them this video would not have been possible. We are also grateful to Grahm and Isis of Thunderheist and their manager Tash, and to all the bloggers and festival programmers who posted the video and took an interest in our work. Thanks!

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Tycho, 'Meridian'
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The philosophy of materialism holds that the only thing that can be truly proven to exist is matter. Fundamentally, material composes all things and all phenomena are the result of material interactions; therefore, matter is the only substance and can neither be created or destroyed. Hence, we are all made of only what came before us yet discretely conceived through form; we are all made of earth and sky and stars.
Meridian uses time lapse footage coupled with a live action environment to describe the material connection between the ethereal universe and human perception. Featuring the track "The Daydream" by the ambient artist Tycho, star-scapes intersect a city and a female protagonist in the process of discovery within the context of ordinary life.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Yeasayer, 'Wait for the Summer'
11 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Inspired by Yeasayer's polyphonic harmony and tribal sound, this video follows migrating beetles, cosmic apple orbits, and primal spirits through the cycles of the planets and seasons.

7:30 PM
to 11:59 PM

SXSW Coworking Meetup
150 schedule::attendees
Location Hotel San Jose
RSVP Required  Click here
About  Last year's coworking meetup was a smashing success, so we've decided to do it again. We're expecting coworkers and coworking gurus from all over the world to attend. Join us!
Info  sched@tonybacigalupo.com

8:00 PM
to 10:00 PM

The TechSet Meets The Rat Pack
361 schedule::attendees
Location The Belmont
About  Come enjoy the unique and stylish period-specific décor that conjures scenes from Las Vegas and Palm Springs during the Sinatra era. You'll be surrounded by incredible and pioneering entrepreneurs and influencers as we create our own Rat Pack rich with relationships that will propel us long after the curtain closes on SXSWi 09.

9:00 PM
to 10:27 PM

Medicine for Melancholy
17 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  A love story of bikes and one-night stands told through two African-American twenty-something's dealing with issues of class, identity, and the evolving conundrum of being a minority in rapidly gentrifying San FranciscoÑa city with the smallest proportional black population of any other major American city.

9:00 PM
to 2:00 AM

AMODA Digital Showcase
266 schedule::attendees
Location The Mohawk
About  The Austin Museum of Digital Art presents a party featuring live electronic music and visual art. Expect video projections, interactive installations, and a Laptop Battle with musicians competing to outperform one another in a series of elimination rounds. Free for Interactive badge holders. www.amoda.org

9:00 PM
to 1:00 AM

Pastries and Pasties! A Burlesque Cupcake Cookoff!
430 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's
About  Want to have your cake and eat it too? Well, with the magic of Austin's newest culinary trend, and the help of our finest performers, now you can! Come to Emo's to celebrate the cutest confections that amateur and professional cupcakers have to offer. And, while you're wiping that icing off your 'stache, watch some of the finest tassel-twirling you've ever seen! Also, featuring stars from Kitty Kitty Bang Bang, Jigglewatts, and Big Star Burlesque! Free to SXSW badgeholders.

9:00 PM
to 4:00 AM

The PureVolume House
200 schedule::attendees
Location The PureVolume.com House
RSVP Required  Click here
About  The PureVolume.com House

9:15 PM
to 10:38 PM

Trust Us, This Is All Made Up
24 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Described by the New York Times as "Second City-seasoned masters of long form improv", Tj Jagodowski and David Pasquesi have become living legends in their field. Their performances of entirely improvised, character-driven, often hilarious and wholly original one-hour plays have mesmerized audiences worldwide. Exploring the folds of faith that underlie their relationship and the transcendental forces that govern their improvisation, TRUST US, THIS IS ALL MADE UP features an unforgettable live performance recorded at New York's Barrow Street Theater. Whether you're a student of improvisation or simply interested in the underpinnings of human imagination and the depths of mutual understanding, this journey will leave you laughing, guessing, and in awe of this altogether remarkable feat.

9:30 PM
to 10:49 PM

Blood Trail
8 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  At times war photographer Robert King resembles a heroic misfit straight out of the pages of Scoop, thrown into the heart of battle, struggling to adapt to the brutal environment he finds himself in. Occasionally comic, often touching, more often dark, Blood Trail, the tale of Robert King, is a unique and personal journey, a film which follows him over 15 years and through three wars.
His journey starts in Sarajevo in 1993, a 23-year-old fresh out of Art College and prepared to dodge bullets on the front line dreaming of a Pulitzer Prize. His dream proves elusive. Fired by his photo agency and struggling to make ends meet, any swashbuckling allusions Robert holds for the career he has chosen quickly evaporate: as he realises this is one of the toughest professions in the world.
Despite himself, Robert stays in the game, over time establishing himself as a respected professional, his work making the front covers of global media titles. Over 15 years Blood Trail records Robert's life from boy to man, to husband and father. It is a biography, which leads from reckless naivety to maturity hardened by war and softened by family. It is a story, which forces Robert to inevitably question why he chose a profession, which involves an endless trail of death and destruction.

9:30 PM
to 10:44 PM

Know Your Mushrooms
29 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  From the award-winning director of COMIC BOOK CONFIDENTIAL, GRASS, GO FURTHER and a host of paradigm-shifting films reappraising the backwaters of popular culture, Ron Mann investigates the miraculous, near-secret world of fungi with his newest piece of cinema, KNOW YOUR MUSHROOMS.

9:30 PM
to 10:51 PM

You Wont Miss Me
11 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  A kaleidoscopic film portrait of Shelly Brown, a twenty-three-year-old alienated urban misfit recently released from a psychiatric hospital. Starring Stella Schnabel, featuring Rene Ricard and introducing other notable New York personalities, the film gives pathos to the frenzy of the youthful desire for acceptance.
Shot in a variety of styles and formats, YOU WONT MISS ME mixes non-actors with professionals, verité with staging, order with abstraction, to paint an evocative picture of a contemporary rebel.

9:45 PM
to 10:56 PM

Monsters From The Id
27 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The 1950's was an idealistic time in American History. It was also the Atomic Age where new technology promised to both save humanity as well as destroy it. All of these factors gave birth to the most prolific genres in film history, 1950's Sci-Fi Cinema. More then just little green men, 50's Sci-fi Cinema provided inspiration for the generation who achieved one of the greatest accomplishments of mankind; Spaceflight. Monsters From The Id weaves the intersecting themes of over 30 films in order to tell the untold story of the Modern Scientist and his role in inspiring a nation. The film continues to explore the psychological and cultural impact of 50's Sci-Fi cinema in America and asks, 'where is science inspiration found today?'

10:00 PM
to 11:31 PM

ExTerminators
41 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
About  "Ex-terminators" is a black comedy centering on Alex (Graham), a lonely accountant whose one act of rage results in her being sentenced to court ordered therapy. There she meets Stella (Coolidge), the owner of a small extermination business who uses her car as a weapon; and Nikki (Heard), a dental technician with the face of an angel and the mind of a sociopath. Together these women will form their own 'silent revolution', wrecking havoc on the men of Texas.

10:00 PM
to 11:20 PM

The Snake
21 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  A no-budget romantic comedy -- without the romance. The Snake is a desperate cad who fixates on a troubled young woman, joins her support group, and enables her eating disorder. It only gets worse from there.

10:00 PM
to 1:00 AM

SXSW Film Opening Party
233 schedule::attendees
Location Buffalo Billiards
About  SXSW Film is turning 16 this year and you're invited to the opening night celebration. Enjoy drinks with the film industry's elite and rising stars! (Make sure to stop by the Natural American Spirit table on the smoking deck.)

11:30 PM
to 12:57 AM

Lake Mungo
9 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer drowns while swimming in the local dam. When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental death returned, her grieving family buries her. The family then experiences a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist. He discovers that Alice led a secret, double life. A series of clues lead the family to Lake Mungo where Alice's secret past emerges. Lake Mungo is a mystery, a thriller and a ghost story weaved into a 'documentary' that illustrates how the dead can forever haunt the living.

11:59 PM
to 1:50 AM

Ong Bak 2
60 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  The first ONG BAK hit the world like a heat-seeking guided missile. A missile in the shape of Tony Jaa, touted as the new Bruce Lee and the can't-miss martial-arts superstar of his generation. This prequel, set in medieval Thailand, features Jaa as a young nobleman who masters many martial arts disciplines in his journey of revenge. Expect stand-up-in-your-seat excitement as Jaa flies through the air; twisting, turning and demonstrating the utmost contempt for the laws of gravity. And now that he has added a full range of martial-arts styles to his repertoire, Jaa is twice as deadly and twice as exciting.

11:59 PM
to 1:31 AM

Zift
14 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  A Bulgarian neo-noir murder mystery about Moth, a man who is freed from prison on a wrong conviction. His quest for truth leads him into a diabolical city of decaying neighborhoods, gloomy streets and bizarre characters. Through flashbacks, hallucinations and sensual encounters, Moth finally gets to the bottom of the conspiracy.
 

 

8:00 AM
to 8:50 AM

Running Group for SXSW
22 schedule::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 schedule::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.
Info  tom@tincorporated.com

9:30 AM
to 11:00 AM

Flash SEO and Bacon SXSW Tweetup
29 schedule::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  events::max

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Civic Technologies and the Future of the Internet
90 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  David Polinchock (Brand Experience Lab), Patrick Moorhead (Dir Emerging Media, Razorfish)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Even Faster Web Sites
207 schedule::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.
  Steve Souders (Member of Technical Staff, Google)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

How Not To FAIL At Web Services
118 schedule::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.
  Gregg Pollack (Code Monkey & Media Producer, Rails Envy)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

IM Video Journalism
3 schedule::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 schedule::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.
  Jamie Monberg (Interactive Dir, Hornall Anderson)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Is Privacy Dead or Just Very Confused?
161 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  Ronald Schmelzer (ZapThink)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Strong Gaming Communities: Text vs. Speech
31 schedule::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?
  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 schedule::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!).
  Robert Hoekman Jr (CEO/Principal Experience Designer, Miskeeto LLC)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Tips For Making Ideas Happen
294 schedule::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.
  Scott Belsky (CEO, Behance)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Transatlantic Troubleshooting: Getting into Europe's New Media Market
52 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  Alan Moore (Founder, Smlxl Ltd)

11:00 AM
to 11:08 AM

Alexandria
9 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
  Zoe Margolis (Blogger/Author, Girl With a One-Track Mind)

11:00 AM
to 12:30 PM

Mentors: Managers/Agents
11 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  Jessica Kizorek (CEO, Kizorek Inc)

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

The Incredible Shrinking (Expanding?) Film Critic Profession
23 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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.
  Daniel Hope (Consultant, Tracksuit CEO)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Bootstrap Your Startup
109 schedule::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.
  Bijoy Goswami (Ceo, Aviri), (Founder, Austin Art Start)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Change v2
135 schedule::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?
  Lawrence Lessig (Stanford Law School)

11:30 AM
to 12:00 PM

Cinematic Game Secrets for Creative Directors and Producers
32 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  Jim Coudal (Coudal Partners), Brendan Dawes (Creative Dir, mN)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Curating the Crowd-Sourced World
182 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  Thomas Myer (Triple Dog Dare Media)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

How to Talk to Programmers
92 schedule::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.
  Daniel Morrison (Collective Idea)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

iPhone: The New Gaming Platform
89 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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)
  Nate Westheimer (Entrepreneur in Residence, Rose Tech Ventures)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

The Search for a More Social Web
234 schedule::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.
  Dave Morin (Facebook Inc)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

What your Startup Can Learn from Barack Obama and Howard Dean
100 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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".
  Alex Hillman (co-founder, Indy Hall)

12:00 PM
to 1:30 PM

AMAC @ The Hideout: Austin School of Film
1 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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.
  Michael Yuan (eZee Inc)

12:30 PM
to 2:01 PM

45365
21 schedule::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 schedule::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.
  Patrick O'Keefe (iFroggy Network)

12:30 PM
to 2:00 PM

SXSW Library Worker Hoedown 2009
39 schedule::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.
Info  jennybento@gmail.com

12:30 PM
to 2:00 PM

SXSWi Kick-Off Press+VIP Lunch
40 schedule::attendees
Location Brush Square Park: South Tent
About  Invite Only

1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

Creative Nonfiction
20 schedule::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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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).
  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 schedule::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.
  Christina Wodtke (Queen, Boxes and Arrows)

1:00 PM
to 2:30 PM

Mentors: Distributors
6 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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.
  Jason Cranford Teague (Dir of Web Design Standards, Bright Eye Media)

1:45 PM
to 3:40 PM

Daytime Drinking
19 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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.
  Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos.com)

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Profit By Mobilizing Your Online Community or Marketplace
113 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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
  Rita McGrath (Professor, Columbia Business School)

3:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

Jeffrey Tambor's Acting Workshop
79 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  Mattias Hansson (Hyper Island)

3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

Trade Show Bar Happy Hour
216 schedule::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 schedule::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!
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  (Evangelist, Adobe), Greg Rewis (Creative Solutions Evangelism, Adobe)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Designing for Irrational Behavior
232 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  Gabriel White (Punchcut)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

HOWTO: 149 Surprising Ways to Turbocharge Your Blog With Credibility!
205 schedule::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.
  John Gruber (Raconteur, Daring Fireball), Merlin Mann (You Look Nice Today)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Kicking Ass With Controlled Metadata
119 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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?
  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 schedule::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.
  Eileen Gittins (CEO, Blurb Inc)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Scaling Rails Applications in the Cloud
68 schedule::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.
  (Co-Founder & Hacker, OtherInbox)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Soapbox Spielbergs: Making Hollywood FX on Indie Budgets
58 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  Charlene Li (Thought Leader, Altimeter Group)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Why Gen Y Won't Friend Your Brand
168 schedule::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.
  Jesse Pickard (Social Media Specialist, Razorfish)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Why NonProfit is the Right Choice for your Startup
57 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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
  David Meerman Scott (Freshspot Marketing)

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Favela on Blast
21 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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"
  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 schedule::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.
  (Exec Editor, CNET)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Collaborative Filters: The Evolution of Recommendation Engines
170 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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?
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  John Davison (Co-Founder, What They Like)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Should I Build My Startup on Ruby on Rails?
52 schedule::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!
  Joshua Baer (Founder, OtherInbox)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Social Media Nonprofit ROI Poetry Slam
62 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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.
  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 schedule::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!
  Anastasia Goodstein (Founder, Ypulse)

5:15 PM
to 6:40 PM

All Tomorrow's Parties
55 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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.
  Paul Boag (Dir, Headscape), Marcus Lillington (Dir, Headscape)

6:30 PM
to 7:30 PM

Friendship is Dead
113 schedule::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?
  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 schedule::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.
  Tara Brown (Program Manager, Topspin)

6:30 PM
to 2:00 AM

The Bigg Digg Shindigg
603 schedule::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!
  Digg

7:00 PM
to 8:33 PM

Splinterheads
25 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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.

10:00 PM
to 10:45 PM

The Calm Blue Sea
2 schedule::attendees
Location The PureVolume.com House
About  Austinist.com presents Local Music Is Sexy 7

11:00 PM
to 11:08 PM

Big Pussy
9 schedule::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 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Some boob jobs are bad. Some are evil.

11:00 PM
to 12:30 AM

Butthole Lickin'
5 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::attendees
Location The PureVolume.com House
About  Austinist.com presents Local Music Is Sexy 7

11:00 PM
to 12:00 AM

Wino Vino
15 schedule::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.

11:30 PM
to 1:25 AM

Black
19 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::attendees
Location The PureVolume.com House
About  Austinist.com presents Local Music Is Sexy 7

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

Til We're Blue or Destroy
13 schedule::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.

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

The Blue Hit
7 schedule::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.

1:00 AM
to 1:45 AM

The Golden Boys
1 schedule::attendees
Location The PureVolume.com House
About  Austinist.com presents Local Music Is Sexy 7

8:00 AM
to 8:50 AM

Running Group for SXSW
19 schedule::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

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Accessible Flash and Flex Applications
66 schedule::attendees
Location Hilton
About  Developers are increasingly interested in delivering accessible applications that use Flash-based technologies but are uncertain as to what is possible and how to develop and test their applications. This panel will look at best practices and examples, and share information on what's new in Flash accessibility.
  (Sr Prod Mgr Accessibility, Adobe), Alaric Cole (Sr Flash Platform Engineer, Yahoo!), Thea Eaton (Founder, DoodleDoo), Niqui Merret (Jade Hopper)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Being a UX Team of One
216 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  What's the best way to evolve design ideas quickly? Get together with other designers and brainstorm. The second best way? Adapt the methods of larger UX groups to a team of one. Learn how in this presentation, which shares lightweight techniques for quick and effective brainstorming on your own.
  Leah Buley (Experience Designer, Adaptive Path)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Ditch the Valley, Run for the Hills
89 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Many Austinites believe entrepreneurs are no longer required to be in the Valley. This debate will cover where you should start your startup and why.
  John Erik Metcalf (co-founder, Conjunctured), (CEO, Brazen Careerist), (Hyper9), (Consultant Intl Business, Youku.com), (Managing Dir, Fast Company TV )

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Edupunk: Open Source Education
89 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  DIY teachers around the world are using open source course management systems, open access textbooks, and other open source tools to buck the chains and limitations of corporate education software. This panel of edupunks will rock the show by discussing the movement, its challenges, and its future.
  Dave Lester (Center for History & New Media), Jim Groom (Instructional Technologist, University of Mary Washington), Gardner Campbell (Baylor University), Stephen Downes (Researcher, National Research Council Canada), Barbara Ganley (Dir, Digital Explorations)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Is Spec Work Evil? The Online Creative Community Speaks
137 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The 'no-spec' movement has long held sway in the design community but the web has created a new model for design that allows a freer exchange of ideas and inspiration ?€” and more ways to enter the design profession than ever before. What does social creativity look like?
  Mike Samson (crowdspring.com), David Carson (davidcarsondesign), Jeff Howe (Editor, Wired Magazine), Jeffrey Kalmikoff (Chief Creative Officer, skinnyCorp/Threadless), Jeremiah Owyang (Analyst, Forrester)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Neocartography: Mapping Design and Usability Evolved
121 schedule::attendees
Location Hilton
About  Designers are dropping maps into their applications with little concern for usability or design and users are getting "Google Map fatigue". We need to move beyond the simple pin-dropping and consider appropriate mapping interfaces. This panel will look at the current and emerging tools to provide compelling geographic interaction and visualization.
  Andrew Turner (Mapufacture), Michal Migurski (CTO, Stamen Design), David Heyman (Axis Maps LLC), Elizabeth Windram (Senior User Experience Designer, Google)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

No Budget to Low Budget
14 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  What happens when a zero-dollar, guerilla filmmaker gets a small budget for a project? What are the most important things to spend that extra money on?Felicia Day (The Guild), Michael Nigro (producer), Jason Nunes (jasonunes.com), Meghan Scibona, moderator (Small Media Extra Large), Kevin Sullivan (Asia Minor Productions)
Tags  film panel

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Playing On! Interface Lessons from Games
95 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Games live or die by their interface. A modern video game is a complex, layered world of information, social interactions, rules and controls - yet, even young kids can master them.So what interface lessons can the web-world learn from games? We will give you 10.
  Jake Cressman (Sr User Experience Producer, CISCO Media Solutions Group), Matthew Franklin (Independent Creator), Nicole Lazzaro (Pres, XEODesign Inc), Brian Robbins (Studio Head Fuel Games Denver, Fuel Industries), John Mark Josling (Interaction Designer, eBay Inc)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Tangible Interactions in Urban Spaces
121 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The transition from physical to virtual spaces means that there is less opportunity to physically interact in public spaces. Historically public spaces were used for celebration, today they are used for anonymous mobile calls. We would like to explore the ways in which the tangible aspect of physical space might be re-introduced into our virtual interactions through an exploration and discussion of - among other things - responsive architecture.
  Mouna Andraos (Electronic Crafts), Francesca Birks (Foresight Sr Analyst, Arup), Molly Wright Steenson (Girlwonder, Princeton University School of Architecture), Ben [neb] Cerveny (Strategist & Advisor, AFK Stamen Gamelayers etc)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

That's Not My Name: Beating Down Online Misogyny
56 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  This panel explores the complex and violent ways that women are treated online, specifically feminists when they speak publicly about politics. Presenting some of the lead feminist voices on the internet we will discuss and share our war stories while offering tips for how to survive the anti-feminist internet.
  Ann Friedman (Editor, Feministing.com), Amanda Marcotte (Exec Editor, Pandagon.net), Samhita Mukhopadhyay (Editor, Feministing.com), Cecily Walker (Web Svcs Librarian, Vancouver Public Libary)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

VC Secrets: Plan B for Fundraising
108 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Entrepreneurs, angels and VCs all doling out secrets they've learned from the trenches. This lightning round robin of tips will include bite size tid-bits of insider techniques, strategies and ideas on what entrepreneurs need to prepare when courting VCs. Follow on twitter at "#vcSecrets
  Larry Chiang (Pres/CEO, duck9.com), Ken Howery (Managing Partner, Founders Fund), Sharon Wienbar (Managing Dir, Scale Venture Partners), Rob Hayes (Partner, First Round Capital)

10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Version Control: No More Save As...
151 schedule::attendees
Location Hilton
About  No longer something just big companies do, version control can be just as useful for small teams and even one-man bands. This panel will discuss what tools are available, differing approaches to controversial topics like branching, and whether to use hosted or in-house.
  Matt Mullenweg (Automattic/WordPress), Karen Nguyen (Web Developer, Yahoo!), Zach Nies (VP Prod Dev, Rally Software Development), Joe Pezzillo (joepezzillo.com), Derek Scruggs (SurveyGizmo)

10:00 AM
to 10:30 AM

West of Eden: The End of Innocence at Apple Computer
42 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  It seems unthinkable today - but nearly a quarter-century ago, when personal computers were still new and everybody listened to music on a Walkman, Steve Jobs was cast out of Apple. The year was 1985. IBM and Microsoft dominated the world of computing. The revolutionary Macintosh, launched with such fanfare just a year earlier, appeared to be foundering. And Jobs, the guiding force at Apple from the beginning, seemed not just expendable but a threat to the company he'd built. Apple had been the archetype of a New Age in American business, a company started in a garage by two California whiz kids who took as their emblem the "perfect fruit," the symbol of knowledge since the Garden of Eden. Yet it was quickly evolving into the Fortune 500 corporation that would drive out its founders and replace them with a pin-striped East Coast marketing executive. What was behind such a move? West of Eden ? a national best-seller when it was first published in 1989, now updated with a new introduction that links these events to the present - tells how Jobs lured John Sculley from Pepsi-Cola to lead Apple into the future, only to find himself pushed into exile. High-level power struggles, executive paranoia, corporate intrigue - these were far from the entrepreneurial innocence of Apple's early years. But this is more than a tale of corporate upheaval. It is a story of America in the '80s, when computers seemed threatening, when conformity ruled in the corporate suites, when a desire to change the world was almost automatically suspect. It is the story of a visionary's fall.
  Frank Rose (Contributing Editor, Wired Magazine)

10:30 AM
to 11:30 AM

Social Media Marketing
222 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  If the idea of starting a social media marketing campaign overwhelms you, the author of Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day will introduce you to the basics, demonstrate how to manage details and describe how you can track results. Case studies, step-by-step guides, checklists, quizzes and hands-on tutorials will help you execute a social media marketing campaign in just one hour a day. In addition, learn how to integrate social media metrics with traditional media measurements and how to leverage blogs, RSS feeds, podcasts, and user-generated content sharing sites like YouTube.
  (VP/ Co-Founder, Digital Voodoo Inc)

11:00 AM
to 12:26 PM

Made In China
34 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  Slinkys, Pet Rocks, Ant FarmsÉbehind each of those great novelties is the story of a great Novelty Inventor. 'Made In China' is the story of one such inventor. Johnson, a self-styled novelty inventor from a small town in East Texas, is determined to bring his big idea Ð "a humorous domestic hygiene product" - to the world. Johnson's journey takes him to the Mecca of the novelty world: China, where anything is possible and everything has its price. Lost in the backstreets of Shanghai, Johnson discovers that it takes more than a million dollar idea to make it to the big time. It takes guts, determination, and a fist full of sneezing powder.

11:00 AM
to 12:20 PM

Motherland
7 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  Six diverse and remarkable women, each grieving the loss of a child, travel to rural South Africa to work as volunteers in an effort to find some positive meaning in the wake of their tragedies. The group, strangers to each other before the trip began but bound by the painful experience they share, contribute to and learn from a culture that deals with mourning in a way very different from what they're accustomed to in America. For 17 days on the other side of the world, these women cry and laugh, grieve and celebrate, and talk more openly than ever before about the kids they adored. And for the first time since their children's deaths, together in the Motherland, each woman finds hope and healing in the company of others who truly understand her experience.

11:00 AM
to 12:30 PM

Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love
17 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
About  A vibrant, soulful and in-depth look at one of the world s most popular and inspiring musicians, Senegalese hero Youssou Ndour, YOUSSOU NDOUR: I BRING WHAT I LOVE was shot over two years and across three continents. Following the Grammy-winning African icon as he releases his most ambitious album, EGYPT, a best-selling record in which, for the first time, Ndour sings about Islam. Upon release in Senegal, the album was considered blasphemous, bringing Ndour, perhaps the most popular Muslim artist in the world, face to face with the contradictions of his own religion.

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

BMI Presents: Film Music, the Bastard Child of Post Production
40 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Film music drives audience emotions, and individual scenes can be defined by a particular song or music cue. Essential as it is, film music is often under budgeted and misunderstood. Hosted by BMI, this roundtable discussion will explore effective tactics for finding a film's sound as well as the practical realities for licensing source material.
  John Anderson (CEO Creative Svcs/Lifestyle, Hunnypot), Ron Mann (Sphinx Productions), Doreen Ringer-Ross (VP Film/TV Rels, BMI), Paul Haslinger (Haslinger Productions Inc), Linda Kordek (The Agency Group), Michelle Belcher (GM, West Coast/Head of Film & TV, Primary Wave Music Publishing), (BMI)
Tags  film panel

11:00 AM
to 12:30 PM

Mentors: Programmers
2 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Festivals and markets are as vital as ever, in today's filmmaking scene. Learn what to do - and more importantly, what not to do - when it comes to festival submissions, festival attendance, and beyond.

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.
  Brian Ackerman (Programming Dir, Jacob Burns Film Center), Gabriel Wardell (Exec Dir, Atlanta Film Festival), Sky Sitney (Dir of Programming, Silverdocs), Shaz Bennett (Festival Consulting, shazbennett.com), Torsten Hvas (Roskilde Cinema), Cameron Yates (Documentary Programmer, NewFest Film Festival), Laurent Rejto (Founder/Dir, Woodstock Film Festival)
Tags  film panel

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Mini-Meeting: Casting/Directing Actors
7 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Filmmakers will get first rate advice on how to find the best actors and actors will learn what filmmakers are seeking. Indie film casting directors will show you how to find the best and be the best.
  Beth Sepko (Casting Dir, Beth Sepko Casting & 3rd Coast Extras), Heather Collier (Agent/Owner, Collier Talent Agency), Steve Graham (Sag Dir Online Casting, Screen Actors Guild)
Tags  film panel

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Working With the Guilds
8 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  They are a very big part of the mainstream film business, and there is a lot of information about them everyone should know. They are the Guilds: Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, and the Writers Guild of America. Representatives of each will come together at SXSW for a session to explain and discuss the different services they offer both veteran and novice filmmakers.
  Darrien Gipson (Natl Dir, SAGIndie), Lisa Layer (Special Assignments Exec, Directors Guild of America), Kay Schaber Wolf (Independent Film Exec, Writers Guild of America West), (SAG)
Tags  film panel

11:00 AM
to 1:00 PM

Kodak Sunday Brunch
94 schedule::attendees
Location Brush Square Park: West Tent
About  Sit back and enjoy the breakfast taco bar and a mimosa/Bloody Mary with Kodak and the film industry elite. Filmmaker or Panelist Badge Required

11:30 AM
to 11:45 AM

A. Effect
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Two actors struggle to woo the same girl with their knowledge of Brecht and Scorsese. A. Effect is loosely scripted and highly improvised as the actors adlibbed the majority of their dialogue and contributed ideas to their characters throughout the process of production. The characters were based on who the actors were in real life so they were essentially playing themselves and adding to the realism to blur the lines of narrative filmmaking.

11:30 AM
to 11:38 AM

Non-Love-Song
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  On the last day of summer before heading off to college, two 18-year old best friends attempt to connect as adults and for the first time in their lives share a real moment.

11:30 AM
to 12:53 PM

Reel Shorts 3
7 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  'Thompson', directed by Jason Tippet. Since second grade Matt and Ryan have shared the bond of speech impediments, weapons, and things that go fast. But as their last days of high school speed by, the two friends find that their go-carts, dirt bikes, and RC cars can't outrun adulthood.

'The Better Half', directed by Rebecca Rodriguez. A disconnected man keeps a mysterious pair of mannequin legs in his room in NYC. Encounters with three women gradually reveal the origin and importance of the legs and ultimately raise the question, can you ever get all of someone?

'Unlimited', directed by Andrew Luis. A travelogue that follows Ben, a young Chinese immigrant, as he cobbles together an existence selling the cast-offs of others.

'Thick as Thieves', directed by Chris Demarais. When a successful businessman encounters an eccentric mugger in an alley, he decides that maybe banking isn't really his forte.

'Non-Love Song', directed by Erik Gernand. On the last day of summer before heading off to college, two 18-year old best friends attempt to connect as adults and for the first time in their lives share a real moment.

'Wing It', directed by Julio Quintana. When a drug deal goes wrong and a violent confrontation seems inevitable, two guardian angels must decide whether to take action to protect their guys, or risk losing their wings.

'The Golden Pose', directed by Lance Alton Troxel. A street performer grapples with artistic perfection...and mimes.

'A. Effect' directed by Mike Ott. Two aspiring actors do their best to woo the same girl with their knowledge of Brecht and Scorsese.

11:30 AM
to 11:45 AM

The Better Half
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Gordon keeps a mysterious pair of mannequin legs in his bedroom. Encounters with three women gradually reveal his fixation and ultimately ask the question: Can you ever have all of someone?

11:30 AM
to 11:38 AM

The Golden Pose
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  A street performer grapples with artistic perfection ... and mimes.

11:30 AM
to 12:54 PM

The Way We Get By
14 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  A captivating and intimate look at three senior citizens in America as they struggle with the losses that come with growing old and the uplifting ways they rediscover their reasons for living. By greeting nearly one million U.S. troops at a tiny airport in Maine, Bill Knight, Joan Gaudet, and Jerry Mundy find the strength to overcome their own personal battles and demonstrate the meaning of community at a time when most Americans have lost faith in their country.

11:30 AM
to 11:38 AM

Thick as Thieves
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  While walking through an alley on his way home from his job as a bank teller, Marshall Jones is jumped by Emmanuel, a scraggly yet intimidating hoodlum. However, once Emmanuel notices an odd commonality, the two become unexpected partners in crime. Sort of.

11:30 AM
to 11:40 AM

Thompson
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Since second grade Matt and Ryan have shared the bond of speech impediments, weapons, and things that go fast. But as their last days of high school speed by, the two friends find that their go-carts, dirt bikes, and RC cars can't outrun adulthood.
The story follows two best friends through a rough patch in their relationship. Matt is working hard to become a professional fisherman and finish his senior year of high school. Ryan was recently expelled from Hart High for calling in a bomb threat. As the year winds down, Ryan is running out of options while his best friend Matt is moving on in a different direction.

11:30 AM
to 11:40 AM

Unlimited
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  An impressionistic evocation of nighttime New York, Unlimited explores the hidden backrooms and marginal neighborhoods of the city as Ben, a young Chinese immigrant, cobbles together an existence selling the cast-offs of others.

11:30 AM
to 11:37 AM

Wing It
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  When a drug deal goes wrong and a violent confrontation seems inevitable, two guardian angels must decide whether to take action to protect their guys, or risk losing their wings.

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

AJAX Accessibility: An ARIA Duet
64 schedule::attendees
Location Hilton
About  Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIAs) are not just possible but freely obtained through open source techniques. ARIA developer Becky Gibson will demonstrate ARIA coding techniques and existing toolkits to solve real world challenges posed by accessible technology advocate Sharron Rush.
  Sharron Rush (Exec Dir, Knowbility.org), Becky Gibson (Web Accessibility Architect, IBM)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Blackboards or Backchannels: The Techno-Induced Classroom of Tomorrow
118 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The traditional classroom: obsolete? Chalkboards, lectures, and even teachers may be on their way out as social technology enters the classroom. How do kids want technology integrated into the curriculum? Or do they even want it? Five students speak out to debate the potential for Wikis, backchannels, and social tech, and dispute tomorrow's r/evolution in teaching and learning.
  Alex Leavitt (Boston University), Kelly Sutton (Founder, HackCollege), Kabren Levinson (Philosopher, Technologist, Artist, Bard College), Archana Ramachandran (Campus Ambassador, Radar/Tiny Pictures/UT Austin), Diana Kimball (The Digital Natives Project, Harvard College)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Branded Entertainment: Brands Driving Content
124 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Television and Radio stations were invented to deliver advertising content to consumers. How are today's companies and artists working together to bring their messages to the world. Are advertisers taking advantage of filmmakers or are filmmakers using these new revenue streams to bankroll their art?
  Jess Search (CEO, Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation), Karol Martesko-Fenster (GM/Publisher , Babel Networks Ltd), Sara Pollack (YouTube), (Pres1, IFC/Sundance Channel), Kent Rees (VP, Mktg, IFC)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Breaking Boundaries: Mobile Web Access in Emerging Economies
73 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  In many regions, the mobile phone is the primary tool for Web access. As mobile Web connections increase in developing nations the impact will be significant. This panel examines the differences between mobile Web access in developing and developed regions and how the mobile Web can affect social development.
  G Kofi Annan (Principal, Annansi LLC), Charles McCathieNevile (Chief Standards Officer, Opera Software), Matt Womer (Mobile Web Initiative Lead Americas, World Wide Web Consortium), David Rogers (OMTP Ltd)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Can Social Media End Racism?
45 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The tangled issues of race and privilege in our society come to a boiling point on the internet. Exploring the complicated place of race in society, this presentation examines the ideas of race in the digital environment with a specific focus on social media.
  Kety Esquivel (New Media Mgr, NCLR), Jay Smooth (Ill Doctrine), Phil Yu (Angry Asian Man), Latoya Peterson (Editrix, Racialicious.com)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Design for the Wisdom of Crowds
276 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  People are often dumb, so how can crowds be wise? James Surowiecki laid the groundwork in his book, "The Wisdom of Crowds." In this solo presentation, Derek Powazek will apply those ideas to the web, concentrating on how to design websites that empower people to work together to create something truly awesome.
  Derek Powazek (Grand Poo-Bah, Powazek Productions)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

EA Dead Space: A Deep Media Case Study
59 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  This in-depth case-study reveals the method and the madness behind Electronic Arts use of cross platform marketing to communicate separate, self-contained elements of the much anticipated release of their first survival horror game, Dead Space. For this release, EA packaged a comic book, a prequel DVD, and an online experience in order to build, create, and cultivate an audience around the Dead Space brand prior to the official 'street date' launch.
  Ian Schafer (CEO, Deep Focus), Chuck Beaver (Sr Producer, Electronic Arts), Andrew Green (Online Mktg Mgr, Electronic Arts), Frank Rose (Contributing Editor, Wired Magazine), Ben Templesmith (Dir, Singularity7)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

How to Create a Great Company Culture
164 schedule::attendees
Location Hilton
About  Talk with other successful entrepreneurs about the do's and don'ts of building a company culture. Take home a list of specific ideas you can implement to make your employees perform better and increase their loyalty. What's the rationale behind providing free drinks, catered meals or free cab rides? How much strategy and financial information is appropriate to share with the entire company? Can employees work from home? How do you celebrate your successes? Find out what really works and what is just a waste of time and money.
  (CMO, BazaarVoice), Jason Black (CEO/Chairman of BOD, Boundless Network)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Journey to the Center of Design
216 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  User-centered design was born in the 1980s, amidst a world filled with frustration with blinking VCR clocks and computer command lines. Up until this time, developers focused on making the devices work, giving little heed to how they'd be used. Terms like "user friendly" and "easy to use," buzzwords for the UCD movement, soon became as common as "new and improved" on laundry soap.Fast forward 25 years and it now seems the foundations of user-centered design are now disintegrating. Notable community members are suggesting UCD practice is burdensome and returns little value. There's a growing sentiment that spending limited resources on user research takes away from essential design activities. Previously fundamental techniques, such as usability testing and persona development, are now regularly under attack. And let's not forget that today's shining stars, such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the iPod, came to their success without UCD practices.Is it time for user-centered design to evolve into something else? Or is there something else happening in our world of experience design that makes UCD obsolete? Should something else occupy the center of design?These are just the questions that Jared Spool likes to answer. We guarantee a journey that shouldn't be missed.
  Jared Spool (Founding Principal, User Interface Engineering)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Kick-Ass Mash-Ups with Punk Rock APIs
106 schedule::attendees
Location Hilton
About  Tired of re-inventing the wheel? Wish there was a single grand unified API layer over everything? In this panel we'll gather data from a dozen different popular sites and services and present it all under a single API, using nothing but stone knives, bear skins, free online tools, and client-side JavaScript.
  Kent Brewster (Web Guy, Yahoo!)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Making Whuffie: Raising Social Capital in Online Communities
211 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  This talk gets to the heart of how people interact and exchange information in online communities: through social capital, or as Cory Doctorow calls it, Whuffie. The key to growing customers in online communities is through growing your social capital. You will learn the 5 lessons of raising Whuffie through online communities in this presentation.
  Tara Hunt (Intuit)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Moms Who Tech
52 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Women spent $90 billion on gadgets and influenced 61% of all consumer electronics purchases in 2007 (Laptop Magazine, August 2008). Moms are power users of technology and social networking, coding their own websites, texting their babysitters, installing wireless routers, blogging and using Facebook. This panel discussion examines the gadgets and social media moms use to manage their careers,families and friendships.
  Beth Blecherman (Founder, TechMamas.com), Shireen Mitchell (ED, Digital Sisters/Women Wired In)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

OpenID, OAuth, Data Portability and the Enterprise
134 schedule::attendees
Location Hilton
About  The debate over identity, data and authentication is gaining ground in the social networking world. The more difficult discussion regarding enterprises and Web 2.0 has yet to start. Businesses realize that they must protect the data of their company, employees and customers. Join brave leaders from several Web Application companies that are beginning the discussion, ?Are OpenID and OAuth good for the enterprise?"
  Bob Blakely (The Burton Group), Danny Kolke (Etelos, Inc.), Joseph Smarr (Chief Platform Architect, Plaxo Inc), Kaliya Hamlin (Super Hero, Identity Woman)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Security for the Social Set
33 schedule::attendees
Location Hilton
About  The social web provides rich ground for attackers to exploit; the bigger your site gets, the more likely a target you are. We'll share real-world examples of common attack patterns and how to guard againstthem. Web developers and anyone with a stake in the security of an online product will learn something new and useful.
  Ed Finker (funkatron.com)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Social Networking in Health: e-Patients, Data & Privacy
57 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  With the rise of social networking in health, the inevitable questions arise about patient's data and privacy. But such networks also allow for aggregating data which can help people spot trends and changes in their own health. This discussion panel will discuss the pros and cons of such networking tools.
  John Grohol (PsychCentral.com)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Social Patterns and Antipatterns For the Win
134 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Designing social experiences is harder than it looks. Proven social patterns (Leave Unfinished, Leveling Up, Bozofilter) can help you be more successful. Social antipatterns (Password Antipattern, Ex-boyfriend Bug) are predictable pitfalls.Learn from the hard-won lessons of others to foster successful, fun, productive online social experiences.
  Christian Crumlish (Pattern Detective, Yahoo!), Erin Malone (Principle, Tangible User Experience)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Taking Responsibility for the Quality of Your Life
101 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  How can we live so that the things that drive us to be great don't make us miserable every step of the way? Most quality of life talks focus on how managers can improve the lives of their staff, but this discussion will look at the perspective of everyone else - covering ways to think about goals, expectations, boundaries, and how to take control of your own personal happiness. Come share your methods for seeking the elusive zen of work/life balance.
  Brian Yeung (User Experience Program Manager, )

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Violating the Warranty on Your Touch Computing Device
51 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Simple touch computing is taking the world by storm in desktop, mobile, and environmental computing. The best and brightest are taking their gloves off, drawing inspiration from Star Wars to James Bond, and going beyond the conventional bounds of touch computing. See what design and technology leaders are doing next with technology like Microsoft Surface and other touch computer platforms. This panel is sponsored by Microsoft.
  Chris Bernard (User Experience Evangelist, Silverlight/Microsoft), Joe Engalan (Dir of Dev, Vectorform), Erik Klimczak (Creative Dir, Clarity Consulting), Joe Olsen (CEO, Phenomblue), Dan Thompson (Developer, Silverlight (PP)/Manifest)

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Why Is Professional Blogging Bloodsport for Women?
67 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  For professional female bloggers, writing online can get painfully personal - and so can the criticism. Oversharing, sex-blogging, fameballs, Tumblettes, Jezebelism - why is it (still) so difficult to be a woman online?
  Rebecca Fox (Managing Editor, mediabistro.com), Rachel Sklar (Abrams Research/The Daily Beast/Charitini)

12:00 PM
to 1:30 PM

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

12:00 PM
to 1:31 PM

ExTerminators
25 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  "Ex-terminators" is a black comedy centering on Alex (Graham), a lonely accountant whose one act of rage results in her being sentenced to court ordered therapy. There she meets Stella (Coolidge), the owner of a small extermination business who uses her car as a weapon; and Nikki (Heard), a dental technician with the face of an angel and the mind of a sociopath. Together these women will form their own 'silent revolution', wrecking havoc on the men of Texas.

12:00 PM
to 1:26 PM

St. Nick
8 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  St. Nick is the story of a brother and sister on the run. He's eleven, she's nine. They've left their home for some unknown reason, and are living in the woods, hiding in barns and sheds, doing what they can to survive. As the bitter Texas winter sets in, they strike up residence in an abandoned house and, for a brief, bittersweet period, manage to escape the harsh realities of their circumstances.

12:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

AllHat...No Cattle (#allhat)
19 schedule::attendees
Location Allen's Boots
RSVP Required  Click here
About  Shopping for hats, boots, buckles and brunch...a great time of mixing and mingling.

12:00 PM
to 7:00 PM

Turn2Live Launch + SIMS Benefit
36 schedule::attendees
Location Momo's
RSVP Required  Click here
About  Turn2Live & The SIMS foundation are throwing a 2 day benefit event hosting some of Austin's most talented local musicians including: Randy Weeks, Dustin Welch, Gina Chavez, Eleisha Eagle, Blaze, Dan Dyer and Suzanna Choffel.
Info  whatsup@turn2live.com

12:30 PM
to 1:30 PM

1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

From Script to Screen
35 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The road between the conception of an idea to its translation onto screen is a long one. From the pen touching the paper to the cutting-room floor, there are an amazing number of steps that must be taken, and money that must be spent to complete a screenwriter's original vision. Find out from industry professionals when that road is one worth taking, and if it is, how that road is navigated.
  Suzanne Weinert (Writer/Producer, Flatiron Pictures), Sarah Green (Producer, Sarah Green Film Corp), Patricia Aufderheide (Professor, Center for Social Media American University), Tim McCanlies (Writer/Dir, The 2 Bobs), Catherine Hardwicke ()
Tags  film panel

1:00 PM
to 2:30 PM

Mentors: Filmmakers
6 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Every filmmaker has a story to tell. Get advice, or share those stories with experienced filmmakers.

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.
  Ian Cheney (Dir/producer, WD Films), Ti West (Glass Eye Pix), (ZBi), Nathan Zellner (Zellner Bros), Curt Ellis (Producer, Wicked Delicate Films), Barry Jenkins (Filmmaker, Medicine For Melancholy)
Tags  film panel

1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

Mini-Meeting: Soundtracks
16 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  We will discuss basic music clearance issues targeted at independent film and made-for-web projects. We'll primarily focus on the whats, whys and hows of obtaining basic sync and master use rights, as well as licensing music from independent artists.
  Chris Castle (Partner, Christian L Castle Attorneys), Nikki Rowling (Titan Music Group)
Tags  film panel

1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

Self Distribution Not All by Yourself
26 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Mention the words "self-distribution" to an independent filmmaker, and weeks filled with envelope stuffing, print shuttling, and Quickbook keystroking come to mind. But, these days, a DIY approach to distribution doesn't actually mean that you have to do it all yourself. Join veterans of the distribution wars as they help you understand the network of deals and alliances that filmmakers can strike themselves in order to get their films in front of audiences.
  Scott Macaulay (Editor, Forensic Films), Chris Hyams (Founder&CEO, B-Side Entertainment Inc), Richard Abramowitz (Abramorama), Jon Reiss (Filmmaker & Consultant, Hybrid Cinema), Caitlin Boyle (Semi-Theatrical Distribution Consultant, Paradigm Consulting)
Tags  film panel

1:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

Facebook Developer Garage Austin
193 schedule::attendees
Location Pangea
About  Join us for a deep-dive into Facebook Platform including the latest information on Facebook Connect, networking and a serious Q&A. To request an invite or get more info check out http://www.facebook.com/sxsw.

1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

indieWIRE Presents: Meet the SXSW Filmmakers
7 schedule::attendees
Location Apple Store
About  Join critically-acclaimed filmmakers Javor Gardev, Barry Jenkins, Joe Maggio, Matthew Newton, and Joe Swanberg for a group discussion, moderated by indieWIRE editor in chief Eugene Hernandez, of their work and new technologies in film distribution. The films these directors are screening at this year's SXSW festival will be simultaneously available nationwide on demand through IFC Festival Direct, as part of a special initiative by IFC Films and SXSW. The films include Javor Gardev's neo-noir "Zift", Bulgaria's official 2009 Oscar entry; Barry Jenkins' Independent Spirit and Gotham award-nominated "Medicine For Melancholy"; Joe Maggio's poignant drama "Paper Covers Rock"; the U.S. premiere of Matthew Newton's dark comedy "Three Blind Mice"; and the world premiere of Joe Swanberg's "Alexander The Last."

1:30 PM
to 3:06 PM

Artois the Goat
22 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  Lab technician Virgil Gurdies embarks on an epic quest to create the greatest goat cheese the world has ever known, and reclaim the heart of his beloved Angie. She has taken a new job in Detroit and to follow her means signing his life over to his soul-sapping career in artificial flavor additives. To stay behind and pursue his newfound passion for fine artisanal goat cheese, is to risk losing her forever. Despite his lack of resources, experience, or basic competency in the field of agriculture, Virgil heads for the hills (literally) with a felonious German baker, a grave-digging hermit, and a tiny white goat named Artois. With Angie awaiting his imminent return and a conference of the International Cheese Consortium just a few months away, he has no choice but to go for broke. Throw away everything he has on a gamble: That, before it is too late, he can craft a cheese that will change the world. A cheese that will buy him a new life. A cheese of destiny.

1:30 PM
to 2:58 PM

True Adolescents
15 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
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).

1:30 PM
to 3:30 PM

WordPress BBQ Meetup
240 schedule::attendees
Location Conjunctured
RSVP Required  Click here
About  Come chat up some folks behind your favorite blogging platform at Austin's very first coworking space, Conjunctured! There will be some tasty BBQ, beverages and cupcakes served up for you party people! This event is open to the public, so no need for a SXSW badge to join the fun!
Tags  Free Food

1:45 PM
to 3:32 PM

My Suicide
49 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
About  Archie Williams (Gabriel Sunday) is a 17-year old media geek who has suddenly found himself the most talked-about kid in school. He has announced that he's going to kill himselfÑ on cameraÑ for a class project. His classmates, parents, Sierra- the most beautiful girl in school (Brooke Nevin), and a 'Shady Bunch' of shrinks, doctors, pill-pushers, and counselors descend on Archie. Some are hoping to save him, some want to imitate him, others try to push him over the brink. Archie films every moment of his high school experience, hiding nothing from his audience: realities of life, death, violence, sex, drugs, and the intense media overload and hypocrisy that bombard all teenagers.

2:00 PM
to 3:30 PM

AMAC @ The Hideout: Reel Women
2 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  A selection of short films made by REEL WOMEN members including CC Stinson, D.J. Morrison, Gabriela Quijano, Mary Tucker, Kathy Davis, Sally & Kelly Jackson, Alpha, Karen Aptekar, Cheryal Loosmore. Included are narratives and documentaries ranging from a parody of a scene from a Coen Brothers' film to a plea for governmental support for medical funding for foster children.

2:00 PM
to 3:40 PM

Animated Shorts
13 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Milbe '(Mite), directed by Karl Tebbe. A short animation about a grandmother, Oma Grete, and gigantic house dust mites that threaten to destroy the world. 6:00

'Birth', directed by Signe Baumane. A young woman is pregnant and afraid to give birth. For a consolation and advice she goes to older women but their stories scare her even more.

'Rosa Rosa', directed by Félix Dufour-Laperrire. While war is thundering at the gates of the city, Rosa and her lover live serenely together, trying to preserve a fragile normality.

'Luca Brasi Sleeps with the Fishes', directed by Simon Hawkins. What may possibly have happened to Luca Brasi after he was assassinated. 3:00

'Sweet Dreams', directed by Kirsten Lepore. A stalwart cupcake escapes from his native land to discover what lies beyond the sugar skyscrapers and candy-condos. His violent shipwreck on a foreign shore forces him to adapt to a new lifestyle. 10:00

'Photograph of Jesus', directed by Laurie Hill. Looking for photographs of Jesus, yetis and Hitler in 1948? Help is at hand with this documentary-fantasy based on true stories of requests for impossible images. 4:00

'Solitude Past', directed by My Sandstrom, Ingrid is the loneliest woman in the world. She feels sorry for herself and begrudges others their happiness. When she gets close to another person she can no longer deal with her emotions and is swallowed up by her longing.

'Haunted House', SXSWClick Winner

'Tourist', directed by Matthew K. A tourist fights the crowds as he attempts to snap the perfect picture of New York. In a city full of landmarks, there will always be someone to ruin your shot. 4:00

'Here's the Stapler if You Need It', directed by Lance Myers. It's Lester's first day on the job at Copy-O's copy shop and his manager has given him one very important directive: don't let the customers use the big paper cutter in the back. 2:00

'Hollerings: 3 Stories in Wood', directed by Lara Gallagher. The quiet anxieties of wood. 5:00

'You're Outa Here', directed by George Griffin. A feisty descendant of Betty Boop has finally had enough: she kicks out her clueless boyfriend while delivering a taunting, full-throated indictment, based on the barrelhouse rhythm of Fats Waller. 5:00

'Trepan Hole', directed by Andy Cahill. A dance between figures, clay, thought and sexuality.

'Paradoxes and Oxymorons', directed by Kate Raney. An animated version of John Ashbery's poem "Paradoxes and Oxymorons." Narrated by DJ Spooky.

'Shaman', directed by Luc Perez. Waiting for the bus on a rainy day in Copenhagen, the old shaman Utaaq sees a rare bird from his past. This makes him reminisce his youth, and a beautiful tale about the forces of nature begins.

2:00 PM
to 2:11 PM

Birth
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Amina, a young woman (17) is pregnant and afraid to give birth. For a consolation and advise she goes to older women but their stories scare her even more.

2:00 PM
to 2:10 PM

Haunted House
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  The Haunted House is a bastardization of the classic comedy story, told from the perspective of scum-bag puppets and their terrible deaths.

2:00 PM
to 2:04 PM

Hollerings: 3 Stories in Wood
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Detailed, handcrafted dioramas set the stage for the quiet anxieties and revelations of three faceless wooden characters. Still photographs, slight animation, and an empathetic narrator cast emotions on an otherwise motionless world of meals spent alone, over-priced kitchen gadgets, and insincere apologies.

2:00 PM
to 2:06 PM

Milbe
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  MILBE (MITE) is a short animation film about my grandmother, Oma Grete, and gigantic house dust mites that threaten to destroy the world.

2:00 PM
to 2:01 PM

Paradoxes and Oxymorons
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  An animated interpretation of John Ashbery's poem "Paradoxes and Oxymorons." A meditation on shapes, lines and language.

2:00 PM
to 2:06 PM

Photograph Of Jesus
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Looking for photographs of Jesus, yetis and Hitler in 1948? Help is at hand with this documentary-fantasy based on true stories of requests for impossible images. Real-life archives become the stage where fact and fiction collide, belief runs amok and unruly images have a life of their own.

2:00 PM
to 2:08 PM

Rosa Rosa
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  A married woman has an affair. She gets pregnant by her lover and they live serenely together, although war is thundering towards their city. Despite lineups, traffic jams and shortages they manage to live a peaceful life with their little girl. Rosa Rosa is the interweaving of individual and collective fates via a love story told by the couple themselves. It consists partly of reworked photos, the images superimposed on each other to create a stylized realism in which public and private spaces overlap. With its evocative soundtrack and plain, simple narration, this film by director Félix Dufour-Laperrire offers a touching look at happiness in hard times.

2:00 PM
to 3:30 PM

Shaman
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Utaaq, an old Inuit, is at a bus stop in Copenhagen when he spots a bird from his native Greenland above his head Ð a rare visitor to these climes. It reminds him of his youth: As a young hunter, Utaaq discovered that a qivitoq was using a tupilak to kill local hunters. Tupilaks are magical creatures that obey their masters. Utaaq went off into the mountains where he became a shaman, and on his return, he used his powers to destroy the qivitoq. Back to Utaaq at the bus stop, we see a weary old man nostalgically watching the bird É

2:00 PM
to 3:30 PM

Skip and Lester: Here's the Stapler if You Need It
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  It's Lester's first day on the job at Copy-O's copy shop and his boss has given him only one directive: don't let the customers use the big paper cutter in the back.

2:00 PM
to 2:03 PM

Snake
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Deceptively playful, Snake is a film about stubbornness in the face of change. The film chronicles a failure to deal with time (and teeth) passing while using appealing characters and sounds to glorify the obdurate attempt to replace what is lost.

2:00 PM
to 3:30 PM

2:00 PM
to 2:09 PM

Sweet Dreams
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  This stop-motion animation, made almost entirely with real food, tells the tale of a stalwart cupcake yearning to find something beyond his world of sugar cube skyscrapers and frosting-covered friends. When his makeshift boat crashes on foreign shores, he makes a shocking discovery that changes him forever.

2:00 PM
to 2:04 PM

The Godfather Musical: Luca Brasi Sleeps with the Fishes
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  "The Godfather Musical Part III: Luca Brasi Sleeps with the Fishes" is the third and final installment of a Godfather-inspired musical. Part III imagines what happened to Luca Brasi after his assassination.
Animation by Richard Ramazinski

2:00 PM
to 2:04 PM

Tourist
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  A tourist braves the busy city streets as he tries to snap the perfect photo of New York, only to find that the Big Apple seems to be a bit camera shy. In a city full of landmarks, there is always someone there to ruin his shot. Action! Intrigue! Sightseeing! Animated on location in New York City.

2:00 PM
to 2:06 PM

Trepan Hole
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Andy Cahill abstractively drew the lines well on surrealistic discourse about a fission and unification, so this animation could be fully said to be 'synthetic'. Stripes wrap not only his clays, but also my whole impression, and the hole remains as a sort of obsession in the brain.
- Shon Kim, Film Programmer

2:00 PM
to 3:38 PM

Wake Up
13 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  One day four years ago Jonas Elrod woke up with the inexplicable ability tosee and hear angels, demons, auras and ghosts. The documentary WAKE UPfollows his journey across the country and overseas for the next three yearsto find out why.

2:00 PM
to 3:30 PM

You're Outa here
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  A feisty descendant of Betty Boop tells her no-good boyfriend to hit the road, her litany of complaints set to the barrelhouse rhythm of Fats Waller. "You're Outa Here" starts with stride-master Dick Hyman playing the high-voltage intro to "The Minor Drag." Our animated leading lady strides forth to make her case for the immediate ejection of her boyfriend from their apartment. Her cat clock, dog and pet piranha also demand his exit. She attempts to oust him from his Barcalounger, badgers him to start packing, and recounts his various shortcomings. He's lazy, he sleeps around, he called her doorman "Pancho" and her Uncle Bob "a queer." The film includes two rotoscope dance sequences. This Neo-Soundie was sung by Lorraine Feather, who also wrote the lyrics, and animated by George Griffin.

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

CSS3: What's Now, What's New and What's Not?
273 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  This panel explores how major browsers implement CSS3. The focus is on finding effective and efficient methods for developers to unleash their creativity while maintaining cross-browser compatibility. The panel covers current implementations, future plans from the major browser vendors and some discussion of the current progress on the standard itself.
  Molly Holzschlag (Pres, Opera Software), David Baron (Mozilla), Hakon Wium Lie (Opera Software), Sylvain Galineau (Program Mgr, Microsoft)

2:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA) unConference
47 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  "The Inflection Point - How the recent changes in technology, culture and economics are changing the game." Join us in a casual setting and lend your thoughts and opinions to these important discussions in this interactive session.

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Sunday Keynote: Stephen Baker / Nate Silver Interview
495 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Fivethirtyeight.com was one of the biggest winners in the 2008 November election, successfully predicting the Obama landslide. Veteran BusinessWeek columnist Stephen Baker talks with Nate Silver, the man who's statistical analysis powered the site.
  Stephen Baker (The Numerati, BusinessWeek), Nate Silver (Founder&Pres, fivethirtyeight.com)

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Tips and Tricks for Making the Most of Creative Suite 4
108 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Join Greg Rewis, author and industry-renowned Adobe evangelist, to learn how to get the most out of Creative Suite 4. Greg will show you hidden features in Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, and more. During his performance, and it will be a performance I'm sure, he'll also show you his favorite time-saving tips and tricks, and who knows what else you'll walk away with ? hint. hint. You certainly won't want to miss this fun and informative session. This panel is sponsored by Adobe.
  Greg Rewis (Creative Solutions Evangelism, Adobe), (Evangelist, Adobe)

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Dustin Welch
7 schedule::attendees
Location Momo's

2:30 PM
to 4:01 PM

45365
8 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
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.

2:30 PM
to 3:42 PM

Letters to the President
20 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Exclusive access film about President Ahmadinejad of Iran, and what life is like under his regime. The film takes as its narrative thread the letters that supposedly ten million Iranians have written to the President.

3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

A Stanley Kubrick Panel with Jan Harlan
96 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Producer Jan Harlan has earned his place in cinema history through his close association with the legendary Stanley Kubrick. Film Critic and TV host Elvis Mitchell will be talking to Harlan about his collaborations with Kubrick, from the aborted Napoleon biopic, through producing masterpieces including Barry Lyndon (1975) and The Shining (1980). This is a unique opportunity to witness a great unsung hero of cinema, and a glimpse into one of the great artistic minds of the 20th century, from the man who knew him best.
  Elvis Mitchell (Film Critic, NPR), Jan Harlan (Producer, )
Tags  film panel

3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

Building Your Team
21 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Completing a film is something to be proud of. Now the real work begins: you've got to make sure people see it. Moving from the world of art into one of marketing, sales and distribution is no small feat. Listen to panelists share their experience, expertise, and mistakes while discussing what to do once the camera stops rolling. From hiring a sales agent (or not) to distribution strategies to delivering your film and managing the rights, a filmmaker's job is never over.
  Jared Moshe (Partner, Sidetrack Films), Allen Bain (Producer, The 7th Floor), Mike Thompson (The Missile Site)
Tags  film panel

3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

It Must Be Sold
9 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Now what? You've made a film. To alleviate the stress of figuring out the next steps yourself, you may want to find someone to help. Who will help you? The answer is almost nobody. Embrace the despair, stop wallowing in your misery and find a sales agent. There are not many of them, but despite industry chatter about self distribution, they can be your one and only path to bringing your film to the masses waiting to embrace your vision. And if you can't? If you're still going it alone, you will need to know what the important questions are. Details will be explained, illusions shattered and secrets revealed: a guided tour through the mysterious jungle of sales, distribution and general strategic thinking to get your film out into the world.
  Josh Braun (Submarine Entertainment)
Tags  film panel

3:00 PM
to 3:30 PM

Learning Rails
80 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  While most books written about Rails cater to programmers looking for information on data structures, "Learning Rails" targets web developers whose programming experience is tied directly to the Web. Rather than begin with the inner layers of a Rails web application--the models and controllers--this unique book approaches Rails development from the outer layer: the application interface. You'll learn how to create something visible with Rails before reaching the more difficult database models and controller code. With "Learning Rails," you can start from the foundations of web design you already know, and then move more deeply into Ruby, objects, and database structures. This book will help you: Present web content by building an application with a basic view and a simple controller, while learning Ruby along the way Build forms and process their results, progressing from the simple to the more complex Connect forms to models by setting up a database, and use Rails' ActiveRecord to create code that maps to database structures Use Rails scaffolding to build applications from a view-centric perspective Add common web application elements such as sessions, cookies, and authentication Build applications that combine data from multiple tables Create simple but dynamic interfaces with Rails and Ajax. Once you complete "Learning Rails," you'll be comfortable working with the Rails web framework, and you'll be well on your way to becoming a Rails guru.
  Simon St Laurent (Editor, O'Reilly Media)

3:00 PM
to 4:30 PM

Mentors: Writers
10 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Every film starts as an idea. Getting that idea onto the page can present a range of unanticipated challenges for the uninitiated. Meet with accomplished writers who can offer insight into how to realize a project of your own.

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.
  Chris Mass (Writer, ), Owen Egerton (Writer, ), Steve Harrigan (), Alex Smith (Filmmaker, Ranchwater Productions), Yaphet Smith (Writer, Keysmith Story Company)
Tags  film panel

3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

Trade Show Bar Happy Hour
197 schedule::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.

3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

Gina Chavez
4 schedule::attendees
Location Momo's

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Appfrica: How Web Applications Are Helping Emerging Markets Grow
88 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Everything we thought we knew about Africa is wrong. Technology is leading growth, developmental aid is hurting it. The continent is incredibly rich while the people remain poor. How is technology (specifically the web and mobile devices) changing the narrative of sustainable economic growth in the African diaspora?
  Jonathan Gosier (Dir, Appfrica), Erik Hersman (Co-founder, Ushahidi), David Kobia (Ushahidi), Rose Shuman (Founder, Open Mind - Question Box), TMS Ruge (Founder, Project Diaspora)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Designing Our Way Through Web Forms
203 schedule::attendees
Location Hilton
About  Although forms make the Web go around, they are often ugly due the generic way in which browsers display them, not to mention irritating to our site's visitors when they don't work as expected. In this session, panelists will provide specific details on ways to successfully create compelling forms for your users.
  Christopher Schmitt (Web Design Specialist, Heat Vision), Eric Ellis (VP Sr Designer, Bank of America), Kimberly Blessing (Senior Web Development Manager, Comcast Interactive Media)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

From Flickr and Beyond: Lessons in Community Management
402 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Companies across industries are developing and fostering online communities, recognizing the benefits of connecting with customers on the Web. Unfortunately, not all communities thrive to become a successful vehicle for businesses. Leaders of top online communities from Flickr to Facebook will discuss top best practices for managing online communities.
  Heather Champ (Dir of Community, Flickr), Mario Anima (Dir Online Community, Current TV), Matthew Stinchcomb (VP Community, Etsy Inc), Jessamyn West (Dir of Operations, MetaFilter), (YouTube)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Game Design Competition / Casual Games
46 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The Casual game design category from the 2009 ScreenBurn at SXSW Game Design Competition will have an hour-long panel, composed of four professional and modern game industry experts, to judge and provide meaningful game design feedback. Each of the four finalists will present a 5 minute PowerPoint or Keynote presentation followed by 5 minute Q&A by the panelists. This is intended to be an accelerated simulation of what companies endure when pitching game concepts to publishers. Finally, a grand prize winner in each category will be determined by jury vote and audience reaction. The winner of the competition will be interviewed by attending press, and will be featured in a conversation with an industry professional at Studio SX on Monday, March 16.
  (Ubisoft), (Arkane Studios), (CEO, Divide by Zero Games)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Get Me Rewrite! Developing APIs and the Changing Face of News
101 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  In the past year, several major media producers have rolled out APIs to open up and remix their content. This panel assembles several noted developers of media APIs to discuss their experiences with the process: the technical hurdles, the internal arguments, the surprising ways in which people have discovered new ways of looking at the news.
  Jacob Harris (Sr Software Architect, The New York Times), Brad Stenger (Research Dir, Wired.com), Daniel Jacobson (Dir of Application Dev, National Public Radio), John Donovan (Founder, Daylife)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

iPhone Development for Experienced Web Developers
135 schedule::attendees
Location Hilton
About  A technology case study of combining an online Web service API with a native iPhone application. Specifically for experienced Web developers, we'll provide an introduction to Objective C and the iPhone platform, and cover technical details from the Web services API design to URL loading and parsing on the iPhone.
  Jordan Lev (Sr Web Developer, Babcock & Jenkins), Joshua Siler (VP Technology, Babcock & Jenkins)

3:30 PM
to 4:00 PM

Kaimira
11 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  High over China, twelve-year-old Mei travels with the Sky Village, a community of hot-air balloons floating above an Earth where animals battle robots for control. Beneath the ruins of Las Vegas, thirteen-year-old Rom is commandeered to fight biotech creatures forthe entertainment of a mercenary crowd. Mei and Rom have never met, but they both carry the Kaimira gene, entwining aspects of human, beast, and machine within their very DNA. They must find the courage to balance the powers that lurk within -- and overcome terrifying outside forces -- if they are to survive and save the ones they love.In a future where people live in hot air balloons and in underground cities children must find the courage to balance the powers that lurk within if they are to survive and save the ones they love.
  Chris Rettstatt (Dir of Story Dev, Star Farm Productions)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Marketing Meets New Media: Building Your Audience Online
154 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  How are filmmakers, musicians, and artists building their brand online in today's crowded New Media environment? Increasingly, it has become an artists' own imperative to promote themselves, as distributors pay more attention to the bottom line and less to building the profile of the filmmaker. If you have to take matters into your own hands, what are the techniques for building and maintaining a loyal audience of fans online? What resources are at your disposal and how are social networking sites like Facebook organizing a new generation? Join moderator Scott Kirsner (Editor, CinemaTech / Author, "The New Digital Audience") and learn how to capitalize on big opportunities at the click of a mouse.
  Burnie Burns (Rooster Teeth Productions), Scott Kirsner (Editor, CinemaTech), Brett Gaylor (Filmmaker, RiP: A Remix Manifesto), Jonathan Coulton (Jonathan Coulton), Natasha Wescoat (Artist/Blogger, Natasha Wescoat Inc), Markos Moulitsas (Kos Media)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Mashup Spirituality & The Belief Buffet
31 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  For those burned-out on organized religion, the web allows us to customize our belief systems and personalize faith. Is this Spiritual Evolution? Or the end of Sacred? (HugNation @end)
  John Styn (Digital Explorer, lifestudent.com)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Old Media Finds New Voice Through Twitter
132 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Statesman.com and Austin360.com are Twittering news and entertainment daily - and we're not pushing an RSS feed. We're using Twitter the way it is meant to be used: as an interactive, personality-driven tool. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. Is this the life raft for Traditional Media?
  Robert Quigley (Internet Editor, Austin American-Statesman), Daniel Honigman (Tribune Interactive)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Post Standards: Creating Open Source Specs
59 schedule::attendees
Location Hilton
About  Many of the most interesting new formats on the web are being developed outside the traditional standards process; Microformats, OpenID, OAuth, OpenSocial, and originally Jabber ?€” four out of five of these popular new specs have been standardized by the IETF, OASIS, or W3C. But real hackers are bringing their implementations to projects ranging from open source apps all the way up to the largest companies in the technology industry. While formal standards bodies still exist, their role is changing as open source communities are able to develop specifications, build working code, and promote it to the world.It isn't that these communities don't see the value in formal standardization, but rather that their needs are different than what formal standards bodies have traditionally offered. They care about ensuring that their technologies are freely implementable and are built and used by a diverse community where anyone can participate based on merit and not dollars. At OSCON last year, the Open Web Foundation was announced to create a new style of organization that helps these communities develop open specifications for the web. This panel brings together community leaders from these technologies to discuss the "why" behind the Open Web Foundation and how they see standards bodies needing to evolve to match lightweight community driven open specifications for the web.
  David Recordon (Six Apart Ltd), Dawn Foster (Consultant/Owner, Fast Wonder), Eran Hammer-Lahav (Yahoo!), David Rudin (Microsoft), Dare Obasanjo (Program Mgr, Microsoft)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Regional Whuffie Building: Attracting Innovation to Your City
62 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  It used to be a given that you need to move to center like Silicon Valley to have a successful startup. Not so much anymore. This panel is about the people who are creating centers of innovation all over North America and how they are doing it.
  Tony Bacigalupo (Co-founder, New Work City), Geoff DiMasi (Principal, P'unk Avenue), Julie Duryea (Owner/Founder, souk (coworking)), Susan Evans (Co-founder & Owner, Office Nomads), Matthew Wettergreen (Founder, Caroline Collective)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

So You Wanna Write a Tech Book?
45 schedule::attendees
Location Hilton
About  "Everyone has a book inside them," the saying goes--but should yours stay there? Panel members, including acquisition editors and best-selling authors (and maybe even an agent), will cover everything you'll need to know so you can submit a proposal for the next big tech best-seller.
  Dori Smith (dori.com)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Social Media: If You Liked it, Then You Should Have Put a Digg on It...
184 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  ?and then shared it on Facebook, tweeted about it on Twitter with a tinyurl, posted about it on your blog, and made a loyal video consumer testimonial that took off virally on YouTube. Social media is a powerful marketing tool. And that's all well and good for sexy products like slick music videos or the latest purse Jessica Simpson is carrying, but what if you're a traditional marketer from the Fortune 500? What if you are selling tax services? What if you are a retailer who built your success on circulars and print ads? Or a company selling luxury in a recession? Does social media have any business in serious business? We say yes. If you StumbleUpon this session, we'll show you how. This panel is sponsored by Razorfish.
  Chris Bowler (VP Social Media Lead, Razorfish), (Director of Online Marketing, Carnival Cruise Lines), (VP Digital Marketing, H&R Block), (Digital Media Mgr, Avenue A/Razorfish/JCPenney)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

The Web In Higher Education: What's Different?
71 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Being a web worker in higher education has unique challenges: Shoestring budgets, campus politics, the generation gap between faculty and students, and serving disparate audiences. Come learn about the web in higher education -- and what lessons the higher education web can teach the broader web world.
  Brad Ward (Co-Founder, BlogHighEd.org), Dylan Wilbanks (Web Producer, University of Washington School of Public Health)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Venture Capital for Long Tail Entrepreneurs
59 schedule::attendees
Location Hilton
About  'Venture Capital for the Long Tail' describes the need for a fundamentally different, economically viable model for creating and funding micro-businesses. Venture capital needs a new model to adapt to declining costs to start businesses, the impact of Generation Y and increased personal and corporate transparency and sharing.
  Taylor Davidson (Unstructured Ventures)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

We Have Been Objectified: Identity, Consumerism, and the Future of Designed Objects
162 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  A discussion with a panel of industrial design experts about our complex relationship with the objects that surround us. This panel follows the premiere of "Objectified", a film by director Gary Hustwit examining the role of industrial design in contemporary culture. Moderated by Stuart Constatantine of Core77, the panel will include Mr. Hustwit, Tim Brown of IDEO, Davin Stowell of Smart Design, and New York Times Magazine columnist and author Rob Walker.
  Tim Brown (CEO/Pres, IDEO), Stuart Constantine (Vp, Core77), Gary Hustwit (Director, Objectified), Davin Stowell (CEO & Founder, Smart Design), Rob Walker (Buying In)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

What Do I Do With Myself, Now that the Economy Has Collapsed?
163 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  They say the tech economy ebbs and flows on a 7 year cycle, and if that's true, we're just about over the peak and into the down cycle for companies and employees alike. So what are we to do with ourselves, when it all comes crashing down around us? This panel's been through a downturn or two and will have some specific recommendations about how to get the most out of it, both personally and professionally.
  Andy Baio (Writer/Coder, Waxy.org), Lane Becker (Pres, Get Satisfaction Inc), Ben Brown (Internet Rockstar, XOXCO), Jane Mount (20x200), Michael Sippey (VP Prod, Six Apart Ltd)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

When Worlds Collide: Human Centered Design Meets Agile Development
114 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  What is agile development and how does it work with the human-centered design and research process? Learn how designers and developers can work together in this rapid paced environment.
  Maria Giudice (CEO/Founder, Hot Studio), Alon Salant (Principal, Carbon Five)

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Your Personal Blog is Dead
95 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Do you Twitter, Flickr, or Facebook? Then you could be guilty of blogicide. Users of those and other social networking applications are accused of helping to kill off the personal blog. And that may not be so bad. In this interactive session, we'll present the evidence. You be the jury.
  Marlynn Schotland (CEO, Mamapreneurs Inc), Alain Schotland (Creative Svcs Supervisor, Standard Insurance Company)

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

A Vida Politica
1 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  In the struggle for your rights can hair be a weapon?
A Vida Politica is about Negra Jho, a larger than life activist from Salvador, Brazil. Her form of activism is hairdressing, and she uses it to engage and empower her many clients and admirers.

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Bitch Academy
10 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  Young women in St. Petersburg are going to school again. They want to learn how to seduce, marry and control men. They want to learn how to be a successful bitch. Bitch academy/ Vixen Academy is a tragicomic documentary of the early Russian capitalism, which determines in an atmosphere of fear and hope, the dreams and intimacies of it's young generations.
Social relationships in Russian society have changed a great deal in recent years. In this turbulent period, the country's own conception of its women has come under great pressure, and this has major consequences for how men and women get along with each other. What is expected of you as a young woman these days? And even more importantly, how can you make sure to appeal to the contemporary, successful Russian man? The answer to these questions is the Bitch Academy, a training school for the modern-day gold digger.The male course instructor employs unorthodox methods. Boosted by his advice, exercises and role play, a striking game unfolds between him and his female students. In an atmosphere of sexism and abuse of power, a world of lust and temptation is created in which there's only room for the most ruthless seductress. The students emulate that image, but behind their sexy masks lurks a world of great uncertainty and sorrow.Filmmaker Alina Rudnitskaya only observes. Together with her crew, she snakes her way around the tiny classroom and films a shocking portrait of a society adrift.

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Children of the Eclipse
2 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  In February 2008, hundreds of children and their families converge on Queens Hospital in Jessore. They come from all over Bangladesh, but these children have one thing in common -- they each suffer from disfiguring cleft lips and palates. For the duration of a five day 'camp,' local plastic surgeons operate on the children in an effort to mend their lips and speech habits. But Bangladeshis are not accustomed to hospitals -- the pressure can be too much for the waiting parents.

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Forty Men for the Yukon
1 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  German-born Frank Erl, a 75 year-old gold miner and English-born Geordie Dobson, an 82 year-old saloon owner live isolated in the outskirts of the Yukon Territory, Canada. Surviving tragedies, war, divorce and the construction of a 38,000 beer-bottle house, they now face the universal decision of how to move forward in life.
In keeping with the character and mood of the northern Yukon, FORTY MEN FOR THE YUKON is a patient and observational look at two men who have spent their lives moving at their own pace and exploring where their interests take them.

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Home
Location Hideout
About  What drives our fascination with the ownership of bricks and mortar? The film explores ideas of home through the voice of Joe McGarry, Director of Homeless charity Arlington House in Camden. In his poetic monologue he reflects on his life of transience as a homeless person and his search for the meaning of 'home'. His mantra offers a philosophical perspective in the idea that 'Homelessness' and the 'home' lie within us, rather than in our material wealth or through our physical possessions.

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

King of Laughter
5 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  In the 1950s people laughed 18 minutes a day on average, now the average is 6 minutes. Belachew Girma is determined to try and turn this round. Belachew currently holds the world record for the longest laugh, ninety solid minutes without stopping. He believes that he can speared his message of positivity to anyone he meets. 'King of laughter' tests his theory by sending Belachew on a laughter journey through Britain's saddest town.

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Lies
1 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  Three perfectly true stories about lying.

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Pockets
1 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  This short documentary explores the common pocket. It is a universal part of our everyday lives. We all keep items in our pockets to take them from point A to point B, to keep them safe, to keep them close by for ease of use, to give us good luck, to remind us something. What lies within our pockets often reveals more about us than we would expect. It is an insight into our personality, personal lives and social background.

4:00 PM
to 5:13 PM

Sons of a Gun
9 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
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.

4:00 PM
to 5:20 PM

SXGlobal Shorts
7 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  'King of Laughter', UK, directed by Nick Hillel, In the 1950's people laughed an average 18 minutes a day, now the average is 6 minutes. World Laughter Master Belachew Girma from Ethiopia believes he can turn this around in Britain's saddest town, Walsall.

'Lies', Sweden, directed by Jonas Odell. Three perfectly true stories about lying.

'A Vida Politica', Brazil, directed by Katrina Mansoor. Negra Jho is a larger than life activist from Salvador, Brazil. Her form of activism is hairdressing, and she uses it to engage and empower her many clients and admirers.

'Children of the Eclipse', Australia, directed by Zane Lovitt. In February 2008, hundreds of children and their families converge on a hospital in Bangladesh. They each suffer from disfiguring cleft lips and palates. For the duration of a five day camp, local plastic surgeons operate on the children in an effort to mend their lips and speech habits.

'Home', UK, directed by Chris Allen. What is the true meaning of 'home' in the 21st Century?

'Forty Men for the Yukon', Canada, directed by Tony Massil. A patient and observational look at two men who have spent their lives moving at their own pace and exploring where their interests take them.

'Pockets', UK, directed by James Lees. What do the contents of your pockets say about you?

'Bitch Academy', Russia, directed by Alina Rudnitskay. Young women in St. Petersburg are going to school again. They want to learn how to seduce, marry and control men. Bitch academy/ Vixen Academy is a tragicomic documentary of early Russian capitalism, which proliferates in an atmosphere of fear and hope, the dreams and intimacies of its young generations.

4:00 PM
to 4:30 PM

Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business
269 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  'The amount of knowledge and talent dispersed among the human race has always outstripped our capacity to harness it. Crowdsourcing corrects that, but in doing so, it also unleashes the forces of creative destruction.' - From Crowdsourcing First identified by journalist Jeff Howe in a June 2006 Wired article, 'crowdsourcing' describes the process by which the power of the many can be leveraged to accomplish feats that were once the province of the specialized few. Howe reveals that the crowd is more than wise?it's talented, creative, and stunningly productive. Crowdsourcing activates the transformative power of today's technology, liberating the latent potential within us all. It's a perfect meritocracy, where age, gender, race, education, and job history no longer matter; the quality of work is all that counts; and every field is open to people of every imaginable background. If you can perform the service, design the product, or solve the problem, you've got the job. But crowdsourcing has also triggered a dramatic shift in the way work is organized, talent is employed, research is conducted, and products are made and marketed. As the crowd comes to supplant traditional forms of labor, pain and disruption are inevitable. Jeff Howe delves into both the positive and negative consequences of this intriguing phenomenon. Through extensive reporting from the front lines of this revolution, he employs a brilliant array of stories to look at the economic, cultural, business, and political implications of crowdsourcing. How were a bunch of part-time dabblers in finance able to help an investment company consistently beat the market? Why does Procter & Gamble repeatedly call on enthusiastic amateurs to solve scientific and technical challenges? How can companies as diverse as iStockphoto and Threadless employ just a handful of people, yet generate millions of dollars in revenue every year? The answers lie within these pages. The blueprint for crowdsourcing originated from a handful of computer programmers who showed that a community of like-minded peers could create better products than a corporate behemoth like Microsoft. Jeff Howe tracks the amazing migration of this new model of production, showing the potential of the Internet to create human networks that can divvy up and make quick work of otherwise overwhelming tasks. One of the most intriguing ideas of Crowdsourcing is that the knowledge to solve intractable problems?a cure for cancer, for instance?may already exist within the warp and weave of this infinite and, as yet, largely untapped resource. But first, Howe proposes, we need to banish preconceived notions of how such problems are solved. The very concept of crowdsourcing stands at odds with centuries of practice. Yet, for the digital natives soon to enter the workforce, the technologies and principles behind crowdsourcing are perfectly intuitive. This generation collaborates, shares, remixes, and creates with a fluency and ease the rest of us can hardly understand. Crowdsourcing, just now starting to emerge, will in a short time simply be the way things are done.
  Jeff Howe (Editor, Wired Magazine)

4:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Cupcake Social 2.0 at SXSW
218 schedule::attendees
Location Tiniest Bar in Texas
RSVP Required  Click here
About  Cupcakes + Tech= Cupcake Social 2.0 Come eat cupcakes with bloggers, developers, foodies, founders, new media nerds, social media geeks and sweet people. Cupcakes Take The Cake is having a Sunday social at Tiniest Bar in Texas. Free cupcakes (while supplies last) Cash Bar. Sponsors include FoodBuzz, Hey Cupcake, Toot Sweet Cupcakes
Limited Capacity  events::max
Info  nichelle@gmail.com

4:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

SXSW Block Party
481 schedule::attendees
Location SXSW Trade Show
About  The Block Party, modeled after the popular pub crawl, is a new addition to the 2009 Trade Show. Talk with exhibitors in a festive atmosphere and enjoy complimentary appetizers and beverages.

4:15 PM
to 5:47 PM

The Overbrook Brothers
28 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  Jason comes home for Christmas and his arch-rival brother, Todd, has a big surprise waiting for him -- but it's not a gift. It's secret information: The reason why Jason has always been the "least favorite" child, and it sends our hero on a hilarious cross-country journey to find out the truth about himself and his family.

4:30 PM
to 4:33 PM

100 mg
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Peeking with a passive curiosity that lingers a little too long. Then we go in and things begin to change.

4:30 PM
to 6:12 PM

American Violet
24 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
About  Based on true events in 2000, AMERICAN VIOLET tells the astonishing story of Dee Roberts (critically hailed newcomer Nicole Beharie), an African American single mother living in Texas. District attorney (Academy Award nominee Michael O'Keefe) leads an extensive drug bust sweeping her housing project, and Dee soon discovers she has been wrongfully charged as a drug dealer. Despite her mother's urgings (Academy Award nominee Alfre Woodard), and with her freedom at stake, she chooses to fight the district attorney. Joined in an alliance with an ACLU attorney (Tim Blake Nelson) and former local narcotics officer (Will Patton), Dee risks everything in a battle that forever changes her life and the Texas justice system. AMERICAN VIOLET also stars Emmy Award winner Charles S. Dutton and Xzibit.

4:30 PM
to 4:52 PM

BigBand
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  BigBand is a journey into contemporary urban world that happens among situations that are theoretically distant in time and space but come together with radical turns of the narrative. In this way a zapping effect that transports the audience from one place to the next and challenges them to create the relationship between the scenes is created, forcing a reflection on our society's day-to-day paradoxes, like the transformation of our environment, the passage of time and urban chaos.

4:30 PM
to 6:00 PM

Cattle Call
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Cattle Call is a high-speed animated documentary about the art of livestock auctioneering. Structured around the mesmerizing talents of 2007 Man-Sask Auctioneer Champion, Tim Dowler, and using a variety of classic and avant-garde animation techniques (including stop-motion, cut-outs, open-exposures, hole-punching and rubbing lettraset directly on the celluloid) filmmakers Maryniuk and Rankin have created images as dazzlingly abstract, absurd and adrenalizing as the incredible language of auctioneering itself. This hallucinogenic study of what Werner Herzog has termed 'the poetry of capitalism,' will induce near-bovine levels of dumbfoundedness in all those who gaze upon it.

4:30 PM
to 4:54 PM

Chronicles of a Professional Eulogist
5 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  World Premiere! Sarah Jane Lapp's semi-fictional, hand-drawn animation, scored by Mark Dresser and made possible by interviews with eulogists galore, follows a eulogist-in-training and his encounter with the interstitial spaces our communal memories create between mortality and immortality. A decade in the making, a portion of this film exhibited internationally, won a Black Maria Jurors' Choice Award, and, yes, screened both with SXSW 2006 and on SXSWPresents/PBS.

4:30 PM
to 4:41 PM

Dear Texas Highways
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Dear Texas Highways is a cinematic sequence of still photographs that illustrate a darkling letter written to Texas Highways magazine.
The narrated letter is a fractured rumination of a disintegrating consciousness.
The photographic images are an interpretation of the visual climate thatthe narrator navigates over the arc of a single day on the road.
Dear Texas Highways is at once an absurdly cryptic suicide note and an appeal for redemption and mercy.

4:30 PM
to 5:44 PM

Experimental Shorts
7 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  'The Idiot Stinks', directed by Helder Sun. Animation, Angst, Media, Martians and Miscommunication.

'Turning Trick', directed by Kaja H. Lejon. Five girls are in a park. At first it looks like they are playing hide and seek but it quickly develops into something quite different.

'Cattle Call', directed by Matthew Rankin. A high-speed animated documentary about the art of livestock auctioneering.

'Dear Texas Highways', directed by Shaun Roberts. A suicide note with a happy ending.

'100 MG', directed by Mike Kash. A meditation on the first couple weeks of starting antidepressants.

'Bigband', directed Daniel Calvo. A journey into contemporary urban world that forces a reflection on our society's day-to-day paradoxes.

'The Nature Between Us', directed by William Campbell. In a swirl of spray paint, sweet bike tricks, sloppy joe's and young love, a bonkers back-alley gang stumble upon a tiny secret world, creating a reality bending mash up of culture and style.

'Chronicles of a Professional Eulogist', directed by Sarah Jane Lapp. An animator's immortality project.

4:30 PM
to 4:31 PM

The Idiot Stinks
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Animation Angst. Media, Martians and Miscommunication.
35 mm scratch on film lasting 1 minutes and 45 seconds, directed by Helder K. Sun with sound by Shinro Ohtake / EYE.

4:30 PM
to 4:34 PM

The Nature Between Us
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  An old VHS camera reveals a bonkers back-alley gang, struggling for a sense of identity. In a swirl of spray paint, sweet bike tricks, sloppy joe's and young love, they stumble upon a tiny secret world, creating a reality bending mash up of culture and style. As the two worlds collide, the characters discover The Nature Between Us.

4:30 PM
to 4:36 PM

Turning Trick
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  In a scene from Truffaut«s Les Mistons from 1957, fiveboys chase each other, then stop abruptly and pretend toshoot at one another. One by one, they fall to the ground. InTurning Trick, we see five girls in a park. At first it looks likethey are playing hide and seek but it quickly develops intosomething quite different.

4:30 PM
to 5:30 PM

Dan Dyer
13 schedule::attendees
Location Momo's

4:45 PM
to 6:08 PM

Garbage Dreams
35 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Filmed over four years, GARBAGE DREAMS follows three teenage boys Ð Adham, a bright precocious 17 year old; Osama, a charming impish 16 year old; Nabil, a shy artistic 18 year old Ð born into the trash trade and growing up in the world's largest garbage village, a ghetto located on the outskirts of Cairo. It is a world folded onto itself, an impenetrable labyrinth of narrow roadways camouflaged by trash; it is the home to 60,000 'Zaballeen'(or 'Zabbaleen'), arabic for 'garbage people.'
When their community is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community.

4:45 PM
to 6:00 PM

HugNation
43 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Take a few minutes to re-calibrate your spirit and 'Hug it out' with Halcyon! HugNation is a brief moment of shared intention to combat the fear-based media onslaught. Using the web as a framework, people world-wide take a break from the bustle of the week and come together to remember that regardless of what you see on the news, "The world would rather hug you than hurt you." - Make sure to join us just outside room 5C for HugNation.
  John Styn (Digital Explorer, lifestudent.com)

5:00 PM
to 6:20 PM

Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be The Same
4 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Brock Enright, and his girlfriend Kirsten Deirup drive from Brooklyn, NY to her family's cabin in Mendocino, CA to prepare for his first solo show at a prominent New York gallery. As Enright struggles to produce what could be his most significant work, his relationship with Kirsten, her family, and the gallery is strained by his violent, explicit, and challenging creation.

5:00 PM
to 6:34 PM

Three Blind Mice
12 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Three young Navy officers hit Sydney for one last testosterone-packed night on land before being shipped over to the Gulf to fight. Sam has been mistreated at sea and is going AWOL, Dean has a fiancée and the future in-laws to meet, and Harry just loves playing cards. Throughout the night the boys lose each other, find themselves, and along the way discover courage, friendship and redemption.

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Are PR Agencies a Dying Breed?
134 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  In a world riddled with ADD, where TMI blogging and DIY reporting are the norm, are PR agencies still relevant? All sides will discuss the Pros & Cons of public relations in the digital age.
  Karly Hand (Owner, Karly Hand), Erin Portman (Consultant, Erin Portman PR), Brian Solis (PR 2.0), Peter Shankman (Pres, HARO)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Beyond Blogging: Using Your Skills For Bigger and Better Things
84 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  After a couple of years as a professional blogger, I realized I had some new and unique skills. For instance I could: write, promote, analyze traffic and SEO trends, build community, network in the social network and media communities, and much more. Many bloggers don't realize it, but these skills can be used to propel them to other careers. I took the knowledge I gained as a blogger for hire, and founder of the number online community and resource for freelance writers, Freelance Writing Jobs, and used it to land an awesome full time job as BlogTalkRadio's Community Manager. As more businesses realize they need to create an online presence, more jobs for community managers, social networkers, corporate bloggers and more will open up. What skills did you learn while blogging - and how can you use them to advance your career?
  Christina Jones (Community Dir, Beautyfix.com), Deborah Ng (Community Mgr, )

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Digital Narc'ing
40 schedule::attendees
Location Hilton
About  How companies and people are mining data to rat you out and make decisions about you (and everything else).
  Michael Fertik (CEO, reputationdefender.com)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Game Design Competition / AAA
32 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The AAA game design category from the 2009 ScreenBurn at SXSW Game Design Competition will have an hour-long panel, composed of four professional and modern game industry experts, to judge and provide meaningful game design feedback. Each of the four finalists will present a 5 minute PowerPoint or Keynote presentation followed by 5 minute Q&A by the panelists. This is intended to be an accelerated simulation of what companies endure when pitching game concepts to publishers. Finally, a grand prize winner in each category will be determined by jury vote and audience reaction. The winner of the competition will be interviewed by attending press, and will be featured in a conversation with an industry professional at Studio SX on Monday, March 16.
  (CEO, Arkane Studios), (VP Business Dev, Foundation 9 Entertainment), Souris Hong-Porretta (VP of Interactive Media, Entertainment Media Ventures), Kain Shin (IGDA)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

How MacGyver Would Do Design Research
194 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  If you've ever tried to execute a research-driven UX or design project for a client, you've probably found that research/testing and budgets mix about as well as oil and water. Learn how to make effective design and UX decisions when resources are limited, be it time or money.
  M Jackson Wilkinson (Viget Labs)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

How Not To Be Evil (Even By Accident)
118 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Everyone starts with good intentions (well, almost everybody). But when your Net idea goes huge, or the bottom line lurches, we're all tempted to cut corners on that hip "don't be evil" pledge. Panelists from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and elsewhere reveal how you can stop your future self from betraying you, your values -- and your users.
  Danny O'Brien (eff.org), Eva Galperin (Referral Coord, EFF)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

How Social Networks Are Killing the Revolution
172 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Social networking sites today do as much for real world action as paint on the walls does for the structural integrity of your home. Come discuss how we are creating a false majority-view mentality and how to overcome this to achieve large scale change in the world.
  Steve Swedler (Chief Prod Guy, Gangplank), Jeremy Tanner (@Penguin), Todd Huffman (Nucleator, BIL Conference), Shannon Paul (New Media, Detroit Red Wings)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Make it So (Sexy): Lustful Design in Mainstream Science Fiction
66 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  As part of their ongoing analysis of interfaces in science fiction, the authors will share and discuss a collection of video clips depicting visions of sex-related technologies in mainstream science fiction. Discussion will address the questions these scenes and what their presence in the larger film or television show.
  Nathan Shedroff (Program Chair MBA in Design Strategy, CCA), Chris Noessel (Sr Consultant, Cooper)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

New Think for Old Publishers
141 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  This is not a discussion of whether ebooks are killing treebooks, or whether it's possible to get cozy with an Amazon Kindle. It's about how participatory culture and the online world interact with good olde book publishing.Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody, Deborah Schultz, and fellow panelists will share with the audience a variety of perspectives on what's going right and what's going wrong in publishing, assess success of recent forays into marketing digitally, digital publishing, and what books and blogs have to gain from one another. Penguin Group (USA), which houses some 40 plus imprints and publishes an extremely broad variety of physical and digital products?everything from William Gibson's first ebook in the 90's to Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food to Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels (the source for HBO's True Blood)?is deeply involved in exploring ways that old and new media might better collaborate. Audience members are invited to speak up about what they think book publishers could/should be doing to better provide relevant information and content to blogs, websites, and online communities. Come tell old media what you want and how you want it.
  Clay Shirky (ITP), John Fagan (Mktg Dir, Penguin Group (USA)), Deborah Schultz (Founder/Chief Catalyst, deborahschultz.com), Peter Miller (Dir of Publicity, Bloomsbury USA), Ivan Held (Pres GP Putnam's Sons, Penguin Group (USA))

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Pitfalls and Opportunities: How to Fund a Startup
51 schedule::attendees
Location Hilton
About  In an era when venture capital has become reluctant to fund young companies, angel investors have helped keep the startup environment thriving in Central Texas. With comprehensive experience in a wide array of industries, the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) offers not only capital, but also guidance and mentorship to innovative entrepreneurs. CTAN is dedicated to providing quality early-stage investment opportunities for accredited Central Texas angel investors by assisting, educating and connecting promising companies with the resources needed to raise money, grow, and succeed in today's business world. Find out what these investors are looking for and what to avoid when seeking outside investments.
  Jamie Rhodes (Chair, Central Texas Angel Network), (Liahona Ventures)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Sex Ed Online: How Teens Self Savvy
31 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Information about sexuality is out there as it never was before. How do kids sort through and use it? Bring your questions, fears and hopes and generational quandaries. Sexy prizes for the best questions.
  Karen Kreps (Author, Net Ingenuity), Karen Rayne (Adolescent Sexuality Today)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Twitter for Marketers: Is It Still Social Media?
250 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Is social media only about connecting people? Can it connect companies with potential customers? Hear from some of the top companies using Twitter to connect with customers why they've turned to Twitter and other social media tools for marketing and branding purposes.
  Ricardo Guerrero (Founder, Stwittergy.com), Morgan Johnston (Mgr Corp Comm, JetBlue Airways)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Video Blogging: Turning Wine into Gold
228 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Gary will be discussing his knowledge and expertise about video blogging and self branding in the ever growing world of online video blogging. This can be done through a Q&A or a live taping of the WLTV at SXSW 2009, followed by a Q&A. Gary's rabid fan base will generate a lot of energy and attention at the festival.
  Gary Vaynerchuk (Host/Founder, Wine Library TV), Jenna Wortham (Staff Reporter, New York Times)

5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM

Make Out With Violence Party
83 schedule::attendees
Location The Belmont
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About  Celebrating the award winning new indie film and Official SXSW Film Selection "Make Out With Violence" Featuring Free Drinks , Music from the film, Giveaways and a live performance from Full Service Music artists Mr. Lewis and the Funeral Five. * Drinks are limited and are first come, first served.
Info  nextbignashville@mac.com

5:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Professional CSS Book Signing
26 schedule::attendees
Location South by Bookstore @ ACC
About  Book signing by authors Christopher Schmitt, Cindy Li, and Mark Trammell

5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM

RIGHT-by-Southwest Conservative & Libertarian Happy Hour
20 schedule::attendees
Location Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill
About  Drink and celebrate RIGHT as we bring together conservative / libertarian technology and creative professionals at the SXSW Interactive Festival. Our special guest will be Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams. NOTE: Please be there at 5pm SHARP as Michael Williams will speak in the early part of the program .

5:00 PM
to 8:00 PM

SXSW Filmmaker BBQ
83 schedule::attendees
Location Maggie Mae's
About  Join ASCAP, 5 Alarm Music, and the Montana Film office for the Fourth Annual ASCAP BBQ to celebrate music in film, while enjoying great food and live music. 5-6:30pm Private Reception - Filmmaker or Panelist Badge Required

6:00 PM
to 6:04 PM

A Hospital Bathroom
2 schedule::attendees
Location Carver Center
About  Two strangers have a short and terrible conversation in a hospital bathroom.

6:00 PM
to 6:04 PM

Cloudburst
2 schedule::attendees
Location Carver Center
About  In hopes that someone will find the tape, a passionate girl narrates the filming of her tornado suicide.

6:00 PM
to 6:05 PM

Fatal Fortune Cookie
3 schedule::attendees
Location Carver Center
About  After receiving a fortune cookie unlike any other, Sam finds himself dreading his own death by a gift he will receive the following day. "Fatal Fortune Cookie" will take you on a nail-biting ride with an ending that will leave you speechless.

6:00 PM
to 6:02 PM

Fresh Fruit
2 schedule::attendees
Location Carver Center
About  'Fresh Fruit' is about the secret lives of fruit living in a refrigerator. An apple and a pear discuss topics ranging from the end of the world to the meaning of existence. However, their secret lives are destroyed when interrupted by a hungry human.

6:00 PM
to 6:02 PM

Making Perfect
2 schedule::attendees
Location