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SXSW Interactive 2015 Program Guide

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ACC, Level 3 and 4: 500 East Cesar Chavez Street Rooms: Ballroom E, Ballroom F, 5abc, 6ab, 9abc, 10ab The larger theme of Global Impact and Policy encompasses the smaller tracks of Nonprofit, Activism, Diversity, Emerging Markets, Policy and Civic Engagement. You will also find programming for SXgood and SXAméricas in these rooms, but depending on the audience and the focus of the session, content relating to these themes can be found throughout the conference. Theme Features The Beacon: Lounge With a Conscience Meet, collaborate, and relax with other Geekerati out to change the world. Created by Beaconfire, this lounge returns to SXSW Interactive for the sixth year. There is no better place to get your good on with the best and brightest cause-focused Geekerati in Austin. Visit us on the 3 rd floor of the ACC, Room 8B between March 13–17, 2015. SXgood What is SXgood? SXgood is the official social good platform at SXSW. SXgood will give attendees interested in social and environmen- tal issues a path to follow by highlighting relevant content such as interactive programming, films and official music showcases. See for more information on how to find this program- ming throughout the event. SXAméricas What is SXAméricas? Spotlighting the international creative com- munity, SXAméricas highlights a series of events curated by SXSW Music, Interactive and Film festivals to connect US Latino and Latin American technology, music, and film industry thought leaders. See for more information on how to find this pro- gramming throughout the event. Your Laws, Your Data: Making Government More Open Molly Schwartz Friday March 13 // 12:30pm // Room 10AB Technology has changed since the mid 1990s, but the quality of data coming from the government has not kept up. Join us for a discussion of how better data can empower citizen activists and public interest groups to make government more accountable, and more responsive. Real Talk About Civic Tech Catherine Bracy Saturday March 14 // 5:00pm // Room 10AB "Civic tech" attempts to apply the benefits of the Internet to govern- ment. It has begun to grow into being a force impacting national and local policy. As it becomes more mainstream, critics question how impactful these tools and approaches are for citizens. Does civic tech produce more responsive governments and stronger communities? Or does it widen the gap between the digital haves and have-nots? This panel will discuss tools and approaches that have and have not worked and what needs to happen next. America Meet World: How Global Satirists See Us Trina DasGupta Saturday March 14 // 5:00pm // Room 9ABC As the US presidential elections approach, three global satirists reflect on American politics and its international impact. Moderated by Trina DasGupta, this session will explore political satire and (with no short- age of humor) how the world sees us. 4abc 6ab 7 5abc 10c Austin Suite Lounge 8a 8bc 10 ab 9 abc Atrium Palazzo 12ab SXXPress 11ab 13ab 14 17b 17a 16ab 15 19ab Lounge Ballroom F Ballroom G Ballroom E Ballroom D 18abcd Trinity Street Red River Street East Cesar Chavez (1 st ) Street East 4 th Street ACC Level 4 ACC Level 3 SX Bookstore Day Stage N GLOBAL IMPACT & POLICY FESTIVAL SESSIONS SXSW 2015 Interactive Festival 149 Susan Cartsonis Trina DasGupta Catherine Bracy Molly Schwartz Anna Marie Panlilio Paula Stoeke Dominic Neitz Azulox Photography

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