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SXSW Interactive 2015 Program Guide

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FESTIVAL SESSIONS 218 SXSW 2015 Interactive Festival JW Marriott Austin, 4 th Floor: 110 East 2nd Street Rooms: Room 407, Room 408–409, Salon 1 In a virtual world where your local coffee shop may double as your workplace, the future of work is always in flux. You won't want to miss these lively discussions on managing decentralized organizations, winning the war for the talent and answering the age-old question of whether we really can have it all. Theme Features The Societal Cost of Unrealized Human Potential Vivienne Ming Friday, March 13 // 3:30pm // Room 408-409 There is enormous cost to unrealized human potential. A large pool of people remain unemployed and under-employed, and many more whose opportunities were lost long before they entered the workforce. The cost is in real dollars which come out of everyone's pockets. The talk will share our research demonstrating that individual potential is not only measurable from everyday data but intervenable. Bedroom to Boardroom: Sharing the Executive Suite Michael Manning, Q Manning Saturday, March 14 // 3:30pm // Room 408-409 Q Manning (CEO) and Michael Manning (CRO) from Rocksauce Studios discuss some of the difficulties in running a company alongside a signif- icant other, as well as outline the major benefits; and why when done right, merging these two worlds can help invigorate any company. She's a C-Word! Lessons From Tech's C-Suite Women Kara Swisher, Kira Wampler, Lisa Stone, Sara Clemens Saturday, March 14 // 5:00pm // Salon 1 Moderated by Re/Code's Kara Swisher, this panel will feature pow- erful women who've made it to the C-suite in Silicon Valley – Trulia's CMO Kira Wampler, Pandora's CSO Sara Clemens, and BlogHer's CEO Lisa Stone. Together, they will share their approach towards problem solving, leadership, and interpersonal challenges. They will also share their own stories about how they got their start, how they've landed where they are now. Higher Education: To Get a Job or Create a Job? David Brake Sunday, March 15 // 9:30am // Room 407 Should the goal of higher education be to equip students to get a job or create a job? Today, half of all US college grads are unemployed or under-employed, freelancers make up over 1/3 of the workforce, and careers rarely mean staying with the same employer. Is there a disconnect between learning to "learn" and learning to "do"? How can we help create a culture of self-reliance? How the Cool Kids Attract and Retain Talent Autumn Manning, Kenny Tomlin Sunday, March 15 // 3:30pm // Room 407 A shortage of the smartest and most creative thinkers continues to chal- lenge key sectors like software development, design, marketing, and engineering. In a highly competitive, highly skilled labor market, how are the coolest and most creative companies using processes, tech- nology and a culture of innovation to attract and retain these people? 408-409 402-403 401 Lounge 405 407 404 Salon 1 Salon 2 Salon 3 Salon 4 Salon 5-6 Salon 7 Salon 8 406 Lounge East 2 nd Street Brazos Street North Congress Avenue J W G R A N D B A L L R O O M 4th Floor WORK & CAREER Vivienne Ming Michael Manning Sara Clemens Kenny Tomlin

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