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SXSW Interactive 2014 Program Guide: Tomorrow Happens Here

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Austin Kleon FRIDAY 3/7 • SHOW YOUR WORK! Kleon is the author of two influential and best-selling books: Steal Like An Artist (Workman, 2012), an illustrated manifesto for creativity in the digital age, and Newspaper Blackout (Harper Perennial, 2010), a collection of poetry made by redacting words from newspaper articles with a permanent marker. His third book, Show Your Work!, is being published this week from Workman Publishing. His work has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. New York Magazine called his work "brilliant," The Atlantic called him "positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet," and The New Yorker said his poems "resurrect the newspaper when everybody else is declaring it dead." In previous lives, he worked as a librarian, a web designer, and an advertising copywriter. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson Interview with Christie Nicholson SATURDAY 3/8 • A CONVERSATION WITH NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON Mentored by the late Carl Sagan, Tyson earned his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia. Among Tyson's ten books are his memoir, The Sky is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban As- trophysicist, The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet, and the New York Times best-sellers Death By Black Hole, Space Chronicles, and Facing the Ultimate Frontier. Tyson is the recipient of 19 honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal. His contributions to the public appreciation of the cosmos have been recognized by the International Astronomical Union in their official naming of asteroid "13123 Tyson". In 2007, Time magazine selected Tyson as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Tyson hosts the popular radio show and podcast called StarTalk, and he is the first scientist to attract more than a million Twitter followers. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Interviewing Dr. Tyson will be science journalist, Christie Nicholson. Anne Wojcicki SUNDAY 3/9 • THE FUTURE OF GENETIC KNOWLEDGE IN OUR LIVES Wojcicki co-founded 23andMe in 2006 after a decade spent in healthcare investing, focused primarily on biotech- nology companies. Her hope was to empower consumers with access to their own genetic information and to cre- ate a way to generate more personalized information so that commercial and academic researchers could better understand and develop new drugs and diagnostics. Presently, 23andMe has built one of the world's largest data- bases of individual genetic information. Its novel, web-based research approach allows for the rapid recruitment of participants to many genome-wide association studies at once, reducing the time and money needed to make new discoveries. The company has created a proven and standardized resource for finding new genetic association and confirming genetic loci discovered by others. Under Wojcicki's leadership, 23andMe has made significant advances in bringing personalized medicine directly to the public. She graduated from Yale University with a BS in Biology. Adam Savage MONDAY 3/10 • THE MAKER AGE: ENLIGHTENED VIEWS ON SCIENCE & ART An instrumental personality in science education and a creative force in TV and digital media, Savage needs no intro- duction as the executive producer and co-host of the popular Discovery Channel series, MythBusters. With his numer- ous and varied talents, Savage has worked as an animator, graphic designer, carpenter, projectionist, film developer, television presenter, set designer, toy designer, and gallery owner. Savage's unique work has appeared in major films such as Galaxy Quest, Bicentennial Man, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and The Matrix Reloaded. Chelsea Clinton TUESDAY 3/11 • HARNESSING THE POWER OF TECH & DATA FOR DEVELOPMENT Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, works with her parents, President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, to drive the vision and work of the Clinton Foundation. For over 12 years, the Foundation has built partnerships with great purpose among governments, businesses, NGOs, and individuals everywhere to strengthen health systems in developing countries, fight climate change, expand economic opportunity in Africa, Latin America, and the US to help Americans live healthier lives. Clinton focuses on the Foundation's health programs, including the Clinton Health Access Initiative, which strengthens health care and access to lifesaving services in the developing world; the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which fights childhood obesity in the United States; and the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, which addresses preventable disease in the United States. She also established and leads the Clinton Foundation Day of Action program, which identifies and organizes meaningful service opportunities. SXSW 2014 Interactive Festival 61 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 2:00PM | ACC: EXHIBIT HALL 5, KEYNOTES WILL BE SIMULCAST IN ALL LARGE SESSION ROOMS FESTIVAL SESSIONS

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