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Tuesday, March 10
 

9:00am

Privacy 201: From Compliance to Trust
Concerns about student data privacy are increasing in parallel with the growth of education technology. The panel will explore the tension between privacy and personalization and review the existing policy landscape. This will go beyond FERPA and COPPA to look at the implications of recently passed laws. Panelists will examine how schools and technology organizations can go beyond mere compliance with laws to actively building trust in education technology with parents, students and teachers. Objectives: 1) Understand recent policy developments related to student data privacy. 2) Learn how companies and technology organizations can build trust with parents, students and teachers. 3) Understand the tensions between privacy and personalization.

SXSW Edu: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_EDUP39991

Tuesday March 10, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX

9:00am

Let's Talk About Race and Equity in Education

The most dangerous conversation about race is the one we're not having as an education community. Join Michelle Molitor, founder of Fellowship for Race & Equity in Education (FREE), to learn about the effects of systemic racism on our schools and the longer term effects on students and families of color. Participants will have the opportunity to have conversations, building their discourse confidence in talking about the most taboo of American subjects, race.

Objectives:

1) Discuss why the education community doesn't currently engage in meaningful discussions of race and equity, specifically discussing issues of inequity across difference.

2) Learn different styles of listening, their importance and how to apply them within their own context. Define race, racism, oppression and white privilege and understand how it is institutionalized in all schools and school systems.

3) Begin to develop and use a set of tools as a Leader for Equity that can be taken back to your schools and school systems. Leaders of Equity will create an intentional equity focus shared by their entire education community.

- See more at: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_EDUP35185#sthash.SK4EBQdu.dpuf

http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_EDUP35185

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Molitor

Michelle Molitor

Founder, Fellowship for Race & Equity in Education (FREE)
Michelle Molitor is a founding staff member of the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, opened in Washington, D.C. in 2004, where she served as the Principal of the Elementary School through 2014. She worked with a number of national equity organizations to develop Race & Equity in Education Seminars, held for schools and education organizations both locally and nationally. The equity work was built in response to the urgency for culturally... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon F 500 East 4th Street, Austin, TX

9:30am

Designing Principles for a Trusted Environment
Sessions will create a dialogue for deeper understanding on how to operationalize trusted environments in the learning landscape. Day one will grapple with privacy, trust and data collection, raising the tensions between positive and negative uses of data. A youth panel will give the audience a student, learner-centered perspective on trust. Topics shared and discussed will inform a design interactive, where stakeholders will brainstorm user-centered trust frameworks focused on their communities.

Objectives:
1) To look at considerations, challenges and remaining questions surrounding a trust framework for learning, building off of the six characteristics outlined in Aspen Task Force on Learning & the Internet’s report released in June 2014.
2) To highlight tensions that arise between an openness for learning and a need for privacy, exploring the potential for using data to inform and improve students’ learning experiences but in a safe environment. Aim to show tech can be part of solution.
3) To develop resources for operationalizing trusted environments. Opening keynote and panel will inspire energy for the trust concept and the design interactive will allow for user-centered hands-on engagement in individual communities. 

SXSW Edu: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_EDUP43596

Tuesday March 10, 2015 9:30am - 1:30pm
JW Marriott, Salon B 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Reframing the Student Data Privacy Debate
Data analytics can help students, parents and educators make informed choices. But, for many people, it is a black box. Questions over what, and how, student data is collected, analyzed and used have led to an increasingly contentious debate over privacy and security. How can different education stakeholders reach a consensus on the acceptable use of student data to improve learning outcomes? How can companies provide better transparency about how this data is properly used? Objectives: 1) What kinds of data are central to helping us improve student learning? What data should not be collected? 2) What measures of privacy and security should schools and vendors be able to guarantee? 3) How do we alleviate fears of worst-case scenarios about the misuses of student data?

SXSW Edu Listing: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_EDUP33781

Tuesday March 10, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon K 500 East 4th Street, Austin, TX

3:00pm

Schools and Libraries Together: Rethinking Learning
There are more libraries in this country than McDonalds. Though, most people think about books when they think about libraries, the goal of libraries has always been about learning and literacy. In this way, libraries and schools have always run on a parallel track, often partnering together, but can we break out of our current patterns of working together and use new tools–incorporating design thinking to rebrand literacy–in order to find more integrated ways to address our shared goals?

Objectives:
1) Explore challenges to old and possibilities for new collaborative models for public libraries and schools.
2) Discuss if and how we can use design thinking to create more transformative partnerships in any collaboration, not solely between schools and libraries
3) Identify some tools–what they look like and how they work–that can lead to more effective collaborative partnerships.

SXSW EdU: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_EDUP36491

Speakers
avatar for Amy Koester

Amy Koester

Youth & Family Program Coordinator, Skokie Public Library
Amy Koester, MLS, is the Youth & Family Program Coordinator at the Skokie Public Library, where she oversees planning and scheduling of library events for youth and their parents as well as manages fiction collections for youth. She blogs regularly about these and other library activities as The Show Me Librarian. Amy has also shared monthly STEAM program plans and ideas on the ALSC Blog and for The Library as Incubator Project. She has... Read More →
VR

Vanessa Rosenbaum

Graphic Designer, Skokie Public Library
After graduating from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Vanessa cut her teeth in advertising at Leo Burnett. After a slow burn-out, Vanessa hit the road and began freelancing, designing mostly for small non-profits. Vanessa returned to school, graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and worked for several years at an arts-based community development organization. Eventually, Vanessa returned to freelancing, where she... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA

4:00pm

Media Literacy & Data Literacy discussion with Renee Hobbs & Monica Bulger
Join media literacy experts Renee Hobbs and Monica Bulger for a discussion at #IdeaDrop. 

Data literacy: Managing the information trails generated by our personal and professional lives

Now that our daily lives produce mountains of data—through our social interactions, financial transactions and everything in between—what skills do we need to safeguard our privacy? What skills do people working with data need to sort through this mass of information? Drawing upon a year-long study of big data experts, Monica Bulger will discuss the emerging need for data literacy — for data workers, an ability to sift and prioritize, to find the data story, and be comfortable with uncertainty, for the rest of us, an understanding of what is being collected, how it is used, and areas of true concern. We will engage in a collective discussion of the role of libraries in mediating public understanding of and engagement with personal and institutional data.

Related SXSW session: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_EDUP31131

Speakers
avatar for Monica Bulger

Monica Bulger

Researcher, Data & Society
Monica Bulger is a Researcher at the Data & Society Research Institute, a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute. She contributes policy research to multi-national groups such as UNICEF, ECPAT, and the European Commission. Her work focuses on the implications of technology use for youth with a particular focus on learning, safety, and empowerment. In this... Read More →
avatar for Renee Hobbs

Renee Hobbs

Professor and Director of the Media Education Lab, Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island
Renee Hobbs is one of the nation's leading authorities on media literacy education. She is Professor and Director of the Media Education Lab at the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island. Hobbs has worked to advance digital and media literacy education in the United States and around the world. In 2014, she helped launch the nation's first Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy, a 12-credit graduate... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

4:30pm

Designing for Student Privacy with Paulina Haduong
Paulina will discuss her work and the outcome of her SXSW EDU talk, asking, "If student privacy discussions in the EdTech space have already covered cloud computing and learning analytics, what's next?"

SXSW Edu: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_EDUP37443

Speakers
avatar for Paulina Haduong

Paulina Haduong

Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Paulina Haduong is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, exploring the intersections to youth, education, and technology. She serves as Project Fellow for the Student Privacy Initiative. With Professor Urs Gasser, Paulina is currently working on Cyberlearning, the Digital Problem Solving Initiative, the Student Privacy Initiative, and Youth and Media. Paulina holds a B.A. in Linguistics from Yale University (2013), where... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

5:00pm

Student Privacy and Building Trust
Keith Kruger of CoSN and Paige Kolawski from DQC will talk student privacy and how we can build trusted environments for students and parents.

Speakers
avatar for Paige Kowalski

Paige Kowalski

Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, Data Quality Campaign
Paige Kowalski is vice president of policy and advocacy for the Data Quality Campaign. She leads a team of professionals to advance education data policies at the local, state, and federal levels that meet the needs of individuals and improve student outcomes. Paige was previously DQC’s director of state policy and advocacy and managed DQC’s efforts to support state policymakers in understanding their roles and responsibilities in... Read More →
avatar for Keith Kruger

Keith Kruger

CEO, CoSN – the Consortium for School Networking
Keith R. Krueger is CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice for K-12 school system technology leaders in North America. CoSN’s mission is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments.


Tuesday March 10, 2015 5:00pm - 5:30pm
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702
 
Wednesday, March 11
 

10:30am

Makerspaces & STEAM Labs: Creation and Programming

A casual chat with two school librarians about starting a Makerspace or Steamlab in a public school setting. This innovative education movement fosters cross-curriculum planning, collaboration, team building and creates makers instead of passive users. Find out why you need to join the maker education movement by participating in this lively discussion and gather startup resources, funding ideas and a year's worth of maker programming. Learn how to make connections with your community.

Objectives:

1) Empowering educators to begin their own makerspace journey with students. Startup resources will be shared with specific resources and programming to complement maker supplies.

2) Reasoning behind the need to prepare students for a job market that has yet to be defined and resources to accomplish this complicated task.

3) Giving you a comprehensive toolkit to inspire the makers and tinkerers that will be the innovators of the future.

SXSW Edu:  http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_EDUP33620#sthash.9igEDxn5.dpuf

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Graves

Colleen Graves

Teacher Librarian, Lewisville Independent School District
Colleen Graves is a school librarian at Lamar Middle School in Flower Mound, Texas. Her first task as librarian was to transform her thirty-year-old traditional library space into a learning commons. She became obsessed with the library as a gigantic makerspace and started instituting maker workshops with students in 2013. She blogs about makerspaces and technology and is an active leader of professional development in Lewisville ISD and the... Read More →
avatar for Leah Mann

Leah Mann

Library Media Specialist, Lewisville Independent School District
Elementary and Middle School Library Media Specialist and self- proclaimed geek!


Wednesday March 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon A 500 East 4th Street, Austin, TX

10:30am

Student Privacy: Good Intentions Aren't Enough
Good intentions aren't enough. While student data can be used to transform education, educators and entrepreneurs can’t afford to ignore their accompanying ethical and legal responsibilities. This session covers the obligations and optimal practices involved in balancing data's benefits with student privacy concerns. Learn about emerging issues including consent, partnerships between private and public entities and considerations raised by experimental research in digital learning environments.

Objectives:
1) Learn administrative, legal, ethical and technological privacy best practices and protocols.
2) Explore emerging trends and proactive ways to protect student data, including implications of the recent controversy over Facebook research.
3) Examine considerations involved in using student data to optimize and personalize education, technology and pedagogy.

SXSW Edu: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_EDUP41575

Speakers
avatar for Mark Luetzelschwab

Mark Luetzelschwab

President & CEO, Eduphoric Llc
Dr. Luetzelschwab is an educational technology innovator and former Senior Vice President of The College Board and Agilix Labs, Inc., where he developed many data-driven learning systems for major publishers and assessment companies.
MS

Mitchell Stevens

Assoc Professor, Stanford University
avatar for Elana Zeide

Elana Zeide

Research Fellow, New York University Information Law Institute
Elana Zeide is an attorney and Privacy Research Fellow at New York University's Information Law Institute. She focuses on student privacy in the context of technological innovation, including the developing regulatory framework affecting information practices as education becomes increasingly cloud-based and data-driven. She advises educators, entrepreneurs and institutions on implementating of student privacy protections, including legal... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon K 500 East 4th Street, Austin, TX

2:30pm

How to Give Students Control of Their Data
Erwin Bomas of the Kennisent Foundation, a public educational organization which supports and inspires Dutch primary, secondary and vocational institutions in the effective use of ICT, will be presenting at SXSW EDU. He will stop by the house to talk about his work. If we want to reap the benefits of collecting and analyzing increasing amounts of data in education, we can no longer ignore the natural owners of these data: students and parents (InBloom). We should develop tools to give students control of their own data. Privacy by user-centric design is a precondition for personalized learning. In this session, we will demonstrate how this works with a mock-up we developed based on the User-Managed Access (UMA) standard and what the main advantages are. 

Speakers
avatar for Erwin Bomas

Erwin Bomas

Sr Project Mgr, Kennisnet Foundation
I am an industrial designer helping educators to innovate with the use of new technology. After studying Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology I started working in e-learning business as a project manager, consultant and product manager. Since 7 years, I work as a project manager at the Kennisnet Foundation in The Netherlands, from which the past two years for the Innovation Unit (http://innovatie.kennisnet.nl... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

3:00pm

Schools and Libraries Together: Rethinking Learning
Though most people think about books when they think about libraries, the goal of libraries has always been about learning and literacy. In this way, libraries and schools have always run on a parallel track, often partnering together, but can we break out of our current patterns of working together and use new tools–incorporating design thinking to rebrand literacy–in order to find more integrated ways to address our shared goals?

Related SXSW Edu Session: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_EDUP36491

Speakers
avatar for Amy Koester

Amy Koester

Youth & Family Program Coordinator, Skokie Public Library
Amy Koester, MLS, is the Youth & Family Program Coordinator at the Skokie Public Library, where she oversees planning and scheduling of library events for youth and their parents as well as manages fiction collections for youth. She blogs regularly about these and other library activities as The Show Me Librarian. Amy has also shared monthly STEAM program plans and ideas on the ALSC Blog and for The Library as Incubator Project. She has... Read More →
VR

Vanessa Rosenbaum

Graphic Designer, Skokie Public Library
After graduating from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Vanessa cut her teeth in advertising at Leo Burnett. After a slow burn-out, Vanessa hit the road and began freelancing, designing mostly for small non-profits. Vanessa returned to school, graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and worked for several years at an arts-based community development organization. Eventually, Vanessa returned to freelancing, where she... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

3:30pm

Interactive, Mobile Museum Touring App - Improving Informal Learning Experiences in Museums
The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is providing an interactive mobile app to guide and engage visitors of all ages and abilities as part of a project funded by IMLS. The team is driven to improve the overall informal learning experience of the Museum and is working closely with orientation and mobility specialists, teachers of students with disabilities and the museum exhibit design team. iBeacons are being deployed to deliver a contextualized in-app experience. 

SXSW Edu: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_EDUP41157

Speakers
avatar for Liani Yirka

Liani Yirka

Curator of Special Populations, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Liani Yirka has been with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences since 2003, fulfilling a number of roles. In her current position as the Curator of Special Populations, Liani provides an accessible and fulfilling experience to all visitors at the museum by increasing the accessibility of the museum, providing guided tactile tours, and taking aspect of the museum's educational programs offsite across the state of North Carolina. Her... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

5:00pm

Youth's Use of Social/ Mobile Media with Pew Research
Amanda Lenhart, an expert on how adolescents and families use and think about networked technology, will come talk with us at the #ideadrop House. She is the lead researcher on Pew Research projects focusing on youth and technology and is the author of numerous reports on the topic, including work on youth and smartphones, online civility and privacy. 

Related SXSW Edu Session: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_EDUP43596

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Lenhart

Amanda Lenhart

Associate Director of Research, Pew Research Center
Amanda Lenhart is associate director of research at the Pew Research Center. She is an expert on how adolescents and families use and think about networked technology. She is the lead researcher on Pew Research projects focusing on youth and technology and is the author of numerous reports on the topic, including work on youth and smartphones, online civility and privacy. Lenhart graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with a double... Read More →



Wednesday March 11, 2015 5:00pm - 5:30pm
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702
 
Friday, March 13
 

11:00am

@LGBTTech presenting #DontBlockLGBT & #Connect4Life updates for Libraries
@LGBTTech presenting #DontBlockLGBT & #Connect4Life updates for Libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Wood

Christopher Wood

Executive Director, LGBT Technology Partnership
Most recently, Mr. Wood has served as a consultant to national LGBT organizations on various projects including transgender economic development programs. In this capacity, Mr. Wood provided project planning and strategic guidance to groups developing programs around jobs, legal programs, intake processes, localized statistics and employer/employee training opportunities. His work has assisted several transgender communities across many US cities... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

11:00am

Life in the OASIS: Emulating the 1980s in-Browser
In Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One, the world's population spends most of its time inside the OASIS, a simulator and ultimate operating system that provides access to an endless amount of games, videos and media to the world. At the Internet Archive, a nonprofit dedicated to open access to as much content as possible, a new in-browser interface allows instant access to tens of thousands of microcomputer programs, console games, and emulated vintage hardware. Author Ernest Cline and Internet Archive's software curator Jason Scott discuss the similarities between OASIS and the Archive, the consequences and results of a world with endless vintage computing access, and what parts of the 1980s they're working the hardest to save.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP38216

Speakers
avatar for Ernest Cline

Ernest Cline

Writer
Ernest Cline is the bestselling author of the novel Ready Player One and the screenwriter of the 2009 film Fanboys. He lives in Austin, Texas, where he devotes a large portion of his time to geeking out. For more information please visit his website: www.ernestcline.com
avatar for Jason Scott

Jason Scott

Software Curator, Internet Archive
JASON SCOTT is a Free-Range Archivist at the Internet Archive (archive.org), home of the Wayback Machine and 20 petabytes of saved media and content, provided for free for all. As the software curator, he is responsible for JSMESS project and integration into the Internet Archive's seemingly-endless pile of software, making it playable. He lives in Hopewell Junction, NY, mere hundreds of feet from where the CPUs of Nintendo 64s were... Read More →



Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Center AT&T Education Room, 701 W Riverside Dr. Austin, TX

12:00pm

Why #IdeaDrop House is back
Join us on the live stream or at the ER&L + ProQuest +DLF #IdeaDrop house to learn whey we're back in Austin talking libraries, archives and museums. 

This session will stream live: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ideadrop  

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Frick

Rachel Frick

Business Development Director, DPLA
Community builder with experience in network building, creative problem solving and outreach. Strong believer in the power of librarians to influence change and build stronger, knowledgeable, empowered communities. Passionate advocate for open culture and it potential transformative impact on the creative marketplace.
avatar for Bonnie Tijerina

Bonnie Tijerina

Researcher/ President, Data & Society/ ER&L
Bonnie Tijerina is a librarian, entrepreneur and library community convener. She is currently a Data & Society Fellow at the Data & Society Institute in New York City. She is founder of ER&L (Electronic Resources & Libraries) conference and organization, created to facilitate communication and foster collaboration among information management and e-resources professionals in libraries. Bonnie has worked in academic libraries for... Read More →



Friday March 13, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

1:30pm

Libraries Without Borders: Ideas Box
This session will stream live: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ideadrop  

Speakers
avatar for Allister Chang

Allister Chang

Executive Director, Libraries Without Borders
avatar for Barbara Schack

Barbara Schack

Director of Development, Libraries Without Borders


Friday March 13, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

3:30pm

How Latina Moms Are Raising NextGen Coders
Latina moms are creating communities to share resources on getting their kids to learn to code. Latino parents are taking a stronger interest in tech education. They are instilling culture, education and technology skills to help their kids build their future. These future developers will diversify the tech scene.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP40947 

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Aguiñaga

Sylvia Aguiñaga

DIY Girls/Los Angeles Public Library, Program Coord/Student
Sylvia is Program Coordinator for DIY Girls, a non-profit that provides hands-on tech experiences for girls in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. There, she develops curriculum, makes sure program operations run smoothly, and guides the making process. Sylvia is currently working on her Masters degree in Library and Information Science. As a Special Projects Intern at Los Angeles Central Public Library, Sylvia has created a coding curriculum... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Olivarez Mazone

Jessica Olivarez Mazone

Owner, Tejana Made
avatar for Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Owner/Creator, Que Means What Blog
Melanie Mendez-Gonzales is the creator of ¿Qué Means What?, a Latino Lifestyle Blog inspired by her “cultural identity crisis” as a Mexican-American out of touch with her heritage. With her writing, Melanie encourages others to celebrate their own culture as she explores various topics including familia, education, and diversity in entertainment. | | Chosen as a 2013 and 2014 Top Bloguera by Latinos in Tech Innovation... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom F 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701

5:30pm

Lib*interactive Unofficial Meet-Up
Gathering at Mugshots to kick off our SXSW Interactive activities has become a lib*interactive tradition - one we look forward to each year! EveryLibrary is sponsoring again with 2 drink tix per RSVP, below. Connect with other library folks and Interactive attendees to enjoy libations, spark new ideas and discuss all that you're looking forward to in the weekend ahead. This is also a great venue for first-timers to connect with others to get tips and tricks for navigating the festival. 

No need to be a librarian OR attending the festival to join us! Bring friends, colleagues, family, whomever - this is just a time for us to connect and celebrate with good peeps. 

Hope to see you all there!

Sponsored by EveryLibrary


Friday March 13, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Mugshots 407 E 7th St, Austin, Texas 78701
 
Saturday, March 14
 

9:00am

Lib*interactive Breakfast @ IdeaDrop
Join the Lib*interactive crew for breakfast tacos and breakfast beverages at the ER&L + ProQuest + DLF #IdeaDrop house.

Breakfast is sponsored by ProQuest & Mobile Beacon. 


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

10:30am

Librar* As Brand Strategy
Stacie and Jenessa are both brand strategists but with different types of clients. Stacie works Anythink, the public library system for Adams County, Colorado, and Jenessa works for SapientNitro, a marketing and consulting company for business and government. Come hear how these two brand strategists are using their storytelling power to advance the mission, vision, and perception of libraries and librarians. 



Speakers
avatar for Jenessa Carder

Jenessa Carder

Digital Strategist, SapientNitro
Jenessa Carder, Digital Strategist at SapientNitro, loves human behavior and encouraging her clients to become better corporate citizens. She welcomes conversations that make her critically think about the world and firmly believes, when curiosity meets creative, | anything can be expressed. | | Her career has enabled her to work across many verticals, most recently within the healthcare and high-tech with AMD, ADI, Akamai, and IBM. Her... Read More →
avatar for Stacie Ledden

Stacie Ledden

Director of Innovations & Brand Strategy, Anythink Libraries
Director of Innovations and Brand Strategy for Anythink Libraries - the public library system for Adams County, Colo., that celebrates ideas, creativity, discovery and community. After joining the district in 2008, Stacie assisted in launching the Anythink brand that in 2011 garnered the John Cotton Dana Award for Outstanding Public Relations in Libraries. In her position at Anythink, she has filled the role of event planner, webmaster, brand... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

11:15am

Museums, 3D Printers, and Schools - Oh My!
Adam, Vince and Corey will explain how the bounty of the Smithsonian is being processed that enables students across the nation to access the colleciton without leaving the classroom. 

VIEW THIS SESSION ON THE LIVE Ustream CHANNEL 

Speakers
avatar for Corey Kilbane

Corey Kilbane

Science Teacher & Innovation Coach, William Penn Charter School
My passions are service, science and education. Through my work, I seek to improve the level of science education everyday. I am an active member of the maker movement and convert to educational contructivism.
avatar for Adam Metallo

Adam Metallo

3D Imaging Secialist, Smithsonian Institution
Adam Metallo received his BS in Psychology from the University of Maryland in 2004 and MFA in painting from the University of Delaware in 2006. Working at the Smithsonian Office of Exhibits Central he developed workflows that integrate 3D technologies with traditional museum model making. In 2010 he began spending most of his time quietly sneaking up on inanimate objects to digitize them in 3D for the Smithsonian Digitization Program Office.
avatar for Vincent Rossi

Vincent Rossi

3D imaging specialist, Smithsonian Institution
Vincent Rossi hails from the great state of New Jersey. He has a BFA in sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and Graduate level fine art study at Goldsmiths College/ University of London, England. From 2004 to 2011, he worked as a sculptor, model maker and project manager for the Smithsonian's Office of Exhibit Central and helped produce and manage many Smithsonian exhibits. From 2011 to present Vince works as a 3D Program... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:15am - 11:30am
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

12:00pm

Making Pi at School
Love (Raspberry) Pi? What about soldering? Join Mike and Matt in a lively discussion as they provide their insight into integrating building, coding, making and tinkering into educational environments. Report cards not required.

VIEW THE LIVE Ustream CHANNEL 

Speakers
avatar for Mike DeGraff

Mike DeGraff

Instructional Program Coordinator, UTeach Institute, UT-Austin
Michael is the Instructional Program Coordinator and former Site Coordinator at the UTeach Institute. He also organizes the Austin Maker Ed Meetup.
avatar for Travis Good

Travis Good

Producer, San Diego Maker Faire
avatar for Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Contributing Editor, MAKE
Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

2:00pm

NextGen Privacy: Educating Kids in A Digital World
Come hear from SXSW Interactive presenters Katie Stephens and Janell Burley Hofmann talk about their talk, NetGen Privacy. Before you put that iPad into a pair of tiny hands, have you discussed with your children and family best practices for staying safe online? In this core conversation, experts will lead a group discussion about educating kids about privacy and Internet safety at home, at school, and in the community. Author Janell Burley Hofmann and the Center for Identity’s Katie Stephens will highlight the techniques and tools each community outlet employs to teach kids. Discuss family social contracts and suggested reading for parents. Learn about the Center’s curriculum module, game, community outreach, and online efforts. Share your experiences to help empower other attendees to continue this conversation in their communities, to help protect all children online.

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Speakers
avatar for Janell Burley Hofmann

Janell Burley Hofmann

Author, writer & consultant
Janell Burley Hofmann is the author of the book, iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know About Selfies, Sexting, Gaming and Growing Up. She is also a speaker and consultant on topics like technology, media, health, relationships and personal growth. Janell Burley Hofmann engages readers, clients and audiences in relevant and meaningful conversations igniting personal empowerment, awareness and purpose. Janell serves families, schools... Read More →
avatar for Katie Stephens

Katie Stephens

Education Program Manager, The University of Texas Center for Identity
Katie Stephens is the education program manager at the Center for Identity at the University of Texas at Austin. Utilizing the problem-solving skills learned via her BA in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her MA in Mathematics from UT in Austin, Katie searches for unique and creative solutions to the identity management, security, and privacy issues faced by people of all ages and walks of life, and develops... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

3:00pm

Forging STEM + Maker Community Partners
Nucleus Network is on a mission to enhance Austin's STEM and innovative learning community by forging collaborative partnerships and engaging and energizing a community of educators, learners, and mentors. We want to start a dialogue at #IdeaDrop house about collaboration, innovative learning projects and initiatives (in Austin and elsewhere), and community engagement strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris

Nucleus Learning Network
I am an instruction and reference librarian at Loyola University Chicago, where I work in large part with first-year students. I have past experience working in museum education. My professional interests include instruction and curriculum design, information literacy, new media technologies, makerspaces, and digital humanities.
avatar for Emily Weerts

Emily Weerts

Co-Director, Co-Founder, Nucleus Learning Network
Emily Weerts has over ten years experience as an educator and program manager for innovative learning projects in schools, museums, and outreach settings. She has developed and managed a diverse set of programs focused on STEM education, 21st Century Skills, and creative problem solving. An avid collaborator, Emily has a strong record of establishing and sustaining partnerships with educators, mentors, and learners. In 2014, she co-founded... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

3:30pm

The Science of Happy Design
Pamela Pavliscak, Founder of Change Sciences, will come to the house to talk with us about her SXSW Interactive talk, The Science of Happy Design. So much of the news about technology tells us that the Internet makes us anxious, our smartphones take us out of the present moment, and social media ensnares us in a dopamine loop. If you look at what makes people happy, rarely is an app or a website in the mix. Happiness, it seems, is not a screen.

Yet, delight is something of a holy grail. Clever, shiny, a little self-referential and certain to win hearts and minds. Of course, the sad truth is that most online experiences are just OK, and most sites and apps don’t make people very happy.

So what does make people happy? And how much does it matter anyway? Based on data from a large-scale study, combining online studies, interviews, and social experiments, this session will look at happiness online and the implications for the user experience. Come away from the talk with guiding principles for practicing happiness first design.

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Speakers
avatar for Pamela Pavliscak

Pamela Pavliscak

Founder, Change Sciences
Pamela collects stories about how people engage with technology. Her work is part ethnography, part data science, part behavioral psychology. She is founder of Change Sciences, a design research firm for Fortune 500s, startups, and other smart companies. When she’s not talking to strangers about their experiences online or sifting through messy data for patterns, she’s busy writing and speaking about how to create better... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

3:30pm

Museums Today: More than Social Media Posts
This panel focuses on the initiatives that make museums experiential, such as concerts, and events that bring in a wider audience. Frequently, in cases such as PS1’s “Warm Up” summer series, crowds of twenty- and thirty-somethings see cutting edge DJs and performances that are normally viewed in concert halls or arenas. By bypassing the traditional venues, the DJs and musical artists create a new experience within a museum setting. In turn, museums garner an audience ready to have an immersive experience, via music, film, or fashion. How does the modern museum come to terms with its new position, and what are we to make of it? Find out in this panel. Presented by Christie's

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP44486


Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Massara

Kathleen Massara

Sr Editor, Christie's
Kathleen Massara is a senior editor at Christies.com and the former Arts & Culture editor of The Huffington Post. She has written for N+1, Popular Science, The Sunday Times, Whitehot Magazine, and other publications, and was a 2013 juror for Brooklyn CSA+D (Community Supported Art + Design)'s inaugural season. She is an alumna of the Cultural Reporting + Criticism program at NYU.
avatar for Andrea Mellard

Andrea Mellard

Director of Public Programs & Community Engagement, The Contemporary Austin Museum Inc
Andrea Mellard is Director of Public Programs and Community Engagement for The Contemporary Austin. She curates innovative programming that takes advantage of the museum’s two distinct sites—one urban and the other natural. Signature Sound Series and Rooftop Film Series provide platforms for audiences to come together, create new experiences, and investigate art. She aims to present cultural opportunities for people of all ages that... Read More →
avatar for Jocelyn Miller

Jocelyn Miller

Curatorial Assistant / Editorial Manager, MoMA PS1
Jocelyn Miller is a writer and cultural programmer based in New York. As part of MoMA PS1's curatorial team, she has co-organized several large-scale exhibitions, including Cyprien Gaillard: The Crystal World (2013); James Lee Byars: 1/2 an Autobiography (2013, Museo Jumex, Mexico City and 2014, MoMA PS1) and an associated series of historical performances at The Museum of Modern Art; the comprehensive career retrospective Maria Lassnig (2014... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Young

Ashley Young

Co-Chair MoMA PopRally and Manager, Media and Performance Art Department, MoMA
Ashley Young is co-chair of MoMA PopRally along with fellow co-chair Chloe Wayne, and Manager of the Media and Performance Art Department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She received her MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York and her BA in Art History from New York University. As part of MoMA PopRally Ashley has organized PopRally events with Carsten Nicolai, Ryoji Ikeda, Hood By Air (including Gobby... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Courtyard Marriott, Rio Grande Ballroom 300 E 4th St., Austin, TX

4:00pm

(Re)building technology: training local "digital stewards" to create do-it-ourselves resilient neighborhood wireless networks
Speakers
avatar for Greta Byrum

Greta Byrum

Senior Field Analyst, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation


Saturday March 14, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

4:15pm

How a Library Visit Will Differentiate Your Brand
It’s hard to imagine a child's school without a library. Soon, it will be hard to imagine our corporate & brand culture without cognitive science. In recent years we've had Google at our finger tips deciphering our mind with each letter typed and have seen IBM Watson demonstrate a nuanced understanding of taste or Netflix's predictive recommendations. The technologies that power brands are quickly becoming today's librarians, cognitive science concierges, that seek, gather, and filter by understanding your intentions and increasing the potential solutions available. We will explore the role that library and cognitive science technologies have in defining our brands, both internally and externally.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP39365 

Speakers
avatar for Jenessa Carder

Jenessa Carder

Digital Strategist, SapientNitro
Jenessa Carder, Digital Strategist at SapientNitro, loves human behavior and encouraging her clients to become better corporate citizens. She welcomes conversations that make her critically think about the world and firmly believes, when curiosity meets creative, | anything can be expressed. | | Her career has enabled her to work across many verticals, most recently within the healthcare and high-tech with AMD, ADI, Akamai, and IBM. Her... Read More →



Saturday March 14, 2015 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom B 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

Cultural Heritage/ LAM Community Happy Hour
Join us at a gathering of library, archives, museums folks, as well as organizations and companies who work with, steward, build upon, or support cultural hertitage materials in the North America, Europe and beyond.

Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702
 
Sunday, March 15
 

9:00am

Lib*interactive Breakfast @ IdeaDrop
Join the Lib*interactive crew for breakfast tacos and breakfast beverages at the ER&L + ProQuest + DLF #IdeaDrop house.

Breakfast is sponsored by ProQuest & Mobile Beacon. 


Sunday March 15, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

9:30am

Coworking, Collaborating, Creating at Your Library

Public libraries have always been home to makers. Ben Franklin reportedly did some of his earliest electrification experiments at his Philadelphia library. As the nature of work becomes more entrepreneurial and networked, public libraries are becoming a new force in coworking and collaboration. Hundreds of libraries now support cowork and mobile work spaces—leveraging place, tech and staff, according to the first study to track these trends.

About a year ago, DC’s MLK Library began transforming itself into a place for diverse residents to connect, learn and "make" ideas into reality. The Dream Lab has attracted 56 entrepreneurial projects to fulfill this vision. Each member offers free monthly programming to engage the public in their efforts and ideas. MapStory, an online social cartographic platform that empowers users to map historical change over time, is one.

These collaborations are catalyzing learning and action, and building a stronger knowledge economy for all as a result.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP38580 


Speakers
avatar for Larra Clark

Larra Clark

Program Director, American Library Association
Larra Clark is a program director in the American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). Her responsibilities include overall management of OITP’s telecommunications and 21st-century libraries portfolio, strategic communications and research, and day-to-day management of projects in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Previously Larra served as the project manager in the ALA Office for... Read More →
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Nicholas Kerelchuk

Digital Commons Manager, District of Columbia Public Library
Nicholas Kerelchuk is the manager of the Digital Commons in the DC Public Library, a creative and collaborative playground serving a vibrant community of all ages. Part digital creation space, part fabrication lab, and part co-working space, the Digital Commons provides hands-on access and education to emerging technologies, tools, and software. As manager he is responsible for creating and developing forward thinking technology driven programs... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Marino

Jonathan Marino

Director of Content & Strategy, The MapStory Foundation
Jonathan Marino directs content and strategy at MapStory, an atlas of change that everyone can edit. Under his leadership MapStory has grown from a nascent idea to a stable global data commons that has empowered people across six continents to share open data and tell map-based stories about the way our world changes over time. Previous to MapStory he managed service-learning programs for the Chicago Public Schools, coordinated the Innovation Lab... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
JW Marriott, Salon 1 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX

10:30am

Privacy and Publication: Open Information Ethics
Susan is joining us at the #IdeaDrop house for a conversation about her SXSW talk, "Privacy and Publication: Open Information Ethics".

Speakers
avatar for Susan McGregor

Susan McGregor

Asst Dir, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University Journalism School


Sunday March 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

11:00am

Mid-Career Conundrum: How Do We Build a 10,000 Year Library?
Speakers
avatar for Heath Rezabek

Heath Rezabek

Long Now Foundation Intern Alumnus & Off-The-Clock Librarian
Heath Rezabek (MLIS) is a librarian, futurist, technology grants coordinator, writer, leader, artist, strategic planner, and systems designer. His concerns lie in advocacy for the voices of young people in determining the course of the future, and in fostering the positive potential of life on Earth over the very long term.


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

12:00pm

Innovation Policy Day Preview

With the enormous benefits that come from advances in technology that have transformed the way we live and work, come the consequences of living our lives through computer systems that can record our every move. In this digital era, how has our collective conception of “privacy” changed? How do emerging technologies impact corporate obligations concerning consumer information? And in that same vein, what standards and guidelines are necessary for agencies and government regulators to balance issues of national security with individual privacy? In the rise of the internet of things and connected devices, who can collect my personal data and what should they be allowed to use it for? Our panel will discuss all these questions and many more as they explore the boundaries of privacy and security in the 21st century.

This session will stream live: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ideadrop 


Speakers
avatar for Larra Clark

Larra Clark

Program Director, American Library Association
Larra Clark is a program director in the American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). Her responsibilities include overall management of OITP’s telecommunications and 21st-century libraries portfolio, strategic communications and research, and day-to-day management of projects in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Previously Larra served as the project manager in the ALA Office for... Read More →
avatar for Casey Oppenheim

Casey Oppenheim

Disconnect
 
avatar for Amie Stepanovich

Amie Stepanovich

Access Now


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
#IdeaDrop House 1706 Garden St., Austin, TX 78702

12:30pm

Sparking True Imagination in a Digital Environment
Taking classic old Australian fairytales out of the archives and helping our audience discover their magic, in the digital realm, is what I do at Deakin University Library in Geelong, Australia. In 2013 we installed interactive touch screens to showcase these unique collections. When I explored these fairytales it invoked childhood memories and feelings of wonder and magic. I realised that in order to share these feelings, I needed to demonstrate artistic restraint, whilst making these 1900s fairytales shine in the digital realm. By animating discrete elements of the illustrations, I enhanced, but didn’t overwhelm the experience of the story. I kept the charm, heart and integrity of the works by designing an experience that encouraged the audience to use their imagination.Sparking true imagination whilst retaining the essence of a traditional work is a challenge for any cultural institution, and once achieved we can inspire communities on a new path of discovery and research.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP31807 

Speakers
avatar for Sarah McCormick

Sarah McCormick

Multimedia Specialist, Deakin University Library
Sarah McCormick is the lead designer for the Library’s interactive digital exhibition space, which brings an innovative digital presence into the library experience. Sarah is actively involved in designing digital showcases of historical and recent cultural collections. Sarah also has extensive experience in: digital animation, web/graphic/instructional design, video/sound editing, photography, voice over artistry and directing. Sarah has... Read More →



Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott, Room 402-403 110 E 2nd St., Austin, TX

1:15pm

Anythink: The Brand that Sparked a Revolution

“Business is a human enterprise.” - Simon Sinek

With a focus on providing amazing experiences for its customers, Anythink transformed from the worst-funded library system in the state of Colorado to one of the most recognized brands in the industry. This transformation was fueled by a combination of necessity, tenacity, creativity, collaboration, authenticity and straight-up guts – a start-up mentality inspired by private and nonprofit industries. Yet the majority of Anythink’s success stems from the human interactions between staff and customers - one of libraries’ greatest strengths. Learn from this unique case study how putting the customer experience first, building a strong culture and embracing change can help build word-of-mouth marketing that shifts perceptions and inspires brand loyalty.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP34170 


Speakers
avatar for Stacie Ledden

Stacie Ledden

Director of Innovations & Brand Strategy, Anythink Libraries
Director of Innovations and Brand Strategy for Anythink Libraries - the public library system for Adams County, Colo., that celebrates ideas, creativity, discovery and community. After joining the district in 2008, Stacie assisted in launching the Anythink brand that in 2011 garnered the John Cotton Dana Award for Outstanding Public Relations in Libraries. In her position at Anythink, she has filled the role of event planner, webmaster, brand... Read More →



Sunday March 15, 2015 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom B 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

Gaming for Good: Using Games to Create Change
There is a growing community of educators, nonprofits and developers who believe that in addition to entertainment value, games can also be used for good; they can educate, they can change perceptions and they can heal. The video game industry is a $66 billion piece of our economy, so how can social marketers take advantage of its popularity? Especially with a smartphone in nearly every pocket and the population of gamers growing older and more diverse (the average gamer is now 31 years old and women make up 48 percent of all gamers). We know that many nonprofits typically don’t have big budgets to make elaborate games nor do they have the expertise to make games that are both educational and fun. This panel will provide case studies of games for good including what works well and what does not, discussion around the pros and cons of re-skinning existing game engines and how to do more with less. We will also cover how to promote and evaluate your game.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP40606 

Speakers
avatar for Kellian Adams

Kellian Adams

Founder & CEO, Green Door Labs Inc
Kellian Adams loves doors. She especially loves doors that go into museums, libraries and historical sites because they usually lead to something interesting. As founder and mastermind of Green Door Labs, she works to build games that help people enter the worlds of art, culture, history, language, travel and science. | | Kellian works on many aspects of game and multimedia production including game design, copywriting, storytelling... Read More →
avatar for Fred Dillon

Fred Dillon

Director of Product Development, HopeLab
Fred Dillon is the Director of Product Development at HopeLab. We create products to improve young people's health and well-being. Our products include Re-Mission, a videogame for kids and teens with cancer, and Zamzee, an activity tracker and website experience designed to make moving fun. We are embarking on a new area of work focused on resilience, developing tools that help people bounce back from adversity in their lives.
avatar for Anastasia Goodstein

Anastasia Goodstein

Senior VP of Digital Services, The Ad Council
Anastasia serves as Senior Vice President of the Advertising Council’s Digital group where she manages the team in charge of digital and mobile strategy for all Ad Council campaigns as well as AdCouncil.org. Prior to joining the Ad Council, she lead the product development and marketing for the Inspire USA Foundation’s primary service, ReachOut.com, a digital space for teens struggling with depression or other mental health issues... Read More →
avatar for Sam Potasznik

Sam Potasznik

Games Team Lead, The University of Texas Center for Identity
Sam grew up playing great learning games, and now he's thrilled to make them. After working on games for BrainPOP and the Education Arcade at MIT, Sam now designs and develops games focused on identity theft and privacy management as the Games Team Lead at The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Identity. | Say hi on twitter @SamPotasz to talk about all things games and game development! Even if he asks nicely, do not tweet him your... Read More →



Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Long Center AT&T Education Room, 701 W Riverside Dr. Austin, TX
 
Monday, March 16
 

11:00am

2015 Official SXSW "Do You Library?" Meetup
It's the OFFICIAL librarian meetup on the SXSW Schedule = save that date on your calendar now with a big fat permanent marker!

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP42934

Here's the message:
Do YOU library? Connect with some of the nation’s most creative, forward-thinking library professionals and supporters to find out how to leverage libraries as a platform to fuel your passions and success. Bring your ideas, questions, challenges and good spirits no matter from which industry you hail to learn how libraries are not the same old shhh.

Share this around with all your SXSW pals, we're getting even stronger this year and this is one event you won't want to miss.

xoxo
- your librar* crew


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott, Room 508 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX

11:00am

When New Businesses Hatch at The Public Library

As a public center for learning, research and discovery, how can we advance and find new purposes and missions for the public library?

The San Antonio Public library embarked on a new initiative to create Cafe Commerce – a 10,000 square foot resource and learning center focused making entrepreneurship easier, and to strengthen the support infrastructure for small business owners. In collaboration Accion Texas, the nation's largest microlender, Cafe Commerce was created and launch in June 2014.

Licensing content and programming from The Kaufman Foundation, as well as creating its own events and tapping into local mentors, Cafe Commerce became a center for new business creation and inspiration.

In this fireside chat, Alan Weinkrantz will interview Cafe Commerce President, Peter L. French, on lessons learned, best practices, and how other libraries can create similar resource centers focused on startup and entrepreneurial ecosystems in their community.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP38272

Speakers
avatar for Peter French

Peter French

President, Cafe Commerce/San Antonio
Peter L. French is an entrepreneur, strategist, community builder, husband, father, and photographer based in San Antonio, Texas. President of Cáfe Commerce SA, a one-stop resource center for San Antonio's growing community of entrepreneurs & small businesses. Organizer of 1 Million Cups San Antonio. Every Wednesday morning from 9-10 AM we invite 2 entrepreneurs to share their story and connect with their community over coffee and... Read More →
avatar for Alan Weinkrantz

Alan Weinkrantz

President, Alan Weinkrantz And Company
Alan Weinkrantz is a technology media relations consultant and journalist. For the last 30 + years, Weinkrantz worked with emerging technology companies to help promote the beginnings of the personal computer revolution, the idea of sending and receiving data through a cell phone network, connecting computers through networking, one of the first Internet cafes in the world, the rise of computer security, the commercialization of VoIP, the... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hilton Austin Downtown Austin, Chamber Offices 500 E 4th St., Austin, TX

3:30pm

Big Data Startups Should Hire Librarians

ATTENTION: This session requires advance signup to attend. For Online Schedule: Please utilize the RSVP link below the description to reserve your seat. For SXSW GO App: Use RSVP 'Find a Timeslot' link above. You must have a SXSW Interactive, Gold, or Platinum badge to attend, and, you must have an activated SXsocial account (social.sxsw.com) to reserve a seat. If you have any issues with signing up, please email support@sxsw.com. VERY IMPORTANT: Because of the limited space, We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before this session.  If you have not checked in at the room you RSVPed for five minutes prior to the session start time, you may lose your seat to an attendee in the waiting list line.

Library and information professionals are adopting new roles and startups, specifically big data startups, should look to librarians for expertise in information organization. The traditional meaning of 'librarian' no longer fully describes what librarians really do, and this session will highlight how information professionals can provide expertise to nascent and growing technology companies.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP42080 


Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Lancaster

Jeffrey Lancaster

Emerging Technologies Coordinator, Columbia University Libraries
Jeffrey Lancaster received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University in 2011, and was the Emerging Technologies Coordinator in the Columbia University Libraries until 2014. Jeffrey has a varied background as a sculptor, freelance web designer, historian of science and technology, problem solver and troublemaker.



Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott, Room 408-409 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX

3:30pm

Making the Museum of Food and Drink
The American food movement is composed of two camps: food as entertainment and food as politics. However, these two sides of the table rarely talk to each other. To bridge this gap and build a healthier food culture, we need to make food education both fun and inclusive. In this session, the founders of the Museum of Food and Drink will describe our idea for an innovative, interactive, immersive museum with exhibits you can eat. We'll explore how a food museum can guide us to a better future: by understanding food's connections with history, culture, science, and technology, we can understand not only what we eat, but also *why* we eat and how our food choices impact the world. We'll also describe some exhibition ideas (like "Ready To Eat: The Story of Breakfast Cereal" and "Food on the Battlefield") and how these ideas relate to our educational goals. Of course, we'll also ask the audience what they'd like to see in a food museum, because what is a museum, if not a public resource?

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP44437 

Speakers
avatar for Dave Arnold

Dave Arnold

Founder, Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)
Dave is the visionary behind the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD). Widely considered a thought leader in the culinary world, Dave created and directed the Department of Culinary Technology at the French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center) - at the time, no such department existed in the country. He has been described as being on the culinary education "vanguard' with "tremendous influence" on CNN's The Next List, and has... Read More →
avatar for Eliza Barclay

Eliza Barclay

Reporter/Editor, NPR
Eliza Barclay is a reporter and editor of NPR's James Beard Award-winning food blog, The Salt. Before landing at NPR’s science desk, she covered the environment, immigration, economic development, and international politics. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, FORTUNE, National Geographic News, The Lancet and several other publications. She holds a B.S. from the University of... Read More →
avatar for Emma Boast

Emma Boast

Program Director, Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)
Emma has a wide array of experience as a writer, cultural historian, and educator. Prior to joining the Museum of Food and Drink, she worked and traveled extensively in Japan, where she became enamored of the cuisine of mountainous Nagano prefecture. She has also worked with food writer Melissa Clark, tested recipes and researched culinary history at Saveur, taught cooking classes in a New York City public school, and worked as a gardener at a... Read More →
avatar for Peter Kim

Peter Kim

Peter is leading a team to launch the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD), the world's first large-scale food museum with exhibits you can eat. He envisions creating a global center for education that shows people how exciting it is to learn and care about food. MOFAD and Peter have been widely featured in media outlets including The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, CNN, NPR, and Bloomberg TV.



Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Driskill Hotel Driskill Ballroom, 604 Brazos St., Austin, TX