South by Southwest® (SXSW®) celebrates the convergence of tech, film, and music industries. We can’t wait to see these speakers take the stage at this year’s convention from March 11 – March 20, and at the SXSW® EDU convention from March 7-10.
March 10 (SXSW® EDU)
- 12:30pm: Keynote: Priya Parker & Baratunde Thurston
Priya Parker and Thurston will be joining for a discussion on gathering and togetherness as the education community moves forward from the pandemic. With communities, schools, and institutions at the forefront of learning and connection throughout the COVID-19 crisis, and now working to rebuild and recover, Parker and Thurston will share their powerful, unique and inspirational perspectives.
- 10am: Opening Speaker: Priya Parker: On Gathering
Priya Parker is a facilitator, strategic advisor, acclaimed author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters, and executive producer and host of the New York Times podcast, Together Apart. Trained in the field of conflict resolution, Parker has spent 20 years guiding leaders and groups through complicated conversations about community, identity, and vision at moments of transition. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and two children.
- 2:30pm: Adam Davidson: The Passion Economy
Co-founder of NPR’s Planet Money and New Yorker contributor Adam Davidson hits the podcast stage with two of the heroes of his book, The Passion Economy, published by Knopf. He’ll be joined by Jason Blumer, a brilliant accountant who teaches creative entrepreneurs how to organize businesses to scale, and Meghan Phillips, a design and marketing studio owner who guides clients on how to convey their passion behind their products and services to audiences. Their conversation will focus on the rigor needed to pursue your passion in the value economy and the importance of masterful storytelling. Three humble, hilarious and honest individuals get real on money and how to find the nexus of profitability and passion.
- 4pm: Adam Davidson: Looking Beyond the Next Big Thing in Media
2021 was a year of major shifts in the ways we create, consume, and distribute news media content. Newsletters are in. Audio chatrooms are out. New startups doing high-brow journalism are in. SPACs are in until they’re not. AI journalism is coming, and the metaverse may be too. As we move through 2022 and look to the years ahead, what will be the biggest thing to upturn the news? In this fireside conversation with Adam Davidson, CEO of The Atlantic Nicholas Thompson will reflect on the biggest questions, trends, and lessons learned from 2021, and discuss their predictions for the rest of 2022.
- 11:30am: Anand Giridharadas: Featured Session: GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM!
Anand Giridharadas will be in conversation with Wajahat Ali, author of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM: AND OTHER HELPFUL RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO BECOME AMERICAN. How do you survive and thrive when you’re seen as both “us” and “them,” a neighbor and a suspect, a perpetual threat whose citizenship is always conditional? How do you fight back? How do you make sure there’s enough spices in the chicken and enough halal meat? How do you defeat Thanos, white supremacy, with the ethnic Avengers, and do with a smile on your face? This session will teach you how.