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Getting into the groove? Discover today's highlights, chosen by our speakers past and present

Adam Cheyer
Adam Cheyer

Co-Founder & VP Engineering, Viv Labs

9:30AM–10:30AM, Austin Convention Center
“Stories are at the core of so many business areas, I am interested to see how AI can augment human storytellers in a significant way.”
Luba Elliott
Luba Elliott

AI curator, researcher, and investor specializing in AI in the creative industries

9:30AM–10:30AM, Austin Convention Center
“This sounds like a fantastic session that tackles the core questions around using artificial intelligence in creative domains and its opportunities for artists, writers and storytellers.”
Adriene Mishler
Adriene Mishler

Entrepreneur & International Yoga Teacher

11AM–12PM, Austin Convention Center
“I’m excited about hearing Susan Fowler speak and cheerlead the power of personal story in our current fast-paced instant world. I admire and align with a lot of what Susan shares, in particular the inspiration and recognition of how regular people can effect positive and meaningful change on a global scale.”
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki

Chief Evangelist, Canva

11AM–12PM, JW Marriott Hotel
“What happened to kids and their families at the US border in 2018 is reprehensible. We need to learn as much as we can about what happened so that it never happens again. Ever.”
Harald Becker
Harald Becker

Director Industry Engagement & Research, Office Envisioning, Microsoft

11AM–12PM, JW Marriott Hotel
“AI is already starting to revolutionize journalism. This panel will unpack what’s in store in the future.”
John Cohn
John Cohn

IBM Fellow, Internet of Things, IBM

11AM–12PM, Hilton Austin Downtown
“This looks like a great panel of just the right folks. I’m glad we’re talking about better ways to educate legislatures on the risks and benefits of technologies beyond the hype.”
Nell Watson
Nell Watson

Engineer and Tech Philosopher, AI & Robotics Faculty at Singularity University

11AM–12PM, Austin Convention Center
“It’s high time that we made empathic business a key competitive advantage instead of an afterthought.”
Thomas Webb
Thomas Webb

Tech Magician / Social Engineer / Hacker

11AM–12PM, Austin Convention Center
“I’m excited about hearing Susan Fowler speak and cheerlead the power of personal story in our current fast-paced instant world. I admire and align with a lot of what Susan shares, in particular the inspiration and recognition of how regular people can effect positive and meaningful change on a global scale.”
Maddy Savage
Maddy Savage

Journalist & Presenter

12:30PM–1:30PM, Austin Convention Center
“I’m a huge fan of this award-winning actress – I was glued to The Handmaid’s Tale last year – and so I look forward to hearing from her in a different capacity, as a speaker.”
Pamela Pavliscak
Pamela Pavliscak

Founder, Change Science

12:30PM–1:30PM, Fairmont Austin
“Poppy Crum’s expanded version of her stellar TED talk for SXSWers is sure to have us all contemplating a future where our internet things might know how we feel.”
Ryan Gellert
Ryan Gellert

General Manager– EMEA, Patagonia

12:30PM–1:30PM, JW Marriott Hotel
Jessica Oralkan
Jessica Oralkan

Co-Founder, Collecteurs

3:30PM–4:30PM, Austin Convention Center
“With museums competing for visitors’ attention, it’s only natural that museums would turn to technology to create more immersive experiences to boost attendance. I’m interested in hearing the factors that are taken into consideration when brainstorming these immersive technologies.”
Kelly McCarthy
Kelly McCarthy

SVP/Director Global Brands Communications, LVMH Group

3:30PM–4:30PM, Fairmont Hotel
“Few people have as good a viewpoint on the natural marriage of brand and experience as Raja, who has been centered on creating wonder for the consumer since before that was discussed anywhere near the boardroom.”
Marta Riggins
Marta Riggins

Director Employer Brand, Employee Engagement & Social Impact, Instacart

3:30PM–4:30 PM, JW Marriott Hotel
“An important part of supporting your family, friends and co-workers is being a supportive ally.”
Pamela Pavliscak
Pamela Pavliscak

Founder, Change Sciences

3:30PM–4:30PM, JW Marriott Hotel
“I’ll confess I’ve already had a preview of this talk and it’s fantastic. Josh Clark paints a hopeful picture of the future of our lives with technology, with practical advice for digital creators.”
Josh Rubin
Josh Rubin

Co-Founder & Editor in Chief, Cool Hunting

5PM–6PM, Austin Convention Center
“Michael Pollan is a phenomenal researcher and writer whose ability to enlighten people on complex topics is uncanny – his influence on both food politics and the understanding of psychedelics is inspiring.”
Maddy Savage
Maddy Savage

Journalist & Presenter

5PM–6PM, Austin Convention Center
“Sweden, where I am based, has – as a small nation of just 10 million people – been an ideal test bed for a range of digital health platforms. So I’m very interested to hear about the challenges and potential for e-health solutions on a wider scale, in the US and beyond.”
Tim Leberecht
Tim Leberecht

Founder and CEO, The Business Romantic Society / Host, House of Beautiful Business

5:30PM–5:45PM, Hilton Austin Downtown
“Oh my God, a ‘socialist’ in Texas! In this talk, Finnish US-immigrant Anu Partanen compares life in the Nordic states with life in the US and promises to debunk some stubborn myths. Spoiler alert: Guess which countries offer more independence and individual freedom?!”

Choice Cuts: Top sessions selected by our me Convention speaker community

The me Convention stages have been graced by top speakers from a vast range of industries and professions, delivering the diverse and compelling sessions that make us unique. We've gathered insight from our community of speakers from the past two years; here they draw on firsthand experience to share their top tips for unmissable sessions during SXSW 2019.

Disclaimer: The views of me Convention speakers do not necessarily reflect the opinions of either Mercedes-Benz and/or SXSW.