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The halfway point! Time to go deep with our speakers' favorite sessions of the day

Frank Warren
Frank Warren

Founder, PostSecret

9:30AM–10:30AM, JW Marriott Hotel
“Suicide rates are going down all over the world, except for the US. We have never had more technology to bring people together. At the same time rates of loneliness and isolation are going up. Let’s challenge ourselves to do better.”
Nell Watson
Nell Watson

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

9:30AM–10:30AM, Fairmont Hotel
“Generative Design processes offer tremendous advantages for optimizing all kinds of problems, including social ones.”
Zackes Brustik
Zackes Brustik

Communication Expert & Moderator

9:30AM–10:30AM, Hilton Austin Downtown
“Statistically it is the smartest thing to invest in female lead startups. They tend to have more accurate predictions in their pitches and seem to work more thoroughly than their male counterparts. However female founders are still rare and oddly enough VCs tend to favor male founders – a bias to their own disadvantage. All the more reason to attend this awesome talk with female founders and VCs.”
Aleksandra Przegalinska
Aleksandra Przegalinska

AI Expert / Research Fellow, MIT / Assistant Professor, Kozminski University

11AM–12PM, Fairmont Hotel
Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki

Chief Evangelist, Canva

11AM–12PM, Austin Convention Center
“What you keep is a window into your soul. It will be fascinating to learn what others have kept and then compare them to what you have kept. I’d like a Gullwing to keep, by the way. What does that say about me?”
Sasha Samochina
Sasha Samochina

Immersive Visualization Producer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

11AM–12PM, JW Marriott Hotel
”Curious about what’s going on in the world of augmented and mixed reality? This will be a great session to find out more about the current state of AR/MR through an industry lens, featuring Julia Sourikoff who can speak to the state of things flawlessly and eloquently.”
Per Schlingman
Per Schlingman

Communication Expert & Fiction Author

11AM–12PM, Hilton Austin Downtown
“I have served the Swedish PM so Valerie’s view on the world is of course very interesting.”
Winy Bernard
Winy Bernard

Founder of Deux Creative Agency

11AM–12PM, JW Marriott Hotel
“Creativity can only be fully unleashed when we are truly mindful and at ease. This talk is for any creator interested in better understanding how being totally self-aware can increase their creativity.”
12:30PM–1:30PM, JW Marriott Hotel
“Entrepreneurship has drastically changed and remote entrepreneurship has become the norm. This talk is for anyone looking for best practices in remote entrepreneurship.”
Kelly McCarthy
Kelly McCarthy

SVP/Director Global Brands Communications, LVMH Group

12:30PM–1:30PM, Austin Convention Center
“As spaces evolve, as companies evolve, and as people evolve, so do we. Many find themselves at a loss with so much change, but it’s great empathy that will bring us the perspective we need to lead and move forward.”
Pamela Pavliscak
Pamela Pavliscak

Founder, Change Sciences

12:30PM–1:30PM, JW Marriott Hotel
“Is dystopian sci-fi more cautionary tale or self-fulfilling prophecy? Black Mirror is a bit of both. I’m eager to hear how Mick Champayne and Casey Hudetz sort it out in their session.”
Per Schlingman
Per Schlingman

Communication Expert & Fiction Author

12:30PM–1:30PM, Fairmont Hoteld
“Always interesting when coming to the future.”
Marie Wieck
Marie Wieck

General Manager, IBM Blockchain

2PM–3PM, Hilton Austin Downtown
“This session looks at the key differences in distributed ledgers technologies including public vs. private, permissioned vs. not, open sourced vs. open governed, etc. This knowledgeable panel should provide a very lively sparring match of different views on what’s best.”
Glenn Zorpette
Glenn Zorpette

Executive Editor, IEEE Spectrum Magazine

3:30PM–4:30PM, Fairmont Hotel
“IEDs emerged in Iraq and Afghanistan as an astonishingly effective weapon in the new age of asymmetric warfare, and the marriage of drones to IEDs promises to make them even more devastating.”
Zackes Brustik
Zackes Brustik

Communication Expert & Moderator

5PM–6PM, Hilton Austin Downtown
“Nothing like a startup-pitch session to get inspired and to get a feeling of what’s next!”

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.