Join IEEE at SXSW Interactive as we host our sixth-annual IEEE Tech for Humanity Series. This 15-event series includes solo, duo, panel sessions, an official party and several meetups. Together, we’ll explore an array of topics, from Wearables to Hearables, Brain-Computer Interfaces to Immersive UX, AI to AR/VR, Virtual Care to Synthetic Biology and more! 

IEEE is proud to host two incredible SXSW Featured Speakers:  Vint Cerf, Internet Founding Father, Chief Internet Evangelist for Google and Founder, People Centered Internet and Thad Starner, Tech Lead for Google Glass and Director/Founder of Georgia Tech’s Contextual Computing Group.  Come learn from IEEE experts across all sectors of technology, who are joined in a mission to advance technology for humanity.  

Visit our meetups to connect and collaborate with women in tech, entrepreneurs, and Internet innovators.  Rub elbows with world changers at IEEE's experiential trade show booth, and #partylikeanengineer with Two Bit Circus at the official IEEE Tech for Humanity party!  Learn more about our sessions below. We hope to see you in Austin! 

 
sunday, march 12 / 11:00am-12:00pm / jw marriott salon 5/6 #IEEECerf

sunday, march 12 / 11:00am-12:00pm / jw marriott salon 5/6
#IEEECerf

One of the Internet's fathers, Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google and Founder of the People-Centered Internet (PCI) makes his first-ever SXSW appearance to provide a future internet forecast. Learn More>>

monday, march 13 / 12:30pm-1:30pm / jw marriott salon 5/6 #ieeethad

monday, march 13 / 12:30pm-1:30pm / jw marriott salon 5/6
#ieeethad

Find out how visionary pioneer Thad Starner's work in voiceless speech recognition and brain-computer interfaces will better fuse our bodies, minds and devices to create the seamless UX of the future. Learn More>> 

tuesday, march 14 / 5:00pm-6:00pm / jw marriott salon 6 #ieeebrain

tuesday, march 14 / 5:00pm-6:00pm / jw marriott salon 6
#ieeebrain

Tan Le, Founder & CEO of EMOTIV, developed a breakthrough brainwave technology, translating data to physical actions, allowing for mind control of keyboards or wheelchairs. Learn More>> 


friday, march 10 / 12:30pm-1:30pm / jw marriott salon 7 #blockchain

friday, march 10 / 12:30pm-1:30pm / jw marriott salon 7
#blockchain

If you haven’t been tracking blockchain because you thought it was just for cryptocurrencies and fintech startups, it’s time to start. Innovators in banking, entertainment, and technology will get your brain buzzing about blockchain’s broader potential. Learn More>>

saturday, march 11 / 9:30am-10:30am / jw marriott salon 8 #ieeehear

saturday, march 11 / 9:30am-10:30am / jw marriott salon 8
#ieeehear

In a world where everything is listening, how will our lives, thinking and behavior change? Join experts from Karten Design, Starkey Hearing Technology and Dolby Technologies Inc. to find out! Learn More>>

saturday, march 11 / 11:00am-12:00pm / 3ten austin city limits live #ethicalai

saturday, march 11 / 11:00am-12:00pm / 3ten austin city limits live
#ethicalai

The Strauss Center will host a SXSW Interactive session exploring the ethical considerations that technologists need to prioritize in the design and development of autonomous and intelligent systems. Learn More>>


sunday, march 12 / 11:00am-12:00pm / jw marriott salon e #humancopy

sunday, march 12 / 11:00am-12:00pm / jw marriott salon e
#humancopy

Find out how to leverage the power of feedback optimal control to generate useful behaviors – and see the results as we demonstrate outcomes on the Dreamer Humanoid robot! Learn More>>

sunday, march 12 / 3:00pm-4:00pm / austin convention center trade show meet up pavilion #ieeepci

sunday, march 12 / 3:00pm-4:00pm / austin convention center trade show meet up pavilion
#ieeepci

Join IEEE and the People Centered Internet for a rare, dynamic hour of discussion and networking with Internet Hall-of-Famer and founding father, Vint Cerf! Learn More>> 

sunday, march 12 / 8:00pm-10:00pm / driskill hotel mezzanine (6th & brazos) #partylikeanengineer

sunday, march 12 / 8:00pm-10:00pm / driskill hotel mezzanine (6th & brazos)
#partylikeanengineer

Party like an engineer with IEEE and world renowned technologists. Featuring fun and interactive displays, open bar, & great music. Open to badge holders. RSVP here>>


monday, march 13 / 11:00am-12:00pm / jw marriott room 209 #ieeewomen

monday, march 13 / 11:00am-12:00pm / jw marriott room 209
#ieeewomen

Once again, IEEE will assemble a host of amazing women in tech for an inspiring and stimulating hour of networking, refreshment, and discussion! Part of the IEEE Tech for Humanity Series. Learn More>>

monday, march 13 / 12:30pm-1:30pm / jw marriott salon 8 #ieeebio

monday, march 13 / 12:30pm-1:30pm / jw marriott salon 8
#ieeebio

Should we make a human cell from data and raw materials? What are the ethics and implications of synthetic biology? Join Eliza Strickland in conversation with researchers and critics. Learn More>> 

monday, march 13 / 5:00pm-6:00pm / jw marriott room 209 #ieeebiz

monday, march 13 / 5:00pm-6:00pm / jw marriott room 209
#ieeebiz


Join IEEE for great networking and conversation over a few beers, and talk about transforming your ideas into a business. Meet fellow entrepreneurs grappling with issues that impact innovation and business. Learn More>>


tuesday, march 14 / 11:00am-12:00pm / jw marriott salon 7 #ieeemoore

tuesday, march 14 / 11:00am-12:00pm / jw marriott salon 7
#ieeemoore

Moore's Law powers modern life. But circuits modeled on the human brain, carbon nanotube computers, and new processors are set to replace it. Join tech leaders to discuss the future of Moore's Law. Learn More>> 

tuesday, march 14 / 12:30pm-1:30pm / austin convention center room 8 abc #ieeehealth

tuesday, march 14 / 12:30pm-1:30pm / austin convention center room 8 abc
#ieeehealth

Discover how a human-centered redesign to our healthcare systems can drive new, proactive models of care that mesh better with people's lives, support physicians and caregivers, reward positive behavior, and improve health outcomes. Learn More>> 

thursday, march 16 / 12:30pm-1:30pm / jw marriott salon 6 #ieeear

thursday, march 16 / 12:30pm-1:30pm / jw marriott salon 6
#ieeear

Join seasoned AR/VR veterans Todd Richmond and Skip Rizzo as they lead a provocative debate on the practical realities of AR/VR and Mixed Reality. Learn More>>


thursday, march 16 / 2:00pm-3:00pm / jw marriott salon 6 #ieeeai

thursday, march 16 / 2:00pm-3:00pm / jw marriott salon 6
#ieeeai

As AI increasingly forms the backbone of future decision-making, this panel explores the dynamics and importance of programming for chance, accident and adversity. Learn More>>

 
 

Contact

For questions, media inquires, or interest in participating in the IEEE Tech for Humanity Party, please contact David Stankiewicz at sxsworganizer@ieee.org

Visit the IEEE Exhibit Booth on the ACC Trade Show Floor, Booth #1809, to check out IEEE UniVRse, a room-scale VR experience. 

Download the IEEE SXSW Press Kit

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