SXgood Hub

SXgood Hub 2016 Speakers

Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15

Palm Door 6
508 E. 6th St.
Open to all badges

The two-day SXgood Hub presented by United Nations Foundation is a creative content venue designed to unite attendees of SXSW Music, Film, and Interactive who are advancing social innovation. The Hub features dynamic programming, pop-ups, and special events to inspire, educate, and connect.

SXgood Hub Presented by United Nations Foundation and SXSW Eco


SXgood Hub Lounge

Open 9am-5pm Monday and Tuesday, the SXgood Hub lounge will feature pop-ups, demonstrations and activities from diverse social innovators, including Viacom's Witness Booth, Virtual Reality from UN Foundation and the Maker Health Lab. MakerHealth and Thomas Jefferson University invites attendees to an interactive space that allows you to create and tinker with physical solutions to health using tools from the hospital makerspace. Attendees can build a nebulizer powered by a bicycle foot pump, test a DIY fitness tracker or assemble an Arduino-powered breathalyzer.

At SXSW, Budweiser is launching “Tackle Impossible: A Force for Safer Roads” in the U.S. The initiative is designed to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit of young adults to tackle global road safety and help find innovative solutions to the problem of drinking and driving. Budweiser will reward safe-driving ideas posted to social media using @Budweiser and #TackleImpossible with free pedicab rides from 4pm to 12am on Saturday, March 12th through Monday, March 14th. Lyft Rides will also be provided by Budweiser throughout the entire SXSW festival. Ideas submitted by SXSW attendees will also be presented at the two-day SXgood Hub on March 14-15 at Palm Door on Sixth.

SXgood Hub Schedule

Opening the SXgood Hub each day, a variety of thought leaders curated by the United Nations Foundation speak to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Following this kickoff, the SXgood Stories and Lab sessions spotlight the role of technology and design in creating social impact. SXgood Stories feature a series of short talks from leading social innovators, who will speak to how they are driving social change within their field. Immediately following the Stories, speakers will facilitate a collaborative SXgood Lab that provides attendees the opportunity to explore the topic in-depth and contribute their ideas.

Monday, March 14 Program

Time Indoor Stage Outdoor Stage
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Mapping the Movement for Climate Action
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM UN Spotlight: The New Frontier of Virtual Reality 10:30AM-11:30AM SXgood Coaching
presented by the Charity Network
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM Deeds Not Words: The Fight for Women's Justice
11:25 AM - 11:45 AM Numbers Don't Lie? Women Worldwide Might Disagree...
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM SXgood Stories: Crisis Response Designing the Challenge with XPRIZE
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM SXgood Stories: Myth of the Entrepreneur SXgood Lab: Crisis Response
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM SXgood Stories: Ending Gun Violence SXgood Lab: The Future of Entrepreneurship
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Global Innovation Challenge:
Lifting 1 billion people out of poverty
SXgood Lab: Ending Gun Violence

Monday Special Events

9:00AM-10:00AM Coffee Break presented by Sama Group
1:00PM-3:00PM Impact.tech Mixer - Combining Profit with Purpose in Tech
3:30PM-4:30PM Happy Hour hosted by the Case Foundation
7:00PM-9:00PM SXgood Hub Opening Party: Together Possible
presented by Blue State Digital & WWF

Tuesday, March 15 Program

Time Indoor Stage Outdoor Stage
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Social Good Business: Benefits, Barriers Branding
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM The World's First Wearable for Good 9:45AM-11:45AM SXgood Lab:
Alternate Futures that Matter
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM Empowering Women and Girls through Technology
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM Hitting the Right Note: Music for Relief
11:25 AM - 11:45 AM #AngryBirdsHappyPlanet:
Movies, Marketing and Mobilizing for Good
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM SXgood Stories: Cities + Health SXgood Lab: 10 Months to 2030:
Obama's Acceleration of Climate Action
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM SXgood Stories: Mainstreaming Accessibility SXgood Lab: Cities + Health
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM SXgood Stories: Redesigning Media SXgood Lab: Mainstreaming Accessibility
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM SXgood Stories: Arts + Impact SXgood Lab: Redesigning Media
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM SXgood Closing Remarks SXgood Lab: Arts + Impact

Tuesday Special Events

9:00AM-10:00AM Coffee Break
11:00AM-12:00PM Earth, We’re Here. With Booze.
presented by Cool Effect
1:00PM-3:00PM SXgood: Help Adopt Austin Shelter Dogs with the ASPCA
3:30PM-4:30PM SXgood Hub Happy Hour presented by Foundation Center
7:00PM-10:00PM 100 Good Reasons to Party with The New School, GOOD + SXSW Eco

SXgood Track

SXgood is a Convergence track featuring purpose-driven content. It allows Music, Film and Interactive registrants to discover people, artists and brands working to build a better world through innovative projects and collaborations. SXgood features panel sessions at the JW Marriott, as well as a host of evening events and networking opportunities across conferences. See all SXgood sessions here.

Email the SXgood team to learn more and participate. Contact us here for custom marketing and hosting opportunities. The SXgood Hub is curated and produced by SXSW Eco, a conference celebrating the power of technology, design, and business to drive global change. Continue the conversation October 10-12, 2016 at the Austin Convention Center.

Speakers pictured clockwise from top left: Wendy Davis, former Texas Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate; Ben Jealous, Partner, Kapor Capital and former President of NAACP; Will Butler, Communications Officer, Lighthouse for the Blind; Cezanne Charles, Director of Creative Industries, Creative Many; Tran Ha, Managing Director of Media Experiments, Stanford d.school; David Van der Leer, Executive Director, Van Alen Institute.