Connection & Culture

March 13-18

Convergence Track

New for 2020, the Connection & Culture Track addresses the challenges of interpersonal relationships in a world that too often favors online interactions. Along with examining how we connect with each other, this track also covers the arts via food, style, and other endeavors that unite us on a cultural level.

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2019 Featured Speaker Dominique Crenn - Photo by Amy E. Price/Getty Images for SXSW

2019 Featured Speaker Dominique Crenn - Photo by Amy E. Price/Getty Images for SXSW

About Connection & Culture Track

 

Learn from those among us who drive culture as they strive to bring society back together with organic – and often unplugged – methods.

Listen to these 2019 sessions Alt. Proteins: Not Just Another Tech Revolution, The Future of Performance Apparel, Tomorrow’s Perfect Food Narrative, and more.


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LISTEN TO 2019 SESSIONS

Blurred Lines: Beauty in a Gender Fluid World

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AI in Retail: How to Do it Right and What’s Next

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2019 Speaker Highlights

Tomorrows Perfect Food Narrative - Mona Al-Mukhaizeem - 2019 - Photo by Danny Vivian

Mona Al-Mukhaizeem

Managing Partner

Savour Ventures

The Future Of Food Aquaculture - Fiona Lewis - 2019 - Photo by Debra Reyes

Fiona Lewis

Chef & Fishmonger

DC Fishwife

The Future Of Food Aquaculture - Rod Fujita - 2019 - Photo by Debra Reyes

Rod Fujita

Director, Research & Development

Environmental Defense Fund

The Future of Connected Beauty - Guive Balooch - 2019 - Photo by Donny DeBruno

Guive Balooch

Global VP, L’Oréal’s Technology Incubator

L'Oreal

The Future of Connected Beauty - Liz Bacelar - 2019 - Photo by Donny DeBruno

Liz Bacelar

Founder & CEO

TheCurrent

ArchitectsI nvading - Jenny Wu - 2019 - Photo by Dusana Risovic

Jenny Wu

Design Director

LACE by Jenny Wu

Architects Invading - Rene Graham - 2019 - Photo by Dusana Risovic

Rene Graham

CEO

Renzoe Box

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About the SXSW Conference

 

SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

Learn more about Keynotes, Featured Speakers, and Session Formats across the 20 Tracks of programming for the 2020 SXSW Conference.

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