Sunday, March 12 | 9:00am – 6:00pm
Monday, March 13 | 9:00am – 6:30pm
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Curated and produced by the SXSW Eco programming team, the SXSW Social Good Hub presented by Caterpillar Foundation celebrates the creatives driving social impact within the music, film, and tech industries. In addition to two full days of programming, the Hub features art and design installations to discover, and spaces for attendees to take meetings, catch up on work or just hang out.
The Hub will be held at Techspace Austin (35 Brazos St) from March 12-13 and feature collaborative programming exploring the future of social impact through the lens of design, policy and communications.
SXSW Social Good Hub is a component of the Social Impact Track, featuring panels programming at the JW Marriott from Saturday, March 11 – Wednesday, March 15.
The Hub will also feature one-on-one meeting opportunities and various networking events which are open to all SXSW badgeholders. Browse the full program of speakers, sessions, and special events below.
Sunday, March 129:00am-10:00am Coffee BreakPresented by Blackbaud 10:15am-11:15am Metagaming The Future: A Lab to Provoke Social Discussion Presented by The New School 11:00am-12:00pm Connect: Curry Stone Design Prize 11:30am-12:30pm How to Affect Change Through Multimedia Storytelling 12:15pm-1:45pm Using Lean Data to Measure Impact 12:45pm-1:45pm Design as Protest: The Design Justice Platform 2:00pm-3:00pm Together. Stronger. (™) Afternoon Pick Me Up Presented by Caterpillar Foundation 3:15pm-4:15pm Get In the Arena: The Future of Citizen ExplorationPresented by The Case Foundation 3:15pm-4:15pm Fighting Fear With Design: Immigrants, Refugees + Healthcare 5:00pm-6:00pm Project Literacy Spelling Bee Happy Hour
Monday, March 139:00am-10:00am Coffee Break 10:15am-11:15am Collaboration & Open Innovation in our Political Climate 11:00am-12:00pm Connect: Dissidents Fighting Back with Information 11:30am-12:30pm Breaking the Cycle of Illiteracy Happy Hour with Project Literacy 12:15pm-1:15pm “Naming and Faming:” Battling Government Corruption with Positivity 12:45pm-1:45pm Develop Your Narrative: A Storytelling Lab for Changemakers 2:00pm-3:00pm Disrupt Your Day 4 Good – Happy Hour Presented by The Charity Network
3:15pm-4:15pm Empathy Building for Innovation 3:45pm-5:15pm Design Thinking for Impactful Storytelling 4:30pm-5:30pm The New Archive: How Tech Democratizes Historical Narratives Presented by The New School 5:30pm-6:30pm Happy Hour Presented by The New School
Virtual Reality at SXSW Social Good Hub
While in between sessions, make sure to check out Conservation International’s VR: Community Conservation from the Amazon to Indonesia. Immerse yourself in “Under the Canopy,” a virtual reality experience that lets you explore the world’s rainforests and learn how community conservation programs are protecting these vital ecosystems.
Art & Design Installations
In addition to two days of programming and special events, the Hub features pop up art and design exhibits. See how technology is transforming health at scale in Designing Health in Hospitals, Cities and Homes by JeffDESIGN. The Hub’s Connect & Create lounge by PlusOne will connect festival goers through the arts, and our friends at the Amplifier Foundation are giving away the posters that transformed the Women’s March.
- Host office hours to meet with social entrepreneurs and designers
- Submit an idea for a design sprint or participatory activity
- Explore marketing opportunities
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