Encore Sessions Added to the 2018 SXSW Conference Lineup

2017 SXSW Conference panel, Shake Up the Industry by Entertaining with Empathy – Photo by Ann Alva Wieding

Extra! Extra! Announcing special Encore Sessions at the 2018 SXSW Conference for even more opportunities to see this season's compelling content.

During SXSW, the multitude of high-profile topics bring on a high demand for sessions, and while those can quickly fill up, we have scheduled encore sessions so those must-see presentations are not missed.

Featuring a variety of programming tracks exploring what’s next in the worlds of journalism, culture, entertainment, technology, and beyond the SXSW Conference proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

Browse a few highlights from the newly added Encore Sessions below and add to your custom SXSW Schedule today. Check the online Schedule to browse all Encore Sessions as more sessions are added throughout the event.

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Encore Sessions Highlights by Day

Friday, March 9

The Anatomy of a Trend
2pm | Four Seasons (Ballroom AB)
Speaker: Carla Buzasi (World's Global Style Network)
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Default=Health: How Tech Can Refactor Modern Life
2pm | ACC (Room 9AB)
Speakers: Nicholas Chim (Sidewalk Labs), Karen Desalvo (US Dept. of Health and Human Services), Thomas Goetz (GoodRx), and Ryan Panchadsaram (Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers)
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Not Only the Lonely: How We All Can Be Happier
2pm | ACC (Room 8ABC)
Speakers: Billy Baker (Boston Globe), Amy Blankson (GoodThink), Shawn Boyer (goHappy), and Anika Kumar (Forget Me Not)
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Reach Out: The Networking Strategy You Need Today
2pm | ACC (Room 9C)
Speaker: Molly Beck (Messy Bun LLC)
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Scaling Design Systems: Pixels to People
2pm | JW Marriott (Salon E)
Speakers: Salih Abdul-Karim (Airbnb), Tim Allen (Microsoft), Hayley Hughes (IBM), and Jane Makich (Google)
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Do More. Do Things That Were Previously Impossible
5pm | ACC (Ballroom D)
Speaker: Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media)
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Saturday, March 10

Designing & Building for a Data Science Future
2pm | JW Marriott (Salon 7)
Speaker: Dan Chuparkoff (McKinsey & Company)
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Telling Tales in Episodic TV
5pm | ACC (Room 11AB)
Speakers: Kabir Akhtar (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, New Girl), Kelley Dixon (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), and Josh Earl (Deadliest Catch, Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest)
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Sunday, March 11

How Product Thinking Shapes Our Future
2pm | Hilton (Salon K)
Speakers: KP Frahm (DPA) and Wolfgang Wopperer-Beholz (mindmatters)
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Influencers Are the Next Generation of Retailers
2pm | Four Seasons (Ballroom CD)
Speakers: Spencer McClung (ipsy), Maghan McDowell (Journalist), Ashley Robertson (The Teacher Diva), and Tracy Sun (Poshmark)
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Monday, March 12

Create Magic: 6 Experiential Storytelling Secrets
5pm | ACC (Room 5ABC) Speaker: Cynthia Jones (Henry Ford Museum), Christian Lachel (BRC Imagination Arts), and Claire Tolan (Jameson Distillery)
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Full Body Immersive: The Future of Fun
3:30pm | ACC (Room 6AB)
Speakers: Vince Kadlubek (Meow Wolf), Lou Pizante (Two Bit Circus), and David L. Spigner (Boda Borg Corporation)
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Tuesday, March 13

Leading for a Culture of Innovation & Creativity
2pm | Fairmont (Manchester B)
Speaker: David Aycan (IDEO)
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Wednesday, March 14

NASA's Universe of Storytelling Tools
5pm | ACC (Room 6AB)
Speakers: Veronica McGregor (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Stephanie L. Smith (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and Alice Wessen (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
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The Quantifiable Business Benefits of Blockchain
5pm | JW Marriott (Salon D)
Speakers: David Aktary (ERC dEX), Karyl Fowler (Transmute Industries), Joseph Kelly (Unchained Capital), and Henry Liu (Yeoman's Capital)
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By Jordan Roberts