SXSW is one of the world’s biggest conferences, bringing together leaders in technology, business, music, film and more. University of Texas faculty, staff, students and alumni can be seen throughout the events, leading panels and workshops, debuting films and hosting events. Visit the UT SXSW website for a complete list of all UT events. Below, a few highlights.
This event is for members of the UT community only. Must present Texas Exes Life Member keytag or UT ID.
The critically acclaimed, business-themed ABC show “Shark Tank” is continuing the search for entrepreneurs with the best businesses and products that America has to offer. The Texas Exes is hosting an exclusive casting event for Texas alumni, students and faculty. If you’ve got a great business, product or idea and need an investment to propel you forward, come meet the casting directors for ABC’s “Shark Tank.”
*10-11 a.m. is reserved for Texas Exes Life Members priority casting. Doors will open to the broader UT community at 11 a.m.
A team of UT Austin scientists used the custom-made GPS device to take control of the White Rose of Drachs as it sailed last June in the Mediterranean. The White Rose’s captain will give a first-person account of the attack. The panel will discuss the technical aspects of the hack and the broader implications of location deception, highlighting the challenge of using location as an authentication factor.
Are you a proud Longhorn? Make it known. On “Burnt Orange Saturday @ SXSW,” everyone wears burnt orange to represent The University of Texas and show school spirit during SXSW, when thousands of visitors from all over the world are in town. Let’s show everyone how strong the UT network is while they are in Longhorn Country. Hook ‘em!
This panel will discuss the types of impacts that autonomous vehicles may have on people’s activity-travel patterns, location choices, and vehicle ownership. We will discuss the developing vision for transportation models of the future that are responsive to the presence of driverless vehicles
The exploding popularity of museum performances — as seen, for instance, in – Kraftwerk’s residency at MOMA, or in Jay-Z’s performance at Pace—demonstrates an underserved opportunity to connect visual and sound art. We will discuss strategies for making those collaborations happen.
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