Monday, August 10, 2015

3 SXSW 2016 Panels To Pick: Vote Now!

3 SXSW 2016 Panels To Pick: Vote Now!

The 23nd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin fromFriday, March 11 through Tuesday, March 15 2016.
On August 10th the SXSW 2016Panel Picker process goes live. It runs for just four weeks until Sept 4th. Public voting accounts for 30% of the decision as to which panels/speakers etc appear on the agenda. (SXSW staff provide another 30% of the voting weight and the SXSW Advisory Board counts for 40%.)
I very much hope will vote for the follow three sessions - to access the SXSW Panel Picker site register and get voting click HERE or see the event specific links below:
"Inside the Minds of Angels and VCs"
Ellie Wheeler from Greycroft Partners and I will face off and help our audience get inside the minds of Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists. What makes them tick and what makes them different. Reza Chowdhury Founder and CEO ofAlleywatch will moderate and ensure a fair fight!
"Breaking Down Unconcious Bias"
Shari Slate the Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer at Cisco and I will explore unconscious bias – what it is, what it isn’t, and why it matters in the tech industry. We will demonstrate how unconscious bias affects everyone and how open minds, commitment, and zero tolerance can create an environment in which everyone can thrive.
"Is The Venture World A Meritocracy"
I am joining Amy Millman President of Springboard EnterprisesElizabeth GoreEntrepreneur in Residence at DELL and Sara Brand CEO of True Wealth Innovations to unpack the disconnect between talk and reality when it comes to venture capital and diversity. Plus what it means, and crucially what attendees can do about it.
Again to access the master SXSW Panel Picker voting site click HERE.
Thanks for your support!