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MARCH 8-12 | AUSTIN, TEXAS
Every year, world class technologists, creatives and marketers
from across the globe converge for the ultimate celebration of
innovation. This year, we’re thrilled to once again present four
action-packed days featuring cutting-edge activations,
provocative new ideas from our experts, and so much more!

MARCH 8-12 | AUSTIN, TEXAS

Every year, world class technologists, creatives and marketers from across the globe converge for the ultimate celebration of innovation. This year, we’re thrilled to once again present four action-packed days featuring cutting-edge activations, provocative new ideas from our experts, and so much more!

OUR PROGRAM


THE EXPERIENCE CANTINA

The Experience Cantina is back
and better than ever! We’re
transforming Micheladas Cafe
y Cantina into a prime
innovation station, packed to
the roof with cutting-edge
activations featuring the latest
emerging tech.

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MAIN STAGE SESSIONS

The people have spoken, and
five sessions from Accenture
Interactive were selected for
the SXSW main stage! From VR
to AI to JFK, our experts will
speak on a variety of
fascinating topics.

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EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES

Join us for an exclusively
curated day of five unique
speaker sessions guaranteed
to provoke and inspire,
featuring diverse, brilliant
Accenture minds from around
the globe.

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FJORD STUDIO IMMERSIONS

At Fjord’s interactive
workshops, you’ll discover
valuable insights and best
practices guaranteed to help
you (and your brand!) thrive in
today’s rapidly evolving digital
landscape.

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Stay in the know about our latest program updates


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HEAR OUR
SPEAKERS


If you’re on the hunt for fresh perspectives, insights and ideas,
look no further than our SXSW speaker sessions! 

MAIN STAGE
SESSIONS

JFK 2020: Could JFK be the Next American President?

If AI can bring back JFK’s voice, can it bring back his decisions, morals and views? Could we get JFK “back” into the White House and apply his thinking to the
problems facing the US today?

Presented by Al Byrnes

Total Recall: The Future of Learning With VR

The use cases for VR are far-reaching and transformational. This session will show you how VR is keeping children safe by training caseworkers to become seasoned decision makers.


Presented by Rori Duboff, Molly Tierney, Cortney Harding and Kevin Cornish

Digital Trends & Impact Of Privilege

We'll discuss Fjord Trends — an annual report on what’s ahead for the future of business, technology and design — with a focus on an important topic: privilege.

Presented by Tanarra Schneider

Is the Age of Empathy Dead?

A talk exploring how to reclaim and redefine empathy in design thinking.

Presented by Martha Cotton

Battle of the Extremes: An AI Moderated Debate

We are living in a time of unprecedented division. But artificial intelligence can help us identify and drive out extremism, encourage middle ground thinking and achieve consensus. Join our debate! Bonus: it’ll be moderated by an AI bot.


Presented by Jon Wilkins

EXPERT
SPEAKER
SERIES

Sunday, March 10th
Courtyard Marriott
300 E 4th St.
Austin, TX 78701
Rio Grande Ballroom

Human Heartbeat: The Ultimate Value Exchange

Tech evolution has made biometric data increasingly accessible, and consumers are more willing to share in exchange for their own benefits. The human heartbeat is now a powerful tool to personalize and measure every human experience.

Presented by Eco Moliterno

The Magic of Friction in Human Experiences

Brands today are striving for “frictionless,” but it’s the frictionFUL moments that make up Peak Human Experiences. Discover how to use friction as a powerful tool for user engagement and excitement.


Presented by Jon Wilkins

Responsible Innovation – Designing for Social Impact

Designing for social impact is our collective responsibility. Let’s explore provocative influencing factors around design, technology, and responsible innovation to close the widening digital divide.

Presented by Tanarra Schneider

Virtual Humanity: Creating Ethical Immersive Worlds

As AI systems become more commonplace, products will be increasingly machine-generated and flawless. Unique human outputs will be rare and, therefore, more valuable. However, the marriage of human touch and AI will co-create a new paradigm entirely.

Presented by Rori Duboff

Artisanal AI: A Marriage of Tech and Human Touch

As AI systems become more commonplace, products will be increasingly machine-generated and flawless. Unique human outputs will be rare and, therefore, more valuable. However, the marriage of human touch and AI will co-create a new paradigm entirely.


Presented by Fernando Lucini and Azeem Azhar

EXPERIENCE
THE NEW


The Experience Cantina is our innovation playground where you’ll find tech-fueled activations guaranteed to blow your mind! Our 2019 collection is under wraps for now, but check out last year’s experience below.

Note: the Cantina is open to all attendees and does not require a SXSW Interactive festival badge.

FJORD STUDIO
IMMERSIONS


At Fjord’s interactive workshops, you’ll discover valuable insights and best practices guaranteed to help you (and your brand!) thrive in today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape.

The sessions will be revealed soon. In the meantime, email us if you want more details.

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STAY IN THE KNOW

Want to get on the list? We know a guy. Shoot us an email to learn more about how to join Accenture Interactive at SXSW. See you in Austin!