SXSW Conference & Festival

The DWIH New York is pleased to be the official Innovation Partner at the German Haus, the joint German presentation, at this year’s South by Southwest.

Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, SXSW is a conference that offers opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery.

The German Haus is the main venue of the joint German presentation at SXSW and will host a myriad of carefully curated networking events, start-up formats, presentations, roundtables, as well as interdisciplinary performances and concerts.

At SXSW 2019, the DWIH will curate a series of events investigating the impact of music and nightlife on cities.

 


Saturday, March 9:

5:00-6:15 PM, Roundtable: Smart Cities, AI and Machine Learning – What to Do with All This Data?

This roundtable is designed to facilitate a discussion between entrepreneurs, engineers, city planners and policy makers from Germany, the US and around the world to share good practices and use cases for AI and machine learning applications in a smart city environment. Short impulse presentations from various experts will start an open round table discussion and open a dialog between stakeholders.

Presenters:

  • Gesa Ziemer | HafenCity Universität Hamburg
  • Andreas Muth | Seven Principles
  • Joachim Philippi | TDWI
  • Audrey P. Willis | Shelby County Government, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jay Boisseau | Austin CityUP
  • Peter Fatelnig | Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Monday, March 11:

2:45-3:05pm: Short Presentation: Innovation Hub Germany – Support Structures for Startups and Entrepreneurs

This presentation will look at the German research and innovation structure and provide practical insights into leveraging this structure for your best uses.

  • Presenter: Gerrit Roesler | DWIH New York
  • Location: Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 4, Booth 211

Wednesday, March 13:

FACTOR NIGHTLIFE: How Cities Improve Life After Dark

Modern metropolitan areas operate as vibrant 24-hour communities. From the seedy underbelly of the city, the night time economy has become a hub of for economic, cultural and technological innovation. In this panel and roundtables we want to discuss with city governments, urban planners and designers, nighttime businesses, performers and communities how we can work together to create a sustainable, innovative, and safe environment.

2:30-3:30 PM, Expert Panel: Nighttime Advocacy – Empowering Creative Communities

Keynote: “Nighttime planning worldwide” – Andreina Seijas | Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Moderator: Lutz Leichsenring | Clubcommission, Berlin

Panelists:

  • Mirik Milan | Global Night Mayor Movement, Amsterdam
  • Andreina Seijas | Harvard University Graduate School of Design
  • Hendrik Meier | Nachtbürgermeister Mannheim
  • Brian Block | Entertainment Service Manager, Austin

3:30-4:30 PM, Roundtables: How to Become a 24h City, Safety at Night, People-Centered Design

Hosts:

  • Mirik Milan | Global Night Mayor Movement, Amsterdam
  • Andreina Seijas | Harvard University Graduate School of Design
  • Hendrik Meier | Nachtbürgermeister Mannheim
  • Brian Block | Entertainment Service Manager, Austin
  • Gesa Ziemer | HafenCity Universität Hamburg
  • Gerrit Roessler | DWIH New York

Event Information

March 8 to 17, 2019

Austin, TX
Organizer: South by Southwest (SXSW)

Where to Find Us:

German Haus

Address: at Graeber Haus
410 E. 6th St.
Austin, TX