21 episodes

South By Southwest (SXSW) dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Our annual conference and festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. An essential destination for global professionals, the event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

This weekly podcast features Keynotes, Featured Speakers, and popular sessions recorded live at the event.

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South By Southwest (SXSW) dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Our annual conference and festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. An essential destination for global professionals, the event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

This weekly podcast features Keynotes, Featured Speakers, and popular sessions recorded live at the event.

    Stephen Colbert in Conversation with Judd Apatow

    Stephen Colbert in Conversation with Judd Apatow

    Please enjoy this special SXSW Sessions Online episode, featuring a conversation between comedian Judd Apatow and Stephen Colbert, Emmy Award-winning host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Judd Apatow’s newest film, The King of Staten Island, starring Pete Davidson, was slated to be the opening night film at the SXSW Film Festival and is now available to watch on VOD. Stephen Colbert produced the SXSW 2020 official selection, In & Of Itself, a film rendition of the one man play of the same name, created by storyteller and conceptual magician Derek DelGaudio and directed by Frank Oz. In this session, the two friends will talk about their new films, their experiences in quarantine, and much more.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Valerie Jarrett in Conversation with Vox's Melissa Bell

    Valerie Jarrett in Conversation with Vox's Melissa Bell

    Senior adviser to the Obama Foundation, businesswoman, political activist, and former government official Valerie Jarrett speaks about her book Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward. From her work ensuring equality for women and girls, advancing civil rights, reforming our criminal justice system, and improving the lives of working families, to the real stories behind some of the most stirring moments of the Obama presidency, Jarrett shares her forthright, optimistic perspective on the importance of leadership and the responsibilities of citizenship.
    Check out Finding My Voice here: http://www.valeriejarrettbook.com
    Follow today's speakers on social media:
    @valeriejarrett
    @melissabell

    • 56 min
    Margrethe Vestager and Fair Competition in a Digital World

    Margrethe Vestager and Fair Competition in a Digital World

    Digital technologies have brought many benefits to our lives but also new risks, such as the possible misuse of our data and fears of the biggest digital companies monopolizing the market. In this conversation from SXSW 2019, listen as European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager and CNN Digital Worldwide Editor in Chief & SVP Meredith Artley discuss the responsibility large tech companies have to avoid abusing their powerful market position and the need for government to protect active and free competition.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Black Girls CODE: Securing the Future for Black Women in Tech

    Black Girls CODE: Securing the Future for Black Women in Tech

    Led by tech pioneer Kimberly Bryant, Black Girls CODE is an organization dedicated to bringing girls of color into the field of technology as transformational change agents. In this session, Bryant leads a panel featuring BGC students and alumni under the age of 20 for a lively discussion on education, social activism, and securing the future for black women in technology, while encouraging a broader conversation on how intersectionality can create more opportunities for girls of color in STEM and drive social change movements.

    • 53 min
    Arlan Hamilton: It's About Damn Time

    Arlan Hamilton: It's About Damn Time

    Arlan Hamilton shares the story of how she built Backstage Capital, a seed-stage investment fund that exclusively supports underrepresented startup founders who are women, people of color, or LGBTQ. And she did it with no formal education in finance, no experience, and no bank account.... while homeless. In this conversation from SXSW 2019, Hamilton talks with Fast Company journalist KC Ifeanyi about the competitive advantage of diversity, scaling and managing a fully remote team, and investing in startups with humanity.
    Hamilton's book, About Damn Time: How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage, is available now in hardcover and digital formats.
    Follow Arlan Hamilton on Twitter: @ArlanWasHere
    Follow KC Ifeanyi on Twitter: @kcifeanyi

    • 59 min
    David Byrne: Reasons to Be Cheerful

    David Byrne: Reasons to Be Cheerful

    In January 2018, Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy-award winning musician, filmmaker, and writer David Byrne launched a multimedia project titled Reasons To Be Cheerful. Named after the song by punk artist Ian Dury, RTBC became David’s personal way of dealing with what’s happening in the world. In this session from SXSW 2019, Byrne shares successful and replicable examples for positive change within the areas of Civic Engagement, Climate/Energy, Culture, Economics, Education, Health, Science/Tech and Urban/Transportation, with the aim of giving people the information and tools to act locally.

    • 52 min

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