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SXSW Interactive kicks off next Friday in Austin, Texas and, among the explosion of panels on how to bling-out your start-up with high-tech integrated social services… or whatever… there are a few panels for those interested in digital activism and social and political change. Here are some panel recommendations.

Panels where Meta-Activism Project community members will be presenting:

Internet Power: After Cyber-Optimism and Pessimism
Sunday March 11, 2012 11:00am – 12:00pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel 1900 University Avenue
Speakers Chris Bronk, Richard Boly, Patrick Meier, Mary Joyce

How to Run a Social Site and Not Get Users Killed
Sunday March 11, 2012 12:30pm – 1:30pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel
Speakers Danny O’Brien, Jillian York, Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Kacem El Ghazzali, Sam Gregory

Everybody’s a Bloody Entrepreneur! Or Are They?
Sunday March 11, 2012 12:30pm – 1:30pm @ Hilton Austin Downtown
Speakers Kate Brodock, Jesse Draper, Nicole Glaros, Vanessa Keitges

Social Media Boundaries: Personal/Personnel Policy
Tuesday March 13, 2012 11:00am – 12:00pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel 1900 University Avenue
Speakers Amy Sample Ward, Debra Askanase, Jess Main, Vanessa Rhinesmith

Big idea panels / broad themes of digital political and social change:

How 21st Century Tools Are Disrupting Global Power
Friday March 9, 2012 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Hilton Austin Downtown
Speakers Alec Ross

Design for Social Innovation and Public Good
Saturday March 10, 2012 12:30pm – 1:30pm @ Austin Convention Center
Speakers: Barbara Brown Wilson, Jess Zimbabwe, John Peterson, John Bielenberg, Suzi Sosa

Is Social Media a Human Right?
Saturday March 10, 2012 12:30pm – 1:30pm @ Driskill Hotel
Speakers Christian Sandvig, Ed Lee, Jason Rockwood, Michealene Risley, Nick Szuberla

Celebs & Causes: A Thin Line btwn #winning & #fail
Sunday March 11, 2012 12:30pm – 1:30pm @ Austin Convention Center
Speakers Aria Finger, Brittany Snow, Noopur Agarwal, Trevor Neilson

Crowdsourcing Government: Why Access Matters
Sunday March 11, 2012 12:30pm – 1:30pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel
Speakers Tim Kelsey, Rakesh Rajani

Public Lab: Mapping, DIY Activism & Civic Science
Sunday March 11, 2012 12:30pm – 1:30pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel
Speakers Gregory Foster, Jennifer Hudon, Mathew Lippincott, Shannon Dosemagen

Adapting New Technologies for Humanitarian Aid
Sunday March 11, 2012 3:30pm – 4:30pm @ Austin Convention Center
Speakers Ivan Gayton, Kate De Rivero, Ludovic Dupuis, Pablo Mayrgundter

How Not to Die: Using Tech in a Dictatorship
Monday March 12, 2012 9:30am – 10:30am @ Austin Convention Center
Speakers Mark Belinsky, Deanna Zandt, Brian Conley, Denna Zandt, Lhadon Tethong, Sabrina Hersi Issa

LiberationTech: How Geeks Overthrow Governments
Monday March 12, 2012 11:00am – 12:00pm @ Austin Convention Center
Speakers Justin Arenstein, Malek Khadhraoui

How specific media tools/platforms are used for political/social change:

Social Change, Social Media & Social Filmmaking
Friday March 9, 2012 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Austin Convention Center
Speakers Meghan Warby, Rob Dyer, Dorothy Engelman, Sherien Barsoum

Real-Time Newsjacking & a Cold-Blooded Tweeter
Saturday March 10, 2012 11:00am – 12:00pm @ Sheraton Austin
Speakers Grant Hunter, Bronx Zoo Cobra, Esty Gorman, Michael Logan, Remco Marinus

Driving the Change: Public Media Goes Transmedia
Sunday March 11, 2012 11:00am – 12:00pm @ Sheraton Austin
Speakers Sue Schardt, Ellen Horne, Jad Abumrad, Kara Oehler

What Civil Society Can Learn from Social Web
Sunday March 11, 2012 3:30pm – 4:30pm @ Omni Downtown
Speakers Micki Krimmel, Ben Berkowitz, Doug Matthews, Kathryn Fink, Lenny Rachitsky, Daniel Hengeveld

Your iPhone Is Political: Mobile Democracy
Monday March 12, 2012 9:30am – 10:30am @ Hilton Austin Downtown
Speakers Katherine Maher, Josh Levy, Nilay Patel, Parul Desai

Intent & Impact: How Visualization Makes a Change
Monday March 12, 2012 3:30pm – 4:30pm @ Austin Convention Center
Speakers Robin Richards, Adam Bly, Benjamin Wiederkehr, Adam Breckler, Moritz Stefaner

“Deep dives” on specific case studies: campaigns and geographies…

SOPA/PIPA: Why the Open Internet Needs Us
Saturday March 10, 2012 11:00am – 12:00pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel
Speakers Andrew McLaughlin, Elizabeth Stark, Gary Kovacs

SOPA Media Coverage Dissected
Saturday March 10, 2012 12:30pm – 1:30pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel
Speakers Stacey Higginbotham, Brian Stelter, Jake Bialer, Kim Hart

Beyond SOPA/PIPA – Moving Forward with Engine Advocacy
Saturday March 10, 2012 5:00pm – 6:00pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel
Speakers Mike Mcgeary

Stand with Planned Parenthood: A Crisis Response
Sunday March 11, 2012 9:30am – 10:30am @ Austin Convention Center
Speakers Alexandra Hart, Amy Bryant, Gabriela Lazzaro, Nakia Hansen, Stephanie Lauf

Still Invisible? Waging Stories with Social Media
Sunday March 11, 2012 3:30pm – 4:30pm @ Omni Downtown 701 Brazos 11th Floor, Austin, TX 78701
Speakers Felipe Matos, Heather Cronk, Jackie Mahendra, Joe Sudbay, Jose Antonio Vargas

Occupying Media: 24 Hour Protest People
Sunday March 11, 2012 5:00pm – 6:00pm @ Hyatt Regency Austin
Speakers Colin Delany, Boyd Carter, Charles Wyble, Kira Annika, Priscilla Grim

Civic Media Projects in Latin America
Monday March 12, 2012 3:30pm – 4:30pm @ Austin Convention Center
Speakers Jorge Luis Sierra, Lu Ortiz, Miguel Paz, Yesica Guerra

We Are Legion: Digital (R)Evolution
Tuesday March 13, 2012 11:00am – 12:00pm @ Austin Convention Center
Speakers [anonymous, of course]

Women Drive Change: Tech in the Global South
Tuesday March 13, 2012 3:30pm – 4:30pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel
Speakers Catherine Harrington, Emily Jacobi, Jenn Sramek, Kara Andrade, Zawadi Nyong’o

Panels on digital aspects of the 2012 election in the US:

Big Data: Powering the Race for the White House
Sunday March 11, 2012 9:30am – 10:30am @ Hilton Garden Inn
Speakers Alex Lundry, Dan Siroker, Josh Hendler, Kristen Soltis, Patrick Ruffini

Election 2012: Campaigns, Coverage & the Internet
Sunday March 11, 2012 3:30pm – 4:30pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel
SpeakersClaudia Milne, Micah Sifry, Michael Scherer, Zeynep Tufekci, Teddy Goff

New Media Strategies & Insights for Election 2012
Sunday March 11, 2012 5:00pm – 6:00pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel 1900 University Avenue
Speakers Brian Athey, Danny Allen, Liz Mair, Todd Van Etten

Can Bloggers Put Hope Back into the 2012 Election?
Monday March 12, 2012 9:30am – 10:30am @ AT&T Conference Hotel
Speakers Rashad Robinson, Biko Baker, Chloe Hilliard, Erica Williams, Quentin James

Voting’s Viral: Voters, Election Officials & Social
Monday March 12, 2012 9:30am – 10:30am @ AT&T Conference Hotel
Speakers Dana Chisnell, Dean Logan, Jared Marcotte, Jeannie Layson, Lee Rainie

How Social Media Imperils Political Parties
Monday March 12, 2012 11:00am – 12:00pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel
Speakers Joe Trippi, Marci Harris, Mark McKinnon, Matt Bai, Nathan Daschle

2012: Social Media’s New Role in Politics
Tuesday March 13, 2012 12:30pm – 1:30pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel
Speakers Vishal Sankhla, Ben Parr, Khris Loux, Mark Blumenthal

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