Schedule

08 March

@ 2:00PM – 10:30PM

International Women’s Day at EU@SXSW

The European Union is pleased to partner with UN Women to be the official host of SXSW’s International Women’s Day celebration. Join us for inspiring speeches, performances, and conversations from bot…

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09 March

@ 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Women Investing in Inclusive Innovation

The workforce landscape is changing rapidly. This discussion will showcase new efforts to drive critical support to women entrepreneurs who are leading the growth of the majority of top industries. It…

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@ 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Interactive EU Experience

Check out some of the most innovative EU-funded projects tackling the challenge of disinformation and supporting the discovery of new European musical artists. See whether you can spot deep fake image…

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@ 11:30AM – 1:30PM

We Empower

Do you believe in gender equality and empowering women in the workplace? Stop by to learn more about what companies in the EU, US, and other G7 countries are doing to support women’s economic empowerm…

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@ 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Combatting Disinformation & the European Elections

Whilst the problem of disinformation is anything but new, the internet, and social media in particular, has shifted its spread into high gear. Following the elections on both sides of the Atlantic, di…

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@ 12:15PM – 3:15PM

EU Startup Pitching

Some of the most innovative startups will pitch their ideas to investors and judges. Altheria Solutions, Belgium Groover, France Alpha.One, Netherlands Outlander Materials, Netherlands The Helia, Neth…

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@ 1:30PM – 2:30PM

The Future Is Female

THE FUTURE IS FEMALE. While the slogan has a long history, for our panel the future is female because it means that we must look to the female archetype, and into the myriad of women’s experiences to…

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@ 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Meet the European Parliament

Stop by EU@SXSW to meet the European Parliament! Representatives from the European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC will be available to talk about the upcoming European elections in May 201…

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@ 3:30PM – 5:30PM

EU’s Economic Footprint in the US

Did you know that the EU is both the biggest export market for US companies and the largest investor in the US? Stop by to check out our new online tool to find out how much your state is exporting to…

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@ 3:30PM – 4:30PM

AI: The Silver Bullet Against Disinformation?

Societies on both sides of the Atlantic are wrestling with the challenge of disinformation. Politicians have raised the alarm and technologists have been called upon to reflect on the way their system…

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@ 4:00PM – 5:00PM

Culture & AI – Creative industries and the end of Anthropocentrism

Following the recent conversations in Europe about “AI with a human touch” this panel examines the potentialities of AI components conceived in Europe, in a dialogue with US counterparts. Aspects of c…

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@ 4:30PM – 5:30PM

Podcast Hour on Future Technology – AI & Drones

A conversation about what we can expect from two fast-growing and evolving technologies – artificial intelligence and drones. We’ll talk about governments are thinking on the future of drones with Fil…

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@ 6:30PM – 10:00PM

EU@SXSW Opening Reception

Join us for European bites and drinks as we kick off our third year at SXSW! We will hear from Deputy Head of the EU Delegation Caroline Vicini who will open the evening, then music from Husky Loops (…

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10 March

@ 11:00AM – 12:00PM

SXSW Featured Session: Fair Competition in a Digital World

Location: Hilton Austin Downtown Session Room: Salon H 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…

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@ 11:00AM – 12:00PM

How Technology Can Balance Urban/Rural Development

Tech hubs and smart cities have been de rigeur in recent years, but technology now allows us to work from anywhere. Through improved connectivity, online tools, and platforms, a web developer or desig…

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@ 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Interactive EU Experience

Check out some of the most innovative EU-funded projects tackling the challenge of disinformation and supporting the discovery of new European musical artists. See whether you can spot deep fake image…

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@ 11:30AM – 1:30PM

We Empower

Do you believe in gender equality and empowering women in the workplace? Stop by to learn more about what companies in the EU, US, and other G7 countries are doing to support women’s economic empowerm…

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@ 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Demos by European Startups

Stop by EU@SXSW to meet 10 of Europe’s most innovative startups. More info about the startups and their work coming soon!

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@ 12:30PM – 1:30PM

Future(s) of Work: Potential Scenarios

In this session, panelists will explore several potential future(s) of work scenarios based on two variables: government regulation and internet fragmentation. Are we facing a Techlash with heavy regu…

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@ 1:00PM – 2:00PM

EU-US Relations: The State of Play

Sharing values and interests, the EU and the US have multiple political and economic ties and have remained close allies for almost seventy years. This transatlantic partnership – arguably the most im…

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@ 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Meet the European Parliament

Stop by EU@SXSW to meet the European Parliament! Representatives from the European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC will be available to talk about the upcoming European elections in May 201…

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@ 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Fireside Chat with Kara Swisher and Commissioner Vestager

Join Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition policy, in conversation with Kara Swisher of Recode, to examine the rapid speed of technological changes and to what extent anti-trust/co…

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@ 3:00PM – 4:00PM

Transatlantic Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship – The Roles and Economic Impacts of Universities

Join us for a discussion about the roles of Universities in fostering entrepreneurship. Including through: International research exchanges Innovation from Universities Incubation of startups Internat…

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@ 3:30PM – 5:30PM

EU’s Economic Footprint in the US

Did you know that the EU is both the biggest export market for US companies and the largest investor in the US? Stop by to check out our new online tool to find out how much your state is exporting to…

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@ 5:00PM – 10:30PM

Tech4Good – presented by France

The French Tech4Good @SXSW Event Conversation about the French Tech4Good: France and Austin as iconic ecosystems of creativity and innovation for social impact Kat Borlongan, Director of La French Tec…

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@ 7:30PM – 10:30PM

Nordic Night – presented by Finland

MobileMonday @ SXSW takes place in Austin on Sunday – as it is Monday o’clock already in Europe after all… Our MobileMonday theme is AI and Machine Learning, but we will add a Nordic flavor to it :-…

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11 March

@ 11:00AM – 5:00AM

Interactive EU Experience

Check out some of the most innovative EU-funded projects tackling the challenge of disinformation and supporting the discovery of new European musical artists. See whether you can spot deep fake image…

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@ 11:30AM – 1:30PM

We Empower

Do you believe in gender equality and empowering women in the workplace? Stop by to learn more about what companies in the EU, US, and other G7 countries are doing to support women’s economic empowerm…

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@ 11:30AM – 12:00PM

Podcast: How business can promote LGBT+ inclusive societies

Join us for a live EU Now podcast conversation with Drew Keller, Global Program Director at Open for Business, a coalition of global companies making the case that inclusive and diverse societies are…

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@ 12:30PM – 1:30PM

How Can Government Help Creatives?

Policymakers are increasingly recognizing the important impact creatives have on local economies. They are testing out innovative approaches to support them, embrace new markets, achieve international…

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@ 1:30PM – 2:30PM

The EU in 2019: Challenges & Opportunities

2019 is shaping up as another important year for the European Union. In May, a new European Parliament will be elected. This year will also see a new European Commission along with a new European Comm…

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@ 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Meet the European Parliament

Stop by EU@SXSW to meet the European Parliament! Representatives from the European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC will be available to talk about the upcoming European elections in May 201…

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@ 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Algorithms Go to Law School: Ethics of AI

As with any transformative technology, artificial intelligence raises new ethical and legal questions, including liability and potentially biased decision-making. But new technologies should not mean…

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@ 3:00PM – 4:00PM

The Future of Music Export

Europe is not just one music market but many different markets from country to country, with a wide range of musical talents. However, the circulation of artists and repertoire across borders is a cha…

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@ 3:30PM – 5:30PM

EU’s Economic Footprint in the US

Did you know that the EU is both the biggest export market for US companies and the largest investor in the US? Stop by to check out our new online tool to find out how much your state is exporting to…

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@ 4:00PM – 5:00PM

The Value of Live Music

Two developments are currently dominating the live music sectors in Europe and in the US. One the one hand, we have giant concerts and festivals with global creative appeal and draw. On the other hand…

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@ 6:00PM – 7:30PM

Music Monday Showcase

Tonight brings together a variety of short performances from emerging artists from across the EU.  Italian singer-songwriter BIRTHH will take the stage first, followed by Fado singer Maria Pereira Da…

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@ 7:30PM – 12:00AM

Keychange / Reeperbahn Festival Showcase

  Emerging artists from across Europe are taking part in this official SXSW showcase presenting joint female forces within this 1000 capacity venue. Keychange is a pioneering European Union initi…

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