Schedule

14 March

@ 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Germany – Saving the Gig? Towards Fair Platform Work

Whether platform workers are classified correctly is not just a technicality: it has a substantial impact on fair competition and decent working conditions. For platform companies to contribute to an…

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@ 12:15PM – 12:45PM

Fireside Chat: EU Ambassador & Author/Musician Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité

In this conversation with EU Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis, rapper/artist Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité will share how he became one of Sweden’s chart-topping hip-hop artists and a best-selling author. Di…

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@ 1:00PM – 2:00PM

ARTE & Netflix: Harnessing Tech to Reach Global Audiences

Content providers are no longer simply giving access to traditional programming or streaming. With technology, they are coming up with innovative ways of reaching new audiences, such as creating inter…

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@ 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Coding Consciousness: Shared Values for Ethical AI

AI has been referred to as “the philosophical challenge of this generation.” How can policymakers, academics, researchers, innovators and thought-leaders work together to develop ethical guidelines fo…

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@ 2:30PM – 3:30PM

Germany – Towards a Data Economy: Is there an European Way?

The ongoing datafication of the economy is changing the balance of power between economic blocks as well as the distribution of value creation within markets. In this transition, the EU aims to secure…

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@ 3:30PM – 4:30PM

Austria – AI and Creativity: In Search of Genius

Recent advances in AI have put within reach a world where art can be created and performed entirely by algorithms. This panel of experts on the intersection of science, technology, and the arts will e…

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@ 4:00PM – 6:00PM

ENRICH Your SXSW 2020 Experience – Innovation Contest

Are you looking to ENRICH your SXSW experience and present your innovation-driven project to key stakeholders? 20 European entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to present their ideas to city mayors…

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@ 6:00PM – 9:30PM

EU @ SXSW Opening Night Reception with remarks from Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager and EU Delegation to the U.S. Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis and Live Music from Sweden, Austria, and Ireland

Join us for EU@SXSW Opening Night with Welcoming Remarks given by European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager & EU Delegation to the U.S. Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis. Hear music…

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@ 6:00PM – 9:00PM

ENRICH Your SXSW 2020 Experience – Innovation Hotspots

Network with top innovators and stakeholders directly following our “ENRICH in the USA” Innovation Competition over European beverages and light bites. Participants of the competition will spend time…

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15 March

@ 10:00AM – 11:00AM

EU Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager in Conversation with Wired Magazine Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson

Will we ever get consensus on digital taxation at international level? How can consumers exercise their digital rights? How do we make AI a force for good? How is Europe getting ready for the dawn of…

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@ 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Germany – Free Speech in the Digital Age

In the current digital climate, a transatlantic conversation is just a click away and our digital identities are the hallmark of data that is now more personal than ever. In this panel, we’ll discuss…

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@ 11:00AM – 12:00PM

The Netherlands – Design for Good. How to Design for a Better World

There are often clear borders between commercial work and the greater good. But as our society faces increasing social and digital challenges, is this division still viable? And how do we get to pay t…

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@ 12:30PM – 1:30PM

Stuck in the Middle – Tariffs & Tech

US trade policy has led to tariffs on imports imposed by the Trump administration, and retaliatory tariffs on exports imposed by trading partners. Tech is often stuck in the middle, with unexpected co…

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@ 12:30PM – 1:30PM

Women’s Empowerment Principles – A No-Brainer for the Future of Work

How is it 2020 and women all over the world still do not have equal protections, representation and rights at work? Join the WE EMPOWER programme of UN Women, EU and ILO to learn more about the Women’…

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@ 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Driving Decarbonisation with New Tech

The pace of digitalization in the energy system is accelerating. Energy and climate tech start-ups are popping up globally. The tech sector is driving the development of new services and apps that ser…

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@ 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Urban Cultural Heritage: Cities Shaped by Citizens

Sustainability of urban living depends on people’s behavior as much as on technical solutions. Citizens’ participation in re-appropriating and shaping their urban environment is a key element of envir…

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@ 3:30PM – 4:30PM

The European Green Deal – Innovating to Net-Zero

In the past thirty years, the European Union has reduced its emissions by 23 percent while growing its GDP by 61 percent. Because of the size of its market, the EU can drive global climate agenda. Com…

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@ 3:30PM – 4:30PM

International Development Through Music and Tech

Creating cooperation and sustainable links with developing countries is an important part of EU policy, and is more important than ever. This principle of true “partnership” spans from culture and cli…

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@ 6:00PM – 9:00PM

The Netherlands – New Dutch Wave X City Possible 2020

Imagine how much more is possible when we all work together to lift up our cities. That’s why New Dutch Wave, a trade-mission representing the Dutch creative and innovative industry at the global stag…

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@ 6:00PM – 7:00PM

France – More Social Good in Tech and More Tech in Social Good and Networking with Music

Is developing tech creating more good than not? In today’s sustainable development crisis, we turn to technology to move the needle towards a better future for all. However, should we trust tech compa…

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@ 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Networking with Live Music from The Netherlands and France

Join us for the opportunity to meet with investors, tech and innovation scouts, plus state/country representatives to engage in more in-depth conversations surrounding your technology and innovation p…

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16 March

@ 9:00AM – 10:30AM

UN Women – FRANCE: Fashion Tech: Women in Retail

The latest fashion trend? Innovative technology. Co-hosted by the French Government and WE EMPOWER of UN Women, EU and ILO, this breakfast event will explore the growing field at the intersection of f…

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@ 11:00AM – 12:00PM

The Black Box: 5G Security

The advent of 5G networks portends a revolution in communications and edge computing that promises to be a powerful driver of socio-economic prosperity and innovation. The potential and risk associate…

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@ 11:00AM – 12:00PM

UN Women – Unbiasing Technology – Innovations Advancing Gender Equality

Have you ever realized that daily life around us is comprised of gender bias embedded in technology? Simple things such as office temperatures, the height of supermarket shelves, and public transporta…

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@ 12:30PM – 1:30PM

UN Women – Using the Power of Tech and Capital to Drive Gender Equality

A panel discussion by the WE EMPOWER programme of the European Union; UN Women and the International Labour Organization will focus on leveraging capital to advance women’s empowerment in tech. It wil…

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@ 12:30PM – 1:30PM

Speaking Out: Artists as Activists

The social fabric and political landscape of Europe and the US are constantly changing. Artists have a powerful role to play in helping to maintaining the freedoms we enjoy in our democracies, advocat…

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@ 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Future Music Cities: Breaking Down Barriers to Social Cohesion

Intersections of cultures can spur whole new genres and energies in creative communities. But whose music thrives? Cities include people of various economic backgrounds, races, religions, ages, langua…

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@ 3:00PM – 4:00PM

Be The Change: Gender Equality Music Mixer with Keychange & UN Women

Are you a music creator, innovator or industry professional? Meet artists with Keychange, a pioneering international movement which empowers women to transform the future of music while encouraging fe…

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@ 3:30PM – 4:30PM

Recycling and Re-use for Sustainable Living

Responsible consumption and production is one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that need to be achieved at global level by 2030. The EU is a main player on SDG policy mainstreaming, an…

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@ 6:00PM – 7:00PM

Live Music from Greece and Austria

Let’s close out our time at SXSW together! Join us for kick-off musical performances by Greek band, Leon of Athens, and Austrian band, Hunger.

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@ 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Mobile Monday – presented by the Nordics

Looking to share your ideas with global digital leaders? Join us for a showcase where innovation and digital collide, led by Mobile Monday, a premiere developer and ecosystem community for builders in…

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@ 7:00PM – 10:30PM

Official SXSW Music Showcase

Emerging artists from several European Union countries will take over the stage at Maggie Mae’s for a diverse evening of fresh musical talent cutting across music genres, styles and boundaries. The sh…

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