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Thursday, October 12 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Promoting Austin as Part of a Global Tech Ecosystem | 3:00 - 4:30 PM

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We live in challenging political times with many countries, including our own, turning inward and working to limit cross-border trade and alliances. Austin has earned a new level of global visibility and is using this stature to build bridges.  In a series of 5-minute "lightning talks," this session will introduce Austin's established diplomatic network to our startup and tech communities, emerging ambassadors for the new economy.  Following the talks there will be a networking reception for further 1:1 conversation.

We'll be hearing from policymakers and influencers from the European Union, Ireland, the City of Austin, GlobalAustin, SXSW, Capital Factory, Austin Startup Week and more.

Food and drink courtesy of the EU - and one lucky attendee will receive a badge to SXSW Interactive 2018 courtesy of SXSW!  Winner must be present and have provided a business card or equivalent at the event before the 4:30 drawing. 

After the session, you're welcome (and encouraged) to take part in the ASW Startup Crawl, a great opportunity to learn more about Austin's unique startup community and culture.

AGENDA (subject to change)

3:00PM Start

3:10  Welcome to the Austin Startup Week International Track
  • Jacqueline Hughes, Founder, Austin Startup Week; Techstars
  • Fred Schmidt, Director of International Affairs, Capital Factory

3:15  Public Diplomacy and Austin
  • Adrian Farrell, Consul General, Consulate General of Ireland, Austin
  • Margie Kidd, Executive Director, GlobalAustin

3:20  The SXSW City Summit and International Urban Cooperation
  • Julie Yost, Conference Programmer, SXSW
  • Tim Rivera, Programs Officer, EU Delegation to the United States

3:25  The Austin Innovation Ecosystem
  • Kevin Koym, CEO and Founder of Tech Ranch

3:30  Open Government Partnership
  • Kerry O'Connor, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Austin

3:35  SXSW International Engagement
  • Peter Lewis, Global Head of Sales and Exhibitions, SXSW 
  • Jesse Spector, Policy Officer, Digital Economy & ICT, EU Delegation to the United States

3:40-4:30  Networking, follow on conversations


Speakers
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Adrian Farrell

Consul General, Consulate General of Ireland, Austin
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Jacqueline Hughes

Founder and Organizer, Austin Startup Week
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Margie Kidd

Executive Director, GlobalAustin
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Kevin Koym

CEO and Founder, Tech Ranch
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Peter Lewis

Global Head of Sales and Exhibitions, SXSW (South by Southwest)
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Fred Schmidt MBE

Director of International Affairs, Capital Factory
Working each day to empower entrepreneurship around the world and to build bridges between cities and nations, not walls.
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Kerry O'Connor

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Austin
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Tim Rivera

Programs Officer, EU Delegation to the United States
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Jesse Spector

Policy Officer, Digital Economy & ICT, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
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Julie Yost

Conference Programmer, SXSW

Sponsors
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EU@SXSW

EU@SXSW is organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. The EU Delegation is launching “EU@SXSW” – the go-to place for a European perspective on cutting-edge technologies, creative thinking and innovation.
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SXSW

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Thursday October 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Wall-E, 1st Floor

Attendees (130)