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CTA at SXSW 2017


As technology continues to shape the face of entertainment, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ will once again travel to Austin, TX for the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals, a celebration of the convergence of the interactive, film and music industries. Join policymakers, innovators and entrepreneurs for a series of events that highlight the way technology is changing the way we live and work.

In addition to hosting the fourth annual Innovation Policy Day on March 14, CTA will also host a member reception for the 2,200 companies that enjoy CTA membership and member prospects, as well as number of interactive sessions featuring top level executives from CTA and the consumer technology industry.

Innovation Policy Day features a full day of policy-oriented sessions, where panelists will discuss government policies surrounding emerging and disruptive tech. Attendees can look forward to hearing insights from speakers hailing from a wide variety of organizations including CTA, Google, Neilsen, Oculus, Pandora, the Recording Industry Association of America, Toyota and more.

Innovation Policy Day 2017:

Tuesday, March 14

Old School Bar and Grill, 401 E. 6th Street

  • 10 AM – Networking Breakfast
  • 11AM – Tech Policy in Outlook in the 45th Administration
  • 12 PM – Lunch
  • 12:30 PM – Modernizing Music Licensing
  • 2 PM – What will AR/VR Revolutionize Next?
  • 3:30 PM – The Rise of Self-Driving and Connected Cars

Register today.

Prior to and following Innovation Policy Day, CTA is sponsoring a number of interactive sessions throughout the week:

  • Midnight Innovation Nation: Celebrating Innovation & Public Service
    Saturday, March 11, 8 PM
    A cohosted event with TechNet, Google, PayPal, Visa and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
  • How Tech Companies Can Give Back to Communities
    Monday, March 13, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    Featuring Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CTA
  • Unlocking Technology for People with Disabilities
    Monday, March 13, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    Featuring Steve Ewell, Executive Director, Consumer Technology Association Foundation
  • Five Use-Cases Defining VR and Mixed Reality
    Tuesday, March 14, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    Featuring Dr. Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D., Chief Economist, CTA
  • Tech Advocates and Trump: Best Strategies So Far
    Thursday, March 16, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Featuring Jeff Joseph, Sr. VP, Communications & Strategic Relationships, CTA

All those who share CTA’s passion for innovation are invited to join us in Austin, TX, for SXSW 2017!

Mark Chisholm, Manager, Consumer Technology Association

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