Expanding on our successful and well attended meet-up from the last two years, we plan to make this meet-up even more interactive and entertaining. Quickly connect with an entire room of LGBT professionals in various fields and backgrounds from all over the country! Speed-networking is your opportunity to have multiple one-on-one brief introductions, talk about your latest idea and connect later during the conference. Develop your best elevator pitch, have your twitter handle ready to exchange and SPEED-NETWORK and GO! Location: JW Marriott
The relationship between tech companies and social good orgs can feel a little sleazy sometimes. Corporate engagement with social problems has often meant just throwing money at them, and many social good orgs have become overly dependent on corporate dollars to do their work. This panel presents a better way—an innovative partnership model, leveraging the best tech companies have to offer to make deep, lasting change for communities in need. Featured in WIRED, Connect 4 Life is a unique collaboration of industry, advocacy, and social service orgs improving the lives of homeless LGBT youth with mobile tech. Let the leaders who designed this groundbreaking program show you how it’s done.
Location: Hilton Austin Downtown
Join Mobile Future at SXSW for #MobileRitas Brunch, to network with other mobile leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.
Location: Chupacabra Cantina
Meetup and drink with all the best librarians and lib* folks at SXSW. Drinks will be sponsored by EveryLibrary and LGBT Tech. Come out and have a drink and meetup with everyone. Mugshots is opening early for us so be there at 5:30 until the drink money runs out Location: Mugshots