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5 Speakers at SXSW 2018

SXSW 2018 speakers

This week, inspiring speakers and thought-leaders from around the country are gathering at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference in Austin, Texas. We’re thrilled to represent several incredible speakers who will be presenting at this year’s conference. Take a look:

CNN Correspondent, Jake Tapperwill take the stage with Senator Bernie Sanders. Tapper will ask Senator Sanders to discuss the news of the day, politics, and his thoughts on the future of our nation. It is Senator Sanders’ first-ever appearance at SXSW.

Tapper’s session will take place at 12:30pm on March 9th.

Daymond John, Star of ABC's Shark Tank, will be returning to the SXSW stage for a talk called, “Swim with a Shark: Rise & Grind to Maximize Your Day.” During his session, which is a part of the start-up and tech sector of the conference, he’ll share tips on making the most of your time to ensure success. Aside from this session, John will also hold a book signing at the SXSW book store for his most recent work, Rise and Grind.

John’s presentation will take place at 5:00pm on March 10th.

On March 11th at 3:30pm, Brian Solis—Principal Analyst and Futurist at Altimeter—will take the stage. During his featured session, Solis will share insights on how the technology that was created to help society has begun to harm society. During his session he will map out what society can do to end the harm technology has been causing. 

Next up is Hugh Herr, the Head of Biomechatronics Research Group at MIT. Herr will be a participant of the intelligent future track of the conference. Herr will participate in a panel with Aimee Mullins, and Hans Georg Naeder as they discuss the integration of biology and technology. The panel will share insight on the impact this integration will have on human abilities.

Herr’s presentation will take place at 9:30am on March 12th.

Peter Diamandis, CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, will share insights on the impact of technology during his session at 5:00pm on March 12th. Diamandis will speak about the X Prize competition that is focused on accelerating technologies; the competition is meant to accelerate technology that will enable physical interaction with other people and environments anywhere in the world.  

At Leading Authorities, Inc. speakers bureau, we work with many additional speakers who have been on the SXSW stage before. To view a list of speakers we represent who spoke at SXSW last year, click here. 

Want to see a full list of the speakers we represent who have spoken at SXSW in the past? Check out the full list of SXSW speakers here. 

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