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TacoSXTech by Grit Daily Live!

Cutting-Edge Tech, Creative Thinking, Innovative Policies

TacoS-X-Tech Summit runs eight days from March 13-20, anchored by morning and afternoon panel talks moderated by Yahoo! News, Grit Daily, and CoinTelegraph, and others -- with tacos, BBQ, and smart cocktails.

  • 206 San Marcos St. Austin, Texas

TacoSXTech Starts In:

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Interactive Panels

Top EU Start-ups

Breakfast Tacos & Bellinis

Why brands attend

March 13-20 in Austin Texas represents an opportunity to immerse in an audience of 150,000 technophiles from tech hubs Austin, San Francisco, LA, and Miami.

Media outlets equal trust. New York-based media outlet Grit Daily presents a specific opportunity to work with a media outlet with all of the access (with former ABC, CBS, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Vice, Vox, Verge, Forbes, Fast Company, and Thrillist on its “team”. For participating brands, TacoS-X-Tech Summit includes a room for business development.

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How Each Day is Structured.

The day is anchored by speaking content (live journalism) in the morning and afternoon. The morning session includes breakfast tacos and Bellini along with a pop-up fireside panel with thirty to forty in the audience, including startups.

The afternoon sessions includes a second tech-focused panel along with drinks, watermelon, Texas BBQ and similar fare.

The evening moves to a VIP dinner on E. 6th, walking distance and concludes with a small after party at the house.

It's an ideal marriage between European sophistication and Texan hospitality.

 

Looking to Develop Business?

Uniquely we'll dedicate a good size room (roughly six square meters) for business development. Nearest the back yard / audience, brands talk deals and get a good flow going.

Panelists build rapport, which lends naturally to doing business.

The location is comfortable, with three bathrooms. In addition a second room is converted for R&R.

Participating brands also have ticketed access to the other days, from March 13-20.

 

Meet our Moderators

 

Meet our Speakers

 

TacoSXTech Schedule

 
9.30 – 10.30 AM Workshop

Marketing Matters!

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

10.30 – 11.30 AM Workshop

Reinventing Experiences

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

11.30 – 12.30 PM Workshop

Cultures of Creativity

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

01.30 – 02.30 PM Workshop

Human Centered Design

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

02.30 – 03.30 PM Workshop

A frontier for designers

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

2.30 – 3.30 PM Seminar

Marketing Matters!

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

3.30 – 4.30 PM Workshop

Reinventing Experiences

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

4.30 – 5.30 PM Seminar

Cultures of Creativity

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

6.30 – 7.30 PM Workshop

Human Centered Design

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

5.30 – 6.30 PM Seminar

Little Tricks From The Dark Corners

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

09.00 – 11.30 AM Workshop

Marketing Matters!

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

9.30 – 10.30 AM Seminar

Reinventing Experiences

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

10.30 – 11.30 AM Workshop

Cultures of Creativity

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

12.30 – 01.30 PM Workshop

Human Centered Design

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

10.30 – 11.30 AM Workshop

Three Star Product Experiences

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

10AM-12PM
 Executive Chairman Breakfast

Lisa Wang

Executive Chairman Breakfast

Networking & Introductions – usually breakfasts are simple but not in Texas. Less of a gut bomb than huevos rancheros but more coma-inducing than omelets, Tex-Mex delivers morning sustenance without sacrifing the spice or butter.

12PM-1PM
 Keynote Fireside Chat

Ben Lamm

Keynote Fireside Chat

w/ one of the most successful executives in the US and two other selected panelists will exchange knowledge and information about current trends.

1PM-4PM

Lunch

Ever have the most amazing Tacos from the best taco truck in Austin?

4PM-5:30PM
 Panels

Whurley (William Hurley)

Panels

Selected industry relevant topics including contemporary tech news.

5:30PM-7PM

Networking Cocktails

When you are in Texas… Enjoy good ole beer, wine or cocktails and chat with the greatest minds.

7PM-9PM

Dinner

35 select guests from the tech and media who cannot get enough of Texan food.

Dec 11th

Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

  • Format: 20-minute fireside chat between Jordan French, Executive Editor of Grit Daily and Richard Lorenzen (Fifth Ave Brands) + 18 selected names in attendance over a delicious breakfast.
  • Limited to 18 C-Suite executives with a focus on, but not limited to founders, CEOs, and CMOs
  • Grit Daily & Fifth Avenue Brands will be partnering to host this exclusive, value-add event.

11AM

Fireside with author Leigh Durst

11:30AM

TBD

12:30PM

Lunch & Live Music

2:30PM

How Women are Breaking Down Barriers in High Tech Companies

Nearly 3 out of 4 women in tech have thought about leaving their jobs due to gender biases, including limited advancement opportunities and pay disparity. Forbes’ Ruth Umoh leads a discussion on diversity in the technology industry, how to hire and retain female tech talent, and how female tech leaders are bridging the gap from the inside.

3:30PM

The Female Tech Founders of SXSW

5:00PM

LIVE MUSIC: AZRA & Stefan Poole

11AM

Check-in and brunch items

11:30AM

A conversation with Albert Lin

From National Geographic: “Spurred by his own experience, Albert Lin is testing the power of technology and the brain to heal.”

12:30PM

Lunch & Live Music

1:30PM

A conversation with Dr. Rana el Kaliouby

From her TED Talk: “What if a computer could recognize your facial expression, and react to how you feel? Rana el Kaliouby sees big possibilities in making technology emotionally aware.”

3:30PM

Ecommerce and the impact on our planet

5:00PM

LIVE MUSIC: Rayvon Owen & Stefan Poole

11:30AM

12:00PM

The Landscape of Music Tech Startups: with the founder of MusicTech NOLA + SF Music Tech

12:30PM

VIP music/music tech person – (TBA, Brian and Melissa lining them up)

1:30PM

VIP music/music tech person – (TBA, Brian and Melissa lining them up)

From her TED Talk: “What if a computer could recognize your facial expression, and react to how you feel? Rana el Kaliouby sees big possibilities in making technology emotionally aware.”

2:00PM – 4:30PM

Music Tech Nola Pitch Competition

Startup pitch competition – music and music tech

4:30PM – 6:00PM

Wine + investor and VIP happy hour (inviting investors + VCs in music, tech, and hardware)

6:00PM – 7:00PM

Acoustic performance: Aliza Hava

11:00AM

Are Media Outlets Now "Tech Companies?" / Leah Hunter, Fast Company (contributor)

Is media a tech play? Or are tech companies “trying to become media?” Chart the convergence of two rather strange bedfellows and why there’s more at stake for “both sides” than ever before.

11:30AM Onwards

Brand ambassadors to hand out samples of whiskey

12:00PM

Film & Music Underdogs / Drew Rossow, fmr Forbes

Walk through of artists who overcame gender, race, and other barriers.

12:30PM

Lunch & Live Music

1:00PM

Music Makes the World Go 'Round / Drew Grant (Grit Daily, fmr. Editor at New York Observer)

A look at underground and emerging names from North American rock, pop, and hip-hop.

2:00PM

Emerging Music & Film Names to "Watch" (Or Listen to) / Leah Hunter, Fast Company (contributor)

A look at emerging names in film & music and how they got there.

3:00PM

Film & Music: Personal Storytelling

Drew Grant, NY Observer

5:00PM

What's The Latest in Big Name and Startup Music-Tech?

Find out the latest in music-tech, from big name companies and emerging startup superstars…

5:30PM

Massive Music Events – What It Takes To Pull Them Off…

6:00PM

Creation 101: How To Go After Your Dreams…and Make Them Happen

How do you get exclusive Bowie photos? What does it take to transform from a kindergarten teacher to a street artist — MAKING A LIVING doing it?

6:30PM

Superfireside Chat – MTV meets The Doors: Matt Pinfield and Val Kilmer talk music…and life

Matt Pinfield (tentative)

7:00PM

Sunset Celebration, Cocktails and Finger Foods

8:00PM

Screening of ""Created Here"" Austin – Intro + 22 min episode

9:00PM

Last Call, Doors at 9:30

11:00AM

Check-in and brunch items

11:30AM

Superfireside chat with Theon Cross

12:30PM

Lunch & Live Music

2:30PM

Bring Back the Music — Artists Dish on Then and Now

3:30PM

Music Brands Going Mainstream

4:30PM

These Emerging Black Artists You Might Not Know Now — But Should.

Emerging film and music names.

5:00PM

Black Hollywood Now…and Forever

On African-American contributions to music and film. Contemporary.

6:00PM

Women in Music & Showbiz – On Making it…And The Most Powerful Steps To Take

6:00PM

Creation 101: How To Go After Your Dreams…and Make Them Happen

How do you get exclusive Bowie photos? What does it take to transform from a kindergarten teacher to a street artist — MAKING A LIVING doing it?

6:30PM – 7:30PM

Hip Hop Showcase & Battleground

7:30PM – 8:00PM

Hip Hop Showcase & Battleground

8:00PM

Screening of Award-Winning film ""After So Many Days"" by the band Jim and Sam

12:00PM

Check-in and doors open

Cocktails + mingling (drinks are free…food for purchase)

12:30AM

Hamiltones (Lead singer Anthony Hamilton has won a Grammy, collaborated with everyone from Al Green to Nas to Young Jeezy, and toured the world)

1:30PM

Stealing Sheep (from Liverpool, signed to Heavenly Recordings)

3:00PM

The Shivas (Signed to Tender Loving Empire in Portland)

4:00PM

Jekyll (Fierce Panda Records – one of their tracks made a BBC 1 "Best of the Year" Special episode)

5:00PM

Family Jools (They have received support from BBC 6, Clash, Radio X. Their sound is being compared to the greats: The Band, Gram Parsons, Big Star)

6:00PM

Sofia Portanet (German Berlin-based New Wave Singer whose sound is early B-52s)

7:00PM

Elephant Stone (Canadian psychedelic rock – featuring a sitar, Polaris Prize Nominee)

8:00PM

Icaro del Sol (electro-pop from Santiago, Chile)

8:30PM

Luvia (Played Glastonbury, The Great Escape & Latitude in 2019)

9:00PM

Last call – doors at 9:30

Get Directions to TacoSXTech

TacoSXTech House

206 San Marcos St. Austin, Texas

Three blocks from Rainey St. and four blocks from the convention center.

Contact (event info)

Name: Jordan French

Email: [email protected]