Schedule

2020 Sessions & Panels

Four days of impactful sessions and panels covering topics from Global Development, Female Funding, Media Technology, Veteran Connections, and special hosts Regions Bank presenting on the convergence of music, startups, and technology.

Female Founders

Equality for female founders. Collaborative sessions, panels that challenge the status quo and reframe the exponential power of exceptional female founder talent.  
 

Media Development

As media continues to evolve year after year, SXSW brings the trailblazers together. How do we inform ourselves, connect the dots, and grow together?  


Veterans Lounge

A day dedicated to those who served, the Veterans Lounge highlights resources, transition success stories and lessons learned from Veterans, and the Civilians that support them.  
 

March 16, 2020 : Day 02 - Media
11:00am - 12:00pm

Building Your Corporate Fortress

4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Unshackled Owner; Build a business, not a glorified job.

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Keynote: Music + Tech

  • Tuhin Roy  

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Keynote: Video Games + Tech

  • Deborah Papiernk  

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Keynote: Film + Tech

  • Ted Schilowitz  

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Panel: Investing In MediaTech

  • Ted Cohen   Rishi Patel   Jeanna Liu   Xavier Péters   Thomas Bock  

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Panel: How To Build A MediaTech Ecosystem

  • Paul O’Brien   Scott Fetters  

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Atlas Partners: VC Reverse Pitch

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Atlas Partners: Happy Hour

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Official Funded House "MediaTech" Mixer

March 17, 2020 : Day 03 - Veterans Lounge
10:00am - 11:00am

Morning Chow: Veteran’s Breakfast

Event kick-off hosted by Glenn Banton

11:00am - 12:00pm

Interactive Workshop: Promoting Yourself as a Veteran

Gain insight into leveraging your military experience for the next mission. From seeking employment to venturing into entrepreneurship, we’ve got your 6.

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Paying It Forward: Helping Veterans

Hear and learn from organizations strengthening Veterans by empowering them and the community through connection and resources.

1:30pm - 2:00pm

“The Journey” Screening & Introductions

A short film, directed by combat veteran Dallas Burgess, showcasing the collaborative efforts of veteran and civilian filmmakers to showcase the challenges of returning home from a life of combat.

2:00pm - 2:30pm

FireSide Chat with Warrior’s Inc.

Get to know Warrior’s Inc, Hollywood's top military consultant, founded by Captain Dale Dye to promote authentic military representation in entertainment.

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Showcase: Voices of Victory Podcast

Recap: Interviews hosted by Glenn Banton

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Networking

Take a break - grab a drink and network.

5:30pm - 6:00pm

FireSide Chat with Rudy Reyes from HBO’s “Generation Kill”

  • Rudy Reyes  

Veteran-turned-actor, Rudy Reyes discusses the challenges and successes of making the transition from military to Hollywood and shares his philosophy into a new way Veterans can view the world around them.

6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funded House 2020 SXSW

Panel: Veterans In Entertainment

  • Rudy Reyes  

Veterans in the industry talk about how they got their start and the importance of Vet inclusion across all forms of media and entertainment.

7:00pm - 7:30pm

Innovation Immersion: What's Next? healing through Immersion & Entertainment

Exploring the trends and possibilities of immersive experiences in veteran healing and storytelling.

7:30pm - 8:00pm

"The Journey" Screening & Conversations Intro

A short film, directed by combat veteran Dallas Burgess, showcasing the collaborative efforts of veteran and civilian filmmakers to showcase the challenges of returning home from a life of combat.

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Veteran Civilian Mixer

A place to mingle, share, network and swap war stories from the fields of combat to the strains of entrepreneurship.