See you in Austin? Vote for Engine’s SXSW Panels!


It may seem early to be thinking about next year’s SXSW, but the panel picking process is already getting started. From now until September 4, the public can vote on over 4,000 potential panels for next year’s SXSW agenda. The team at Engine has submitted several proposals that we think will make for fascinating and informative conversation at the intersection of technology, startups, and policy. Plus, we’ve proposed a panel on how to launch a nonprofit organization like Engine. Help us make sure these panels get picked by voting for them today. You’ll need a SXSW account, and then you can vote for other great panels you’d like to see as well.

Last year, Engine discussed the “Politics of Innovation” with Techstars, Senator Jerry Moran, and Representative Kyrsten Sinema.

We hope to see you again in 2016!

Engine's Panels:

Tech at Issue in 2016 Election

Featuring Julie Samuels (Engine), Ron Klain (Revolution), Tod Ullyot (Andreessen Horowitz), Tony Romm (Politico)

Crowdfunding: Possibilities and Policy Challenges
Featring Evan Engstrom (Engine), Ryan Feit (SeedInvest), Sara Hanks (CrowdCheck), Michal Rosenn (Kickstarter)

Startups & Diversity: Can Public Policy Help?

Featuring Julie Samuels (Engine), Robin Kelly (House of Representatives), Robin Hauser Reynolds (Finish Line Features, LLC), Charlie Hale (Pinterest)

Interactive: Start a Nonprofit Without Tearing Your Hair Out
Featuring Chhaya Kapadia (New America's Open Technology Institute), Brooke Hunter (Engine)

Music: Start a Nonprofit Without Tearing Your Hair Out
Featuring Chhaya Kapadia (New America's Open Technology Institute), Brooke Hunter (Engine), Jesse von Doom (CASH Music)

More tech policy panels from Engine's friends:

Can Congress Tackle the Internet of Things?

Featuring: Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.; Elizabeth Frazee, TwinLogic; Paul Daugherty, Accenture; Nicole Gustafson, National Football League.

Decrypting the Cyber Security Debate in Washington

Featuring: Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas; Chani Wiggins, TwinLogic; Sonny Sinha, Department of Homeland Security; Denise Zheng, Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Are We Giving China the Internet? ICANN Explained

Featuring: Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash.; Christian Dawson, i2 Coalition; Michele Neylon, Blacknight Internet Solutions; Tiffany Moore, TwinLogic.

Elise’s Data-Plan: Connecting Rural America

Featuring: Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan.; Rebecca Thompson, Competitive Carriers Association; Kristi Henderson, University of Mississippi Medical Center; Eric Woody, Union Wireless.

Following the Stream: Congress & Music Royalties

Featuring: Casey Rae, Future of Music Coalition; Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Calif.; Katie Peters, Pandora; Rachel Wolbers, TwinLogic.

Winter is Coming: Copyright Chill on Security

Featuring: Corynne McSherry, Electronic Frontier Foundation; Laura Moy, New America Foundation; Kyle Wiens, iFixit; Karen Sandler, Software Freedom Conservancy.

Pixelated & Political: The Internet in Washington

Featuring: Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas; Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.; Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C.; Michael Beckerman, Internet Association.

Internet Economy: In the U.S. & Abroad

Featuring: Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.; Michael Beckerman, Internet Association.

Embedding Human Rights in the Internet

Featuring: Joseph Hall, Center for Democracy & Technology; Karen Reilly, Independent; Eric Sears, MacArthur Foundation; Lindsay Beck, Open Technology Fund.

How to Fight ISIS without Breaking the Internet

Featuring: Rebecca MacKinnon, New America Foundation; Judith Lichtenberg, Global Network Initiative; Shahed Amanullah, LaunchPosse; Andrew McLaughlin, Betaworks.

The End of Online Free Expression?

Featuring: Gautam Hans, Center for Democracy & Technology; Dorothy Chou, Dropbox.

CDT/Fitbit: Ethics & Privacy in Wearable Research

Featuring: Michelle De Mooy, Center for Democracy & Technology; Shelten Yuen, Fitbit.

Everybody Dies: What is your Digital Legacy?

Featuring: Alethea Lange, Center for Democracy & Technology; Megan Yip, Law Office of Megan Yip; John Troyer, Centre for Death and Society; Vanessa Callison-Burch, Facebook.

Protecting the Digital You

Featuring: Nuala O’Connor, Center for Democracy & Technology

Euro vs. American Privacy: Clash of Civilizations?

Featuring: Jillian York, EFF; Ulf Buermeyer, Netzpolitik; Raegan MacDonald, Access; Chris Soghoian, American Civil Liberties Union.

Every City is an Internet City

Featuring: Nika Nour, Internet Association; Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.; Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan.; Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich.

The Killer Congressional Office

Featuring: Seamus Kraft, Open Gov Foundation; Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass.; Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas; Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.; Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.

Internet of Things: Just Someone Else’s Computer?

Featuring: Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas; Sherwin Siy, Public Knowledge; Jen Ellis, Rapid7; Sara Watson, Berkman Center.

Using data to power criminal justice reform

Featuring: Emily Shaw, Sunlight Foundation; Wesley Lowery, Washington Post; Tracy Siska, Chicago Justice Project; Clarence Wardell, Presidential Innovation Fellows Program.

The New Battle Over Encryption & How to Survive It

Featuring: Kevin Bankston, New America Foundation; Moxie Marlinspike, Open Whisper Systems; Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, Wall Street Journal; Heather West, CloudFlare.

No Encryption Backdoors, Please. Myths Debunked.

Featuring: Sunday Yokubaitis, Golden Frog.

Cryptowars 2.0: Silicon Valley vs. Washington

Featuring: Sara Sorcher, CS Monitor; Matt Blaze, University of Pennsylvania; Amit Yorak, RSA; Stewart Baker, Steptoe & Johnson LLP.

Smart Cars, Smarter Cities: New Transit Tech

Featuring: Michael Petricone, Consumer Electronics Association; Susan Zielinski, SMART; Andrew Collinge, Greater London Authority; Ashwini Chhabra, Uber.

Get your Goods: Unmanned Systems and 3D Printing

Featuring: Doug Johnson, Consumer Electronics Association; Gur Kimchi, Amazon; Ping Fu, 3D Systems; Richard Pelletier, Ford Motor Co.

Building better cities with better data

Featuring: Chris Gates, Sunlight Foundation; Tony Yarber, City of Jackson; Jennifer Pahlka, Code for America; Daniel X O’Neil, Smart Chicago Collaborative.

Be the Next Tony Stark

Featuring: Mike Geersten, TandemNSI; Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics Association; Christina Winn, Arlington Economic Development; Brad Tousley, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

5 Best Startup Ideas in VR / AR

Featuring: Robert Scoble, RackSpace; Nonny De La Pena, Emblematic Group; Shawn Dubravac, Consumer Electronics Association.

High Res Audio in Every Earbud

Featuring: Jeff Joseph, Consumer Electronics Association; Maureen Droney, The Recording Academy; Aaron Levine, Sony; Pal Bratelund, TIDAL.

Online Privacy and the Price of Free

Featuring: Sunday Yokubaitis, Golden Frog; Alan Fairless, SpiderOak; Alex Bradshaw, Center for Democracy & Technology.

Zombie SOPA—A New Threat to the Open Internet

Featuring: Charles Duan, Public Knowledge; Mike Godwin, R Street; Abigail Slater, Internet Association; Ellen Schrantz, Office of Rep. Darrell Issa.

Autonomous Vehicles Are Here. But Are We Ready?

Featuring: Ian Adams, R Street; former National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator David Strickland; Jim Chen, Tesla; Jennifer Haroon, Google[x].

Disintermediation in Digital Content Markets

Featuring: Katie Oyama, Google; Casey Hastings, Pandora; Sasha Moss, R Street; Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.

Regulate All the (Internet of) Things!

Featuring: R.J. Lehmann, R Street; John Godfrey, Samsung; Eli Dourado, Mercatus Center; Lauren Soltani, Office of Rep. Suzan DelBene.

Disrupt the Grid! The Politics of “Homebrew” Power

Featuring: Catrina Rorke, R Street; Lynne Kiesling, Northwestern University; Tom Tanton, Reason Foundation; Doug Lewin, SPEER.

Ride the Wave: Data as Movement Builder

Featuring: Greg Fischer, City of Louisville; Dewey F. Bartlett, City of Tulsa; Michele Jolin, Results for America; Lori Sanders, R Street Institute.

Wi-Fi in Jeopardy: Losing the Signal

Featuring: Jessica Rosenworcel, Federal Communications Commission; Michael O'Rielly, Federal Communications Commission; Maura Corbett Glen Echo Group

Unlocking the Future of Music with Transparency
Featuring: Hank Shocklee, Shocklee Entertainment; Anthony Ray Sir Mix-A-Lot; Panos Panay, Berklee Institute for Creative Entreprenuership; Maura Corbett, Glen Echo Group