What You Need to Check Out at SXSW 2019

Known as the place where technology comes out to play, SXSW is the world’s largest gathering of creative professionals to learn, exchange ideas, and party. Like every year, SXSW will be held in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, Texas, from March 8-17. Here are the top 6 coolest work-related panels to make at SXSW this year: 

Klaxoon at SXSW: The Power of Teamwork 

Master of productivity tools Klaxoon will be parking their big pink truck in Austin for a power talk on smart teamwork. This can’t miss panel will highlight top NBA players and how their ability to adapt led them to success. Get inspired, meet keynote leaders, get the scoop on the latest trends, and join the party. This event will feature free champagne, live music, and more! Get your VIP pass here.

MAR 8, 2019 | 10:00AM – 12:00AM | 4TH AND CONGRESS LOT

Bring Creativity into Your Work, Company, & Life-Group 1 

What kind of obstacles are holding you back in your work? Find out how to tap back into your creativity and achieve your highest potential in this workshop. You’ll be able to walk up on a first come, first served basis, but we recommend you go ahead and RSVP here.

MAR 8, 2019 | 11:00AM – 1:00PM | WESTIN AUSTIN DOWNTOWN


Acquisition Strategies: The Tortoise or the Hare? 

Find out why it’s better to be in your startup for the long run – instead of starting up with plans to sell immediately. Speaking will be SquareTrade’s own Ahmed Khaishgi, who has personal experience in going long and strong. He invested nearly 20 years into SquareTrade, when it was acquired by Allstate for $1.43 billion. Get insight from his story and learn about building a global brand, encountering struggles, and overcoming roadblocks. 


Brené Brown: The Only Unfollow that Broke My Heart

What if we could cast aside fear of shame and criticism to pursue true belonging? It takes a certain kind of courage to face the uncertainty and show up, be seen, and live brave. But the converse, comfortable silence, comes at a price. Learn more with research professor and feelings expert Brené Brown.


Mindful Self-Care: The Antidote to Burnout at Work

Jam-packed with hands-on demonstrations, conversation starters, and group participation, this session explores how to resolve burnout at work. Stress and burnout have far-reaching impacts, seeping into our finances, health, and physical and mental state. The solution? Mindfulness-based self-care, as presented by entrepreneur and author Michelle Berry of Courtney Consulting Enterprises, LLC.

MAR 8, 2019 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM | JW MARRIOTT, ROOM 201-202

Crowdsourcing the Safety Benefits if New Mobility

Member of the Allstate family, Don Civgin (President, Allstate Service Businesses) will be on a panel discussing safety benefits of the new era of mobility (think: self-driving & connected cars) alongside Regina Hopper (Gridsmart), Catherine McCullough (Intelligent Car Coalition) and Sandip RanJhan (Harman International/JBL).

Mar 13, 2019| 12:30pm -1:30PM | HILTON DOWNTOWN, SALON F