WeDC House Day Two
Allow us to introduce you to the local side of Washington, DC. Featuring live DC music, food, and beverages, see how the city became the “Capital of Inclusive Innovation” and why entrepreneurs and artists choose DC.
WHEN + WHERE
Sunday, March 12
DOORS OPEN 10AM
340 E 2nd Street,
Time: 10AM to 5PM
Join the people of Washington, DC at the WeDC Lounge for a chance to recover and recharge.
Meeting booths, charging stations, life-sized games and collaboration space provide guests the chance to experience Washington, DC without leaving SXSW.
PANEL SESSION: TECHNOLOGY + STORYTELLING:
Time: 11AM to 12PM
New technology has opened new opportunities for storytelling, but new immersive entertainment is often cost prohibitive. Learn from experts in storytelling and technology how to design and create unique experiences that can be experienced by broad audiences and how this evolution is disrupting the way traditional media tells compelling stories.
PANEL SESSION: FROM POLITICAL CAPITAL TO CULINARY POWERHOUSE:
Time: 12:30PM to 1:30PM
How the District has fostered a creative economy of food entrepreneurs and the evolution of the DC dining scene – from steakhouses and expense accounts to a more dynamic and diverse restaurant industry.
Michael Schlow, Chef/Owner, Schlow Restaurant Group
Brett Schulman, CEO of Cava Grill
Tim Ma, Chef/Owner, Kyirisan, Water & Wall, Chase the Submarine
Moderated by Laura Hayes, Food Editor, Washington City Paper
PANEL SESSION: DESIGN IMPACTING LIVES:
Time: 2PM to 3PM
How one city is transforming the Workplace Wellness, flexibility, advanced technology are just a few innovative features that promote collaboration, generate creative ideas and develops identity within the workplace environment. Learn from three organizations that are contributing to the evolution of the workplace through design, access, employee engagement, and new standards with speakers from Booz Allen Hamilton, American Society of Interior Designers and Cove.
ACTION PLAN REVEAL: BEACON ENTREPRENEURSHIP INITIATIVE FOR WOMEN:
Time: 2:30PM to 3PM
DC has been repeatedly named a top city for women. In 2016 DC was named the top city for women in tech. Come hear how about the latest way we are continuing to make DC the number one place women leaders. Join the D.C. Mayor’s Office and BEACON, DC’s newest program for women entrepreneurs, as we share the action plan for BEACON’s work and funding opportunities for women.
PANEL SESSION: WHEN ESPORTS WIN – CITIES WIN:
Time: 5PM to 6PM
The new ecosystem of Esports will advance American cities – by driving economic development and innovation. We will examine the various contributions that Esports will make, such as:
Esports tourism – generating direct spending by visitors and locals;
Industry infrastructure – development of new jobs and facilities to support various elements, from hosting mega events, to emerging tech to education and training; and
Esports relevance – strategically aligning your city with a cutting-edge industry that is growing rapidly, attracting mainstream media, sponsors and other partners..
Andy Miller, Chairman & Co-founder, NRG
Moderated by Greg A. O’Dell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Washington Convention and Sports Authority (d/b/a Events DC)
ROCKET LEAGUE COMMUNITY SHOWCASE – PRESENTED BY EVENTS DC:
Events DC is hosting an esports tournament featuring two of the top professional esport teams, NRG and Team Liquid.