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Texas A&M At SXSW: Aggies To Appear In Panels, Activations, Competitions

Individuals with ties to Texas A&M University will appear on panels and activations during SXSW Interactive Festival.
By Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications Staff February 28, 2019


In addition to Texas A&M University’s official presence at Texas A&M [Power] House for SXSW, a handful of Aggie leaders, researchers and current and former students will appear on various panels and activations during the interactive festival.

Texas A&M-affiliated individuals at SXSW include:

Jump Shot

  • Jacob Hamilton, film director
  • Former engineering student
  • Multiple film screenings

The River and the Wall

  • Ben Masters, film director
  • Former student
  • Multiple film screenings

Featured Session: Maria Shriver, Alexandra Socha and Farida Sohrabji with Ashley C. Ford

  • Farida Sohrabji,Professor and Director, Women’s Health in Neuroscience Program

  • Texas A&M Health Science Center
  • March 8 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Defending the Nation: Immigrants in the Military

  • Panshu Zhao
  • Current PhD Student
  • March 8  |  2:00 – 3:00 pm

Who and What Makes Austin Austin?

  • Joe Nick Patoski, author
  • Published by the Texas A&M University Press
  • March 10  |  12:30 – 1:30 pm

Angel Investor Meetup

  • Samantha Lewis, GOOSE Society of Texas
  • Former political science and history student
  • March 11  |  5:00 – 6:00 pm

Student Startup Madness

  • Texas A&M students, Vize
  • Vize is a platform that allows workers in developing countries to write reviews, ratings, and salaries about the factories they work for in order to provide transparency and hold factories accountable for the working conditions they provide.
  • March 11 | 3:30 – 6 p.m.

Building Trust, Transparency and Standards

  • Chad Engelgau, CMO & Head of Strategy, Acxiom
  • Former history student
  • March 13  |  3:30 – 4:30 pm

Four panel discussions at Texas A&M [Power] House March 10-12 will feature faculty experts and industry leaders on the same stage as they discuss healthcare, government, design and branding.

  • Reimagining Public & Private Partnerships Monday, March 11, 11 a.m.
  • World-Building Creativity & TechnologyMonday, March 11 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Brand Masters On Building The BrandTuesday, March 12 at 11 a.m.
  • Plugging Into Rural Healthcare SolutionsTuesday, March 12 at 3:30 p.m.

Funding for Texas A&M at SXSW was made possible through brand licensing revenues, without the use of tuition dollars.

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