The earthquake in Japan has forced the cancellation of New York Times executive editor Bill Keller, who was scheduled to speak on "The Evolution of the New York Times" on Sunday at 5:00 pm. Filling this spot will be a special session titled "sxsw4japan.org: How You Can Impact Earthquake Relief." Moderated by Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune, this panel will feature a short call-in interview with Keller to cover the most recent news developments in Japan. Also speaking will be Leigh Durst (who put together the <a href = "http://www.sxsw4japan.org">sxsw4japan.org</a> site), Deb Ng (conference organizer for Blog World), and Rob Wu (Founder of CauseVox). The "sxsw4japan.org: How You Can Impact Earthquake Relief" session occurs from 5:00-6:00 pm on Sunday, March 13 at the AT&T Conference Center (1900 University Ave). Ride the free SXSW Shuttle to at the AT&T -- look for the buses with the Federal Express logo.
Evan Smith is the CEO and editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune, which, in its first year in operation, won two national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Associaton and a General Excellence Award from the Online News Association. Previously he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, stepping down in August 2009 as the magazine's president and editor-in-chief. He previously served as editor for more than eight years — only the third person to hold that title. On his watch, Texas Monthly was nominated for 16 National Magazine Awards, the magazine industry's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, and twice was awarded the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. For eight years, Smith hosted a Lone Star Emmy Award-winning weekly interview program, Texas Monthly Talks, that aired on PBS stations statewide. He currently hosts a new show, Overheard with Evan Smith, that airs on PBS stations nationally. A New York native, Smith has a bachelor's degree in public policy from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University.
I'm a 19 year veteran in business, operations and customer strategy, digital and social media and ecommerce. Early on, I co-founded 1-800-FLOWERS Interactive, moving on to serve a number of Fortune 100, start ups, non-profits and a management consultancy. I'm now the Principle of Live Path, a networked independent consultancy that helps companies harness technology to improve customer experience, work smarter and more efficiently, and boost business outcomes.
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