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Tech Detox: Can You Survive a Day w/o Technology?

#sxsw #unplug


Join us for a technology-free panel where we hear from industry leaders, entrepreneurs and tech titans as they share their secrets of unplugging, and how they're given more power in their day to day lives by creating sacred “no connection” time every week. Inspired by Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging, this is a tweet-free, in-the-moment event. Be there then, or never.



Ari Wallach Founder Synthesis Corp

Ari Wallach is the founder of Synthesis Corp., a consulting firm that provides strategic counsel converging at the intersection of memes, technology and innovation. Clients include CNN, UNHCR, Tides, US State Department & the Ford Foundation. He was the co-founder of 2008's The Great Schlep, founder of re:think media, and director and founder of INFORUM, one of the largest non-partisan public affairs forums for young people. He lives in NYC with his wife Sharon and twin daughters Ruby & Eliana.

Dan Rollman Founder/CEO RecordSetter

Dan Rollman is co-founder and president of RecordSetter, a digital media company The Next Web calls "this generation's Guinness World Records." Built on a belief that everyone can be world's best at something, RecordSetter has over 12,000 user-generated world records submitted from more than 60 countries.

Rollman is also creator of The Sabbath Manifesto (, a project designed to carve out a weekly unplug within our increasingly digital lives. The Manifesto has generated dialogue and action amongst religious communities worldwide, and received coverage from CNN, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

In his previous career, Dan was an Emmy Award winning copywriter, with two Super Bowl commercials and a billboard that enraged the province of Saskatchewan to his credit. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Rachel Sklar Editor at Large Change The Ratio

Founder of #ChangeTheRatio, advisor to awesome startups, member of secret societies, robust tweeter, media addict on the loose. I love the ladies and you should, too.

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