2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Conversations with Digital Natives: Teens Talk

Monday, March 16
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Hyatt Regency Austin
Zilker Ballroom 2
208 Barton Springs Rd

Gen Z is set to be one of the largest segments of the population and is very different than previous generations. They’ve grown up with tech & a very different media world. They’ve come off a recession, changing their view of work & money. They’re more connected than ever before, but in smaller circles. They are the DIY generation, coding, using 3D printers and not afraid of what tech can do.

Sydney & William, two 13 year olds from the NY Metro area, have been interviewing their peers to get a better view into how they live and their relationships with tech & media. You’ll hear first-hand what this generation, of teens, is doing, thinking and making. What are the trends they're seeing and what do they think the future holds? How do they feel about the pressing tech issues of the day? Do they share the same concerns of tech that older generations have? In addition, they will share video interviews with other students from their school, to show a broader range of thinking and opinion.


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David Polinchock

Dir of Mktg

For 20+ years, I explored emerging technologies that can help brands tell better stories. I have also helped brands align their online and offline experiences into Oneline™ experiences, to create a...

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Sydney Polinchock


Montclair Kimberly Academy

I am a typical 13 year old, engaged with many technologies. I use digital media, youtube and various games. I use Evernote for school and also to keep in touch with friends. My school provides ...

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William Goodall


Montclair Kimberly Academy

13-year-old netizen (with a pitifully small amount of link karma) who knows a good chunk of Java, and the rudiments of C, C++, Html, and Css. I know my way around a Unix shell, Blender, Unit...

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