2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Innovation vs Regulation in Austin

Saturday, March 12
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Austin Chamber Offices
500 E 4th St

Hailed as one of the nation’s epicenters of innovation, Austin has enjoyed massive growth via its thriving startup ecosystem. The push for disruption is strong within this startup ecosystem — yet there are equally strong forces pushing for more regulation and more safeguards against potential unintended consequences of these changes. Attend this session to learn more on the tricky balance between municipalities must tread between innovation and regulation.

Hashtags: #sxsw #InnovateVRegulate


Ann Kitchen

Council Member District 5

City of Austin

Meg Merritt at SXSW

Meg Merritt

Exec Dir of Operations


Meg Merritt is the Executive Director for Transportation Projects at RideScout and Professor of Practice at UT Austin. Her professional experience includes more than ten years in infrastructure pla...

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Honest Dollar

Will Wynn at SXSW

Will Wynn

Former Austin Mayor

Environmental Urbanist

Prior to elected office, Will Wynn had a successful 20-year career in the commercial real estate development industry with projects in Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Austin. In 2006 he was named a Di...

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