2016 Schedule

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

Better Than a Jetpack: Science's Next Decade

Sunday, March 13
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Paramount 1
310 E 5th ST


Jetpacks, self-driving cars, hoverboards. These are the next five minutes. What about the next decade? Advances in genetics, theoretical physics, space science, and more will reshape not only our understanding of the world, but of what is possible for us to do in it. Premier researchers in psychology, nanoscience, energy, and physics will discuss and answer questions about what we can expect in theoretical science and how it will translate into our every-day world over the next ten years.

Hashtags: #sxsw #Sci2026


Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Social Media Dir

The American Association for the Advancement of Science

Gadi Ben-Yehuda is the Social Media Director for the AAAS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science . He is a frequent speaker, panelist and moderator for events with State Departmen...

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Liane Young at SXSW

Liane Young

Assoc Prof Psychology

Boston College

Liane Young is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Boston College and the director of the Morality Lab. Her lab investigates the psychological and neurological basis of human moral decision-mak...

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Rush Holt


AAAS - The American Association for the Advancement of Science

Rush D. Holt, Ph.D., became the 18th chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and executive publisher of the Science family of journals in February ...

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Seth Darling at SXSW

Seth Darling


Argonne National Laboratory

Seth B. Darling is a Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. His group’s research is motivated by humankind’s ...

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