2016 Schedule

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

How To Stop Speaking in Bullshit

Sunday, March 13
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon J
500 E 4th St

DISRUPTION. SYNERGY. CURATION. If we took a shot each time one of these buzzwords came out of someone’s mouth at SXSW, or a TED Talk, or in just about any office, we’d be hammered. Whether it’s tech, entertainment, media, or politics, every industry has always had its own jargon, but in a world where audiences are less trusting and more cynical than ever, the importance of communicating conversationally and authentically can’t be overstated. Our expert panel will call out the bullshittiest language we’ve seen and offer tips on how to speak like a normal human being.

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Alyssa Mastromonaco


VICE Media

Jon Favreau at SXSW

Jon Favreau

Founding Partner

Fenway Strategies

From 2009 through early 2013, Jon Favreau served as the Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama, a role he also played for the President during the 2008 presidential campaign. Favreau ...

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Jon Jones at SXSW

Jon Jones

Chief Digital Officer

The Incite Agency

As the digital landscape has dramatically changed over the last 10 years, Jones has been there every step of the way, developing and executing some of the most innovative digital strategies for the...

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Nell Scovell at SXSW

Nell Scovell


Nell Scovell is a television and magazine writer, producer and director.

She co-wrote the book "Lean In" with Sheryl Sandberg. She has been a contributor to Vanity Fair and the New York Times f...

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