SXSW 2017 Bots, messaging, and conversational UI events and recaps


Bot Sessions, Events & Meet Ups

  • Friday, March 10

    Bot Meet Up
    3:30PM – 4:30PM
    JW Marriott / Room 210, 110 E 2nd St
    Build a Chatbot: The New Consumer Engagement Tool
    3:30PM – 5:00PM
    Westin Austin Downtown / Paramount 2, 310 E 5th St
    The most personal form of engagement a customer can have with a business is a conversation. With over 900 million users, Facebook Messenger offers the perfect platform for these conversations to take place. Enter chatbots: the new way for businesses to engage with consumers, without a single customer service representative on the other end.
  • Saturday, March 11

    Talk to the Brand: Bots & the Chatty Marketer
    9:30AM – 10:30AM
    Sheraton Austin / Capitol Ballroom, 701 E 11th St
    Is the marketing bot trend really serving customers better through more personalized and personable interactions?
    Best Bot Practices
    9:30AM – 10:30AM
    JW Marriott / Salon D, 110 E 2nd St
    This session will share insights into how to build good bots, drawing from years of industry experience building bots and working with various bot developers.
    How B2B Bots Will Help Your Company and Career
    11:00AM – 12:00PM
    JW Marriott / Salon D, 110 E 2nd St
    Join Dharmesh Shah, CTO and Co-founder of HubSpot as he discusses bots for business and how companies are using bots today to drive growth and productivity.
    B2A Marketing: Selling to the New AI Consumer
    11:00AM – 12:00PM
    Half Step, 75 1/2 Rainey St
    The AI robot overlords are coming, and they have credit cards.
    Ready Or Not, The Bots Have Risen!
    12:30PM – 1:30PM
    JW Marriott / Salon D, 110 E 2nd St
    Executives from Yahoo, Amazon, Assist and Pandorabots, will discuss how bots will be the future of how we find the information we want and need from the brands we love, whether it’s from a bot or not.
    Payments Gone Viral: The Rise of Social Commerce
    3:30PM – 4:30PM
    JW Marriott / Salon D, 110 E 2nd St
    In an era where social proof reigns supreme, how is social media shaping the future of commerce?
  • Sunday, March 12

    Hot to Bot: Chatbots & the Conversational Economy
    11:00AM – 12:00PM
    Courtyard Marriott / Rio Grande Ballroom, 300 E 4th St
    Designing Intelligent Conversations with Chatbots
    11:00AM – 2:00PM
    Westin Austin Downtown / Continental 1, 310 E 5th St
    Inside Bots
    12:30PM – 1:30PM
    JW Marriott / Salon 5-6, 110 E 2nd St
    Will Bots Replace Bureaucracy?
    3:30PM – 4:30PM
    JW Marriott / Salon 8, 110 E 2nd St
    Shop Shifting: How Tech is Changing Commerce
    3:30PM – 4:30PM
    Courtyard Marriott / Rio Grande Ballroom, 300 E 4th St
    Join speakers as they demonstrate how upcoming advancements in A.I., AR, VR, bots and home assistants can be combined throughout the shopping process—from prediction to purchase—to delight customers and drive sales.
    Robots vs Humans
    5:00PM – 7:00PM
    GB House, 412 Congress Ave
  • Monday, March 13

    Facebook Messenger and the Rise of the Chatbot!
    9:30AM – 10:30AM
    JW Marriott / Salon 8, 110 E 2nd St
    These speakers will discuss what they’ve learned as bot creators and share best practices for building on the Facebook Messenger platform.
    Artificial Intelligence & Bots: Strategy & Execution
    9:30AM – 12:30PM
    Westin Austin Downtown / Continental 3, 310 E 5th St
    This session requires RSVP, and access will only be available to badge types listed under "Primary Access."
    Hardware & IoT Meet Up: AI, Bots, and Autonomous
    11:00AM – 12:00PM
    JW Marriott / Room 213, 110 E 2nd St
    Come, participate, dive deep into the technology, interact with the inventors and be part of helping iterate new innovations to the next level.
    How Bots Are Automating Fact-Checking
    3:30PM – 4:30PM
    Hyatt Regency Austin / Texas Ballroom 1-3, 208 Barton Springs Rd
    As news organizations and researchers explore how they can automate journalism, fact-checkers are breaking new ground with some intriguing experiments
  • Tuesday, March 14

    We Sued for Your Bots
    9:30AM – 10:30AM
    JW Marriott / Salon 7, 110 E 2nd St
    As lead plaintiff and counsel, we'll tell the story of the 2016 ACLU challenge to the law, then speak to the future of fairness and its enemies.
    When Machines Do Everything: Winning in an AI World
    9:30AM – 10:30AM
    JW Marriott / Salon E, 110 E 2nd St
  • Wednesday, March 15

    Slaying Scalpers for the Beyhive and Beyond
    12:30PM – 1:30PM
    Austin Convention Center Room 12AB, 500 E Cesar Chavez
    We'll delve into bad acting bots, the shady scalpers who use them, and what steps are being taken to combat them.


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