SXSW Interactive's Latest Speakers Announced

Starring Dr. Astro Teller, Jesse Jackson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, & more

clockwise from top left: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jonah Peretti, Eric Garcetti, Astro Teller
clockwise from top left: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jonah Peretti, Eric Garcetti, Astro Teller

SXSW Interactive has dropped another list of names ranging from the nerdiest of the nerds to the brightest of stars.

Jessica Alba talks about her successful venture, the Honest Company, which produces nontoxic household products. Along with two business associates, Alba will discuss the struggles she faced in the early days of the venture.

Star of the HBO hit series Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, joins her costars to talk about lampooning the current state of politics. Undoubtedly she has a lot of fodder for political satire.

Dr. Astro Teller returns to SXSW as keynote speaker. Currently the director of the radical wing of Google called Google[x], he's been an expert on everything from politics to the economy to the Internet to wearable tech. He also knows a thing or two about artificial intelligence, and by that we mean he has a PhD in the subject. As a scientist, author, inventor, and entrepreneur he's kind of a SXSW Interactive perfect storm.

Other featured presenters include Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti, mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, and more.

Add that to the previous announcements, and you have [crunches numbers] a gazillion panels.

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