SXSW Interactive Announces More Featured Speakers

J.J. Abrams, Susan Glasser, Winklevoss twins, Geena Davis top the list

Been underwhelmed by the South by Southwest Interactive lineup so far? Well, the organizers just dropped some sexy names to get you back into the fold. The beautiful mind of Susan Glasser, the superhero jawlines of the Winklevoss twins, and altogether empowered screen star Geena Davis are all confirmed.

l-r: J.J. Abrams, Susan Glasser, Bonin Bough, and Geena Davis
Here’s the complete list of the added speakers.

J.J. Abrams

You might now him as the guy who directed a little sequel called Star Wars: The Force Awakens? But we’ll always remember him as the co-creator of Felicity. He’ll be joined by HBO miniseries The Jinx producer Andrew Jarecki.

Susan Glasser

The editor of POLITICO talks about covering news in a way that’s informative and using tech to get your stories to an audience.

The Bushnell Family

Patriarch Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari, Chuck-E-Cheese, and more, brings his impressively successful children together to talk about the future of fun.

Bonin Bough

If you can figure out what it means to be a chief media and eCommerce officer than you probably have a good idea what kind of knowledge Bough brings to the fest.

The Winklevoss Twins

Made famous by being Mark Zuckerberg’s foil during the rise of Facebook, Cameron and Tyler bring their young Republican vibe to SXSW and make it rain Bitcoins on everyone (hopefully).

Geena Davis

Feminist star (see Thelma & Louise, Earth Girls Are Easy, and her role as K.I.T.T. the Cat on Knight Rider) brings her cultural cachet to Interactive to improve the gender balance on screen and behind the scenes.

Danny Meyer

The Shake Shack founder looks into the changing nature of the restaurant biz.

Julie Anne Quay and Elliot Tebele

Using digital platforms to get ahead this duo have founded VFILES and FuckJerry and found success. Let’s see if they can teach those skills to badge holders.

Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice

They’re attempting to change the way we exercise. The way we exercise is not at all, so … good luck with that.

Frank Cooper

He’s the chief marketing officer at BuzzFeed and those cats know how to market, so you better listen up.

Steve Chen

The co-founder of a little site called YouTube discusses the future of interactive video.

Jose Andres

What happens when hip food culture sells out? The founder of ThinkFoodGroup reports.

Dirk Ahlborn

Are Hyperloop and massive crowdsourcing projects the future of transportation? As CEO of that company, Ahlborn is betting on it.

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