Explore our 2022 Schedule

Civic I/O Welcome Reception

Reception, dinner, and cocktails at the home of Mayor Steve Adler. Shuttles will begin departing the north side of the Hilton Austin at 5:45pm.

Event Details
06:00 PM – 08:00 PM ( 2 hrs )
W Hotel Residences

210 Lavaca Street
Austin, Texas

Mayors and Staff Only

Welcome to Civic I/O Sponsored by Dell

Breakfast available for participating mayors, mayoral staff, Civic I/O partners, speakers, and invited guests.

Speaking program beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Tom Cochran
CEO and Executive Director
The United States Conference of Mayors

Steve Adler
Mayor of Austin, TX
Host, Civic I/O

John Howard
Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy
Dell Technologies

Event Details
08:00 AM – 08:45 AM ( 0.75 hrs )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

Superstars, Rising Stars, and the Rest: Trends and Shifts in the Geography of Tech

Over the last two years, there’s been a shift in the way people live, work and play. Technology has allowed physical location to matter less and put a new emphasis on the need for connectivity and communities. Join the Brookings Institution, Dell Technologies, and Intel as they discuss new research by Brookings Metro that looks at the trends and shifts in the geography of technology over the last few years, offering perspective on how to make a tech ecosystem in your community.

Brian Dietrich
Sales & Marketing Group
Intel Corporation

Leslie Harlien
Vice President
State and Local Government and Education Business Development, Strategy North America
Dell Technologies

Mark Muro
Senior Fellow
Brookings Metro

Event Details
08:45 AM – 09:30 AM ( 0.75 hrs )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

Future Forecast: Emerging Tech Trends with Amy Webb

Amy Webb advises CEOs of the world’s most-admired companies, three-star admirals and generals, and the senior leadership of central banks and intergovernmental organizations. Founder of the Future Today Institute, a leading foresight and strategy firm that helps leaders and their organizations prepare for complex futures, Amy pioneered a data-driven, technology-led foresight methodology that is now used within hundreds of organizations.

In this provocative session, mayors will experience a data-driven analysis for the emerging tech trends that need to be on their radars this year––and she’ll share scenarios that will change their perspective on the future.

Amy Webb
CEO & Founder of the Future Today Institute

Event Details
09:30 AM – 10:00 AM ( 0.5 hrs )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

Building Solutions Through a City Support Ecosystem

As COVID-19 wanes and cities adjust to a new normal, they are faced with a radically different urban landscape. Meanwhile, long-running challenges like housing cost, racial equity, economic development, disaster preparedness, and climate adaptation have remained salient and, in some cases, have become even more severe. How can cities find ways to collaborate on solving these challenges on a regional, national and global level? How can they build partnerships to co-develop solutions between cities and with the private sector? This workshop will provide a glimpse of how City Possible brings together a global community of city leaders to engage them through a thought leadership-driven platform to create an innovative urban solution co-development ecosystem.

Alby Bocanegra
Vice President- Global City Partnerships
Mastercard

Steve Tae
Vice President- Global City Partnerships
Mastercard

Event Details
10:00 AM – 10:20 AM ( 0.33 hrs )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

Break

Brief Programming Break

Event Details
10:20 AM – 10:30 AM ( 0.17 hrs )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

Crafting a Better Digital Space – at the Local Level

This interactive workshop will focus on how local public officials can use research-tested strategies to improve digital spaces in their communities, increase public trust, and inoculate their citizens against the threat of misinformation. Participants will work together with the facilitator to generate solutions that optimize how local communities can design and manage their digital spaces, so they bring people together rather than drive them apart.

Dr. Gina M. Masullo
Associate Director of the Center for Media Engagement and Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Media
The Moody College of Communication at UT Austin

Event Details
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM ( 0.5 hrs )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

Data Comes to Life: Interactive Digital Tool Demo to Increase Community Engagement

Data is everywhere but how can city makers best use information to encourage citizen/resident engagement and build better communities? Professor Gesa Ziemer who leads the CityScienceLab Hamburg (with MIT Media Lab) and the UN Innovation Technology Accelerator of Cities (UNITAC) will present an interactive demonstration on their ground-breaking work to combine 3D digital city models that integrate new data in real time. By combining a digital experience with in-person tools, you will be able to "see" the impact of suggested ideas and bring data to life. This 360-degree participatory tool is the next generation of citizen/resident engagement with profound impacts on urban design and infrastructure planning.

Prof Gesa Ziemer
Professor for Cultural Theory
The HafenCity University Hamburg

Event Details
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM ( 0.5 hrs )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

ICON's House Zero - Private Tour

This event is for mayors and mayoral staff/guests only. Shuttles will begin departing the north side of the Hilton Austin at 11:30 a.m.

ICON, leader of advanced construction technologies pioneering large-scale 3D printing, will be opening the doors of their newest 3D-printed home, "House Zero," during SXSW and you will have the opportunity for a sneak peek. House Zero is the first in what ICON hopes will be an entirely new genre of homes that are specifically designed to utilize opportunities created by 3D printing.

Evan Loomis
Co-Founder
ICON

Event Details
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM ( 0.5 hrs )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Mayors and Staff Only

Lunch

Lunch available for participating mayors, mayoral staff, Civic I/O partners, speakers, and invited guests.

Event Details
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM ( 1 hr )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

SXSW Interactive Conference

Mayors will explore what’s next in the world of innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology. Please see sxsw.com or the SXSW mobile app for a full listing of panels and events.

Event Details
01:00 PM – 05:00 PM ( 4 hrs )
Various Locations

South by Southwest Venues

SXSW Badge Required

Public Trust in the Age of Disinformation

While facing a global pandemic another threat has emerged that is attacking the foundation of civil society. Disinformation and conspiracy theories are spreading rapidly and eroding public trust in civic institutions globally, nationally, and even locally. Officials and experts are struggling to maintain the public’s faith and confidence in the face of the constant threats from social media, foreign actors, self-proclaimed experts, and even other elected officials. Hear from mayors and national leaders on how they are dealing with the constant onslaught of misinformation. They will share how they are embarking on the effort to maintain and rebuild the public’s trust and fortify the pillars of society in the face of this insidious threat.

Speakers:

Molly Ball
National Political Correspondent
TIME

Justin Bibb
Mayor
City Of Cleveland

Levar Stoney
Mayor
City Of Richmond, Va

Talia Stroud
Director And Knight Faculty Fellow
UT Center for Media Engagement

Event Details
04:00 PM – 05:00 PM ( 1 hr )
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon A

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

SXSW Badge Required

Mayor's Backyard Barbecue

This event is for mayors and mayoral staff/guests only. Shuttles for mayors and mayoral staff will begin departing the north side of the Hilton Austin at 5:45 p.m.

Franklin Barbecue has been called the best BBQ joint in the country by Bon Appetit magazine. Enjoy the holy trinity of smoked meats with a plate of brisket, sausage, and ribs in one of Austin’s most revered establishments.

Event Details
06:00 PM – 08:00 PM ( 2 hrs )
Franklin Barbecue

900 E 11th St
Austin, Texas

Mayors and Staff Only

Cocktails and Conversations on Austin’s Historic Rainey Street Entertainment District

Renovated houses turned into bungalow bars reign supreme on Rainey, the popular tucked-away street in downtown Austin. Mayors will enjoy craft cocktails and live music in one of Austin's liveliest entertainment districts.

Event Details
08:00 PM – 10:00 PM ( 2 hrs )
Half Step Bar

75 1/2 Rainey Steet
Austin, Texas

Mayors and Staff Only

United States Conference of Mayors Breakfast Sponsored by City Possible

Speaking program beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Francis Suarez
Mayor of Miami FL
President, The United States Conference of Mayors

Hugh Forrest
Chief Programming Officer
South by Southwest

Miguel Gamino
Executive Vice-President, Enterprise Partnerships, Head of Global Cities
Mastercard

Event Details
08:00 AM – 09:00 AM ( 1 hr )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

Connected Cities: Forging Social Connection & Trust in a New Era

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, communities across the country are undermined by mistrust, polarization, and isolation. Yet, creative solutions and bright spots are popping up across the country to create social connection and connection to promote the health of individuals and democracy. This generative workshop, in collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General, serves as a moment of reflection, brainstorming, and taking initial steps to rebuild trust through connection and community.

Dr. Vivek Murthy
United States Surgeon General

Event Details
09:00 AM – 12:00 PM ( 3 hrs )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

Lunch

Lunch available for participating mayors, mayoral staff, Civic I/O partners, speakers, and invited guests.

Event Details
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM ( 1 hr )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

SXSW Interactive Conference

Mayors will explore what’s next in the worlds of innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology. Please see sxsw.com or the SXSW mobile app for a full listing of panels and events.

Event Details
01:00 PM – 05:00 PM ( 4 hrs )
Various Locations

South by Southwest Venues

SXSW Badge Required

Madam Mayor: The Rise of Women Leading Cites

An emerging and growing generation of women are assuming the top job at City Hall and meeting the challenges of our country head on. They are on the front line of major issues and leading their communities into the future. Hear from a dynamic and diverse panel who will share their story of leadership, the challenges they face in their roles, and how you can get involved in making a difference in your community. These mayors are shattering glass ceilings and establishing that the future of American leadership is undoubtedly female.

Speakers:

Amanda Becker
Washington Correspondent
The 19th

Kate Gallego
Mayor
City of Phoenix

Tishaura Jones
Mayor
City Of St. Louis

Mattie Parker
Mayor
City of Fort Worth

Event Details
04:00 PM – 05:00 PM ( 1 hr )
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon A

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

SXSW Badge Required

Civic I/O Happy Hour

Mix and mingle in our SXSW City Hall with invited guests.

Event Details
05:00 PM – 06:00 PM ( 1 hr )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

Born in Austin Bash Hosted by Dell

What better time than SXSW to celebrate Dell Technologies’ hometown of Austin, Texas! Join us at our Born in Austin Bash as we toast a Tito’s cocktail, feast on Valentina’s BBQ, and dance to live music by a surprise artist – all while celebrating the people, culture and innovation that has made our hometown the city we all know and love.

Event Details
06:00 PM – 08:00 PM ( 2 hrs )
Brazos Hall

204 E 4th Street
Austin, Texas

Mayors and Staff Only

Civic I/O Celebration Hosted by City Possible Pioneered by Mastercard

This event is for mayors and mayoral staff/guests only. Shuttles for mayors and mayoral staff will begin departing Brazos Hall at 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate SXSW in style with drinks and bites. This event will feature acclaimed artist and DJ, Derrick “D-Nice” Jones. Featured at Oscar night galas to the Superbowl, from Essence Fest to the legendary private parties thrown by Diddy, D-Nice will be spinning for the mayor at the Civic I/O Celebration. The event will also feature Austin’s own, DJ King Louie.

Event Details
08:00 PM – 10:00 PM ( 2 hrs )
Devil May Care

500 W 6th Street
Suite 100
Austin, Texas

Mayors and Staff Only

Mayors Matchup Civic Tech Pitch Competition Sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation

Emerging companies will have the opportunity to pitch their product, company, or program in a "SHARK TANK" style panel of mayors and industry expert for a chance to win $10,000. Companies will gain exposure to mayors from cities across the country as part of the Tech Innovation Pitch Competition. Mayors will vote to determine the winner of the pitch competition.

Breakfast available at 9:00am. Pitch competition beings at 9:30 a.m.

Event Details
09:00 AM – 11:00 AM ( 2 hrs )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

SXSW Interactive Conference

Mayors will explore what’s next in the worlds of innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology. Please see sxsw.com or the SXSW mobile app for a full listing of panels and events.

Event Details
11:00 AM – 06:00 PM ( 7 hrs )
Various Locations

South by Southwest Venues

SXSW Badge Required