Explore our 2020 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

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

Speaking program beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Bryan K. Barnett
Mayor of Rochester Hills, MI
President, The United States Conference of Mayors

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

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

Cyber Security Threat Analysis from the Department of Homeland Security

Mayors will be briefed by a leader from the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. CISA is the Nation’s risk advisor, working with partners to defend against today’s threats and collaborating to build more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future. CISA will provide an overview of current and emerging threats to cities as well as best practices for mayors to better manage risk and increase resilience using all available resources, whether provided by the Federal Government, commercial vendors, or their own capabilities.

Event Details
08:45 AM – 09:15 AM ( 0.5 hrs )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

Technological Advancements to Combat Emergency Health Threats

Mayors will learn from world class researchers on technological advancements that enable solutions and enhance capabilities aimed at achieving a rapid, coordinated, and effective response to emerging health threats.

Event Details
09:15 AM – 10:00 AM ( 0.75 hrs )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth

Dr. Woolley will discuss his current work on the latest forms of digital disinformation. He will share new research on how things have changed since 2016 and will discuss how technology is likely to be used to manipulate public opinion in years to come. Using his new book, The Reality Game, as a guide, he will lead participants in an interactive "war-gaming" exercise on how to respond to real-time disinformation attacks.

Dr. Samuel Woolley
Program Director of Propaganda Research
Center for Media Engagement, UT Austin

Event Details
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ( 1 hr )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

A Public Option for A.I.

Rather than rely exclusively on private companies, city governments should empower themselves to design and develop publicly-owned AI services in partnership with their residents. A Public Option for AI is designed to strengthen mayors' imaginative muscles for what their cities' relationship to data-enabled technologies can look like. In this narrative workshop, mayors will travel to the imagined city of Pallard in the near future, where they'll experience the journey of Mayor Regina Donahue as she reclaims the direction of public technology in her city. Through interactive exercises and gameplay, mayors will come to grips with how AI works and how they and their cities can instigate more democratic relationships with AI tools. These visions become the jumping-off point for a future-focused discussion of public-interest civic technology.

Presented by Free Machine
https://www.freemachine.org/

Event Details
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ( 1 hr )
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 – 12:30 PM ( 0.5 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 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
12:30 PM – 06:00 PM ( 5.5 hrs )
Various Locations

South by Southwest Venues

SXSW Badge Required

Happy Hour on Austin’s Historic Rainey Street Sponsored by Lyft

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

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

Event Details
05:30 PM – 07:00 PM ( 1.5 hrs )
85 Rainey Street

85 Rainey Street
Austin, Texas

Mayors and Staff Only

Civic I/O Celebration Dinner

Dine on Southern-Asian Fusion cuisine from one of Austin’s award-winning food trucks turned successful brick and mortar restaurant.

Event Details
07:00 PM – 09:00 PM ( 2 hrs )
85 Rainey Street

85 Rainey Street
Austin, Texas

Mayors and Staff Only

United States Conference of Mayors Breakfast

Speaking program beginning at 8:45 a.m.

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

Hugh Forrest
Chief Programming Officer
South by Southwest

Special Keynote Speaker Announcement Coming Soon

Event Details
08:30 AM – 10:00 AM ( 1.5 hrs )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

Interactive Cyber Security Simulation Exercise

The threats we face—digital and physical, man-made, technological, and natural—are more complex, and the threat actors more diverse, than at any point in our history. Mayors will participate in a unique exercise designed to simulate a cyber intrusion incident and response. This is a custom designed, highly immersive experience designed to better prepare mayors for in the event of cyber attack in their cities.

Supported by Civic I/O, the United States Conference of Mayors, The Institute For The Future , the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and Accenture

Event Details
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM ( 2.5 hrs )
TBD

TBD

Civic I/O Badge Required

Lunch and Reflection Sponsored By MasterCard

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

Event Details
12:30 PM – 01:30 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
02:00 PM – 06:00 PM ( 4 hrs )
Various Locations

South by Southwest Venues

SXSW Badge Required

New Digital Divide: Economic Equity in Tech Cities

Originally, the digital divide was a question as to who had access to computers and the Internet. Not only does this issue of digital access persist, but an even greater divide is emerging in cities: the growing economic divide between those who are prospering from tech and those who find themselves unable to afford to live in their own city. More and more people are unable to keep pace with the tech sector and the increased cost of living in cities. What are leaders doing to ensure equitable economic growth, protect vulnerable residents from displacement, and support communities to take advantage of opportunities in the tech sector?

Speakers:

Evan Absher
Senior Program Officer
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson
President & CEO
CapEQ

Hillary Schieve
Mayor
City of Reno

Sylvester Turner
Mayor
City of Houston

Event Details
03:30 PM – 04:30 PM ( 1 hr )
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon B

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

SXSW Badge Required

The Immigration Reform Imperative

As the immigration crisis mounts on the southern border, America’s policy towards immigrants continues to be in flux. Whether it’s increased restrictions on legal immigration, changes to asylum policies, or efforts to curb refugee resettlement, the policies that govern immigration and the views of a segment of the country are shifting. Learn about the current state of immigration policy and how it’s impacting your city. Hear from local leaders who support immigrants in order to enrich the cultural and economic benefits to our communities while extending dignity and humanity to those coming to America. Understand how you can play a role in supporting immigration reform to maintain the tradition of a nation built by immigrants.

Speakers:

Annie Chen
Program Director
Vera Institute of Justice

John Giles
Mayor
City of Mesa

Dee Margo
Mayor
City of El Paso

Event Details
05:00 PM – 06:00 PM ( 1 hr )
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon B

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
05:30 PM – 07:00 PM ( 1.5 hrs )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

Civic I/O Taste of Austin Dinner

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 6:45 p.m.

Enjoy world-class traditional Mexican food by internationally acclaimed chefs at one of Austin's top restaurants.

Event Details
07:00 PM – 09:00 PM ( 2 hrs )
Malverde

400-B W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

Mayors and Staff Only

Innovation Nation: A Celebration of Public Service and Innovation

Innovation Nation is the premier social gathering for leaders at the intersection of technology-led innovation and public policy. Mayors will gather with tech leaders from across the country for a night of Austin-inspired bites and beats.

Event Details
09:00 PM – 11:00 PM ( 2 hrs )
3TEN ACL Live

310 Willie Nelson Blvd #1A

Civic I/O Badge Required

Brunch Available

Brunch will be available.

Event Details
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM ( 1 hr )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

Mayors Matchup Civic Tech Pitch Competition

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.

Event Details
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ( 2 hrs )
SXSW CITY HALL @usmayors Space

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

Civic I/O Badge Required

Conversations About America’s Future: Featuring Mayor Michael Tubbs

"Conversations About America's Future" will bring some of the nation’s best-known journalists together with top elected officials, political activists, and influential thought leaders whose ideas and visions for the future will shape our country for decades to come. This conversation features Justice Democrats spokesperson Waleed Shahid, Mayor of Stockton, California Michael Tubbs, and Harris County (TX) Judge Lina Hidalgo in conversation with TIME national correspondent Charlotte Alter, the author of The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leadership will Transform America.

Speakers:
Waleed Shahid
Spokesperson
Justice Democrats

Michael Tubbs
Mayor
City of Stockton

Lina Hidalgo
County Judge
Harris County

Charlotte Alter
National Correspondent
TIME Magazine

Event Details
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ( 1 hr )
Fairmont Palm Park AB

101 Red River

SXSW Badge Required

Inclusive Economies: CA Strives for New Standard

The world's fifth-largest economy, the state of California, is investing in creating a more inclusive economy to lift up underserved communities and bridge the gap of inequality. It is a complex undertaking requiring collaboration between cities, counties, and the state. Cities are taking bold steps to change the trajectory of their communities with investments in transit, affordable housing, and access to education. There are many hurdles to overcome as they work to increase participation, job opportunities, and upward mobility of socially disadvantaged groups. The mayors of three California cities and a nationwide leader in economic development come together to discuss the dynamic plans that are underway that are helping to reshape their economies.

Speakers:
Darrell Steinberg
Mayor
City of Sacramento

Christopher Cabaldon
Mayor
City of West Sacramento

Libby Schaaf
Mayor
City of Oakland

Michael Tubbs
Mayor
City of Stockton

Event Details
12:30 PM – 01:30 PM ( 1 hr )
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon B

500 E 4th St
Austin, Texas

SXSW Badge Required

Curb of the Future | Connected Vehicles Demonstration (OPTIONAL)

Mayors will visit an interactive hub to see the future of connected vehicles. The visit will include a discussion about planning for Mobility/Micro-mobility Hubs , safe Micro-mobility riding demonstrations, time for micro-mobility partners to share their vision for 2020, and a course setup at Electric Drive for visitors and participants to ride devices on-site.

Event Details
01:00 PM – 03:00 PM ( 2 hrs )
811 ½ Electric Drive

811 ½ Electric Drive
Austin, TX 78703

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 – 06:00 PM ( 5 hrs )
Various Locations

South by Southwest Venues

SXSW Badge Required

Combatting Homelessness in America’s Cities

Homelessness in America has emerged as more than a problem of growing numbers. As it spreads to cities and communities previously less impacted by the issue, it affects more and more lives. With larger changes around housing affordability, job training, and human support services still in front of us, cities are innovating on short and long term solutions to end this crisis once and for all.

Speakers:

Steve Adler
Mayor
City of Austin

Josh Jones-Dilworth
CEO, Co-Founder
JDI, Culturati

Eva Thibaudeau-Graczyk
CEO
Temenos CDC

Event Details
03:30 PM – 04:30 PM ( 1 hr )
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon B

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