In one of its last big pushes before South by Southwest starts next Friday (March 10!), the conference has announced its last set of keynote speakers and another cluster of featured speakers across tech, film, music and the increasingly popular area of “Entertainment influencers.
Yasmin Green, director of research and development at Alphabet’s Jigsaw incubator (formerly Google Ideas), focuses on building “technology to tackle some of the toughest global security challenges facing the world today — from thwarting online censorship to mitigating the threats from digital attacks to countering violent extremism to protecting people from online harassment.” Green was described in a recent Vogue profile as an “International troll slayer.” She’ll speak on Tuesday, March 14.
The long list of other editions includes a music-focused keynote: Garth Brooks in conversation with Amazon Music vice president Steve Boom.
On the tech side, other notable additions include Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, venture capitalist Mike Maples Jr., Within co-founder Chris Milk, Intel Data Center Group general manager Diane Bryant, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and Recode co-founder Kara Swisher, who will be on a panel with Barack Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau (not the actor/director), Hillary Clinton and Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and Obama national security spokesman Tommy Vietor.
Want more names? Here they are in no particular order!
- Austin’s own “Fargo” and “Legion” TV showrunner and author Noah Hawley.
- Rapper and producer Warren G.
- Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt in conversation with Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith.
- “SNL” and “Portlandia” comic Fred Armisen.
- “Game of Thrones” stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams (House Stark).
- Rap legend Darryl “DMC” McDaniels.
- Actresses Jenny Slate, Gabourey Sibide and Danielle Macdonald with writer and director Janicza Bravo in conversation with Glamour editor-i-chief Cindi Leive.
- Rapper Residente.
- Comic and actor Nick Offerman.
- Pop singer Mike Posner.
- Actress Melanie Lynskey who recently starred in the Austin-bred Netflix film “I Don’t Feel At Home IN This World.”
- Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings in conversation with Hyperice founder Anthony Katz.
Recording artist T.I. (not Texas Instruments).
- C3 partner Charles Attal, hip hop artist A$AP Ferg, Billboard editor Mike Bruno and “The Breakfast Club” host Angela Yee.
- Music producer Lou Adler, Coachella co-founder Paul Tollett and Grammy Foundation vice president Scott Goldman.
- Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times and media columnist Jim Rutenberg.
- Michael Brown Sr., Jason Pollock, Bernard Ewings, Sandra Abron, Patrick Green and Mariah Stewart on a Ferguson-related film panel about the death of Michael Brown.
- Andre Cymone and Dez Dickerson, original members of Prince’s band The Revolution.
- Michael Faye, co-founder of GiveDirectly, Cato Institute fellow Michael Tanner and The Atlantic writer Annie Lowry.
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