SXSW 2016 Panel Picker // Cast your vote for WITNESS

It’s that time of year again– time to decide what topics you want to hear about at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2016. The ten day convening, that brings the worlds’ top filmmakers, musicians, technologists, and creatives to Austin, Texas, has become an annual event for WITNESS. Whether it’s sharing our latest programmatic work with organizational peers, interacting with cutting edge technologies, or participating in conversations about media and human rights, we look forward to both learning and sharing at SXSW every March.

This year we’re proposing the panel, Live! Camera! Action!: Livestreaming That Matters, to discuss questions surrounding the use of livestreaming for good. More about the panel:

Livestreamed video is now center-stage. Activists have used live video for a number of years – in Occupy, Brazil, Gezi Park and elsewhere. And now the tools are available to many more people via Periscope, Meerkat and others. What’s the secret sauce of livestreamed video for social good? What are the experiences of how it changes situations and reveals truth? What are the dangers? And what comes next as live blends with VR and immersive, ubiquitous mobile and the on-demand economy? Through vivid stories, concrete tips and provocative speculations on the future, come explore how the experience of “being there”, and participating alongside frontline activists, translates into social change.

Sound interesting? Want to hear from WITNESS in Austin? Then please cast your vote for Live! Camera! Action!: Livestreaming That Matters here:



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