What Keynote is SXSWi Most Excited To See?
SXSW attracts some of the brightest and most forward thinking people to come share their ideas and experiences. This year the keynotes represent a diverse group of technologists, scientists, artists, and journalists.
These are the Keynote speakers this year and the attention they have garnered on twitter since their announcement of being a SXSW keynote.
Anne Wojcicki: 706 Twitter Mentions #7
SXSWi Welcomes 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki http://t.co/2iq7VdNGar
— SXSW TOP NEWS (@SXSW_TopNews) November 13, 2013
Anne Wojcicki will speak on the future of biotechnology. She is the founder of 23andme. 23andme has built one of the largest databases of individual genetic information.
Edward Snowden: 1,450 Twitter Mentions #6
— SXSW (@sxsw) March 4, 2014
Fugitive and whistle blower Edward Snowden who leaked the information on NSA spying program will teleconference in to SXSW this year. Snowden’s Panel was announced March 4th.
Adam Savage: 3200 Twitter Mentions #5
— SXSW (@sxsw) October 17, 2013
Star of the hit TV show Mythbusters Adam Savage will keynote on Monday March 10th. He will speak on creating a DIY culture that promotes a scientific learning experience.
Chelsea Clinton: 5,750 Twitter Mentions #4
— SXSW (@sxsw) February 5, 2014
Chelsea Clinton: will speak on her many non-profit initiatives. Currently, she is the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation; which includes the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the Clinton Foundation Day Of Action, and the Clinton Global Initiative University. Chelsea Clinton will speak on Tuesday March 11th.
Austin Kleon 6,130 Twitter Mentions #3
— SXSW (@sxsw) February 11, 2014
Austin Kleon: is the Author of Steal Like An Artist and Newspaper blackout. His third book Show Your Work will be released March 2014. He has been described as an writer who draws.
Julian Assange: 6,920 Twitter Mentions #2
— SXSW (@sxsw) January 14, 2014
Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks will satellite conference in to speak with Benjamin Palmer of The Barbarian Group. Assange will speak on the pervasive spread of surveillance. The panel will be held on Saturday March 8th.
Neil deGrasse Tyson: 19,000 Tweets #1
— SXSW News (@SXSWNews) January 9, 2014
Neil deGrasse Tyson takes the twitter conversation. With well over 19,000 generated tweets since his announcement as a SXSW keynote expect a long line to see the astrophysicist speak at SXSW. Dr. Tyson will speak on Saturday March 10th.