Bruins @ SXSW Networking Mixer

Sat 3/9/2024 • 3PM PST

This Too Shall Pass Cocktail Lounge

SXSW is one of the biggest celebrations of music, tech, film, education and culture. Experience this exciting event with other Bruins in Austin!

Whether you’re visiting or local to the area, this is a great chance to meet with alumni who are attending or presenting at SXSW, as well as learn about exciting news from campus. UCLA Alumni staff will be there to welcome you and to help foster these Bruin connections.

Bruins Featured at SXSW

Below is a compilation of UCLA Bruins who will be featured at SXSW. If you are speaking at SXSW and would like to be added to this list, please let us know at regionalnetworks@alumni.ucla.edu

Friday, March 8, 2024

Nasim Afsar
SVP Chief Health Officer, Oracle
Featured Event: Tech’s Role in Equity and Value-Based Care
Location: The LINE Onyx Ballroom 1
Time: 2:30 pm — 3:30 pm

Amy Aniobi
Writer/Director/Producer, SuperSpecial
Featured Event: Surviving the Industry: Mindset/Motivation in Uncertain Times
Location: Austin Convention Center Room 17AB
Time: 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Steven Canals M.F.A. ‘15
Writer/Director/Producer
Featured Event: Surviving the Industry: Mindset/Motivation in Uncertain Times
Location: Austin Convention Center Room 17AB
Time: 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Bridgid Coulter Cheadle ‘91
Founder & CEO, Blackbird Collective PBC
Featured Event: Your First Million: Why You Don’t Have to be Born into a Legacy of Wealth to Leave One Behind
Location: Hilton Austin Downtown Salon H
Time: 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Guy Kawasaki M.B.A. ‘79
Chief Evangelist, Canva
Featured Event: A Conversation With Guy Kawasaki & Mark Rober
Location: Hilton Austin Downtown Salon C
Time: 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

 

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Shaked Berenson ‘07, M.B.A. ‘17
Founder & CEO, Studio Dome
Featured Event: Sales, Acquisitions, & Distribution Mentor
Location: Austin Convention Center Room 13AB
Time: 11:30 am — 12:45 pm

Brian Jones
College Football Analyst
Featured Event: Moneyball Venture: Revolutionizing VC Investment with Data and Analytics
Location: Hilton Austin Downtown Salon F
Time: 2:30 pm — 3:30 pm

Ramani Durvasula M.A. ‘93, Ph.D. ‘97
Psychologist, LUNA Education, Training & Consulting
Featured Event: It's Not You: Navigating & Healing From Toxic Relationships
Location: Austin Convention Center Room 10AB
Time: 2:30 pm — 3:30 pm

Dr. Ramani Durvasula Book Signing
Location: Austin Convention Center Room 10C
Time: 3:45 pm — 4:10 pm

Yalda Uhls M.B.A. ‘90, M.A. ‘10, Ph.D ‘13
Researcher, Author, Founder
Featured Event: The Future of Sex Scenes
Location: Austin Convention Center Room 17AB
Time: 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Leah Goodridge J.D. ‘09
Managing Attorney, Planning and Housing Policy
Featured Event: Forecasting Workplace: The Changing Landscape of DEI
Location: Austin Marriott Downtown Waller Ballroom C
Time: 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Alexa Vaughn Ph.D. ‘23
DeafScape / Landscape Accessibility Consultant
Featured Event: Structures of Feeling: Imagining Disability as Design Lens
Location: JW Marriott Salon 7
Time: 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

 

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Guy Kawasaki M.B.A. ‘79
Chief Evangelist, Canva
Featured Event: Guy Kawasaki Book Signing
Location: Austin Convention Center Room 10C
Time: 11:45 am — 12:10 pm

Michelle Shwarzstein M.B.A. ‘22
CEO, Brainstorm Media
Featured Event: Demystifying Film Distribution from Delivery to Release
Location: Austin Convention Center Room 17AB
Time: 2:30 pm — 3:30 pm

Hillary Haley M.A. ‘01, Ph.D. ‘05
SVP/Executive Director of Behavioral Science, RPA
Featured Event: Keeping an Ad Icon Relevant: A Chat with J.K. Simmons
Location: JW Marriott Salon FGH
Time: 2:30 pm — 3:30 pm

 

Monday, March 11, 2024

Dana Ware
Chief Creative Officer, ARound
Featured Event: AR: Transforming Social Interactions & Live Events
Location: Fairmont Manchester A
Time: 11:30 am — 12:30 pm

Kim Jones
CEO & Founder, Kim Jones Alliance
Featured Event: Revolutionizing Workplace Wellbeing For Women Of Color
Location: Austin Marriott Downtown Waller Ballroom DEF
Time: 2:30 pm — 3:30 pm

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Harris Eyre
Fellow in Brain Health
Featured Event: Longevity Cities: Optimal Environments for Healthy Aging
Location: Austin Marriott Downtown Waterloo Ballroom 3
Time: 10:00am — 11:00am

Daedra Staten J.D. ‘13
Founder/Chief Diversity Consultant, Staten Consulting Group
Featured Event: Mass Solidarity to Mass Loss: The Exodus of DEI Leadership
Location: Austin Marriott Downtown Waller Ballroom DEF
Time: 11:30 am — 12:30 pm

Mylen Yamamoto Tansingco
CEO and Founder, Clique-Now Talent Management
Featured Event: Empowering Asian Content Creators
Location: Austin Convention Center Room 6AB
Time: 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

 

Thursday, March 14, 2024
Erika La Plante
Co-Founder and Head of Mrv, Equatic
Featured Events: The Tide is High for Responsible Ocean CO2 Removal
Location: Hilton Austin Downtown Salon A
Time: 10:00 am — 11:00 am

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