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Join Vox Media at SXSW

Mark your calendars with Jim Bankoff's Featured Talk and panels from across Vox Media.

With SXSW only 30 days away, Vox Media is getting ready. CEO Jim Bankoff will participate in a SXSW Interactive Featured Talk with CNBC media reporter Julia Boorstin, Eater will showcase its favorite local cuisine at the SouthBites trailer park, and talent from across Vox Media will be on stage with industry leaders.

If you're joining us in Austin, we hope you'll mark your calendars with these special events:

Friday, March 11: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Newsopalypse: Can Digital Really Sustain Media?
Lindsay Nelson (Vox Media), Jed Hartman (The Washington Post), Joy Jones (Associated Press), Joe Mandese (MediaPost)
Sheraton Austin, Capitol Ballroom

Friday, March 11: 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Straw, Sticks or Bricks: The Urban Housing Challenge
Jessica Dailey (Curbed), Jorge Elorza (Mayor, City of Providence), John Giles (Mayor, City of Mesa), Trinity Simons (Mayors' Institute on City Design)
JW Marriott, Salon 3-4

Saturday, March 12: 10:00AM - 12:00PM (*Invitation by request*)
Outbrain's Native All Star Brunch
Lindsay Nelson (Vox Media), Josh Stinchcomb (Conde Nast), Sarah Armand (Huffington Post), Yoli Chisholm (Microsoft), Lisa Lacour (Outbrain)
Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

Saturday, March 12: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Sports Media's Role in Shaping Social Justice
Cyd Zeigler (SB Nation), Jessica Luther (journalist), Robert Klemo (Sports Illustrated)
Four Seasons, Ballroom CD

Saturday, March 12: 3:30PM - 4:30PM
How Do We Get Billions of People to Eat Less Meat?
Eliza Barclay (, Eddie Garza (The Humane Society), Isha Datar (New Harvest), Rachel Laudan (University of Texas at Austin)
The Driskill, Driskill Ballroom

Saturday, March 12: 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Humans, Not Machines: Content is About Connecting
Lockhart Steele (Vox Media), Christene Barberich (Refinery29), Kate Lewis (Hearst Magazines)
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon F

Saturday, March 12: 5:00PM - 6:00PM
The Frontline Defense: Community Managers
Elizabeth Plank (, Kate Gardiner (, Nathaniel Lubin (Lubin Strategies Llc).

Saturday, March 12: 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Creating the Modern Media Company (SXSW Featured Session)
Vox Media's CEO Jim Bankoff interviewed by Julia Boorstin (CNBC)
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D

Saturday, March 12: 9:00PM - Midnight (*Invitation required*)
Eater and SouthBites present A Taste of Austin
Trailer Park near Austin Convention Center

Sunday, March 13: 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Cultural Appropriation in Restaurants
Helen Rosner (Eater), Alex Stupak (Empellon), Michael Twitty (writer)
The Driskill, The Driskill Ballroom

Sunday, March 13: 5:00PM - 6:00PM
The South Won: Sports, Music and the New South
Spencer Hall (SB Nation), Elena Bergeron (SB Nation), Bomani Jones (ESPN), Rembert Browne (New York Magazine), Bun B
Four Seasons, Ballroom AB

Monday, March 14: 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Product Reviews: Best Practices for Journalists
Nilay Patel (The Verge), Jacqui Cheng (The Wirecutter), Michael Calore (Wired)
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon F

Monday, March 14: 11:00AM - 12:00PM
That Snapchatter Makes More Than You
Kurt Wagner (Re/code), Ethan Kurzweil (Bessemer Venture Partners), Taryn Southern (TarynTV)
Four Seasons, Ballroom AB

Monday, March 14: 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Can Fast Food Work When We Care About What We Eat?
Erin DeJesus (Eater) and Jose Andres (ThinkFoodGroup)
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EFG

Monday, March 14: 3:30PM - 4:30 PM
The Eyes of Robots and Murderers
Peter Kafka (Re/code) moderates a discussion with Andrew Jarecki (Film Director & Co-Founder, Moviefone) and J.J. Abrams (Founder, Bad Robot Productions)
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D