The Lively & Grit Daily House

Official Partner to SXSW
Satellite Event (Media Stage)

Grit Daily House and Lively Round Logo

Schedule

Time

Title

On Stage

10:15AM – 10:25AM

Opening Remarks

  • Mark Mitchell

10:30AM – 11:00AM

TBA

  • TBA

11:15AM – 11:45AM

Navigating New Realities: Gaming’s Cultural Evolution and the Reemergence of Transmedia

  • Jonathan Stringfield

11:45AM – 12:30PM

Power of IP: Gaming x Entertainment

  • Mike White (Moderator)
  • Jonathan Stringfield
  • Elle McCarthy

12:30PM -1:45PM

Activision Lunch

  • N/A

2:05PM – 2:25PM

Building Wealth in Virtual Economies

  • MacKenzie Sigalos (Moderator)
  • Jen Saarbach
  • Kristen Kelly

2:30PM – 2:50PM

The Role of New Technologies in Democratizing Education and Training

  • Swan Sit
  • Cristina Carl

2:55PM – 3:15PM

Building Trust & Ensuring Authenticity with Blockchain

  • Tina Mulqueen (Moderator)
  • Micha Anthenor Benoliel

3:20PM – 3:50PM

Leveraging Influencer Partnerships for Greater Value

  • Denise Vitola

3:55PM – 4:40PM

Loyalty and Attribution on Roblox: How Brands Are Driving Real Business KPIs in Virtual Environments

  • Mike White (Moderator)
  • Connor Kelley
  • Nic Hill

4:45PM – 5:30PM

Decoding the Metaverse: Data-Driven Insights for Virtual Brand Success

  • Charles Hambro

Time

Title

On Stage

10:30AM – 11:00AM

TBA

  • TBA

11:15AM – 12:30PM

TBA

  • TBA

12:30PM – 1:45PM

TBA

  • TBA

1:50PM – 2:10PM

Here’s How the Top 1% Manage Their Brand Online

  • Sky Canaves (Moderator)
  • Devin W. Johnson

2:15PM – 2:35PM

LPs Doubt VCs’ Startup Valuations

  • Dasha Shunina (Moderator)
  • James Altucher

2:40PM – 3:25PM

Biohacking: The Link Between Success in Longevity, Anti-Aging, and Business

  • Dr. Christina Rahm
  • Clayton Thomas

3:30PM – 3:50PM

TBA

  • TBA

3:55PM – 4:15PM

Creating Empathetic Brand Experiences in Health and Wellness

  • Jade Kearney
  • Shabnam Safarzadeh
  • Shay Safarzadeh

4:20PM – 4:40PM

Building Brands that Matter & Have Value

  • Charles Ifegwu (Moderator)
  • Dan Stangler

4:45PM – 5:05PM

Cybersecurity as a Cornerstone of Brand Trust

  • Rob Pegoraro (Moderator)
  • Zach Eikenberry

Time

Title

On Stage

10:35AM – 11:00AM

Edge AI Meets Spatial Computing

  • Rachel Joy Victor (Moderator)
  • Alex Porter
  • Skylar Thomas
  • Erin Reilly

11:15AM – 12:00PM

Immersion Matters: The Evolution of Performance

  • Lucas Wilson

12:00PM – 2:00PM

Dell Innovation Luncheon

  • N/A

2:05PM – 2:40PM

AI & Empowering the Creative 

  • C. Craig Patterson

2:45PM – 3:30PM

Unleashing the Controversy of Generative AI in Art and Storytelling

  • James Word (Moderator)
  • Chris Vienneau
  • C. Craig Patterson
  • Gaby Hoefer

3:30PM – 4:00PM

WOWZER Snack Break

  • N/A

4:05PM – 4:25PM

The Rise of Living, Breathing AI

  • Roger Dooley (Moderator)
  • Danny Tomsett

4:30PM – 4:50PM

Marketing to Humans in an AI World

  • Cigdem Oztabak (Moderator)
  • Justin Day
  • Anne Ahola Ward

4:55PM – 5:15PM

Exploring the Frontiers of Innovation: AI, XR, and the Metaverse

  • Emily Olman (Moderator)
  • Tony Parisi
  • Grace Ng

10:15AM – 10:25AM

Title: Opening Remarks

On Stage: Mark Mitchell

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Title: TBA

On Stage: TBA

11:15AM - 11:45AM

Title: Navigating New Realities: Gaming’s Cultural Evolution and the Reemergence of Transmedia

On Stage: Jonathan Stringfield

11:45AM - 12:30PM

Title: Power of IP: Gaming x Entertainment

On Stage: Mike White (Mod), Jonathan Stringfield, Elle McCarthy

12:30PM -1:45PM

Title: Activision Lunch

2:05PM - 2:25PM

Title: Building Wealth in Virtual Economies

On Stage: MacKenzie Sigalos (Mod), Jen Saarbach, Kristen Kelly

2:30PM - 2:50PM

Title: The Role of New Technologies in Democratizing Education and Training

On Stage: Swan Sit, Cristina Carl

2:55PM - 3:15PM

Title: Building Trust & Ensuring Authenticity with Blockchain

On Stage: Tina Mulqueen (Mod), Micha Anthenor Benoliel

3:20PM - 3:50PM

Title: Leveraging Influencer Partnerships for Greater Value

On Stage: Denise Vitola

3:55PM – 4:40PM

Title: Loyalty and Attribution on Roblox: How Brands Are Driving Real Business KPIs in Virtual Environments

On Stage: Mike White (Mod), James Burden, Nic Hill

4:45PM - 5:30PM

Title: Decoding the Metaverse: Data-Driven Insights for Virtual Brand Success

On Stage: Charles Hambro

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Title: TBA

On Stage: TBA

11:15AM - 12:30PM

Title: TBA

On Stage: TBA

12:30PM - 1:45PM

Title: TBA

On Stage: TBA

1:50PM - 2:10PM

Title: Here’s How the Top 1% Manage Their Brand Online

On Stage: Sky Canaves (Mod), Devin W. Johnson

2:15PM - 2:35PM

Title: LPs Doubt VCs’ Startup Valuations

On Stage: Dasha Shunina (Mod), James Altucher

2:40PM - 3:25PM

Title: Biohacking: The Link Between Success in Longevity, Anti-Aging, and Business

On Stage: Dr. Christina Rahm, Clayton Thomas

3:30PM - 3:50PM

Title: TBA

On Stage: TBA

3:55PM - 4:15PM

Title: Creating Empathetic Brand Experiences in Health and Wellness

On Stage: Jade Kearney, Shabnam Safarzadeh, Shay Safarzadeh

4:20PM - 4:40PM

Title: Building Brands that Matter & Have Value

On Stage: Charles Ifegwu (Mod), Dan Stangler

4:45PM - 5:05PM

Title: Cybersecurity as a Cornerstone of Brand Trust

On Stage: Rob Pegoraro (Mod), Zach Eikenberry

10:35AM - 11:00AM

Title: Edge AI meets Spatial Computing

On Stage: Rachel Joy Victor (Mod), Alex Porter, Skylar Thomas, Erin Reilly

11:15AM - 12:00PM

Title: Immersion Matters: The Evolution of Performance

On Stage: Lucas Wilson

12:00PM - 2:00PM

Title: Dell Innovation Luncheon

2:05PM - 2:40PM

Title: AI & Empowering the Creative

On Stage: C. Craig Patterson

2:45PM - 3:30PM

Title: Unleashing the Controversy of Generative AI in Art and Storytelling

On Stage: James Word (Mod), Chris Vienneau, C. Craig Patterson, Gaby Hoefer

3:30PM - 4:00PM

Title: WOWZER Snack Break

4:05PM - 4:25PM

Title: The Rise of Living, Breathing AI

On Stage: Roger Dooley (Mod), Danny Tomsett

4:30PM - 4:50PM

Title: Marketing to Humans in an AI World AI

On Stage: Cigdem Oztabak (Mod), Justin Day, Anne Ahola Ward

4:55PM - 5:15PM

Title: Exploring the Frontiers of Innovation: AI, XR, and the Metaverse

On Stage: Emily Olman (Mod), Tony Parisi, Grace Ng

Location. Location. Location.

At The Lively & Grit Daily House, SXSW 2024, we merge live journalism, industry insights, and innovative content creation. This event is a nexus for professionals to engage, learn, and network. Themed days explore trends in creativity, gaming, fintech, and Web3, offering a diverse array of discussions and sessions. It’s a platform for impactful storytelling, amplified across various media channels, fostering a community where human connections meet the digital future. 

Join us for a unique experience that blends educational content with cutting-edge discussions.

206 San Marcos Street, Austin, Texas, 78702

Centrally located just three blocks from Rainey St and four blocks from the downtown convention center.

Brad Keoun, Agustin Lebron, Ken Berkowitz, Sean Judge, and Himanshu Sahay.

Elayna Fernandez (The Positive Mom). Jeff Hunter (Entrepreneur.com). Elyssa Fernandez (Wholly Art). Ruben Ayala (Triple Nikel).

Speakers & Partners

Denise Vitola

Denise Vitola
Vice President of Brand Strategy
Linqia

James Altucher

James Altucher
Author/Entrepreneur/Host
The James Altucher Show

Swan Sit
Speaker/Creator/Advisor/Investor
Swan Co

Danny Tomsett
CEO/Founder
UneeQ

Jon Swartz
Senior Reporter
Marketwatch

Micha Anthenor Benoliel
CEO/Co-Founder
Nodle

Jonathan Stringfield
VP Global Business Research & Marketing
Activision Blizzard

Elle McCarthy
Executive Marketing Leader
Ex – Electronic Arts

Charles Hambro
CEO
GEEIQ

Connor Kelley
Co-Founder/CEO
Flaunt

Nic Hill
Co-Founder/Head of Interactive
Sawhorse Productions

Charles Hambro
Co-Founder/CTO
PlaybookXR

Rachel Joy Victor
Co-Founder
FBRC.ai

Alex Porter
CEO
Mod Tech Labs

Erin Reilly
Professor
UT Austin

Emily Ross
EMEA Director of Brand Strategy and Creative
X

Lucas Wilson
CEO
ArkRunr

John Biggs
fmr East Coast Editor
TechCrunch

Tony Parisi
Founder
Metatron Studio

Grace Ng
Founder
Mimes.ai

Dasha Shunina
Contributor
Forbes

Emily Olman

Emily Olman
Editor-at-Large
AR Insider

Zach Eikenberry

Zach Eikenberry
Co-Founder
Hook Security

Devin W Johnson

Devin W. Johnson
CEO
BRANDefenders

Cigdem Oztabak

Cigdem Oztabak
Reporter
CNNTurk

C. Craig Patterson
Screenwriter/Director
Seat 6 Films

Anne Ahola Ward
Co-Founder/CEO
CircleClick Media

Jade Kearney

Jade Kearney
CEO/Co-Founder
She Matters

Kenneth Davis
Co-Founder
Brand Architect

EMILY REYNOLDS BERGH

Emily Reynolds Bergh
Founder
R Public Relations

Rob Pegoraro

Rob Pegoraro
Journalist
USA Today

Kristen Kelly
Host
The Wall Street Skinny

Jen Saarbach
Host
The Wall Street Skinny

Elena Nuñez Cooper
Board Member/Private Equity Advisor/Super Angel
Various Companies

Dr. Christina Rahm
Founder
DRC Ventures

Clayton Thomas
Founder
The ROOT Brand

Justin Day - Day by Day Digital

Justin Day
President
Day by Day Digital

Shay Safarzadeh
Co-Founder/CEO
Advanced eClinical

Shabnam Safarzadeh
Co-Founder/CEO
Advanced eClinical

Spencer Hulse
Editorial Director
Grit Daily

Barry Myers
Founder/President
Techfluence

Cristina Carl
Founder/CEO
Ediphi

Mike White
Founder/Speaker
Lively Worldwide

Luke Hughes
Content Production
Lively Worldwide

Lottie Dennis
Event Management
Lively Worldwide

Mark Mitchell
Founder/Speaker
Lively Worldwide

Rebecca Dash
Digital Production
Lively Worldwide

Become Our Partner

The Lively & Grit Daily House understands the challenges of activating as a sole brand at SXSW, and that is why we offer a turnkey solution. Leave the production, logistics, and guest management to us, allowing you to focus on what you do best — connecting authentically with your audience. 

 

We offer 6 different partnership levels with limited spaces of each, so please get in contact with [email protected] or [email protected] to secure your partnership today and be at the forefront of shaping the future of brand experiences at this iconic event.

Dan Berkovitz, Laura Shin, Kristy LIttman, and Jacquelyn Melinek.

Media Partners

Kori Hale, Anne Wolfe-Andersen, Shay and Sheb Safarzadeh.

Frank Chaparro, Brandon Potts, JP Vega, and Kohji Nagata.

Opportunities for Partners

  • Panels, Keynotes and Workshop Opportunities 
  • Live Streaming or Fully Recorded 
  • Grit Daily Podcast Studio
  • Fresh Takes Live Studio 
  • Fresh Takes, Grit Daily, and Open Programming Opportunities
  • Fully Custom Editing
  • Media Distribution
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Amazing Food and Drink Opportunities
  • Cocktail Hours
  • Private Sponsored Dinners

Podcast Recording Live / SXSW

At the Lively & Grit Daily House, we’re excited to introduce two exclusive podcast studios – one for Grit Daily and one for Lively Fresh Takes. These studios represent a unique addition to our content creation capabilities. They offer state-of-the-art facilities for producing high-quality, engaging podcasts. This setup allows us to capture the essence of SXSW 2024 in real-time, offering our partners and attendees an unparalleled opportunity to create and share their stories in a dynamic and influential format. Join us to experience and contribute to this innovative content creation journey.

Base Tile

Strap in and explore the far reaches of entrepreneurship with Startup Show. From startups to the brands everyone knows and loves, these conversations go beyond the technical, delving into the heart and soul of starting and building a business, as well as how that changes in a rapidly evolving world.

Culture and technology are constantly shaping one another, and their dynamic relationship is key to driving innovation. Fresh Takes takes up the challenge of understanding the relationship, bringing together industry pioneers to provide a lens into the future, where culture meets technology.

Fresh Takes

Floor Plan

Exceptional VIP Audiences (Rolling Basis):

  1. SXSW 2023: 1500+
  2. CoinDesk Consensus 2023: 1400+

Interior Space:

  • 1 x Check-In / Welcome Area – Lounge Space
  • 1 x Grit Daily & Fresh Takes Live Podcast Studio
  • 2 x Bathroom
  • 1 x BOH Catering Area

Partnership Packages

Partnership

Cost

Platinum

$150,000

Details (Programming)

Full-day takeover that consists of programming of up to four panels / keynotes / workshops — finishing with a party.

Catering can include:

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Afternoon Snack

  • Party: Canapes / Bowl Food / Street Food

Additional Partnership Benefits

  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Sole marketing through Lively & Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion 
  • Inclusion in 2 x podcasts ( 1 Fresh Takes & 1 x Grit Daily Startup Show)
  • Use of the Live Studio and team for 1 x hour
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Case study 
  • Photos of the event 
  • Sole branded items

Partnership

Cost

Gold

$100,000

Details (Programming)

Full-day takeover that consists of programming of up to four panels / keynotes / workshops — finishing with a cocktail hour.

 

Catering can include:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Snack 
  • Cocktail Hour: Canapes

Additional Partnership Benefits

  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Sole marketing through Lively & Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion 
  • Inclusion in 2 x podcasts ( 1 Fresh Takes & 1 x Grit Daily Startup Show)
  • Use of the Live Studio and team for 1 x hour
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Photos of the event 
  • Sole branded items

Partnership

Cost

Silver

$50,000

Details (Programming)

Half-day takeover that consists of programming of up to two panels / keynotes / workshops.

 

Catering can include two consecutive elements:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Snack 
  • Cocktail Hour: Canapes

Additional Partnership Benefits

  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Shared marketing through Lively & Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion 
  • Inclusion in 2 x podcasts ( 1 Fresh Takes & 1 x Grit Daily Startup Show)
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Photos of the event 
  • Shared branded items

Partnership

Cost

Bronze

$25,000

Details (Programming)

Quarter day takeover that consists of programming one keynote / workshop / panel alongside a networking opportunity with drinks and food relevant to the time of day.

Additional Partnership Benefits

  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Shared marketing through Lively & Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion 
  • Inclusion in 2 x podcasts ( 1 Fresh Takes & 1 x Grit Daily Startup Show)
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Photos of the event 
  • Shared branded items

Partnership

Cost

Speaker

$6,500

Details (Programming)

1 x seat on selected panel and prep meeting with Lively and overall sponsor to agree content.

Additional Partnership Benefits

  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Shared marketing through Lively & Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion (speaker page only)
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Photos of the event 

Partnership

Cost

Speaker

$6,500

Details (Programming)

1 x seat on selected panel and prep meeting with Lively and overall sponsor to agree content.

Additional Partnership Benefits

  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Shared marketing through Lively & Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion (speaker page only)
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Photos of the event 

Partnership

Cost

F&B Partner

$5,000

Details (Programming)

Exclusive supply of coffee, beer, water, or anything else at The Lively & Grit Daily House on a certain day.

Additional Partnership Benefits

  • Shared marketing through Lively & Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion (partner page only)
  • Menu branding
  • Photos of the event

Partnership

Cost

Details (Programming)

Additional Partnership Benefits

Platinum

$150,000

Full-day takeover that consists of programming of up to four panels / keynotes / workshops — finishing with a party.

Catering can include:

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Afternoon Snack

  • Party: Canapes / Bowl Food / Street Food

  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Sole marketing through Lively & Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion 
  • Inclusion in 2 x podcasts ( 1 Fresh Takes & 1 x Grit Daily Startup Show)
  • Use of the Live Studio and team for 1 x hour
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Case study 
  • Photos of the event 
  • Sole branded items

Gold

$100,000

Full-day takeover that consists of programming of up to four panels / keynotes / workshops — finishing with a cocktail hour.

 

Catering can include:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Snack 
  • Cocktail Hour: Canapes
  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Sole marketing through Lively & Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion 
  • Inclusion in 2 x podcasts ( 1 Fresh Takes & 1 x Grit Daily Startup Show)
  • Use of the Live Studio and team for 1 x hour
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Photos of the event 
  • Sole branded items

Silver

$50,000

Half-day takeover that consists of programming of up to two panels / keynotes / workshops.

 

Catering can include two consecutive elements:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Snack 
  • Cocktail Hour: Canapes 
  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Shared marketing through Lively & Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion 
  • Inclusion in 2 x podcasts ( 1 Fresh Takes & 1 x Grit Daily Startup Show)
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Photos of the event 
  • Shared branded items

Bronze

$25,000

Quarter day takeover that consists of programming one keynote / workshop / panel alongside a networking opportunity with drinks and food relevant to the time of day.

  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Shared marketing through Lively & Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion 
  • Inclusion in 2 x podcasts ( 1 Fresh Takes & 1 x Grit Daily Startup Show)
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Photos of the event 
  • Shared branded items

Speaker

$6,500

1 x seat on selected panel and prep meeting with Lively and overall sponsor to agree content.

  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Shared marketing through Lively & Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion (speaker page only)
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Photos of the event 

F&B Partner

$5,000

Exclusive supply of coffee, beer, water, or anything else at The Lively & Grit Daily House on a certain day.

  • Shared marketing through Lively & Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion (partner page only)
  • Menu branding
  • Photos of the event

Full Day Sponsor

11a – 6p, includes all freshly catered or grilled food with private chef, private bartender for smart cocktails and drinks, and on-stage opportunities to interview with CoinDesk, CNBC, Forbes, Fast Company, and other outlets. Includes bookings at the Podcast Studio, broadcasting live from SXSW-Austin.

Half-Day Sponsor

11a – 2p OR 2p – 5p, includes all freshly catered or grilled food with private chef, private bartender for smart cocktails and drinks, and on-stage opportunities to interview with CoinDesk, CNBC, Forbes, Fast Company, and other outlets.

Panel Sponsor

1 on-stage interview with CoinDesk, CNBC, Forbes, Fast Company, or other outlets.

Daniel Chong, Irina Berkon, Drew Wolfer, and Eleanor Terrett.

John Kim, Anne Ahola Ward, De Kai, and Rob Pegoraro.

VIP Dinner Opportunities

NFT BZL Official Speaker’s Dinner, Nov 30, 2021.

VIP Dinner opportunities with 50 people, highly curated
with top media, investors / VCs, and celebrities are
available on: