What happens when you take twenty handpicked creatives and luminaries, give them each two minutes before a live audience and the same (fuzzy) question to unravel? That's the premise behind 20x2, the popular event staged for the past seventeen years at SXSW Interactive in Austin.
Join us as our twenty wrangle with the question "Where's The Love?" You'll laugh, you may cry, and you may just come away inspired.
Scheduled To Appear
Order subject to change.
Chief Evangelist - Canva
I empower people.
Actor, Writer, Producer
lesbian, Muslim, Pakistani, activist, lawyer & creature of passion
Treading lightly on the thin ice of irreverent honesty.
What did humans ever do to deserve dogs?
The American Genius
I reserve the right to cuss and be wrong. A lot.
Emotional intelligence in the digital age
Master Teaching Artist. Professor. Creator.
Self-proclaimed diversity geek
dogs cats birds bats music
Syncopated Street Poets
Straight outta the milky way projects
Bridesmaid for Hire
Walking down the aisle for complete strangers.
Badass Babe and your biggest cheerleader
Netflix Product Designer
Product Designer, Swimmer, Surfer, Gryffindor.
Merci Victoria Grace
Growth at Slack
Founder of Women in Product
Adobe Creative Resident
Hip Hop Grew Up
Photographer, Producer, Arts Consultant, Prime Mover
2nd Place, Funniest Person In Austin 2016
Co-founder of Golden Hornet & Pianist with Golden Arm Trio
What is This About?
A very brief introduction to 20x2.
20x2 is an ongoing project that exists to showcase the creativity that lurks in each of us. Writers, musicians, filmmakers, web geeks and other bon vivants are asked to take two minutes each to answer the question of the day. The results can be as varied as the emotions and reactions they evoke.
Since the first show at SXSWi in 2001, 20x2 has grown to include an ever-expanding pantheon of participants. Show creator and host Kevin Newsum and collaborative partner Jeff Rider have helped provide the framework for each unique set of performances, while Mark Couvillion brings it all together into one (hopefully) cohesive evening. But the real kudos, of course, belong to the many people who have made 20x2 what it is...a reflection of that same dynamic originality that inspires each of us, brought together on one special night...and then repeated in spirit each time we get together.