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Rolling Stone and BlogHer Are Joining Phillip Morris International To Unsmoke The Future at SXSW

Over the years, SXSW has become a veritable who’s who of creative thinkers on the cutting edge of tech, music, and culture at large. This year promises to be no different—and after a two-year virtual hiatus, a cross-disciplinary gathering of thought leaders is ready to descend on Austin, Texas to revitalize the city’s hallowed festival grounds.

From March 12th – 15th, Rolling Stone, BlogHer, and Phillip Morris International will join in to bring you “Unsmoke the Future.” Hosted at 800 Congress, the four-day speaker series will pass the microphone to industry trailblazers and creative powerhouses to speak on
the rapidly shifting future of business, society, government, and more.

The series underscores PMI’s commitment to driving discourse around some of today’s most debated topics. Join us for the opportunity to engage and converse at SXSW for one day or all four!

Check out PMI’s panel descriptions below. Please note these events are for SXSW badge holders 21 and older. Not a badge-holder? Be sure to register as seats are limited and will be first-come, first-serve.

Day 1: Saturday, March 12
People—Unleashing the Power of the Individual
Panel | Inclusive Future
Companies are working towards more inclusive and diverse workplaces. While we can measure and report on diversity it is still a challenge to measure one of the most important metrics – inclusion. As the world demands more accountability and transparency, how can companies measure real progress, and can technology help build a more inclusive workplace?

Day 2: Sunday, March 13
Business—The Speed of Change
Panel | The New Decision-Makers 
Technology and social media platforms have given the average consumer unprecedented influence on products and services. With more access to research and increasing demands for transparency, consumers are driving change at record speeds. In this panel, we talk to thought leaders about how consumers are wielding this power for good.

Day 3: Monday, March 14
People—Changing the World for Better through Listening
Panel | Trust & Relationships
Our panel of change makers and thought leaders discuss why it’s crucial to build strong and trusting relationships with followers and the importance of empowering people with the truth.

Day 4: Tuesday, March 15

Business—Governing Business for Better
Panel | Governing Business for Better 
As world issues get more complex and demand immediate action, governments and business leaders are coming together to create solutions. Recent government initiatives such as the bipartisan infrastructure bill, illustrate how business and government leaders can align on ideas that shape the future.

Note: All panel discussions are to begin at 11am. 

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