Conference Agenda

Get a sneak peek at the sessions and speakers coming up at this summer's Global Roundup conference and start planning your experience today!

2019 Agenda

 

This year’s Global Roundup will be organized into 3 different tracks composed of panels and workshops for a specific audience and learning goal. You can attend any session from any track throughout the day. We’ll update this page as we build our the detailed agenda but for now, you can read a bit about who each track is for below.

Founder
Founding a startup is one of the most challenging undertakings a person can pursue. The Founder track is for aspiring entrepreneurs and those currently working on a startup to learn essential lessons about what it takes to get your company off the ground.

Career
Not all Global Roundup attendees are interested in starting a company right now. The Career track of sessions and panels is devoted to learning about how an entrepreneurial mindset contributes to building a fulfilling and successful career.

Educator
One of the most important parts of an ecosystem is the educators and staff members that support emerging entrepreneurs. The Educator track is exclusively for teachers, professors, and entrepreneurship center staff members who want to learn more about how to support their students, their campus, and the community at large.

4:00pm – 5:00pm       Invest in the Austrians

Ever wanted to be an investor? Now’s your chance! (…kind of).

Upon arrival, attendees will be given a “fund” of 3DS bucks and tasked with choosing which of 6 Austrian startups they want to invest in. This opening session of the Global Roundup will be great opportunity to connect with fellow attendees and learn more about what investors are looking for in startups.

4:00pm – 5:30pm      Lightening Session – Your Story in 3 Minutes

Attendees will have 3 minutes to give a talk on absolutely anything they want with 2 mins for feedback or questions from the crowd.

You can use the 3 minutes to pitch your startup, tell us why you’re the world’s best boyfriend, share something new you’ve learned, or argue why people who stand up the moment an airplane lands should be tarred and feathered.

7:00pm – 9:00pm         Kick-off Happy Hour! 

                              Full description coming soon

9:00am – 10:00am       Breakfast

Grab some coffee and a couple of Austin’s finest breakfast tacos and mingle with the 3DS global family.

10:00am – 11:00am     Opening Keynote – Voltron room

Kick-off day 2 of Global Roundup 2018 by hearing from a special founder with an incredible story. 

11:15am – 12:15pm    How to Maximize your Relationship with a Mentor – Devvie room

Mentorship is one of the most essential factors in the success of an entrepreneur (or career seeker). The right mentor shares their network and experience to help founders launch their companies. But how and where do you find a mentor? What should a founder expect from a mentor?

11:15am – 12:15pm    Cultivating your Network and Building your Personal Brand– Voltron room

While having a college degree is great, having a great personal brand can make all the difference in a young person’s career.

How does one grow their personal brand, and why does it matter? How do you get the right people talking about you in the right way? This session will look at answers to these questions.

12:30pm – 1:30pm      Gaining Traction with no Money – Devvie room

Startup founders tend to obsess over finding investors to give them money or brilliant coders to build their apps. The truth is that no investor or coder will hitch their wagon to a founder with no traction.

So what is a founder to do? This session is all about how a founder can gain traction with no money and no software developer.

12:30pm – 1:30pm       Career Workshop – Voltron room

Full description coming soon

1:30pm – 2:30pm         Lunch

Get some food, take a break, and network with your fellow conference-goers.

2:30pm – 3:30pm        Building Culture from Day Zero – Voltron room

Startup culture gets either ignored by founders, or buried in the quest to find paying customers, get an MVP built, or find an investor.

Over the last few years however, we’ve seen startups like Uber, Theranos, and Fyre suffer huge consequence due to poor or toxic company culture.

This session is all about how you as a founder (or even an early hire) can create a culture focused on growth and wellness, while avoiding a culture vacuum where toxic elements can quietly grow and fester.

2:30pm – 3:30pm          What Skills will make you Indispensable in the Modern Economy  – Devvie room

The workforce is constantly changing and so are the necessary skills needed to succeed.

This session is all about how to navigate this change, make the most of your experience, and excel at your career.

3:45pm – 4:45pm      Resilience and Well-Being for Founders (workshop) – Devvie room

Startup culture has a weird habit of glorifying founders who drive themselves to the brink to launch their companies. Beneath that facade is a trail of founders who are struggling through some of the biggest challenges of being a founder.

This session is all about how founders can launch a company while maintaining their physical and emotional well-being.

3:45pm – 4:45pm         Mastering your Student Debt (panel)  – Voltron room

Too many students graduate with a small ocean of debt, often impacting decisions from whether to go all-in on your startup or whether you can buy a house.

How do you handle your student debt in a way that allows you to still live all other facets of life to their full extent?

5:00pm – 6:00pm         Fireside Chat 

Guest and Host to be announced soon

6:00pm – 8:00pm         University of Awesome & Dinner – Voltron room

University of Awesome is a live 3DS parody in which we will throw you onto a team to concoct a truly dreadful idea for a startup, toss together a deck, then pitch to the masses for a quick and dirty series A.

Day 3 of the 3DS Global Roundup will be fully participant-driven in the style of an “unconference.”. Attendees will host workshops, talks, fun outings, or other educational sessions at Capital Factory or throughout the city of Austin.

Sessions can be just about anything and do not need to be restricted to a startup or career focus, or even be educational. On day 3 you might participate in a scavenger hunt, jump into Barton Springs after a yoga lesson, learn how to bake sourdough bread, hear ideas on how to break up with your device, make your own beer tap, get guitar lessons, or share world travel disaster stories.

If you’re interested in organizing an unconference gathering, you can fill out the form here. As we confirm sessions, we’ll post them on the agenda for attendees to see what they’d like to do. You can then sign up for these sessions in our Facebook group. Feel free to reach out if you have ideas on how to make our first unconference day a success!

9:00am – 10:00am       Breakfast

Grab some coffee and a couple of Austin’s finest breakfast tacos and mingle with the 3DS global family

10:00am – 11:00am     Opening Keynote – Voltron room

Kick-off day 2 of Global Roundup 2018 by hearing from a very special founder with an incredible story

11:15am – 12:15pm    Guerrilla Practices in Evaluation and Assessment

Description coming soon

12:30pm – 1:30pm   Activating Young Entrepreneurs for Local, Regional, and Global Action

Description coming soon

1:30pm – 2:30pm         Lunch

Get some food, take a break, and network with your fellow conference-goers.

2:30pm – 3:30pm        50 Entrepreneurial Activities

Description coming soon

3:45pm – 4:45pm        The Best Semester of Entrepreneurship Ever

Description coming soon

5:00pm – 6:00pm         Dinner

Get some food and debrief from the day’s sessions.

6:00pm – 8:00pm         University of Awesome – Voltron room

University of Awesome is a live 3DS parody in which we will throw you onto a team to concoct a truly dreadful idea for a startup, toss together a deck, then pitch to the masses for a quick and dirty series A.

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