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Sixth Street Showcase at SXSW

UT System Office of Technology Commercialization

Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)

Sixth Street Showcase at SXSW

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UT System Colleagues and special guests
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Save the Date - Sixth Street Showcase at SXSW, March 8th, 2014

Clear your calendar - It's time for some innovation! The first-ever Sixth Street Showcase kicks off on March 8th, and you're invited to take part in the festivities. From interactive technologies to insightful TED-inspired presentations, we're taking over Ashbel Smith Hall Plaza to showcase cutting-edge ideas from higher education institutions across Texas. Space is limited! Don't wait too long to RSVP - you don't want to miss this!

*Food and beverages will be made available during the event on a first come, first served basis. Guests must be 21+ to consume alcohol.

This event is being hosted by the University of Texas System's Office of Technology Commercialization


Event Schedule



4:00PM                         Event Begins; Food and Drinks Now Available

4:10PM                         Opening Remarks – Patricia Hurn, Ph.D, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, University of Texas System


1ST Hour – Health and Education

4:15PM – 4:30PM          Keynote: FASMIC: A revolutionary tool facilitating clinical decisions for personalized care therapy | Dr. Han Liang, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

4:35PM – 5:10PM          Featured Presentations

“Pregnancy in the 21st Century: Monitoring in the palm of your hands” Claresta Solutions

“Practical Application of New Mobile and Interactive Technology in Outdoor Experiential STEM Education,” Dr. Rudolph Rosen, Texas State University

"Innovative University–Based Certificate Program in Health Information Technology for Workforce Creation and Research," Dr. Kimberly Smith,  UT Austin


2nd Hour -- Interactive and Education

5:15PM – 5:30PM          Keynote: Can a Virtual World Become Real? | Dr. Yusheng Feng, University of Texas at San Antonio

5:35PM – 6:10PM          Featured Presentations

“Are You Hiding Behind a Mask?” Blu Rush Media

“Person Identification via Eye Movement,”  Dr. Oleg Komogortsev and Corey  Holland,  Texas State University

“We Were Not on Shark Tank,” Glow Station LLC

“Online Education,” Study on Board

“What’s Next?” Blu Rush Media

3rd Hour – Interactive, Health, and Education

6:15PM -6:30PM            Keynote: Where There’s Smoke…Life Saving Therapy for Acute Lung Injury | Dr. Brian Windsor, Lung Therapeutics

6:35PM  – 7:00PM         Featured Presentations


"The Aquilonix™ Prosthesis Cooling System: Solving a Problem for Lower Limb Amputees," Leto Solutions, Inc.

“Targeted Delivery and Controlled Ultrasound Release of a New Drug Encapsulated into Liposomal Nanoparticles,” Dr. Galina Florova,  UT Health Science Center -- Tyler

“A Novel Companion Assay to Predict Outcome and to Adjust Dosage Fibrinolytic Therapy in Empyema,” Dr. Andrey Komissarov, UT Health Science Center – Tyler


Featured Exhibits

UT Health Science Center - San Antonio

UTSA Vizlab



Claresta Solutions

Startup Aggieland

Glow Station


Texas State University


DIVAS: An mHealth Intervention to Enhance Wellness and Increase Mind Fitness in Women with Breast Cancer


Leto Solutions


UT Austin's Health IT Lab

Detonation Dynamics

Study On Board



*Exhibits will remain open for the duration of event

*Times are subject to change






Will my Sixth Street Showcase registration guarantee me admission to the SXSW Interactive Festival?
Sixth Street Showcase is an invitation only networking event hosted by the University of Texas System, registration for this event will not grant you admission into additional events within the SXSW Interactive Festival.

I found this event through the SXSW Website and/or I didn’t receive an invitation, can I still attend?
Of course! Registration is open to the public on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited, so act fast!

I received an invitation via e-mail, do I still need to register or can I just show up?
To ensure an accurate count for catering, space, etc., we ask that all attendees register for the Sixth Street Showcase.

Do I need anything to check-in at the event?
Yes, please bring photo identification to present at registration table.

How do I attend SXSW Interactive Festival?
Passes are currently on sale at

What’s the easiest way to get to the Sixth Street Showcase?
The easiest way to get to our event is by utilizing the Capital Metro Bus Service. Click here for more information on how to get around during SXSW Interactive.

Will there be parking available for attendees?
Parking will be available on a first come, first serve basis for invited guests. Information will be distributed accordingly.

Will walk-up registration be available?
Limited registration will be available on the day of the event for SXSW Badge Holders only.

I’m traveling to the Sixth Street Showcase from out of town, what are my lodging options?
Unfortunately, all of the official SXSW hotels are booked from March 6th – 12th. However, we recommend accommodations outside Austin’s city limits.

How do I participate in the Sixth Street Showcase?
To sign up for an exhibit or presentation, please contact Tiffany Kindred at Space is limited.

I still have more questions, who do I contact?
For more information on the Sixth Street Showcase, please contact Tiffany Kindred at

Have questions about Sixth Street Showcase at SXSW? Contact UT System Office of Technology Commercialization

When & Where

University of Texas System Adminstration
Outside Tented Plaza of Ashbel Smith Hall | Northwest Corner of 6th Street and Colorado Street
201 West 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)

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