Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (500 E Cesar Chavez St) Speaker: Beth Burns, Derek Kolluri, Judd Farris, Mimi Poskitt, Rachel Watkinson, Robert Matney, Conor Roche
About: Skype and other video conferencing tools now enable distance to become an asset (and a sexy marketing tool) rather than a deal-breaker in collaborations between artists on the other side of the world. Austin company "The Hidden Room" and London company "Look Left Look Right" are working on a cutting edge theatre project together via Skype: "You Wouldn't Know Her, She Lives in London / You Wouldn't Know Him, He Lives in Texas." Together they are finding inspiration and a solid new work model. International rehearsal demonstration included!