Joe Nick Patoski

Joe Nick Patoski, author of Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers, and Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas (TAMU Press)
SXSW panel moderation
12:30 pm Sunday March 10, 2019
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon K
500 E 4th St.
Austin, Texas

Author Joe Nick Patoski will moderate the panel, Who and What Makes Austin Austin?, including Heather Brunner, ceo of WP Engine; Aaron Franklin of Franklin BBQ; and film editor Sandra Adair. Each panelist will represent and address the influence of their area of focus. Tensions and clashes, shared visions, and which element has brought about the greatest change–and made Austin Austin–will be argued and addressed. This panel is a part of the SXSW 2019 Conference, Entrepreneurship & Startups track. For more information, visit