RISE Conference Sessions

Entrepreneurs from all sectors and of all levels are invited to attend RISE for free! The core of RISE features hundreds of small-group, hosted sessions in which you can learn from top business leaders and make new connections. Registration for RISE Week Austin 2013 (May 13-17) is NOW OPEN!

Register NOW to attend RISE sessions before they fill up! Did we mention RISE is completely FREE?! You will be asked for a credit card to hold your place, but your card will only be charged if you do not attend your sessions. To sign up:

1) Go to the RISE conference session calendar
2) Click on the session you want to attend, then scroll down and hit the button “Attend This Session!”
3) Sign in or register a new account and follow the instructions
4) Continue browsing the session calendar (click on other days to see more), and register for as many sessions as you’d like!

Sign up for Sessions Here!

Thank you for your interest in hosting a session at RISE Week Austin, May 13-17, 2013! Speaker/host registration is now CLOSED. If you missed this opportunity, we hope you’ll join us as a host next year and be sure to sign up to attend this year’s RISE Week sessions and events when we open attendee registration!


Before registering, be sure to have your session title, brief session description, location, biography, and photo ready for upload. REGISTER HERE! Deadline: Extended to Tuesday, April 23!

IMPORTANT NOTE! Do NOT register your session without checking the closed times below! Some time slots are overbooked, and you will need to move your session time if you register in one of those time slots. Thank you for your help!

RISE invites entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders to apply to host a session during the RISE conference. Hosting a RISE Week Austin 2013 session allows you to give back and support Austin’s entrepreneur community. Collaboration with RISE strengthens startups and our economy, and it helps you solidify your position as a thought leader. Plus, sharing entrepreneurial ideas and great content is fun!

First Steps
1) Pick a session topic that’s relevant to the entrepreneur & business community
2) Find a venue for your session that will hold up to 25 attendees (Need help with a location? Contact one of our RISE Session Location Providers!)
3) Select your date/time: May 13-17 (Mon-Fri); 8am, 10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm
4) Register your session on our portal no later than Fri, Apr 19!  (EXTENDED TO TUES, APR 23)

The following session times are FULL – please do NOT register a session at these times:
Mon, 5/13 at 8am
Mon, 5/13 at 10am
Mon, 5/13 at 2pm
Tue, 5/14 at 10am
Tue, 5/14 at 2pm
Wed, 5/15 at 10am
Wed, 5/15 at noon
Thurs, 5/16 at 2pm

We have plenty of openings for sessions at these times:
Tues through Fri at 8am
Mon, Wed, Fri at 4pm

In preparation for host registration, have your session title, brief session description, location, biography, and photo ready for upload. RISE session hosts are asked to find and secure their own location to accommodate 25 participants. The small group size keeps RISE discussions personal, lively, and interactive. Need help with a location? Contact one of our RISE Session Location Providers!

Selling a service or product at RISE is strictly prohibited. Please do not make a sales pitch of any kind in your session. We want our entrepreneur attendees to have a valuable experience with great content; help us make that possible! There is no fee to host a RISE session.

NOTE: Once you have signed up, your host registration entry will not be visible on the session calendar until it has been reviewed and approved. Our staff reviews every session entry before approval and will contact you if we need further information or if your session needs to be revised to meet our Host Guidelines. Thank you!