SANTA MONICA, Calif. — March 6, 2014 — Edmunds.com, the premier destination for car shopping, will offer expert insight into the future of the office workplace and automotive technology during two separate events this weekend at SXSW in Austin, Tex.
The first event is a presentation titled, "Work & Flexibility: Why Women Must Lead the Way." Edmunds.com, which implemented its innovative Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) in 2011, will be used as an example of a culture that supports and creates life-balance-oriented work policies. Edmunds.com VP of Mobile and Emerging Technologies Stephen Gandee will speak and take questions on how ROWE has been successfully adopted by the company. The event, sponsored by life-balance advocates Maybrooks.com and NextKids, takes place on Friday, March 7 at 3:30pm at the Courtyard Marriott on E. 4th Street in Austin.
"Maybrooks and NextKids are thrilled to showcase Edmunds.com as a prime example of a company that listened and took smart, measurable steps to implement a system that allows its employees to do their best work and also still live their lives," says Stacey Delo, founder & CEO, Maybrooks.com.
The second event will be a panel sponsored by Waggener Edstrom called, "Jets & Cars — How Both Industries Are Navigating Automation for Pilots and Drivers." The panel will address the responsibilities facing drivers and pilots as the reality of automated cars and planes draws closer. Edmunds.com Senior Editor John O'Dell, who has studied the challenges posed by automated cars very closely, will be featured on the panel along with other automotive and aviation experts. The event will be held Saturday, March 8 at 5pm at The Connected Car Pavillion located at 101 Red River Street, Austin, Texas 78701, across the street from the Austin Convention Center.
In addition to these two events, Edmunds.com will have a presence all weekend long at Mashery's Circus Mashimus tent, highlighted by a prom-themed happy hour on Saturday, March 8 from 4pm to 6pm. Edmunds.com will also sponsor two raffles:
- Edmunds.com Instagram Raffle — Instagram users at SXSW who post pictures of Edmunds.com's iconic Carhead mascot with a #SXSWcarhead hashtag are eligible.
- Edmunds.com API Raffle — For any SXSW attendee who develops an app built on the Appery platform using the @EdmundsAPI plug-in.
Raffle prizes include iPad Mini, Kindle Fire and Mophie Powerstations. For more details, please visit Edmunds.com's Circus Mashimus booth.
About Edmunds.com, Inc.
Edmunds.com is a car-shopping Web site driven to make car buying easy. Almost 18 million visitors use our shopping tools every month to connect with over 9,500 dealer franchises across the U.S. Shoppers can browse our inventory listings for available cars and trucks, and with Edmunds.com's Price PromiseSM, they can get an instant, upfront price on those same vehicles. Recently named by Maritz Research as one of the most trusted online consumer review sites - and the only automotive site listed in the top ten - Edmunds.com is also home to comprehensive car reviews, shopping tips, photos, videos and feature stories. Even when you're at the dealership, we're always by your side. Just call our free Live Advice Line at 1-855-782-4711 or use our acclaimed Edmunds.com iPhone and iPad apps or Edmunds.com Android App. We're based in Santa Monica, Calif., but you can connect with us from anywhere by following @Edmunds on Twitter or by becoming a fan of Edmunds.com on Facebook. You can also find us on Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Flipboard.