The Music, Film and Interactive Industries Converge at SXSW

Austin Convention Center - Photo by Merrick Ales

One of the core strengths of the SXSW experience is the concentrated intersection of the creative industries, from Music to Film to Interactive and beyond. In addition to the special events listed in the menu at right, below are a few highlights and particular places where you can interface with other badge types. Like what you see? Make sure to upgrade your badge to experience all that SXSW has to offer.

Interactive + Film + Music

Locations and special events open to Interactive, Film, Music, Gold & Platinum badges.

Tuesday, March 11 is Conference Convergence Day
We're offering Music, Film and Interactive attendees a taste of the SXSW Platinum conference experience with what we call "Convergence Day." Only on Tuesday, March 11, Level 4 of the Austin Convention Center will be open to all SXSW badges. With featured Interactive and Film sessions in 18ABCD and Ballroom D, as well as the first day of Music conference programming -- you won't want to miss out on the opportunities.

The Future of Entertainment at The Driskill
After the SXsports programming wraps up on Sunday evening, The Driskill becomes ground zero for all things related to the evolving nature of entertainment, digital immersion and the future of television on Monday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 11. Look for the Entertainment and Immersion theme in the online schedule and app.

Epic Meet Ups
On Tuesday, March 11, various Interactive Meet Up venues are open to Music and Film attendees to maximize opportunities for connection. Don't miss the chance to mingle at get-togethers such as the Inspiring Creativity Meet Up, 90’s Suburbia: A Revival of Letters, Tapes, & Zines, Music Meets Tech Meet Up and many more.

Interactive + Film

Locations and special events open to Interactive, Film, Gold & Platinum badges.

Featured Sessions in Ballroom D
Level 4 of the Austin Convention Center is where you can find Ballroom D, host to high-profile talks from Interactive and Film luminaries, including a handful of SXsports sessions. See the SXSW Schedule for the full list of Featured Sessions in Ballroom D.

The Day Stage in Ballroom G
With special programming from both the Film and Interactive conferences, the Day Stage in Ballroom G (on Level 4 of the Austin Convention Center) is the best place to catch enlightening interviews, mind-bending workshops, inspiring book readings and intriguing film trailers all in one location.

The Digital Domain
SXSW Film presents the latest web series, interactive documentaries, rich media projects, data visualizations, web-generated content and much more. The Digital Domain runs Saturday, March 8 through Tuesday, March 11 in the Austin Suite of the Austin Convention Center.

Next Generation Content and Distribution in Room 18ABCD
Running Friday, March 7 through Tuesday, March 11, Room 18ABCD in the Austin Convention Center contains sessions that showcase the ever-increasing convergence between the Film, Interactive and Music industries with a special focus on the latest content and distribution technologies.

New for 2014: SXsports Joins the Film & Interactive Lineup
This sports-focused convergence track takes place Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9 at The Driskill Hotel (with some featured sessions in 18ABCD & Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center). Incorporating film screenings, panel elements and networking events, SXsports touches on all aspects of sports through the SXSW lens of cultural impact, entertainment and innovation.

Interactive + Music

Locations and special events open to Interactive, Music, Gold & Platinum badges.

SXSW Music Startup Village
The SXSW Music Startup Village brings together the startups, entrepreneurs, investors and digital tastemakers within the SXSW Music Conference. Located on Level 4 of the Downtown Austin Hilton, this space showcases the various music-related startup events on Tuesday, March 11.

First Day of Music Conference is on Convergence Day
Music attendees can begin picking up badges on Monday, March 10, and be ready for all the Tuesday convergence. In addition to the amazing Music conference lineup on Tuesday, March 11, Level 4 of the Austin Convention Center will be open to all SXSW badges. With featured Interactive, Film and Music sessions in 18ABCD and Ballroom D, you won't want to miss out on this industry melting pot.

Experience It All at SXSW

Like what you see? Make sure to upgrade your badge to experience all that SXSW has to offer.