Welcome to SXSW Film and Interactive! It's another big year at the festival. We're super psyched you're here and hope you find loads of inspiration and opportunity, good times and fun.
Every day, in a morning and evening edition, we'll highlight some events for you to see and offer some tips on how to best maximize your South By experience.
- The Space Tech Startups session at the Omni has been canceled.
- Jason Collins will not be appearing on the Allyship: Becoming A Champion for Inclusion session at The Driskill.
- If you're a registrant, don't forget to download SXSW Go for up to date schedules that you can personalize.
- New to SXSW or haven't been here in a while? Check out the First Timer's Guide for some handy info.
- Today's weather: Cloudy, very high 70, much low 52.
Film Events 2pm-5pm
- A Beginner's Guide to SXSW Film. Where do I go? What do I do?
2pm, Room 16AB in ACC
- The Emotional Language of Film with Skywalker Sound. The potential of sound to express emotion. 3pm, Vimeo Theater
- An Insider's Preview to the SXSW Film Festival. Insider tips, strategies and advice.
3:30pm, Room 16AB in ACC
- Anne Thompson Book Signing. The author signs copies of her book.
4pm, SX Bookstore in ACC
Interactive Events 10am-9pm
- Gary Vaynerchuk Tells You How to Rock SXSW. Learn to navigate the SX waters like a pro.
12:30pm, Exhibit Hall 5 in ACC
- Austin Kleon Keynote: Show Your Work!. Kleon talks creative process.
2pm, Exhibit Hall 5 in ACC
- Bilingual Communities. Latinos in Tech discuss shaping online communities.
3:30pm, Lantana Ballroom in the Holiday Inn Town Lake
- Interactive Opening Party. Don't forget to put this on your schedule for tonight!
8pm, Palmer Events Center
Convergence Events 12:30pm-6pm
- Convergence Programming in the ACC. Convergence brings the worlds of SXSW together and is open to all badge types.
12:30pm-6pm, 18ABCD & Ballroom D & Day Stage & Austin Suite
- First Day of SXsports. The sports world through a SXSW lens.
2pm-6pm, The Driskill and ACC
- Hunting for Elephants: Creating Enterprise Value in Sports Media. Peter Guber brings his expertise to the inaugural day of our newest Convergence Track.
3:30pm, Room 18ABCD in ACC
Open to the Public 10am-9pm
- Digital Creative Job Market. Connect with professionals from around the world.
10am, Ballrooms ABC in ACC
- SXSW Create. All originality, all yours.
11am-6pm, City Terrace and West Pincer Lounge at the Long Center
- SXSW Gaming Expo. Real life Mario Kart, you guys.
1pm-9pm, Exhibit Halls 1 & 2 at Palmer Events Center
- These events are open to the public with free Guest Pass wristbands, available in advance or on-site.
Photo by Julie Couchman