Press About the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival: Forbes Calls It a Concentrated Learning Experience

Written by Hugh Forrest | April 22, 2014

Read Lawton Ursrey's account in Forbes of SXSW lessons learned

Thousands of representatives from electronic and traditional media outlets descend on Austin every spring to report on all the creativity, innovation and inspiration that happens at the SXSW Interactive Festival. Other content about the event is published via personal and company blog posts.

One of our favorite recap essays comes from Lawton Ursrey, a contributor at Forbes. In his “9 Lessons I Learned at SXSW” blog post, he writes:

I was fortunate enough to attend SXSW last week, and if you’ve never been, I highly recommend it. Not only is it one of the greatest annual gatherings of leading thinkers in digital, music, and film, it’s a concentrated learning experience at all levels. With so many intriguing individuals and genius ideas, I wanted to cram in as much as I could. Each second of my day was booked with sessions on a wide variety of topics, but here, in no particular order, are a few of my notes from areas that resonated with me. Some are reminders of the importance of things I’m doing now, and some are actionable notes for things I will be implementing into my personal and professional lifestyle this year.

Want to be part of SXSW Interactive in Austin next spring? Then mark your calendar for March 13-17, 2015 — and don’t forget to purchase your badge in early August 2014 when the registration process begins.

Or, get a taste of the March event much sooner by attending SXSW V2V, which occurs July 13-16 in Las Vegas.

Other compelling press accounts from SXSW Interactive 2014 include: