Scheduled March 8-12, the 2013 SXSW® Interactive Festival will feature five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders, the SXSW Trade Show and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new digital works, video games and innovative ideas the international community has to offer. Join us for the most energetic, inspiring and creative event of the year.
by Robert Adam MayerSXSW Interactive is very excited to announce that the hilarious Aisha Tyler will emcee the 16th annual SXSW Interactive Awards ceremony presented by Bloomfire on Tuesday, March 12 in the Austin Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Austin Downtown. Winners of this year's Interactive Awards competition will be announced at the ceremony.
Tyler voices the character of sexy super spy Lana Kane on FX’s hit animated series Archer. Debuting in 2010 as the highest-rated new show in FX history, Archer continues to receive widespread and effusive critical praise. The award-winning show launches its fourth season January 17. Tyler is also co-host of CBS’ Emmy-nominated hit show The Talk, the fastest growing show in daytime television; and co-stars with Stuart Townsend in the action adventure TV series, XIII, based on the internationally best-selling graphic novel of the same name. The second season of XIII airs on the REELZ network Spring 2013.
As a returning Super Sponsor of SXSW, Esurance is offering one lucky person the chance to be their official correspondent through The SXSW Dream Gig.
The winner of The SXSW Dream Gig will score a 10-night stay at the Hilton Austin, a Platinum Badge, an iPad®, and $2,000 in travel money. In return, the official correspondent for Esurance will cover the entire SXSW scene, contribute to a series of daily videos, and share their observations and insights with the world.
It's hard to imagine SXSW without its longest running Super Sponsor. We're proud to announce the return of Miller Lite as the Official Beer of SXSW. It's lucky number 13 for Miller Lite, with 2013 marking 13 years of SXSW sponsorship.
Just as in years past, registrants will be able to enjoy Miller Lite at events across the board in Music, Film, and Interactive alike. Miller Lite will also be giving out free badges and providing great opportunities for access to parties and events throughout SXSW.
Tina Roth Eisenberg by Julia Robbs
We are excited to reveal that Tina Roth Eisenberg will deliver the keynote address on Sunday, March 10 at the Interactive Festival.
Eisenberg grew up in mountainous Switzerland, influenced by renowned Swiss design and a lot of fresh air. She is often referred
to as "swissmiss," her popular design blog, which she runs out of Brooklyn, broadcasting with a European viewpoint and a love for clean, Swiss functional design. Swiss-miss.com has a growing audience of 1.3 million monthly unique readers from all over the world and was selected by The Times as one of the world's Top 50 design blogs.
The SXSW 2013 Trade Show is officially sold out! However, there are still great opportunities to showcase your brand at SXSW exhibitions. The SXSW Gaming Expo features the latest and greatest in gaming and geek culture. The Music Gear Expo is bigger than ever this year, with more space, new features, and of course, the best gear in the industry. In addition, new for 2013, we are introducing The Market at Auditorium Shores, the No. 1 place at SXSW for cutting edge art and fashion vendors.