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Fast Company & SXSW Present: An Oral History of SXSW Interactive

Two decades ago, when SXSW Interactive (then the SXSW Multimedia Conference) started, the “festival” consisted of a handful of panels and a few hundred attendees housed in the meeting space of one hotel in downtown Austin. Today, SXSWi has become a launching pad for startups -- including Twitter and Foursquare...

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Written by Corinna Burford | February 19, 2014

Benefit Your Social Enterprise by Meeting With The Pros!

The SXSW Social Good Hub was created to connect professionals at SXSW who are working towards common good. Gain valuable insight from our lineup of seasoned professionals across industries Monday, March 10th at Bungalow. Meet with experts from, The United Nations Foundation, Whole Planet Foundation, branding and political...

2014 SXsports Session Spotlight: Stop Pricing Tickets Like It’s 1999

A new element for the 2014 event, SXsports has already generated tons of buzz. So who is speaking on this special track of convergence programming? This installment of the Session Spotlight features Qcue founder and CEO Barry Kahn. At SXSW 2014, his dual presentation titled ...

Pick up your SXSW badge at one of the two satellite locations on March 6 and March 7
Written by Hugh Forrest | February 19, 2014

SXSW Badge Pick-Up: Take Advantage of Our Satellite Locations on March 6 and 7!

Badge pick-up for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival begins Thursday, March 6 at 9:00 am in Exhibit Hall 1 on the first floor of the Austin Convention Center (500 East Cesar Chavez).

Or, you can pick up your badge at either of the two satellite locations — where...

At SXSW 2014, Megan Kushner explores questions of poverty in America
Written by Megan Simpson | February 19, 2014

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Listening to People in Need - Lessons for America

This installment of the Session Spotlight features Megan Kashner, a clinical social worker and an MBA. Kashner has spent her career walking alongside low-income families in America and effecting change, transformation and innovation in the systems and approaches to addressing poverty and self-determined success. As a social entrepreneur...

Richard Goldsmith talks about the maker movement at SXSW 2014
Written by Megan Simpson | February 18, 2014

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Maker Culture & Digital Marketing

Richard Goldsmith has more than 15 years of experience in digital, working for brands like Microsoft, Capital One, Jim Beam and Craftsman to change the way they engage with their consumers. Previously, as a journalist for USA Today, he developed an eye for identifying...