Career-enhancing connections make the SXSW Interactive Festival so special to so many digital creatives. Come to Austin in March to connect yourself (or your company) to the new ideas, new technologies and new business opportunities that will shape the future, as well as game-changing insights from the world's most innovative thought-leaders. Registration for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival opens the first week of August 2013 -- buy your badge early to take advantage of the lowest prices and the best selection of lodging.
David Karp at this year's SXSW. Photo by Rebecca Hedges Lyon
Last spring (shortly after its founder Kevin Systrom spoke at the 2012 SXSW Interactive Festival), Instagram was purchased by Facebook in an amazing $2 billion deal. This spring (shortly after its founder David Karp spoke at the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival), Tumblr has been bought by Yahoo for a cool $1.1. billion. If you missed his session "Building Tools for Creativity" at this year's event, you can check out Karp's talk here.
"I want to die on Mars, but not impact" became one of the most tweeted-about lines from the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival. Nonetheless, the Elon Musk keynote conversation with Chris Anderson in Austin in March offered much much more than this clever soundbite.
Learn about all things South by Southwest by reading our in-house magazine SXSWorld. Featuring lots of photos, stories, in-depth post-event coverage–plus a great cover photo of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds–the May 2013 issue is now available online for free! This May 2013 issue also includes an extensive writeup on Tony Hsieh, the best-selling author who is now leading the Downtown Project. Hear more insights about community-building and customer service from this brilliant visionary on Monday, August 12 when he delivers the Opening Keynote at the first-ever SXSWV2V in Las Vegas.
SXSW Eco's PanelPicker is open for voting! From corporations using biomimicry to better their products to saving forests with paper, the sessions submitted for 2013 are as diverse and exciting as the event itself. Our staff has been hard at work developing new and improved events for this year's conference including:
Photo by Arthur Van Rooy If you are in the San Francisco area this coming Monday, May 20, SXSW V2V would like to buy you a drink. Come on out to Mighty (119 Utah Street) between 6:00pm and 8:00pm to mix with your fellow entrepreneurs, digital creatives and tech professionals, and to learn a little more about what SXSW V2V has in store for its inaugural event in Las Vegas this August. One lucky party goer will win a FREE badge to attend SXSW V2V! Let us know you are coming, RSVP here!