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!If you are in the San Francisco area this coming Monday, May 20,
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.
- 2014 PanelPicker Entry Process Begins July 1
- 2014 Registration Season Opens early August
- Watch 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival Video Content
- SXSW V2V in Las Vegas: August 11-14, 2013
Attend the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival for FREE by getting involved in our scholarship program. Now in its fourth year, this scholarship program leverages the knowledge of the international SXSW community. More specifically, we ask the international community to help us identify some of the non-profit heros from across the United States and around the world who are using digital tools to help empower the less fortunate members of our community. Complete details on the 2014 scholarship program for SXSW Interactive Festival will be announced via this website in early August – stay tuned for complete details here!
Steve Case, one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists, and a pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life, will deliver the Tuesday, August 13 Keynote for SXSW V2V.
Recently called "one of the nation's greatest entrepreneurs" by CNBC, Steve Case is Chairman and CEO of Revolution, Co-Founder of America Online and Chairman of The Case Foundation.
Steve co-founded America Online (AOL) in 1985, when the Internet was in its infancy. Under Steve’s leadership, AOL became the world’s largest and most valuable Internet company, and helped drive the worldwide adoption of a medium that has transformed business and society. AOL’s early focus on ease of use and social media set the stage for its rapid growth, and at its peak nearly half of Internet users in the United States used AOL. In 1992, AOL became the first Internet company to go public, and was the best performing stock of the 1990s, with a 11,616% return. Steve then negotiated what remains the largest merger in business history, bringing together AOL and Time Warner in a transaction that gave AOL shareholders a majority stake in the combined company. To facilitate the merger, Steve agreed to step down as CEO when the merger closed.
The entry process for the 2014 SXSW PanelPicker begins Monday, July 1. Based on our numbers from last year, SXSW Interactive expects to receive more than 3000 speaking proposals before this entry process closes at the end of the day on Friday, July 26. So, how to make your idea stand out from the crowd? One important aspect of the PanelPicker process is the video component. In other words, be sure to include a compelling video of the presenter (or, the main speaker) as part of your PanelPicker application. Ideally this video explains the proposal in greater depth and lets viewers understand how great a public speaker you are. Remember that we value passion and energy at SXSW – so make sure these attributes shine through in the video that accompanies your application. For more info on this process, please refer to the PanelPicker FAQ.
Making new media content more accessible to more people has always been a popular programming topic at the SXSW Interactive Festival. To this end, we are excited about the upcoming John Slatin AccessU event at St. Edwards University in Austin. Scheduled May 14-16, this event is organized by our friends at Knowbility (who you may have visited with at the SXSW Trade Show).
New! 2014 dates!
Interactive: March 7–11
Film: March 7–16
Music: March 11–16
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