Did you miss out on purchasing a souvenir t-shirt when you were in Austin in March? Or perhaps you couldn't make it to SXSW this year, but want to pretend that you did. Either way, you are in luck because 2013 (and 2012) merchandise is still available at the SXSW online store with a full range of styles, colors and sizes to give you many different shopping options. Remember that SXSW merchandise makes your summer styles that much cooler!
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
Monday, July 1 marks the first day of entry for the 2014 SXSW PanelPicker process.
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 can you ensure that your amazing idea doesn't get lost in the mix? Crafting a great title is an obvious (but often overlooked) aspect of a successful proposal. A great title simply and accurately and succinctly reflects the focus of your idea, such that people can understand what your session will cover even without reading your description.
20/20 Vision speaker series. We couldn't be more thrilled that he will be able to share his vast entrepreneurial experience and vision with our attendees.Alamo Drafthouse CEO and Founder Tim League will joining us in Las Vegas this summer at the inaugural SXSW V2V as a part of our
Tim League graduated from Rice University in 1992 with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Art/Art History. After a two-year stint at Shell Oil in Bakersfield, California, Tim left engineering and opened up his first movie theater. When that theater closed after a short run in 1995, he and his wife Karrie headed to Austin with 200 seats, a projector, screen, speakers and a passion to do it right the second time. They founded the Alamo Drafthouse in 1997, where as CEO League remains committed to providing creative programming and a zero tolerance policy for disruption during the theater experience. League also co-founded Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the United States and recently launched Drafthouse Films, a distribution label committed to releasing provocative, visionary and unusual films from around the world. Past releases include critically-acclaimed comedies FOUR LIONS and KLOWN, the rediscovered classic WAKE IN FRIGHT, and the Oscar-nominated BULLHEAD. When asked about his early qualifications for opening a movie theater, League answered "none, other than really liking movies, which I guess is the most important part." The Alamo Drafthouse is expanding nationwide to New York, San Francisco, Dallas, and Washington DC, with many more on the horizon.
As you all know, just over a week ago a deadly tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma, a town just south of Oklahoma City.
Native Oklahoman Wayne Coyne, lead singer of 2013 Grulke Prize Winning band The Flaming Lips, spoke of the resilience of his fellow citizens and delivered passionate opening remarks at their London show the day after the disaster.
Planning to attend SXSW 2014? Then set a calendar reminder for Thursday, August 1, the day when registration for next year's event officially opens.
Next year's events are sure to be a mix of innovative speakers, groundbreaking films, and all the bands you'll be talking about all summer and beyond.
Registering for SXSW in early August offers two very important advantages -- the biggest discount on registration fees and the best choice of Austin hotel rooms.
New! 2014 dates!
Interactive: March 7–11
Film: March 7–15
Music: March 11–16
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