On Thursday morning of this year's SXSW Music and Media Conference we paid tribute to our friend and colleague, Creative Director Brent Grulke, who passed away last August. It was a lovely celebration, thanks in part to Alan Berg and our pals at Arts + Labor, who produced this video that aired before Dave Grohl's keynote.
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.
- Learn more about SXSW Gaming
- Learn more about Startup Village
- Learn more about the SXSW Interactive Awards
- Learn more about the SXSW Trade Show
If you have yet to experience the hospitality of the #newAmerican Oasis on 6th street, today is the day to make it happen! American Airlines is offering escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Austin during SXSW.
Take a break and enjoy a free massage, while relaxing you can charge your devices in the complimentary charging stations. Once the devices are all juiced back up, take advantage of the free Wi-Fi to stay connected. Speaking of juice, refresh yourself with fresh juice from a local Austin juice bar while you print your latest #SXSW photos at an interactive photo booth.
The Oasis on 6th is a rare spot of #newAmerican hospitality right where it's needed most.
Missed out on picking up your big bag this year? Remember you can download your program guide and pick up your SXSW giveaways on SXswag - the digital, waste-free version of the conference swag bag.
Super sponsors AT&T and American Airlines came together last weekend to create one of the most productive events in all of SXSW 2013 when they hosted the "Travel Hack." AT&T Hackathons bring together accomplished and aspiring developers with tools, expert mentors and others who share their passion and complement their skills to create exciting mobile technology innovations and solution. This particular Hackathon was aimed towards rethinking how mobile apps help us get around the world. They challenged more than 60 developers to create travel apps within a 30-hour coding timeframe that incorporated unreleased APIs from both AT&T and American Airlines, then an expert panel of judges chose the 3 winners from the 15 apps that had been developed and awarded them huge cash prizes.
Only two days left of SXSW Music and Film and there's still so much to see… We know there are a lot of tired feet in this city with places to go, so take a load off and get to your show faster with SXcycles, the official SXSW bike share program! While you're at SXcycles HQ, be sure to check out NBC's Revolution "Power Down" Experience where you can enjoy unplugged gaming—ping pong, shuffle board and corn hole to name a few—interactive art, and a recharge bar (plug-in and avoid the blackout).
New! 2014 dates!
Interactive: March 7–11
Film: March 7–16
Music: March 11–16
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