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.
Community is the heart of everything that we do at the SXSW Interactive Festival. To this end, we are very proud that so many community do-gooders and leaders from the non-profit world congregate in Austin each March for the event. Recognizing the best of the best of these community do-gooders and leaders from the non-profit world is the basis for the annual Dewey Winburne Community Service Award.
Posted below are the 10 honorees for this award for 2013. Several of these honorees came to our attention via the SXSW Interactive Scholarship Program. Please join us on the evening of Sunday, March 10 for a special ceremony for these Dewey Award honorees. The ceremony on Sunday, March 10, 2013 is free and open to the public (a SXSW badge is not required to attend). Stay tuned to this website for more details on location.
Sleeping on the sidewalk is not advised, you may be kicked by a wayward breakdancer. Photo courtesy of Chris Van Loan.
Since late July the SXSW Housing Department has made thousands of hotel reservations for registrants for our events and Austin hotels are nearly sold out for certain SXSW dates. Because events are back-to-back or overlapping, March 8 through 11 dates are difficult to find at a single hotel. You can check the updated list of hotels and their availability online. (SXSWedu registrants–good downtown hotels are still available. Make your reservation when you purchase your registration.)
SXSW 2012 IFC Crossroads House, courtesy Antony Ng
Perennial SXSW Super Sponsor IFC is back for another year of bringing their "Always On - Slightly Off" personality to SXSW Music, Film, and Interactive. SXSW 2013 will see the return of the IFC Crossroads House, a March mainstay for several years running.
Photo by Denise ApplewhiteMany of the digital creatives who attend the SXSW Interactive Festival struggle to manage the delicate balance between work and life. With this challenge in mind, we are very happy to have confirmed Anne-Marie Slaughter as a Featured Session for the 2013 event.
An academic, foreign policy analyst, and public commentator through the old and new media, Slaughter served as Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department from January 2009 until February 2011. She is currently the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Image from SXSW 2012 Film & Interactive Fusion Party, courtesy Jojo Marion
If you are already attending SXSW Film or Interactive take advantage of all that SXSW has to offer by upgrading your badge to Gold or Platinum. Gold badge holders get access to all things Interactive and Film including networking events, film screenings, parties, sessions and more. Gold badge holders get the full SXSW experience by immersing in both events.