Deadline Day: April 13 is the Last Day to Apply to Speak at SXSW V2V

Written by Kelly Krause | April 13, 2014

Watch the Lauren Bush Lauren video from SXSWV2V 2013

This week, we've shared great content from 2013 SXSW V2V speakers like Ethan Duggan, Roman Karachinsky and Dave Knox. Today we bring you Social Entreprenuer, Lauren Bush Lauren of FEED Projects, who delivered the closing keynote remarks at last year's event. 

Lauren joined Inc. contributing editor Donna Fenn to talk about how she turned a simple burlap bag into a powerful tool for fighting world hunger. As helm of a company that has donated $6 million and 60 million meals to school children worldwide, Lauren shared with the audience the many struggles and acheivements of bulding a new brand and explained the importance of staying authentic to your brand and mission. You can watch her 2013 SXSW V2V video here.

If you want to join the roster of speakers for SXSW V2V 2014, then please enter your idea by 11:59pm CDT on Sunday, April 13. Public voting and comments will run Monday, April 21 through Friday, May 9, with a major programming announcement on Wednesday, May 21. 

Lastly, if you're a startup or entrepreneur, don't forget that the deadline to apply to the second annual V2Venture pitch competition is also 11:59pm CDT on Sunday, April 13. The second annual SXSW V2Venture pitch competition will take place on Wednesday, July 16. Want to see who has been involved in this event before? Click here to see results from the 2013 V2Venture competition.