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Pick up your SXSW badge at one of the two satellite locations on March 6 and March 7
Written by Hugh Forrest | February 19, 2014

SXSW Badge Pick-Up: Take Advantage of Our Satellite Locations on March 6 and 7!

Badge pick-up for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival begins Thursday, March 6 at 9:00 am in Exhibit Hall 1 on the first floor of the Austin Convention Center (500 East Cesar Chavez).

Or, you can pick up your badge at either of the two satellite locations — where...

At SXSW 2014, Megan Kushner explores questions of poverty in America
Written by Megan Simpson | February 19, 2014

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Listening to People in Need - Lessons for America

This installment of the Session Spotlight features Megan Kashner, a clinical social worker and an MBA. Kashner has spent her career walking alongside low-income families in America and effecting change, transformation and innovation in the systems and approaches to addressing poverty and self-determined success. As a social entrepreneur...

Richard Goldsmith talks about the maker movement at SXSW 2014
Written by Megan Simpson | February 18, 2014

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Maker Culture & Digital Marketing

Richard Goldsmith has more than 15 years of experience in digital, working for brands like Microsoft, Capital One, Jim Beam and Craftsman to change the way they engage with their consumers. Previously, as a journalist for USA Today, he developed an eye for identifying...

Filmmakers Dan Beers, Michael Obert and Michael Johnson
Written by Jim Kolmar | February 18, 2014

Filmmakers in Focus - Premature, Song From the Forest and The Wilderness of James

The three very different films featured in today's Filmmakers in Focus, all drawn from the Visions section. As filmmaker Dan Beers says, Premature is essentially "Groundhog Day, but with orgasms". Michael Obert's poetic documentary Song from the Forest follows American Louis Sarno as he makes his life with a Pygmy...

At SXSW 2014, Felicia Harris covers the obesity epidemic in the African American community
Written by Megan Simpson | February 18, 2014

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Hashtag Intervention - Why #BlackGirlsRun

This installment of the Session Spotlight features “Hashtag Intervention: Why #BlackGirlsRun” and new media guru Felicia Harris, Doctoral Intern for New Media at the University of Georgia. Together with Ashley Hicks, Chief Visionary Officer for #BlackGirlsRun, Harris will discuss the power of social media and a...

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