Session Spotlight

SXsports Warmup - The Basketball Tournament: A New Model for Sports?

On this week’s SXsports Session Warmup, we spoke to Luke Bonner, former professional basketball player and SXSW veteran. Bonner discussed his overseas basketball career, his post-basketball life, what he expects from SXsports, and, of course, his panel at SXsports 2015.

In his session The Basketball Tournament: A New...

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Written by Megan Simpson | February 25, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: A Million Medicis – Funding the content Revolution

David Dylan Thomas believes that we've gotten so used to treating digital content like physical goods, that we've forgotten how different they are…and how unsustainable that business model can be. In his Core Conversation, A Million Medicis: Funding the content Revolution Thomas will explore new directions for content consumption...

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Written by Megan Simpson | February 24, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Green Screen UX – Designing for Context

Justin Smith of Atlanta, Georgia will take the stage at this year’s Festival with his solo presentation titled, Green Screen UX: Designing for Context. A Senior UX Architect at Cartoon Network, Smith aims to bring fun and interesting examples to his presentation. His session, about designing from a...

Economist Paul Krugman & Win Butler Confirmed for Discussion on the Celebrity Economy in Music

How will artists make money in ten years? Twenty-five years? Economist and The New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has been confirmed to speak during the 2015 SXSW Music Conference about the future of the music economy on Thursday, March 19 at 12:30PM in Austin Convention Center Room 18ABC....

Written by Megan Simpson | February 23, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Art Vs. Purpose – Innovation in Marketing

Solo speaker Leigh Christie of Brooklyn, is an artist and engineer. This year at SXSW, he encourages attendees to bring their “creative hats” and join him for his session, Art Vs. Purpose: Innovation in Marketing. Christie says no prior knowledge is needed to understand the talk’s contents, as...

Written by Megan Simpson | February 23, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Mosh Pit of Experts 2015 – The Future of Social

According to Austinite Sean McDonald, enough with the pontificating panel! In a rapid and fast-paced session, titled, Mosh Pit of Experts 2015: The Future of Social he and the other panelists, aim to put the audience in the hot seat as the experts on the future of social....

Written by Megan Simpson | February 20, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: We’re All ADHD – Social Media & Attention Disorders

Husband and wife team, Dr. Michael Pietrus and Lizz Pietrus, will present We’re All ADHD: Social Media & Attention Disorders at this year’s SXSW Interactive Festival. The duo brings varied experience to the presentation: Lizz Pietrus has worked in social strategy for nearly ten years, and has...

Experimental Legends The Residents Confirmed for SXSW

Iconic experimental legends The Residents are coming to SXSW 2015!

The avant art collective - known for their groundbreaking work as originators of performance art and music videos - will perform at SXSW Music on Friday, March 20th at The Paramount Theatre (713 Congress). Tickets are on sale to...

SXSW 2015 Speaker: Sir Mix-A-Lot
Written by Rory Burbeck | February 20, 2015

Music Conference Spotlight: Talent & Tech with Sir Mix-A-Lot & More

Sir Mix-A-Lot has been confirmed to join what was already an intriguing lineup of speakers for Talent and Tech: Navigating the New Music Economy during the SXSW Music Conference.

On Wednesday, March 18 at 12:30PM in Austin Convention Center Room 12AB, Sir Mix-A-Lot will speak alongside Maura Corbett (Glen...

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