South by Southwest Interactive is one of the largest digital festivals in the world. Anyone who is in the advertising or digital industry should definitely have this event on their bucket list. This is the 21st festival and it takes place from 7-11 March in Austin, Texas. (video)
The festival attracts some of the brightest and most innovative minds in the digital, media, technology, mobile, entrepreneurial and gaming sectors plus lots more. There are hundreds
of different presentations, panel discussions, meet-ups and parties to attend during the five days.
Here is a taste of the SXSW experience.
SXSW is definitely the place to preview future technologies and innovations that will inevitably become the "next big thing".
Some of the keynote speakers
this year include:
- Friday, 7 March, 2pm - Austin Kleon
- Saturday, 8 March, 2pm - Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson
- Sunday, 9 March, 2pm - Anne Wojcicki
- Monday, 10 March, 2pm - Adam Savage
- Tuesday, 11 March, 2pm - Chelsea Clinton
This year I am fortunate to be attending on behalf of Base2
. I will be sharing my experiences day by day so if you are not able to attend this year, make sure you don't miss out on any of the action, follow the happenings here:
Stay tuned for updates live from the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival.