SXSW recognizes the power of community and strives to engage and contribute to the changing needs of our community with the support of a multitude of organizations.

Check out the latest Community news below including 2016 Community Fund Grant winner interviews, local Austin events, upcoming Meet Ups in a city near you and more.

Saturday, Mar 12, 2016

Watch President Barack Obama's 2016 SXSW Interactive Keynote [Video]

Written by Megan Collyer

After visiting Austin’s own Torchy’s Tacos (during which he ordered not only a Democrat taco, but also a Republican and an Independent from the menu), President Barack Obama stepped onto the stage of Dell Hall at the Long Center today. The President entered to a standing ovation—he is the first...

Thursday, Mar 10, 2016

SXSWedu Closing Program Open to SXSW Interactive Badgeholders

Written by Megan Collyer

Arrived in town early and looking for something to do? Seek no more: attend the SXSWedu Closing Program, open to all SXSW Interactive, Film, Gold and Platinum badgeholders. Join us today at 12:30pm in Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center to hear opening remarks from Paul Reville of the...

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016

David Carr Prize for Emerging Writers: Meet the Finalists

SXSW held an open call for essays for our first-ever David Carr Prize for Emerging Writers this winter and were met with an overwhelmingly outstanding showing of interest. Through this contest, we strive to honor and celebrate the friendship and contributions of David Carr over the years. Carr brought some...

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016

Elephant in the Valley Survey: Lend Your Voice. Deadline is March 4

Written by Aurora Blase

Last week, SXSW Interactive announced Co-Keynotes Michele Madansky and Trae Vassallo – two of the authors of the recently-released “Elephant in the Valley” report that provides strong data documenting the workplace challenges in the tech industry. As part of the SXSW community, you are invited to lend your voice to...