Convergence

Tuesday Jan 13th, 2015

Tuesday Keynote and More All-Star Programming Added to 2015 Event

Written by Aurora Blase

Dr. Astro Teller currently oversees Google[x], Google’s moonshot factory for building magical, audaciously impactful ideas that can be brought to reality through science and technology.

Before joining Google, Astro was the co-founding CEO of Cerebellum Capital, Inc, an AI-based investment management firm. Previously, Astro was the co-founding CEO of BodyMedia,...

Wednesday Aug 26th, 2015

Comedic Politics: Julia Louis-Dreyfus at SXSW 2015 [Video]

Written by Hugh Forrest

Need a break from the insanity of current presidential politics? Then watch 50 minutes of Julia Louis-Dreyfus from SXSW 2015. The star of the art-imitates-life HBO series VEEP, Louis-Dreyfus discusses the comedy of politics and the politics of comedy. Asking the questions that foster this humorous conversation is Anne Fulenwider,...

Tuesday Aug 25th, 2015

SXSW Film Submission Tips: Submitting a Food, Sports, or Style Related Film

SXSW creates a one-of-a-kind experience for many reasons, but most importantly, it creates an unparalleled gathering of film, tech, and music creatives. This intersection between SXSW Music, SXSW Film, and SXSW Interactive draws a unique audience to the SXSW Film Festival and we love when film screenings intersect with SXSW...

Tuesday Aug 25th, 2015

Inside the PanelPicker: TV as We Know it is Dying

Written by Hugh Forrest

While the SXSW PanelPicker helps decide the bulk of content for the 2016 SXSW Interactive Festival, it also helps us identify general industry trends before they become more obvious. In some cases, however, the trends that we see in the PanelPicker mimic trends that are already fairly apparent.

Monday Aug 24th, 2015

Trends at SXSW: More Convergence than Ever

Written by Hugh Forrest

SXSWeek brings together creative professionals from three main sectors: Interactive, Film and Music. But where do these industry leaders get the best opportunities to learn, mix, mingle and network while they are in Austin? The ambitious slate of Convergence programming provides one of the best venues for such interactions...

Friday Aug 7th, 2015

Inside SXSW 2016: New VR/AR Track Runs March 16–17

Written by Hugh Forrest

SXSW Interactive Festival has always sought to showcase the industry’s most creative, most innovative and most inspirational new ideas. With this lofty goal in mind, we are constantly tweaking, changing, re-thinking and re-imagining the March in Austin experience. Amongst many new features planned for the 2016 event, the new...

Monday Jul 27th, 2015

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Announced as 2016 SXsports Featured Speaker

Written by Andrew McNeill

SXsports returns for Year 3 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin from Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13, 2016. The competition for the places in the starting lineup is well underway with killer session ideas entered into the SXSW PanelPicker, but we’re ecstatic to kick off...

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