South By Southwest Interactive News

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016

Investor Steve Jurvetson to Speak at Startup Village

Closing out the first day of SXSW Interactive Startup Village® is successful investor and billionaire Steve Jurvetson, who will be hosting a solo session titled Accelerating Change and the Future of Technology. From Moore's Law to deep learning, AI, and space exploration, Jurvetson will be discussing various factors affecting the...

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016

Session Preview: Your Brain on Virtual Reality

Written by Megan Collyer

Native Austinite, Zoltan Nadasdy, is an active researcher in the field of neuroscience. He uses virtual reality as a tool for studying the neuronal mechanisms of spatial cognition, as well as for understanding how our brain responds to virtual reality. His projects explore clinical applications of virtual and augmented realities....

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...

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016

SXSW Interactive Goes Analog with American Greetings

We live in a digital world where we’ve never had more ways to connect and for some reason, we feel more disconnected than ever. From March 12 – 14, 2016, American Greetings will host “Analog," a unique event featuring activities and live tutorials celebrating the roots of today’s digital technology.

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016

Session Preview: Partners for Successful On-Demand Grocery Delivery

Written by Megan Collyer

Nilam Ganenthiran serves as Vice President of Business Development & Strategy at Instacart leading their efforts to develop sustainable partnerships with retailers, consumer packaged good manufacturers, content providers, payment processors and other technology startups. Instacart provides customers with grocery delivery in one-hour. Under Ganenthiran’s leadership, Instacart established and solidified its...

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Announced as SXSW Keynotes

Written by Hugh Forrest

SXSW is honored to announce President Barack Obama will appear as part of a Keynote Conversation at SXSW Interactive on Friday, March 11 and First Lady Michelle Obama will be the opening Keynote at SXSW Music on Wednesday, March 16. This marks the first time in the 30-year history of...