Every March, hundreds of the world's most brilliant thinkers converge on Austin to speak at SXSW Interactive. Singling out just one of these industry experts for "Speaker of the Event" honors can be a daunting task for the SXSW Interactive staff.
Honored at the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards, our selection process for this award relies heavily on the three values that continue to shape SXSW -- innovation, creativity and inspiration.
We are extremely proud of the five individuals who have garnered this "Speaker of the Event" prize to date.
2015 — Martine Rothblatt
2014 — Neil deGrasse Tyson
2013 — Cory Booker
2012 — Stephen Wolfram
2011 — Jane McGonigal
Photo by Diego Donamaria