The ability to establish meaningful connections continues as one of the main reasons so many digital creatives register to attend SXSW Interactive each spring. These connections can lead to new ideas, new opportunities and partnerships, a new round of funding, new companies, jobs, friendships or even a new long-term romantic relationship (it really happens!).
To boost this connection process, SXSW provides several different forums where registrants can meet and mingle. These range from daily Meet Ups that focus on a specific topic, whether you're trying to find your niche or branch out; multi-day lounges where you can relax, get some work done and connect, and a variety of parties to attend where you can unwind after a full day of programming.
2015 Latino Meet Up photo by Kate Meyer