South By Southwest® Interactive News

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...

Monday Jul 27th, 2015

SXSWedu Registration Opens August 3

Written by Jessica MacCall

SXSWedu focuses in on the world of teaching and learning, convening a diverse community that ranges everywhere from students, classroom teachers and university professors to policy makers, startups, filmmakers and business leaders. The four-day event takes place in Austin right before SXSW Interactive and Film, March 7-10, 2016.

Monday Jul 27th, 2015

Checking Out Trash and Feeding Giraffes at Texas Disposal Systems

Written by Ellen Burris

The SXSW Sustainability Team was recently invited to tour Texas Disposal Systems which is way more than a garbage dump. We learned so much about what it takes to deal with trash, recycling and compost in a responsible manner, and we got to feed their giraffe "Stretch"....with our mouths....

Wednesday Jul 22nd, 2015

2015 V2Venture Pitch Competition Winners Revealed!

Written by Jessica Cox

Congratulations to all of the winners of the third annual SXSW V2Venture pitch competition! Leah Hunter (Fast Company) and Mohanjit Jolly (DFJ) emceed the competition as contestants went head-to-head to prove they were the most exciting new innovations across five categories. Special thanks to our esteemed panel of judges,...