The 2014 SXSW PanelPicker entry process begins in just over three weeks on Monday, July 1. Given our numbers from 2013, we anticipate receiving more than 3000 speaking proposals via this interface by the time it closes at end of day on Friday, July 26. So what is the best way to make your incredible idea stand out from the crowd? In terms of scope of coverage, focusing on depth over width is one of the best ways to make your proposal stand out.
Career-enhancing connections make the SXSW Interactive Festival so special to so many digital creatives. Come to Austin in March to connect yourself (or your company) to the new ideas, new technologies and new business opportunities that will shape the future, as well as game-changing insights from the world's most innovative thought-leaders. Registration for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival opens the first week of August 2013 -- buy your badge early to take advantage of the lowest prices and the best selection of lodging.
- 2014 PanelPicker Entry Process Begins July 1
- 2014 Registration Season Opens early August
- Watch 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival Video Content
- SXSW V2V in Las Vegas: August 11-14, 2013
At the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival, Fu talked about her new book as part of the Featured Speaker lineup. Watch her enlightening talk, which pulls together the lessons she learned in childhood with the wisdom she has gained in her illustrious tech career.
The SXSW Gaming Expo comes to this year's E3, as we are helping out with the WIGI (Women In Games International) S.T.E.A.M. Punk Party on Wednesday, June 12 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.
Made up of female (and male) professionals, WIGI enthusiastically works to promote the inclusion and advancement of women in the global games industry. The WIGI party at E3 on June 12 will focus on one of the core elements of the WIGI agenda – S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) with various interactive displays and installments featuring high‐tech games and attractions to entertain and inspire a technical and creative audience. RSVP for this exciting get-together today!
In March 2013, SXSW ran a Passport promotion encouraging registrants to visit at least 10 specified locations over the course of the 5-day event. Registrants who visited these 10 specified locations (and collected a special stamp at each stop) were entered in a drawing to win a free badge for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival. The lucky two winners from this 2013 Passport promotion were Michi Catanese of Silicon Valley and Stephen Yeh of Atlanta. Also, congrats to our two runner-up winners (Scott Perry and Devi Ekanand), who both received souvenir SXSW 2013 t-shirts.
Did you miss out on purchasing a souvenir t-shirt when you were in Austin in March? Or perhaps you couldn't make it to SXSW this year, but want to pretend that you did. Either way, you are in luck because 2013 (and 2012) merchandise is still available at the SXSW online store with a full range of styles, colors and sizes to give you many different shopping options. Remember that SXSW merchandise makes your summer styles that much cooler!
New! 2014 dates!
Interactive: March 7–11
Film: March 7–16
Music: March 11–16
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