SXSW Interactive Festival sessions are held at numerous venues in Downtown Austin. Each of these venues is focused around a particular theme to make the event easier to navigate and help attendees strategically explore the many sessions that may interest them. By design, this schema also allows registrants to maximize their experience by stepping outside of their comfort zone and visiting a neighboring venue, thus exposing them to different and exciting areas of creativity.
We'll provide the roadmap, it's up to you to choose your own adventure. Spend a day surrounding yourself with like-minded registrants who share a specific passion or interest, and the next exploring an area of the industry about which you might not be as familiar.
Also, remember that almost all of the SXSW Interactive venues will live stream the daily Keynote, so if you're not at the Austin Convention Center at 2:00 pm, look no further than to a simulcast room near you!
SXSW Interactive Festival Shuttle System
With so much great content at so many different locations, easy mobility from venue to venue is essential at SXSW. Registrants can maximize their experience and take in as much of the event as possible via the Interactive Festival Shuttle System. These brightly labeled buses empower badge holders to get from location to location as quickly as possible. Shuttles run every 5–10 minutes and you can even watch their movement in real time via the map on the SXSW mobile app. Need more information on how this works? Stay tuned to the SXSW website for exact routes and run-times for the Interactive Festival Venue Shuttle System for 2015.