South By Southwest Interactive News

Monday Aug 10th, 2015

LAUNCHedu Application Open: Education Startups Apply

Written by Jessica MacCall

As new technologies and solutions continue to shake up the education landscape, startups are poised to disrupt and improve traditional models for learning. In just a few years, the education industry has become a top targeted vertical for VC funders. Beyond investors, schools and educators are increasingly on the look...

Friday Aug 7th, 2015

Inside SXSW 2016: New VR/AR Track Runs March 16–17

Written by Hugh Forrest

SXSW Interactive Festival has always sought to showcase the industry’s most creative, most innovative and most inspirational new ideas. With this lofty goal in mind, we are constantly tweaking, changing, re-thinking and re-imagining the March in Austin experience. Amongst many new features planned for the 2016 event, the new...

Thursday Aug 6th, 2015

Being Happy at SXSW with Gretchen Rubin [Interview]

Written by Hugh Forrest

Author of The Happiness Project and Better than Before, Gretchen Rubin has emerged as one of the Internet generation’s most prominent voices for self-help and self-improvement. The strength of her voice comes not only from its clarity of tone — it also comes from its sheer volume. Above...

Wednesday Aug 5th, 2015

Explore SXSW Eco 2015 through Communications Theme

Written by Amanda Shaftel

At SXSW Eco, you can expect fascinating and informative sessions on the technologies and designs that drive social, economic and environmental change. This week, SXSW Eco is taking you through their Communications programming. Communications is a very relevant component of our programming, as it bridges the gap between ideas and...