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Wednesday Jul 1st, 2015

PanelPicker Spotlight: Success Stories from SXSW Film 2015

Written by Austin Nauert

It’s time to get started on your proposals for PanelPicker, our easy and free, two-step process that lets you shape programming for the SXSW Film Conference. To give you some inspiration, we’re looking back at three PanelPicker success stories from last year’s entries and telling you what we liked...

Wednesday Jul 1st, 2015

SXSW Music PanelPicker: Success Stories & Tips for 2016

Written by Bobby Nall

SXSW Music PanelPicker, the online process for submitting SXSW conference sessions, is now open!

Every year, we get hundreds of fantastic ideas from you, the bright minds of the music industry, and they become the bedrock of our Conference programming. But what makes some ideas stand out from the...

Tuesday Jun 30th, 2015

Trends at SXSW 2016: Continued Strong Focus on Startups

Written by Hugh Forrest

SXSW Interactive provides a great platform for both reflecting current tech industry trends as well as launching new ones. The continued rise of the startup ecosystem is one the many trends that we predict will be very prominent in March 2016 in Austin. Much of this startup-related focus will...

Tuesday Jun 30th, 2015

BEN OTTEWELL WRITES & RECORDS NEW SONG AT SXSW 2015

Written by Rory Burbeck

For the past few SXSW Music Festivals, Arthur brought SongCraft Presents to Austin to team up with several official showcasing artists. As part of this project, we’re excited to premiere a new track from Ben Ottewell (from English indie rock group Gomez). Listen to the track, titled “Sugarcoat,” above....