The 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival is almost here! Get the most out of this year's event by browsing the digital version of the information-packed Program Guide before you pick up the physical version of this book. How do you obtain the digital version of this all-important SXSW-related bible? It's easy – just download your copy via the <a href="http://social.sxsw.com/swag">SXSwag bag</a> that is accessible when you activate your <a href="http://social.sxsw.com/">SXSocial account</a>. Once on-site, be sure to pick up your print copy of this fabulous resource (along with a Pocket Guide) when you pick up your badge at the <a href="http://goo.gl/maps/UcFGj">Austin Convention Center</a> or the <a href="http://goo.gl/maps/CyHmK">Palmer Events Center</a> (Palmer registration open Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8). In the meantime, check out the features below: <img src="/sites/default/files/news/image/Cover%20art%202013_450%20column.png" width="450" height="582" alt="SXSW Interactive cover art" title="SXSW Interactive cover art" /> * Use the Interactive Table of Contents, Hyperlink and Advertiser Indexes to quickly navigate the digital Program Guide * Search for speakers or sessions * Read Keynote speaker bios and Q+As * Get directions / maps to locations by clicking on addresses or locations on maps * Refer to FAQs * View parties, comedy, events, lounges, networking and programming listings with date / time / location info * Get transportation / shuttle information and maps * Get a preview of the trade show exhibitors * Learn about SXSW Interactive Awards shows and competitions * Create an account with <a href="http://www.uberflip.com/">Uberflip</a> to bookmark pages and make notes * See what our Advisory board's best tips are for getting the most out of the festival before you leave home * Schedule at a Glance of IA Festival Highlights * See the 20 Years of Interactive timeline Illustration by Yao Xiao * Read about Big Bag Artist, Jessica Hagy * Check out SXSW 2013 Interactive Venue Poster art * Commemorative infographic poster ONLY available in print edition Get all this and more before you leave home. Take a look at the SXSW Interactive Program Guide and plan your 2013 event today!