The 20th annual Interactive Innovation Awards celebrate and honor the most exciting tech developments in the connected world. Discover 2016’s best new work at the Finalist Showcase on Sunday, March 12. Then toast the winners at the Interactive Innovation Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, March 14 as we recognize all the incredible speakers, trends, innovations, and ideas that are brought to Austin each year.
The Interactive Innovation Awards are 13 categories and 7 special honors ranging from achievements in digital design to health technology to privacy & security, from the Internet of Everything, to the sharing economy, to developments in 3D printing, from visual and audio media, to augmented and virtual reality, and beyond. Innovators from across the digital industry enter their exciting new work in the competition, which is open to all projects, products, and developments launched or made in calendar year of 2016.
Our panel of judges then carefully evaluate every entry and select five finalists in each of the 13 categories, and the 65 total finalists are announced in January, 2017. In addition to earning 2 complimentary SXSW Interactive registrations, finalists also secure their demo space at the Interactive Innovation Awards Finalist Showcase in which to exhibit their work on Sunday, March 12.
As part of the 20th annual Interactive Innovation Awards, the 2nd annual Interactive Innovation Awards Finalist Showcase brings 2016’s best, most forward-thinking projects to your fingertips! The 65 finalists across our 13 Award categories exhibit their work for SXSW registrants, who vote to determine the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Meanwhile, our panel of Interactive Innovation Awards judges vote to determine the winners of each of the 13 categories.
Come discover the 65 Finalists in the Interactive Innovation Awards, with hands-on demos of these trendsetting new contributions to the connected world. Then, vote for your favorite pick and join us as we reveal the winners in each category at the Interactive Innovation Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
Hotel Information for Finalists
If you are selected as an Innovation Awards finalist, you have access to a limited number of rooms being protected for finalists through SXSW Housing & Travel. Rooms are limited to one per registrant and will sell out fast, so be sure to make your hotel reservation as soon as you are registered. Requests can be completed in your Shopping Cart or SXsocial account. In the meantime, check out SXSW Housing & Travel for more information about our hotels, pricing, reservation policies, and travel information.