500 E Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, Texas 78701

What is the SXSW Interactive Festival?
The SXSW Interactive Festival offers five days of panels, keynote discussions, Trade Show, and exciting evening events. Attendees benefit from hands-on, how-to training as well as long-term, big-picture analysis in an atmosphere that charges creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. More to the point, coming to SXSW Interactive is a great way to recharge your creativity.

Where does the SXSW Interactive Festival occur?
Daytime panel programming (as well as the Trade Show & Exhibition) takes place at the Austin Convention Center (500 E. Cesar Chavez) in downtown Austin. Evening events occur at various nightspots around the city.

Who attends this event?
SXSW Interactive appeals to uber-geeks and digital creatives who push the cutting edge of technological change. The event appeals to content developers, web designers, programmers, bloggers, wireless innovators, gamers, tech entrepreneurs, investors, and educators. Even if you are not a technical person, you will benefit from the outside-the-box thinking that thrives at SXSW.

What kind of topics are covered at the event?
Panel topics cover everything from web design, usability, and blogging to wireless innovation and new technology business models. Other panels focus on more general topics that are nonetheless relevant to the digital creatives who attend SXSW Interactive. Discovering new ideas that lead us to a better future is the underlying theme on all of this programming.

Most Hotels sold out, but rooms are still available: >>http://www.airbnb.com/travel/austin/tx?af=2&c=up

Official Website: http://sxsw.com

Added by kathrynyu on March 17, 2008



Had fun last year: http://www.istrategylabs.com/iheartcavemencom-launch-party-rocks-sxsw-2008/

Next year...more funnnner?



Gets better every year!


There are rumors of a BarCampBankAustin1 taking place at the same time. Good idea :)


Last year's event rocked!

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Wouldn't miss it for the world!

Jim Callender

Booked up today, kind of hard to stay away from all the fun and antics in Austin ;)


Can't wait. Don't forget to get your hotel rooms NOW, they book up fast.


Loved it! Bryan Le Bon played on Thursday! Im going next year too, hope he is there as well as some other great bands.


make a love


Get to SXSW by March 11 for PubCon (March 11-13). The SXSW March 13 - 17. See you there!

How can we have the organizers go green and stop the bags full of junk? I know they need sponsors but I rather get a memory stick with the agenda and the rest of info. If other conference can do it, why not SXSW?



Time for the 4th annual SXNW geek fest at SXSW Interactive 2009!


this one time, at geek camp...


heck yes I'll be there ;)

cassondra s

First time going & giddy with delight.


This is my second SXSW. I can't wait. :)


hey, sleepydog and myself will be in town and toby is having a birthday - wine, cheese and a smaller crowd - get ya invite! :)



I'm very excited to be attending this! First time.. Any tips or suggestions let me know.

Interested 1114