500 E Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, Texas 78701

The SXSW Interactive Festival features five days of exciting panel content and amazing parties. Attracting digital creatives as well as visionary technology entrepreneurs, the event celebrates the best minds and the brightest personalities of emerging technology. Whether you are a hard-core geek, a dedicated content creator, a new media entrepreneur, or just someone who likes being around an extremely creative community, SXSW Interactive is for you!

Official Website: http://2008.sxsw.com/interactive/

Added by yahoo careers on December 3, 2007



It's more like spring break for nerds. Come, if you possibly can.


Coming to Austin all the way from Europe? Check out Kraut by Southwest -- a quick meetup the Monday of SXSWi (right before heading to SXNW).


Will be a panelist this year. Can't wait.


My session was approved! Thank you, crazy SXSW voters!


okay, who is "yahoo careers" and how did they take the event I added, and mess up the name/title - making it the "music" event instead of Interactive?


Looks like it was accidentally merged. I let the team know, and I'm sure it'll get cleared up tomorrow.


I've sent a message to 'yahoo careers' asking them to remove "Music" from the title. I guess you've done the same, Bill?

By the way, Yahoo people, I don't think it's cool to take an event that one of your users added, attach your own name to it and mess around with the name in the process. Not cool at all.


Well, I wasn't really upset about it. I was just curious what happened. Looks like they've changed the title, though instead of being Interactive only, it's for the whole conference. No worries.


That's lame, because I keep having to explain to my boss that I'm not going to a music festival on the company dime, I'm going to an interactive conference. This event description does not help my case.


Can we switch this back to Interactive only? There is already an event for the Music portion; and we can add one for Film, too. Having this one event be for the whole thing messes up my calendar as the dates are different for all three portions of the conference.


Can't wait! Looking forward to finally meeting so many people face-to-face.


WOOT! SXSW here we come...


I'm a SXSW noob! How in the world do you balance the billion events??? I'm already completely overwhelmed- I want to do it all!


RErevealed try Upcoming for that ;)


I want to go this year!


Looks like I'm not going to make this one guys :-(


just booked my flight and am really looking forward to being there...


FINALLY going to get to SXSW after all these years!


I'm right on your heels, C.C.


Are you one of the rare nonprofit* attendees @ SXSWi this year? Hit me up and I'll invite you to our seeeeecret google group where we're saving the world. And stuff.

*Please note that here I am using nonprofit in the do-gooder sense, rather than the my-startup-isn't yet-profitable sense. Right-o. If you're interested in saving the world, whether or not your danged startup is profitable, posse up.


SXSW is the highlight of my year. Ready to keep Austin weird!!


South By gets me all tingly inside


I'll be going again this year as well. If you are on facebook join the SXSW Interactive group!


this is my 1st time at the Interactive after enjoying the Music for years.

Chris Moritz

Long delayed, finally attending. Looking forward to it.

Victor Agreda Jr

it's my first time, please be gentle.


Just remember the SXSW motto:
"What happens at South by Southwest ends up on flickr!"


noob and proud


Still waiting for the OK from the higher ups...Please G-d let me go.


i just registered and got my airfare. I am so excited. See you all there!


First timer. Any tips ?


oh yeah. rock on. :) add me - http://twitter.com/philcampbell - for sxsw information and making "connections while there"



I will be recording footage at the unofficial video site at SXSWVideos.com


As for tips - don't plan, and talk to as many people as possible. And if you are a germ-a-phobe bring some spray hand sanitizer you will be meeting 100's of people! Bring lots of water as well with you. By the end of conference you can easily loose your voice!


We'd like to announce a cool, open bar, all ages, rock and technology event during SXSW Interactive Week 2008: ROCK.OPERA.SXSW - Come rock out at the "Rock Bands Rock Opera" Party!!!

Come join the most rock-and-roll browser in the world, Opera, as we celebrate SXSW Interactive Week 2008 at one of Austin's coolest outdoor ampitheaters, Stubb's, on Monday, March 10, 2008, between 5:30pm and midnight!

This "Rock Bands Rock Opera" SXSW 2008 event will feature several great rock bands from Los Angeles: Gliss, Sabrosa Purr, and Taxi Doll and Austin-natives, Lomita and Oliver Future - a band that was recently rated Best Live Band in Austin. The Norwegian label, Smalltown Supersound, will also supply DJ entertainment at the beginning and end of the evening, and Norwegian fashion by Moods of Norway will be shown on artists throughout the show.

At the show, we'll be showing off the latest versions of My Opera, Opera, Opera Mini, the Wii Internet Channel and some very special new stuff! We are excited to rock with you in Austin, TX at SXSW 2008 and look forward to seeing all of you at our open-bar, all-ages music and technology ROCK.OPERA.SXSW shindig!

For more info on this event, please see:


For more info on ROCK.OPERA events, please visit:


or contact rock at opera.com


Anybody know of any 6 Nations Rugby action going on in Austin on the two Saturdays of SXSW?


Might be helpful for some of you out there: I created an iPhone version of the interactive schedule, which you can find here: http://robballou.com/sxsw/


Thanks Rob! I hope to see you all there.


I assume this is a great place for a new comer to the online business world to network and make connections for investors, business/vendor partners and relationships?


ShawnMon: No, I think you're looking for the Web 2.0 conference. SXSW isn't for you.


I can't wait to see the Parlor Mob, I hear that their stage show is off the hook. This my first time.



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