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How South by Southwest transformed Austin

South by Southwest prides itself on its scruffy roots. A conference dreamed up in 1986 by a few journalists to bring attention to Austin’s boisterous live music scene. A film festival that epitomized the spirit of a handful of fiercely independent local filmmakers. Show More Summary

SXSW Announces Nile Rodgers As Keynote Speaker For 2017, Adds Over 200 Additional Artists

Nile Rodgers has been announced as a Keynote Speaker for the 2017 of the South By Southwest Music Festival and Conference, along with more than 200 additional artists. Rodgers, a multi-Grammy Award-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist joins previously announced Zane Lowe as a 2017 Music Keynote. Show More Summary

808 documentary gets release as Apple exclusive in December

Think of it as a Christmas movie for electronic music nerds. Alexander Dunn’s documentary 808 finally gets to the rest of us in December, having premiered in 2015 at South by Southwest. The film isn’t so much the story of the drum machine itself as it is its musical transmission. Show More Summary

Off Duty Shot At

And returns fire: A man was taken to a hospital in critical condition following a shooting by Chicago police on the Far Southwest Side, authorities said.It happened about 3 p.m. in the 11100 block of South Troy Street in the city's Mount...Show More Summary

Apple Music’s Zane Lowe revealed as keynote speaker for SXSW next year

2 months agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Apple Music creative director and Beats 1 head Zane Lowe has today been announced as a keynote speaker for the 2017 South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The event takes place from March 10th through March 19th, though it’s unclear when Lowe’s presentation will be (via Billboard). more… Filed under: Apple

‘Bone’ cartoonist aims to create the South by Southwest of comics

IF IT’S GOOD enough for movies or music, then why not for comics? The idea of a film festival taking over a town for a few days doesn’t sound so novel in North America, but the notion of non-superhero cartoons and sequential storytelling swarming a metropolis for several days can still sound like something out […]

The SXSW ecosystem is embracing a biotech wave

A look at the expanding biotech landscape at SXSW. South By Southwest (SXSW) is a music, film, and interactive festival that happens in Austin, Texas every March. Since its inception in 1987, it has evolved to become a launching pad for a wide range of innovative technologies (Figure 1-1). Figure 1-1. Show More Summary

$30,000, a 'crash pad' and lots of business cards: A startup CEO's guide to SXSW Eco

AUSTIN — Geostellar Inc. CEO David Levine has the kind of South By Southwest success story of which startup founders dream. He launched the company at SXSW in March 2013 and also signed his first customer there. Now the business, which...Show More Summary

South by South Lawn: My Day with the President

I'm fresh off an invigorating, inspiring day at the first ever South by South Lawn, which in words from the White House was "an event inspired by South by Southwest, [bringing] together creators, innovators, and organizers who work day...Show More Summary

What did 'South by South Lawn' accomplish?

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

As a follow-up to South by Southwest, President Obama invites techies to the White House to brainstorm about solving big problems.

Hurricane Matthew Reschedules South Carolina High School Championships

By Braden Keith on SwimSwam With Hurricane Matthew looming in the waters southwest of the United States, the South Carolina High School State Championship meet... Read the full story on SwimSwam: Hurricane Matthew Reschedules South Carolina High School Championships

The White House gathered tech leaders to tackle society's biggest problems

2 months agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

Last March, President Barack Obama issued a challenge to techies gathered in Austin for the South By Southwest festival: Stop ignoring Washington as uncool and put your talents to work on “new approaches to solve some of the big problems...Show More Summary

Obama: Climate change will be an 'important test for humanity and our political system’

As the culmination of the White House’s South by South Lawn, a festival celebrating arts and innovation in the style of South by Southwest, President Obama devoted an entire hour to a discussion about climate change. Sharing the stage with climate scientist Dr. Show More Summary

A farewell to Meerkat from those who called it a community of friends

Meerkat is dead. The mobile app that ignited a live-steaming revolution when it made its debut at South by Southwest 2015 was removed from the iOS and Android app stores Friday.  Its funeral has been long awaited as the app battled for attention with Twitter's Periscope and Facebook Live. Show More Summary

WATCH SXSL Live: Obama’s music festival and innovation conference on the White House lawn

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

President Obama is hosting a miniature version of the South by Southwest festival on the White House lawn on Monday. Called South by South Lawn (SXSL), the festival features a mix of innovators and popular musicians including the Dap-Kings and the Lumineers. Here is the full schedule: 9:45 AM: Hard...

South by South Lawn: An Interactive Discussion

South by South Lawn, an event inspired by South by Southwest®, is bringing together creators, innovators, and organizers who work day in and day out to improve the lives of their fellow Americans and people around the world. Join the...Show More Summary

Jobs: Rethinking Our Narrow Definition

One thing that Democrats and Republicans agree on is job creation equals good. Ronald Reagan famously said, "I believe the best social program is a job." A couple of months ago I heard President Obama speak at South by Southwest. After an hour of ideas and facts, one still stands out four months later. Show More Summary

President Obama Is Hosting A South By Southwest Spin-Off At The White House

You can nominate yourself or a friend to attend South by South Lawn. [ more › ]

Lee Daniels To Give Film Keynote At SXSW 2017

The South By Southwest organization has announced featured speakers and sessions, and the first wave of musical performers for the festival’s 2017 edition, with Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels tapped to deliver the film keynote....Show More Summary

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