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SXSW Adds Christiane Amanpour, Alex Rodriguez As Featured Speakers

South by Southwest has announced that CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour and former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez will be added to its lineup of featured speakers. Also joining the confab are Forerunner Ventures...Show More Summary

Wisconsin IMer Cassie Ketterling Verbally Commits to South Dakota

By Anne Lepesant on SwimSwam Cassie Ketterling from Wisconsin's Oak Creek High School and Southwest Aquatic Team has verbally committed to swim for the University of South Dakota. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Wisconsin IMer Cassie Ketterling Verbally Commits to South Dakota

Darren Aronofsky Added To Keynote Speaker Lineup At SXSW 2018

mother! and Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky will make his way to Austin, TX for the 2018 South by Southwest conference and festivals as he has joined the list of keynotes along with previously announced Ta-Nehisi Coates, EstherShow More Summary

Austin Official Is Reprimanded for Avoiding Meetings With Women

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

William Manno, who oversees the South by Southwest festival, was accused of skipping meetings because he thought a colleague had romantic feelings for him.

SXSW 2018 Announces Ta-Nehisi Coates As Keynote; Hasan Minhaj, Mark Cuban As Featured Speakers

Ta-Nehisi Coates is the latest name to be added to the roster of keynote speakers for the 2018 South by Southwest Conference and Festival. The journalist and author joins previously announced keynotes Academy Award-winning Barry Jenkins,...Show More Summary

SXSW 2018 Potential Panels Hint at What's on the Menu

It looks like the event will be addressing sustainability, mental health, and Texas fare South by Southwest is only six short months away, and the giant film, music, and interactive conference is in the midst of settling its content....Show More Summary

Brands’ Digital Transformations Are Leading to More Collaboration and New Business Models

Foursquare made its buzzy launch at the 2009 South by Southwest as a check-in app allowing users to share their current location with their friends. Even though the app faded in popularity over time, the New York-based firm still spends plenty of time focused on its consumer-facing apps. However, watching Foursquare's move into the business-to-business...

Lufthansa Is Creating In-Flight Networking Opportunities for Events Like SXSW and Dmexco

Are airplanes the next big opportunity for branded networking events? Lufthansa hopes so. After testing themed flights for South by Southwest and New York Fashion Week earlier this year, the German airline is creating a handful of flights aimed at passengers who are attending conferences, complete with programming and in-flight Wi-Fi to keep passengers entertained...

‘Moonlight’ Helmer Barry Jenkins Set As Keynote Speaker At SXSW 2018

Oscar-winner filmmaker Barry Jenkins will be among the lineup of keynote and featured speakers at next year’s South by Southwest Conference, which will run March 9-18, 2018. The festival unveiled the first wave of speakers today including psychotherapist...Show More Summary

Watch the Trailer for ‘Barbecue,’ a New Documentary About, Well, Barbecue

It’s coming soon to Netflix A new documentary aims to tell the complete story of humanity’s obsession with cooking meat over flame. Appropriately titled Barbecue, the film premiered at South by Southwest in March, and it’s now available to stream via iTunes and Google Play. Show More Summary

‘The Disaster Artist’ Trailer: You’re Tearing Us Apart, James Franco

By Neil Miller A24 releases a first look at James Franco’s film about the making of Tommy Wiseau’s ‘The Room,’ one of the greatest cinematic disasters of all-time. Following a work in progress screening at South by Southwest in March, the biggest surprise about James Franco’s The Disaster Artist wasn’t that people were saying that it was good. Show More Summary

Silicon Valley's old boy power structure is getting toppled and the repercussions will be huge

When Chris Sacca took the stage at the South by Southwest conference in March, the "Shark Tank" judge kicked off his talk by doling out cans of beers to the women sitting in the front rows. "We’re going to do this unlike Uber. The women...Show More Summary

'Shaun of the Dead's' Edgar Wright accelerates toward the mainstream with 'Baby Driver'

As the audience was settling into the theater before the world premiere of “Baby Driver” earlier this year at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, the energy level was stoked higher by a pre-show playlist of songs with “Baby” in the title curated by writer-director Edgar Wright...

Two U.S. Senators Ask SXSW To Leave Texas In Protest Of Anti-Immigration Laws

Two U.S. Senators have called on the organizers of South by Southwest (SXSW) to relocate the annual conference and festival out of Texas until President Trump's anti-immigrant SB4 law is repealed or overturned by the courts. ____________________________________ In a letter to Roland Swenson, the CEO of SXSW, two Latino U.S....

Where To Eat On The Road In Between Dallas And Austin

The drive’s best barbecue, kolaches, and more Located nearly 200 miles away from Dallas, Austin is an obvious road trip destination. Whether it’s for South by Southwest, a show at Austin City Limits, or a trip to see the Longhorns play,...Show More Summary

Tech vs. Tyranny

6 months agoNews : Reason

This March at the technology conference South by Southwest, a group of international dissidents collected USB drives to be wiped clean, filled with news and other media, and smuggled into countries with oppressive governments. Passersby who wanted to donate a drive could do so by shoving it into the mouth of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. Show More Summary

Conservation of Brazilian coral reefs in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean: a change of approach

Brazil has the most extensive and richest areas of coral reefs in the South Atlantic Ocean, with its fauna characterized by high endemism and adaptations related to its growth and morphology, to its coral building fauna and to the depositional environment that differ from other coral reefs around the world. In spite of the effects […]

With Uber and Lyft coming back, RideAustin might be in trouble

When The Next Web writers were in Austin for South By Southwest, we were pretty impressed with RideAustin. And now the municipal ridesharing app we called “the future of ride sharing” might be in trouble. Ridesharing apps Uber and Lyft are returning to Austin next week after a spat over background checks sent them packing last year. Show More Summary

This Agency’s Origin Story Starts With a Long Bus Ride to South by Southwest

Few agencies (if any) can say they started with a road trip. For Swarm, it all began in 2013 when several busloads of entrepreneurs and developers drove from locations around the U.S. to Austin, Texas, for SXSW, competing to build a product to pitch to investors by the time they arrived. A traveler (partner Valerie...

Jill Soloway on I Love Dick, Trump, and Making a Show About a ‘Female Monster’

Earlier this year, Jill Soloway delivered a powerful keynote address at South by Southwest about the film and TV industry’s lack of female directors. She asked all the men in the audience to stand up and imagine growing up as women do: being told they can be anything they want, ... More »

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