The 19th annual SXSW Interactive Festival challenges you to envision the future of innovative technology. Featuring five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging media and scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders, SXSW Interactive offers an unbeatable line up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, digital projects, wireless applications, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis, SXSW Interactive has become the place to preview what is unfolding in the world of creative technology. Join us March 9-13, 2012 for the panels, the parties, the 15th Annual Interactive Awards, SXSW ScreenBurn, the SXSW Trade Show, SXSW Accelerator and, of course, the inspirational experience that only SXSW can deliver.
500 E Cesar Chavez St., P.O. Box 1088
Austin, TX 78701
SXSW Interactive Awards
The SXSW Interactive Awards uncovers the best new digital work, from mobile and tablet apps to websites to kiosks and installations and beyond, while celebrating those who are building tomorrow’s online trends. Founded in 1997, this competition was initially known as the SXSW Web Awards. Discover the competition that grants industry exposure, tech-related prize packages, bragging rights and acclaim from fellow trend-setting developers at the awards ceremony in March. http://sxsw.com/interactive/awards
SXSW ScreenBurn is the gaming culture arm of SXSW Interactive, bringing console, PC, mobile, toys, board games and comics to SXSW registrants and the general public. Hands-on demos, panels, tournaments and networking events make SXSW ScreenBurn the perfect environment to showcase or launch your company’s latest product. http://sxsw.com/interactive/screenburn
Interactive Startup Village
Networking - Mentoring - Funding
Startup Village brings together the startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and cutting-edge digital tastemakers within the 2012 SXSW Interactive Festival. Located primarily on the fourth floor of the Downtown Austin Hilton, this space showcases the various startup events at SXSW Interactive (including SXSW Accelerator, as well as startup-related panels, Meet Ups, lounges, pitch events and mentoring / coaching sessions).
A new addition to the 2012 schedule, Startup Village consolidates much of what already happens at SXSW Interactive into one location. Current and future entrepreneurs will benefit from learning and networking with investors, technology trailblazers, media representatives, as well as digital creatives from the three exciting industries that come to Austin for SXSW (Interactive, Music and Film). Startups are an important part of the world economy as well as an important element of SXSW Interactive—we are very excited about all that Startup Village will bring to the 2012 event.
Fourth Floor of the Austin Downtown Hilton, 500 East 4th Street with Satellite events happening at various locations around downtown Austin.
Friday, March 9 to Tuesday, March 13
Friday 2pm to 6pm
Saturday to Tuesday 10am to 6pm
Please note that some days will include evening programming and/or events.
SXSW Music Startup Village events will be held at the Austin Convention Center on Wednesday, March 14
Startup Village programming is open to all 2012 SXSW Interactive, Gold, and Platinum registrants from Friday, March 9 through Tuesday, March 13. Startup Village is also open to SXSW Music registrants on Tuesday, March 13.