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Another aspect of South by Southwest Music and Media Festival is the Gaming Expo.

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Post-SXSW evaluation approved by council

The South By Southwest Music and Media Conference is going to get an extra look from the city of Austin after Austin City Council passed 7-0 a resolution for a post-event analysis. more »

Mar 28, 2014 Central Austin

Hendrix gets stamp treatment at SXSW event

The United States Postal Service is commemorating rock and roll legend Jimi Hendrix with his own stamp, which was unveiled at an event at Butler Park on March 13. more »

Mar 14, 2014 SXSW

SXSW panel looks at what makes Austin unique

In the midst of Austin’s changing landscape because of its growth and popularity, a South by Southwest Music and Media Festival panel said it is important to understand what makes the city an attractive place to locate. more »

Mar 12, 2014 SXSW

Chelsea Clinton speaks on technology's place in development

Chelsea Clinton said she believes technology and technological innovators can do more to help solve problems in the developed and developing world. more »

Mar 11, 2014 Interactive

Adam Savage delivers his keynote address on art and science at the 2014 South by Southwest Interactive Festival.

Peter McCrady

Adam Savage talks education, science, art during SXSW Monday keynote

"Mythbusters" co-host Adam Savage told the South by Southwest Music and Media Festival March 10 that creativity and scientific thought do not have to be two separate processes more »

Mar 11, 2014 SXSW (1 Comments)

Edward Snowden spoke to the South by Southwest audience via a video feed. He spoke on security, privacy and the United States Government.

Peter McCrady

Edward Snowden speaks at SXSW

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden appeared via teleconference at SXSW on March 10 to discuss national cybersecurity. more »

Mar 10, 2014 SXSW

Investors to Austin startups: Focus on the long term

Austin startups looking for funding would do well to take advice from Krishna Srinivasan and Rosa McCormick, two investors who are heavily involved in Austin’s startup scene. more »

Mar 9, 2014 SXSW

Anne Wojcicki lays out vision for future of health care

Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of 23andMe, a biotech firm that promises to give customers access to their individual genome, dreams of a different kind of health care system. more »

Mar 9, 2014 SXSW

Speaker says Austin provides strong environment to start and grow new businesses

Austin has fertile ground for those interested in starting their own business, said Bijoy Goswami, an Austin resident who specializes in helping people understand and create entrepreneurship plans. more »

Mar 9, 2014 SXSW (1 Comments)

Neil deGrasse Tyson delivers a keynote at SXSW 2014.

Peter McCrady

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks space exploration, science myths

Neil deGrasse Tyson took the stage at SXSW on March 8 to discuss science, technology, education and what he called “the cosmic perspective.” Tyson is preparing for the premiere of “Cosmos,” a science program on FOX that will air in 170 countries. more »

Mar 8, 2014 SXSW

WikiLeaks founder and publisher spoke via video stream at SXSW

Brett Thorne

Julian Assange speaks to a packed house at SXSW

The founder and publisher of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, spoke in a video conference about the effects surveillance has had in the digital age. more »

Mar 8, 2014 SXSW

Michael Dell hosted a South by Southwest panel on entrepreneurism.

Peter McCrady

Michael Dell hosts panel on entrepreneurism, startups

CEOs and co-founders from Trip Advisor, the XO Group and Shutterfly joined Dell CEO Michael Dell in a discussion, titled Beginnings: A Panel About Entrepreneurism. Much of the discussion was geared toward startups. more »

Mar 7, 2014 SXSW

Austin Kleon delivered the opening keynote for the 2014 South by Southwest Music and Media Festival.

Peter McCrady

Austin Kleon talks SXSW, creative process

Delivering the opening keynote for this year’s South by Southwest Interactive Conference, local author and artist Austin Kleon talked about his views on the creative process and how to make the most out of SXSW. more »

Mar 7, 2014 SXSW

A different look at workplace design and efficiency

John Hagel, chairman for the Deloitte Center for the Edge, spoke during the 2014 South by Southwest Interactive Conference saying one way for businesses to flourish is to focus redesigning their workplaces. more »

Mar 7, 2014 SXSW

Austin's top 10 startups

Representatives from 10 of Austin's top startups met with entrepreneurs from throughout the world on Friday at the Capital Factory Demo Day, in hopes of landing investment dollars. more »

Mar 7, 2014 SXSW

At the SXSWedu Education Expo on March 4, students get a closer look at some of the resources available for classrooms.

Kelli Weldon

SXSWedu 2014 wraps up March 6

The SXSWedu Conference and Festival began March 3 in Austin and is expected to attract more than 6,000 K–12 teachers, administrators, professors, education entrepreneurs and other attendees to Austin. more »

Mar 6, 2014 SXSW

Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth (right), talks with Linda Lorelle, president and executive producer at Lorelle Media, as part of a featured session at SXSWedu on March 5.

Kelli Weldon

Sen. Davis talks about education cuts, increasing teacher salaries at SXSWedu

“The state needs to step up and take responsibility for what it should be doing in the higher education arena,” said Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, at SXSWedu March 5 at the Austin Convention Center. more »

Mar 5, 2014 SXSW Education (1 Comments)

In a Future15 session at SXSWedu on March 4, Adam Klaybor with Montessori Records Xpress delivers a presentation to educators.

Kelli Weldon

Bringing Montessori method to public education a focus in SXSWedu session

During a SXSWedu presentation March 4, Adam Klaybor with Montessori Records Xpress—maker of an online record-keeping system for Montessori educators—talked about incorporating the Montessori method into public education. more »

Mar 4, 2014 SXSW Education

SXSWedu panel explores integrating art into science projects

Teaching students how to create artistic science projects could increase their engagement and knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, educators say. more »

Mar 4, 2014 Education

A Guide to SXSW 2014

Trends, keynote speakers and road closure information for the 2014 South by Southwest Conferences and Festivals more »

Mar 5, 2014 SXSW

Timothy Shriver, chairman of the Special Olympics; Meria Carstarphen, Austin ISD superintendent; David Yeager, assistant professor with the University of Texas; and author Rosalind Wiseman participated in a SXSWedu panel March 4 on social and emotional learning strategies.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD superintendent speaks on SXSWedu panel on social, emotional learning

Meeting high-stakes accountability standards cannot be a school district's sole focus, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen told SXSWedu attendees March 4 as part of a panel discussion entitled “Social and Emotional Learning Can Change the World.” more »

Mar 4, 2014 SXSW Education

Higher education leaders say data, autonomy can help improve student success

Leaders in higher education say collecting real-time data about students and empowering them to be autonomous when it comes to their education can improve their likelihood of graduating from college. more »

Mar 3, 2014 SXSW Education

A SXSWedu panel on community school strategies March 3 featured Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers; Allen Weeks, executive director of Austin Voices for Education and Youth; and Darlene Kamine, executive director of the Community Learning Center Institute in Cincinnati.

Kelli Weldon

Austin Voices leader talks about 'community school' strategy at SXSWedu

Strategies to save schools at risk of closure should involve talking with teachers and community members to get their input, Allen Weeks, executive director of Austin Voices for Education and Youth, said in a SXSWedu panel. more »

Mar 3, 2014 SXSW Education

Hugh Forrest, director of the South by Southwest Interactive Conference, said privacy and surveillance will be two of the hottest topics at this year's event, which is held March 7-11.

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Coffee With Impact

Hugh Forrest is the director of the annual South by Southwest Interactive conference, scheduled for March 7–11, in Austin. This event brings together more than 30,000 digital creatives from throughout the United States and around the world. more »

Feb 19, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

SXSW announces first round of 2014 education panels

Organizers announced the first round of programming for the 2014 South by Southwest Education Conference and Festival. more »

Oct 15, 2013 SXSW

SXSW adds sports component to 2014 event

Organizers announced Oct. 1 that a new sports component, SXsports, is being added to the 2014 South by Southwest Music and Media Conference. more »

Oct 2, 2013 SXSW