Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Calm Before the Storm...

Get ready Austin, SXSW® officially kicks off tomorrow!!! The South by Southwest® Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Austin serves as the perfect backdrop for SXSW®, where career development flourishes amid the relaxed atmosphere. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events' conclusion. If this is your first time, check out these helpful tips!

And remember, you do not have to have a badge/wristband to enjoy the festivities...most of us don't! There are tons of free shows, parties, and other activities that are open to anyone. However, there is SO much it can be rather overwhelming. Here are some helpful sites to check out that might make it a little easier to find out what all is going on:
Unofficial SXSW Guide
Austin Chronicle
The Austinist
GSD&M's SXSurvival Guide
List of Twitter Accounts to Follow
The Top 5 Kid-Friendly SXSW Events

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