SXSW Interactive Goes International
Festival adds technology summit, keynotes
By Richard Whittaker,
4:06PM, Tue. Nov. 30, 2010
With just over 100 days before SXSW 2011, cue the deluge of announcements. The first bands were announced: Interactive confirmed The Guild co-creator Felicia Day and 4chan founder Christopher "moot" Poole as keynote speakers and added SXSWedu. Now, with the late film submission deadline in two days, SXSW has announced a two-day Technology Summit.
The two-day event kicks off the day after the Interactive festival finishes on March. 15. While the final programming and location are still being determined, one thing is set: This new event will be open to anyone with any level of SXSW badge. SXSW Interactive press officer Kelly Krause said, "It's not really a part of Interactive. It's a convergence of Interactive, Film and Music."
Here's the press release from SXSW:
We're always excited to bring you new content, and this year is no exception. We're especially thrilled to announce the new SXSW Technology Summit, open to all registered SXSW badgeholders, happening during the beginning of SXSW Music week.SXSW Interactive has already announced its sessions by theme, as well as its list of keynote speakers. Expect another big programing announcement on Dec. 13.
Scheduled March 16 and March 17, the first-ever SXSW Technology Summit will bring together industry leaders from a variety of European, Asian, Middle-Eastern and South American countries for panel sessions that reveal trends and usage patterns in various parts of the world. The SXSW Technology Summit will also offer a series of in-depth workshops that provide higher-level tips and analysis, allowing digital professionals and web experts from across the globe to take their career to the next level.