SXSW 2015: Music, Film & Interactive in Austin, TX
South by Southwest, most widely known as SXSW 2015, is returning to Austin, TX this weekend! Hosted at the Austin Convention Center, thousands of people gather here to celebrate and discover the amazing showcases of film, music and media from all over the world. The first SXSW was held in 1987, where the background and character of the city made it a perfect location for the conference. SXSW was a way to reach out to the rest of the world, and bring some of the best in various industries here to do business.
International interest in SXSW began in its second year due to many bands from Austin and throughout the United States finding success in Europe. SXSW has expanded over the years and now has offices in Ireland, Germany, Australia and Japan that help bring SXSW registrants to Austin.
The music event has grown from 700 registrants in 1987 to almost 28,000 conference participants. SXSW Film and SXSW Interactive events together attract over 51,000 registrants to Austin every March.
“SXSW’s original goal was to create an event that would act as a tool for creative people and the companies they work with to develop their careers, to bring together people from a wide area to meet and share ideas.”
Be sure to check out the SXSW 2015 in Austin on March 13-22, 2015!
The music portion of SXSW offers attendees the opportunity to explore the future of the music industry during the day at panels, talks, the Trade Show, Music Gear Expo and other fun activities.
At night, musical performances from over 2,200 regional, national and international acts take place at the SXSW Music Festival. It holds over 100 stages of music for showcasing bands and conference attendees.
The SXSW Film Conference & Festival champions the vitality, innovation and opportunity that drives entertainment and media, as well as the evolution of modern film.
Here, you can find the complete list of the SXSW Film Festival 2015 Lineup.
The 2015 SXSW Interactive Festival included six different ceremonies honoring some of the world’s most forward-thinking individuals and companies.
Get the scoop on the latest, here.