by Todd Hansen
Are you a newcomer to the on-site SXSW Interactive community? If so, maybe you are overwhelmed (don't worry, being overwhelmed is a feature not a flaw). But attending the "SXSW Newbie Meet Up" is a great way to connect with other newcomers -- as well as get solid March Madness survival tips from those who have experienced the event before.
by Jim Butler
Get together to meet fellow Austinites who love tech and this beautiful city. If you're from out of town swing by too and meet some great, friendly folks who work for our fair city.
by Regina Twine
All you needed was a place to rest your weary head after a long day of panels and parties. This year it may have taken a bit longer than normal to find that place. How can we help SX, the residents of Austin and businesses prepare better for the onslaught of people descending on their town for the conference? More hotels? Less badges? More campsites? Come discuss the troubles you had trying to find a place to sleep and lets brainstorm some solutions.
by Andie Grace
South-by-Playa! We all know SXSWi is crawling with Burners...let’s get together and see what we look like without all that dust all over us. Even if you’ve never been to the event in the desert, even if you’re just mildly curious what the heck Burning Man really is -- come on over and say hello.
#SXsingle, it's not just a hashtag, it's a lifestyle.
Over the years, the term "what happens at South By, stays at South By" has become part of the vernacular for veteran attendees. In some instances, this means exactly as it sounds. However, many matches have been made at SXSW, including marriages, babies, long term relationships, and of course numerous hook ups.
Come join other #SXsingle(s) or those who once were and want to relive their glory days at SXSW! We'll trade stories, laughs and maybe even some digits!
Do you often annoy your friends and associates with your banter about typefaces? Do you own a t-shirt that references kerning? Do you pay close attention to the "clothes that words wear"? Then you might be passionate about typography. Join other SXSW Interactive, Gold and Platinum registrants who feel the same way about fonts at this special get-together.
First time at Interactive? We have a meet- up for that! Newbies are welcome to come mingle and meet in a casual, friendly, not-as-noisy-as-most-parties-environment. Ask questions, relax with other newbies, learn a survival tip (or two)- all hosted by a long time veteran of the conference.
by Vickie Ricks
Get together with other fans of A Game of Thrones (or A Song of Ice and Fire, if you will) for an hour of networking and friend-making.
by Kelly Krause
Get together with other fashion experts for an hour of brainstorming, idea-buidling, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement. Or, attend this Meet Up to learn more about this segment of the industry.
Get together with other meme experts for an hour of brainstorming, idea-buidling, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement. Or, attend this Meet Up to learn more about this segment of the industry.
First ever CrossFit Meet Up at SXSW! CrossFit is the world's fastest growing fitness phenomenon and is well suited for the SXSW festival. This is a great opportunity to meet with crossfitters from all around the world and exchange ideas regarding the business and competition. CrossFit gyms are beginning to spring up all over the globe and the community of athletes they represent grows every day. SXSW falls right in the middle of the 5 week CrossFit Games Open Competition, the preliminary stop on the road to crown the fittest man and woman alive. CrossFit, the "Sport of Fitness," has grown from 70 participants in 2007 to more than 50,000 participants in this year's Open Competition and a grand prize of $250,000. This Meet Up will provide a medium to meet new friends, business partners or fellow competitors.
9th–13th March 2012