SXSWORLD February 2013


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Upgrade Your Badge and Get More of the SXSW experience If you are already attending SXSW Interactive, why not take advantage of all that SXSW has to offer by upgrading your badge to Gold or Platinum? Gold badgeholders get access to all things Interactive and Film, including networking events, film screenings, parties, sessions and more. You can also upgrade to a Platinum badge, which gives you access to all SXSW Film, Interactive and Music Conference and Festival events. You can upgrade by emailing or during SXSW when you arrive at the Austin Convention Center in March. If you upgrade your badge, don't forget to update your hotel request before you leave home. For more information on accommodation, head to Check Out the PayPal Exchange Lounge During SXSW Interactive The PayPal Exchange will be located in Room 7 of the Convention Center. This creative lounge will offer a place to exchange ideas, transact with others, link your devices and connect to your networks. Lounge, browse, buy, innovate or just vegetate at The PayPal Exchange. 10 Aisha Tyler to Emcee 16th Annual SXSW Interactive Awards Ceremony SXSW Interactive is excited to announce that Aisha Tyler will emcee the 16th annual SXSW Interactive Awards Ceremony Presented by Bloomfire, to be held on Tuesday, March 12 in the Austin Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Austin Downtown. Tyler is currently a co-host of CBS' hit show The Talk and voices the character of sexy superspy Lana on FX's hit animated series Archer. She is also the creator and host of an award-winning podcast, "Girl on Guy." Chosen as a best new comedy podcast of 2011 by iTunes, "Girl on Guy" is a show about stuff guys love, brought to you by the ultimate guy's girl. Winners of this year's Interactive Awards competition will be announced at the Interactive Awards Ceremony. The event is open to all Interactive, Gold and Platinum registrants. For more information, head to R O B E R T A D A M M AY E R G E N E C H AV E Z News & Notes Aisha Tyler Get Hands-On Experience at SXSW Interactive Workshops Workshops at SXSW Interactive include a wide range of programming from some of the top companies in digital industries, and are included in the price of an Interactive, Gold or Platinum Badge. These workshops will be held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center and will feature two-anda-half, four and eight hour sessions. Registrants looking for more in-depth, hands-on exposure to a wide range of topics including accessibility, prototyping, social media, UX design, game development and business operations will be able to sign up in advance to attend these workshops using SXsocial. For signup information, go to Discoveries Await on the Next Stage Next Stage Presented by Marvell offers fresh opportunities for you to hear from tech and storytelling experts, be a part of an interactive performance or check out a hot new band without having to wait in line. Stop by to participate in live film castings daily or hear presentations from recruiters in the I Met My Agency @ SXSW series. Whether its emerging cross-industry collaborations, guiding talented registrants to career connections or finding something totally unexpected, the Next Stage is a great place to experience something new at SXSW. The Next Stage will feature programming from Sunday, March 10 through Wednesday, March 13 in Exhibit Hall 4 of the Austin Convention Center. SXSWORLD / FEBRUARY 2013

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