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S X S W. C O M | F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 5 | S X S W o r l d 7 Four Seasons to be Convergence Hub The Four Seasons Hotel (98 San Jacinto Blvd) will be home to SXsports (open to Film, Interactive, Gold & Platinum badgeholders) from Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15, and the Future of TV track on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 (open to all badges, including Music). Ground zero for all things related to the future of sports and the evolving nature of television, this Convergence hub will offer five days of opportunity for networking and learning alongside representative from a myriad industries. For more info visit Music Hackathon Sign-up Info The SXSW Music Hackathon Championship is now accepting RSVPs for the 2015 event. World-class hackers, designers and programmers will have 24 hours to create a new tech innovation for artists, industry and fans alike. The SXSW Music Hackathon is free and open to the public with an approved RSVP. The event will take place in downtown Austin begin- ning at 2pm on Wednesday, March 18 until 2pm on Thursday, March 19. The Championship Awards Show follows on Friday, March 20. Visit for more infor- mation on sign-up, prizes and judges. SX Create Returns to the Long Center Celebrate all things maker at SX Create, held at the Long Center from March 13-15. The event is presented by Silicon Labs and will include activations from HP, Sparkfun, SmartThings and more. Free and open to the public. SXSW Gaming Awards The SXSW Gaming Awards – honoring the best and most inventive games in the industry – is back for year two. The 2015 awards cer- emony will take place at Austin's beautiful ACL Live at the Moody Theater (310 Willie Nelson Blvd; 2ND Street District) on Saturday, March 14 from 7-9pm. Actress and come- dian Janet Varney and YouTube personality Markiplier will co-host the evening's cere- mony promising a night of laughs showcasing the best of the best in the gaming industry. SXSW Gaming and the SXSW Gaming Awards are both free and open to the public: SXSW Film Adds Ava DuVernay & RZA as 2015 Keynotes Joining previously announced Keynote speaker Mark Duplass, Golden Globe nominee Ava DuVernay and visionary artist RZA have been unveiled as SXSW Film 2015 Keynote speakers. Join us in March as these fascinating talents take the stage. Keynote sessions will be held daily from Saturday, March 14 - Tuesday, March 17. For the latest schedule information, see SXstyle Programming Preview Exploring the complex ties between fashion, art, culture and technology, SXstyle will feature five days of panel sessions, networking opportuni- ties, mentorships and evening events, touching on such topics as innovative design, wearable tech, 3D printing, the future of retail, virtual sizing and more. Programming highlights include: - Featured session with Deena Varshavskaya (Wanelo) and author Tim Ferriss - Featured session with Genevieve Bell (Intel) - "Exploring the Rise of Mobile Shopping" with Ara Katz (Spring), Gillian Gorman Round (Lucky) and Gabrielle de Papp (Farfetch) - "How Technology Colonized Fashion Week" with Karlie Kloss and Sara Wilson (Facebook / Instagram) - "Retail Tech, What Does the Future Have in Store?" with Sheree Waterson (Nasty Gal), Uri Minkoff (Rebecca Minkoff) and Healey Cypher (eBay Inc.) - "When Fashion Gets Personal" with Yahoo Fashion's editor-in-chief, Joe Zee Visit our online schedule ( for more details. D e e n a Va r s h a v s kay a J a n e t Va rn ey WA N E L O F O U N D O N I N T E R N E T Ava D uVe rn ay

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