SXSWorld February 2016


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4 0 S X S W o r l d | F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 6 | S X S W. C O M PREVIEW GUIDE SXsports Featuring nearly 50 sessions, film screenings and networking events, SXsports explores the future of sport from a cultural and technological perspective unique to SXSW. This year's highlights include NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, New York Giants' Wide Receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. and USWNT Star, among many others! Friday, March 11-Sunday, March 13 Four Seasons Hotel and Austin Convention Center. Open to: Film, Interactive, Gold and Platinum badges A GUIDE TO SXSW CONVERGENCE TRACKS Any time you see a SXSW event described as Convergence, that programming is accessible to more than one type of badge. This means you'll be able to mingle directly with registrants from other areas of expertise, providing learning and networking opportunities that you will only find at SXSW. While Convergence programming runs throughout SXSWeek®, it will culminate on Tuesday, March 15, with many events open to all registrants. Be sure to check as March approaches to see what new and interesting events will be open to your badge type. SXstyle - NEW LOCATION! With an ever-growing presence from the fashion and tech worlds at SXSW Interactive, SXstyle offers a platform for creatives in these communities to converge, learn and innovate. SXstyle delves into topics ranging from the future of retail to wearable technology, sustainable fashion and more. 2016's speakers include Emily Weiss, Ashley Graham, Joe Zee, Amber Venz, Sonny Oram and more. Now at Westin Austin Downtown 310 E. 5th Street Rooms: Continental 1-2, Continental 3 Open to: Film, Interactive, Gold and Platinum badges A s hley G ra h a m A d a m Silve r Ke rry D i a m o n d C O U R T E S Y N B A SouthBites™ In its third year, SouthBites™ brings together the food community's most inspired speakers, chefs, filmmakers and enthusiasts to connect and explore ways in which technology can be leveraged to transform the food industry. Highlights for 2016 include culinary heavy-hitters like American chef and raconteur Anthony Bourdain and food critic Andrew Zimmern. Saturday, March 12–Monday, March 14. Driskill Hotel and Austin Convention Center. Open to: Film, Interactive, Gold and Platinum badges Future of Entertainment - NEW! The Future of Entertainment looks at the changing landscape of entertainment, focusing on areas like TV and episodic content, boundary- pushing digital storytelling, the rise of the internet celebrity, the OTT revolution and, of course, the business behind it all. Future of Entertainment sessions for 2016 comprises programming previously known as Future of TV, Digital Domain, and Entertainment and Immersion. Programming highlights include featured sessions with philanthropist Kerry Washington, co-creators of Broad City, and the creator and stars of Mr. Robot. Friday, March 11 – Tuesday, March 15 Four Seasons Hotel and Austin Convention Center Open to: Film, Interactive, Gold, Platinum; Music badges starting March 14

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