Austin Music, Film, and Interactive Media Festivals
The Airborne Toxic Event @ SXSW 2009
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South by Southwest (SXSW)
March 9-18, 2012
Film Conference and Festival: March 9-17, 2012
Music Festival: March 13-18, 2012
Interactive Festival: March 9-13, 2012
Austin Convention Center (and all over Austin)
From 700 registrants in its first year to more than 12,000 now, it was an immediate success, helping to seal Austinas live music reputation. Today, the festival showcases 2000 musical acts across 80 separate venues.
In 1994, SXSW expanded to include its now widely acclaimed Film Conference and Festival and Interactive Festival. Austin has a small but thriving film industry and a robust high tech industry (aka aSilicon Hillsa).
The festival also features tons of networking and informational components from trade shows to panel discussions to presentations and keynote addresses.