#GivingTuesday 2017 Comes Nov 28
The Thanksgiving holiday means there are far fewer Austin tech-related events to preview this week. So we will jump ahead by a few days and focus on #GivingTuesday 2017, which occurs on November 28.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. In the US, it is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely-recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many individuals and organizations focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Visit the #GivingTuesday website for suggestions on how individuals can get involved with this event, including volunteering time, donating part of your paycheck and the #MyGivingStory writing contest.
Organizations also can participate in the #GivingTuesday festivities — click here for information on the best ways to get involved.
#GivingTuesday is an international event with a global impact, although many activities are coordinated through local offices. In Austin, many of the events are coordinated by I Live Here, I Give Here.
Also, if you are interested in learning from leaders who give back to the community, then check out all the cool content in the Social Impact track at SXSW 2018.
Other events for the week of November 20:
November 20: Visual Design Fundamentals
November 20: Austin Virtual League Meet Up
November 20: Research Ethics for Human Subjects
November 20: PyLadies ATX Meet Up
November 20: Austin Elixir Meet Up
November 20: BOSS-Talks Inspiring Entrepreneur
November 20: Austin Blockchain for Business Meet Up
November 20: Austin Startup Meet Up
November 20: Design Sprint Workshop
November 21: Capital Factory Accelerator Info Session
More upcoming events:
November 29–30: Mobility X Pitch Contest
December 2: Tim Ferriss at Book People
December 5: MassChallenge Texas Application Deadline
December 5: Legislative Wrap-Up with Sen Kirk Watson
December 5: Austin Forum December Event
December 6: The Power of Design Thinking in Business
December 6: SXSW Office Hours at Capital Factory
December 7: Texas Venture Labs Venture Expo
December 8: DivInc’s Fall 2017 Demo Day
December 8: Hack Austin
December 8: SXSW Gaming Awards Entry Deadline
December 10: ChickTech High School Tech Fair
December 12: Face-2-Face with Dave Kirchhoff
December 14: Artificial Intelligence Conference 2017
December 19: The Twelve Clouds of Christmas
January 19: SXSW Release It Entry Deadline
February 26–28: Social Media Week Austin
March 5–8: SXSW edu 2018
March 9–18: SXSW 2018
March 15–17: SXSW Gaming 2018
May 4: George Takei at the Long Center
If you have a creativity-focused event that you want listed in this space, then please contact hugh at sxsw dot com.
Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.
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