Jan 30: New Things at SXSW 2020
At 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 30, hear me talk about “Space and Other New Elements at SXSW” as part of the PowerUp series presented by the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
While much of my presentation for this event will focus on the many panels and presentations in the Space Track (March 18–20), other new elements of SXSW 2020 that I will talk about include:
- The extended dates for the Design track (March 16–20) which pushes even more compelling content to the second half of SXSWeek.
- The new Climate & Social Action track (March 13–18) which covers the challenges and opportunities presented by global warming.
- The new Connection & Culture track (March 13–18) which explores art, food, fashion, relationships and various other traditions that bring us together.
- The new Fantastic Future track (March 16–21) which focuses on the most inspiring new technologies shaping the world of tomorrow.
- The new Future of Music track (March 16–20) which shows how technology is reshaping the way we hear and experience sound.
- The new Professional Development track (March 16–21) which empowers registrants to gain more in-depth training on the skills they need to stay relevant.
- The SXXpress Pass system which has even more functionality and flexibility for the 2020 season.
Also lending her expertise to the January 30 program will be Aurora Blase, who is the new coordinator of the SXSW Book Reading programming. Scheduled March 13 to 17, these sessions showcase recently-published authors such as Andrea Barrica, Kate Black, Susan Hockfield, Mike Isaac, Andrew Marantz, Isa Mazzei, June Diane Raphael and Kevin Roose.
RSVP now to ensure your spot at this event. The HEB Eastside Tech Hub (located at 2416 E 6th St) will serve as the host venue.
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.