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The Forrest Four-Cast: January 10, 2018

Buying a badge is the best way to take advantage of all the outstanding content scheduled for March 2018 in Austin. The most recent addition to this year’s keynote lineup is Melinda Gates (pictured above), who is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a strong advocate for empowering women and girls to help them realize their full potential. Recently added Featured Speakers include Michael Dell (Dell Technologies), Joséphine Goube (Techfugees), Ray Kurzweil (Google), Megan Smith (shift7), Whitney Wolfe Herd (Bumble) and numerous other industry leaders. Click here to browse the full lineup for the 2018 SXSW Conference — use the search bar in the top right corner to find the content that most interests you.

Buying a badge is also the best way to leverage the unparalleled networking opportunities at SXSW. Make career-enhancing connections via Mentor Sessions and Meet Ups, as well as the hundreds of get-togethers, receptions, and other on-site gatherings. Start this networking process before the event begins via the SXSW Social platform.

After you register, then secure your Austin hotel room through SXSW Housing & Travel. Yes, there are still plenty of convenient lodging options available for this year’s event!

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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