Sign Up Now For SXSW Workshops!
In 2013, we added Workshops to the Conference content lineup at SXSW. The reasoning here was simple. More attendees (and more companies sending attendees) were wanting to receive extended, in-depth content. Said another way, you can learn a lot about a given topic in an hour-long panel. But you can learn even more about this topic in a session that goes for longer than 60 minutes.
At SXSW 2017, you’ll find some of our most intriguing programming within this Workshop format. Amongst the 75+ sessions in this format, some of titles that we find most intriguing are as follows:
— Artificial Intelligence & Bots: Strategy & Execution (scheduled Monday, March 13 and pictured above)
— Best Innovation Workshop Tools: A Hands-On Workshop (scheduled Saturday, March 11)
— Introduction to Bitcoin and the Blockchain (scheduled Sunday, March 12)
— Neuroplasticity Laughter Workshop (scheduled Tuesday, March 14)
— Premature Scaling and Funding for Entrepreneurs (scheduled Sunday, March 12)
— Re-Programming the Genome (scheduled Saturday, March 11)
— Sneak Peek: Designing Tracked Objects for Steam VR (scheduled Saturday, March 11)
— Speak Up! Build an Alexa Skill for a Cause (scheduled Tuesday, March 14)
— Track Your Website Data With Google Tag Manager (scheduled Saturday, March 11)
— Virtual Work Success: Thrive When Working Apart (scheduled Tuesday, March 14)
Aside from the longer duration, what is also different about Workshops (as compared to other SXSW programming) is that you can sign up in advance for these sessions. So, if there’s a particular Workshop that you want to attend, sign up now to reserve your spot. As always, we encourage you to explore topics that are outside of your area of expertise — that’s one of the ways to make the most out of the SXSW platform!
Of course, you can’t sign up for a Workshop unless you have registered for SXSW (and activated your SXSW Social account). Buy your badge here if you haven’t purchased one already. Remember that for the 2017 event, all badge-holders can attend a lot more of the event, thereby significantly increasing your opportunities to learn, to discover and to network with some of the world’s most creative and most innovative thinkers.
Hugh Forrest tries to write four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts generally cover technology-related trends. When not attempting to wordsmith or meditating, he serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW in Austin.