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SXSW Awards Deadline Extended to Oct 11

The Forrest Four-Cast: October 7, 2018

For 2019, the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards is broken down into these 13 categories:

— AI & Machine Learning
—Health, Med, & BioTech
— Innovation in Connecting People
— Music & Audio Innovation
— New Economy
— Robotics and Hardware (New)
— Smart Cities, Transportation & Delivery
— Social & Culture Impact (New)
— Speculative Design (New)
— Student Innovation
— Style & Wearable Tech
— Visual Media Experience
— VR, AR & MR

Five finalists in each of the 13 categories will receive two free registrations to attend SXSW 2019 and a space to demonstrate their project for SXSW attendees and Innovation Awards judges at the Interactive Innovation Awards Showcase on Saturday, March 9. Finalists are also invited to attend the Interactive Innovation Awards Ceremony on the evening of Monday, March 11 (as pictured above) where the winners in each category and the Best of Show and People’s Choice Awards will be honored.

Startups that want to leverage the power of the March Magic are encouraged to enter SXSW Pitch. The deadline for this competition is end of day on Thursday, November 15.

More Austin events for the week of October 8
October 8: Hacking Hangout
October 8: Co-Founders Wanted Austin Meet Up
October 8: Austin Deep Learning Meet Up
October 8: Erin Gibson Book Reading
October 9: Texas Voter Registration Deadline
October 9: How the Asset-Intensive Industry is Driven
October 9: Data Science Immersive Info Session
October 9: Web Development Immersive Info Session
October 9: User Experience Design Immersive Info Session
October 9: Capital Factory Accelerator Info Session
October 9: Intro to Fundraising in Austin for Women in Tech
October 9: The Lead Developer Meet Up
October 9: EFF-Austin Meet Up
October 9: EmacsATX Meet Up
October 9: IoT Deep Dive Meet Up
October 9–11: Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit
October 10: TechTalk with Hugh Forrest: SXSW 2019 Programming
October 10: CI/CD Pipeline Options When Azure is Your Datacenter
October 10: Heather Brunner of WPEngine at Startup Grind
October 10: Rockin’ ReactJS @Bloomfire
October 10: Javascript Development Remote (Online) Info Session
October 10: Female Founders Meet Up
October 10: Oracle Cloud Coach Office Hours Launch
October 10: Austin Python Meet Up
October 11: Casey Gerald Book Reading
October 11: Epic Office Hours at Capital Factory
October 11: (Ab)using Process Control for Powerful CLI Applications
October 11: Austin Marketo User Group Meet Up
October 11: Austin PHP Monthly Meet Up
October 11: Austin Inno’s 50 on Fire
October 11: IBM Watson Cognitive Tech Meet Up
October 11: Austin Design Sprint Meet Up
October 11: PechaKucha Night Austin #32
October 12–14: ACL Fest, Weekend #2

More Upcoming Austin Events
Oct 19: Rave Runner VR Rave-Off!
Oct 19–21: Formula 1 Pirelli United States Grand Prix
Oct 19–21: National Health Equity Hackathon
Oct 23: Girlstart Game Changers Luncheon with Emily Chang
Oct 25-Nov 1: Austin Film Festival
Oct 26: Get Smart with Women Communicators of Austin
Oct 26: Leadership Teams for Business Success
Oct 27–28: 2018 Texas Book Festival
Nov 6: 2018 Midterm Elections
Nov 6–7: Time Machine 2018
Nov 15: SXSW Pitch Entry Deadline
Nov 15: SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Late Entry Deadline
Nov 27–28: Solar Business Festival
Jan 26: Smart City Saturday Teen-Only Hackathon

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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