The Fan Experience of the Future
I had a blast at the F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas on Sunday afternoon. Watching these jet-fast race cars battle back and forth for 56 laps makes for an incredible experience. Yet, as with many fan-based experiences, we are likely to see significant changes in the next few years. Attend these four sessions at SXSW 2017 to learn more:
- Arena 3.0: Creating the Next Great American City: Hosted by Vivek Ranadivé, the author and tech entrepreneur who now also owns the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. His session will cover the cutting-edge technology behind the new arena for this franchise — and how such cutting-edge technology radically improves the customer experience.
- Back to the Future: Why eSports Needs a Colosseum: This panel examines stadiums from yesterday in order to explore what stadiums (and sports) of tomorrow might look like. Speakers include Craig Barry (Turner Sports), Brian Mirakian (Populous) and Stan Press (Magid Advisors). Look for more sessions related to the growing interest in eSports at newly-expanded SXSW Gaming event.
- Earvin “Magic” Johnson Featured Session: Hear the NBA legend, professional sports team owner, entrepreneur, philanthropist, motivational speaker and Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises talk about his vision for 21st century fan engagement.
- Futuristic Sports: Delivering Against the Hype: According to the description for this session, “We’ve spent decades imagining what the future looks like, but what happens if you want to build the sport of the future today? It’s simple. Just win over the hearts & minds of the modern viewer, delivering against a set of massive expectations formed by decades of video games, movies & sci-fi fantasies. And there is no new sport with higher expectations than drone racing,”
Buy a badge for SXSW 2017 to attend these as well as 750+ other sessions in March in Austin. Because of Internet outages, the discount registration deadline that was scheduled to expire on Friday has been extended to the end of the day on Monday, October 24. Save $400 on the walk-up price for the 2017 event if you purchase your registration before day’s end today.