Your Last-Minute March Magic Checklist
Beginning on Friday, March 9, SXSW 2018 stands less than 20 days away. Here’s your four point check-list to get ready for this year’s action.
- Buy Your Badge. Have you registered yet? If not, then click here. Big discounts for students are still available (but these prices increase on March 1). Group discounts are also still available if multiple people from your organization want to attend — contact SXSW for more info.
- Sign Up For SXSW Social. After you buy your badge, create your profile on SXSW Social. Doing so will allow you to connect with other attendees before the event — and to set up meetings with the kinds of digital creatives that you want to connect with in March.
- Browse the Online Schedule. Budget an hour to the online schedule so that you can plan your itinerary for this year’s event. Use the search bar to find the sessions and the networking events that are most appealing to you. Mark the star next to those listings so they will save to your calendar. Also, know that more big-name speakers will be announced this week via the SXSW website.
- March 6 Office Hours. If you live in Austin and you still have SXSW-related questions, then RSVP for Office Hours on Tuesday, March 6 at Capital Factory (701 Brazos St). This day-long event is the perfect place to get answers to your last-minute March Magic questions.
Also stay abreast of last-minute SXSW 2018 updates, news and developments by signing up for the various email newsletters.
Austin events for the week of February 19:
February 19: Meet Up on Achievement and Legacy Building
February 19: PyLadies ATX Meet Up
February 19: Austin Elixir Meet Up
February 19: HTML, CSS & Web Design Info Session
February 19: Austin Virtual League Meet Up
February 19: Austin Blockchain for Business Meet Up
February 20: 2018 State of the City Address
February 20: Beginner Java Script Meet Up
February 20: Learn to Code: Would You Like A Cyberattack With Your Toast?
February 20: Digital Marketing Circuit Info Session
February 20: Taste of Black Austin
February 20: Music Tech Meet Up
February 20: Evening Of Python Coding
February 20: City Summit 2018
February 20: Cultivating Cultural Competence
February 21: How to Build & Contribute to a Winning Team
February 21: Feel the Love Music Industry Expo
February 21: Female Founders Meet Up
February 21: What’s the Future of Austin’s Civic Tech Community?
February 21: 7 Mistakes All Startups Make
February 21: Starting a Subscription Box in 2018
February 21: EdTech Austin Meet Up
February 21: Maximizing Your Vote by Equality Texas
February 22: Into to Digital Marketing
February 22: LGBTQ Epic Office Hours
February 22: Austin Sales & Business Development
February 22: The Austin Web Python User Group Meet Up
February 22: Data Analysis Circuit Info Session
February 23: Matthew Pollard Book Reading: The Introvert’s Edge
February 23: User Experience Design Circuit Info Session
February 23–25: Elevate
More upcoming Austin events:
February 26–28: Social Media Week Austin
February 27: Net Neutrality: What’s Real and What’s Next
March 1: Tech Madness Bracket Reveal
March 5–8: SXSW edu 2018
March 6: BankSNB Entrepreneur’s Hour
March 6: Austin Forum on Artificial Intelligence
March 6: SXSW Office Hours at Capital Factory
March 9–18: SXSW 2018
March 15–17: SXSW Gaming 2018
March 28–30: CXL Live 2018
April 2–5: WorkHuman 2018
April 9: Ryan Holiday Book Reading
April 20–22: Austin Reggae Festival
April 26: FUND Conference
May 4: George Takei at the Long Center
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.