Student Badge Discounts, A.I. Presence and Weekly Update for SXSW 2018

As per my previous posts, I will be posting updates for SXSW 2018 until the conference starts. Below are the current SXSW 2018 updates. Continue Reading →

SXSW 2018 Trend Predictions, Tech Startup Spotlight and Weekly Update

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This week SXSW announced their trend predictions for SXSW 2018 that will have the most buzz. Here are the trends predictions directly from the SXSW staff. Continue Reading →

SXSW 2018 Weekly Update

As promised and as your SXSW 2018 Guide, Guru and Austinite; below are the latest developments and announcements for SXSW 2018. Continue Reading →

SXSW 2018 Weekly Update and Announcements

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SXSW 2018 is fast approaching and as your SXSW 2018 guru on ground zero here is the latest news updates. Continue Reading →

SXSW 2018 Gaming Festival: Play More, See More!

SXSW 2018 Gaming Festival takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Thursday, March 15 through Saturday, March 17. There are several new SXSW Gaming announcements that have been posted on SXSW’s site and below is a breakdown of what SXSW 2018 Gaming Festival will include thus far. Continue Reading →

SXSW EDU and SXSW 2018 Updates

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There have been a few updates for SXSW EDU and SXSW 2018. As your local guru and as promised below are the latest updates that include the announcements of the Keynote for the 2018 Conference & Festival for SXSW EDU and SXSW 2018 Community Service Awards Honorees. Continue Reading →

Bill Murray is Coming to Austin Spring of 2018

Bill Murray is coming to Austin March 18th at 7:30PM and performing with Jan Vogler & Friends at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. The performance will include Jan Vogler (cello), Mira Wang (violin), and Vanessa Perez (piano). Continue Reading →

David Carr Prize Contest and SXSW 2018 Updates

As your SXSW Guru on ground zero in Austin here are the latest updates for SXSW 2018 starting with the 2018 David Carr Prize contest. Continue Reading →

SXSW 2018 Speaker Additions, Housing and Deadlines

As SXSW 2018 approaches there are several updates on Speakers added and deadlines for participation in SXSW events and festivals. The newest additions scheduled to speak at SXSW 2018 include Tim O’Reilly (author of WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us), Elaine Welteroth (Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue) and Savan Kotecha (songwriter for The Weeknd, Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and other chart-topping artists). Continue Reading →

SXSW Announces Additional Featured Speakers and Convergence Keynote Speaker Ta-Nehisi Coates

As your SXSW 2018 guru on ground zero in Austin I had to inform you all the latest SXSW 2018 news. Today, SXSW revealed the addition of Keynote Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, and the latest round of Featured Speakers to the 2018 SXSW Conference lineup. Coates joins previously announced Keynotes Barry Jenkins​ (Film Keynote), Esther Perel ​(Interactive Keynote), and whurley ​(Convergence Keynote). Continue Reading →