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Obama + DiCaprio, Lumineers, Sharon Jones and Duffer Brothers to headline South by South Lawn in D.C.

South by South Lawn, a White House event taking place on Oct. 3 in partnership with the American Film Institute, C3 Presents, the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and SXSW, finally has its initial lineup. It will be led with a talk featuring...

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SXSW adds new featured tech panelists, women in tech session 

South by Southwest on Tuesday has released another round of content for the 2017 conference, just a week after a partnership with the White House was announced for next month. In addition to film director and "Empire" showrunner Lee Daniels, announced...

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Newest Washington D.C. import: South by Southwest

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama  must have had a pretty good time at South by Southwest in March. The White House will host an Oct. 3 event inspired by the conference, South by South Lawn. It will have technology panels, musical...

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'Mr. Robot' and 'Halt and Catch Fire': the dark future and wistful past of our love affair with tech

Sometimes, the thing you thought you were ready to give up on returns to glory and it's just as great as you remember. That's what happened with "Mr. Robot," a TV drama on the USA Network that had its first darkly hypnotic and techno-thrilling season last...

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SXSW unifies pricing across badges, introduces tiered access for 2017

In its march toward creating what organizers have been calling a more "Unified" experience, South by Southwest 2017 has changed the pricing structure for badges.  In past years, pricing has varied for SXSW Interactive, Film and Music, but for 2017...

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SXSW 2017 speakers to include 'Magic' Johnson, Dan Lyons, Jennifer Doudna, Jill Soloway

Just a day after closing its PanelPicker, South by Southwest has announced its first round of speakers for the March 2017 festival  In keeping with the conference's ongoing convergence of Interactive, Film and Music (not to mention sports, style and...

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South by Southwest change seeks to weed out PanelPicker harassers for 2017

South by Southwest is launching PanelPicker today, which each year helps the conference generate many of its hundreds of panels with the help of the public. For 2017, SXSW Interactive's director says the event is making changes to address harassing...

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What to avoid when planning panels at events like SXSW

It’s painful to sit through a bad panel at a conference.  If you attend these kinds of educational gatherings, you know that the quality of the speakers can make a panel.  In the past few years of South by Southwest, I’ve taken note of some of the...

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SXSW Interactive growth streak continues with 2016 fest

Continuing a trend that started in 2003, South by Southwest Interactive had another year of attendance growth, attracting 37,660 participants, up from 33,825 in 2015. Interactive grew in number of participants -- those with Interactive, Gold of Platinum...

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SXSW Interactive staying 'Interactive' for 2017

The longtime director of South by Southwest Interactive on Tuesday dispelled suggestions from the Internet that the festival will merge its Film, Music and Interactive components.  "No, for 2017, they will still be relatively distinct Music, Film...

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