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Saturday, March 8 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Untold Story of SXSW Interactive: An Oral History

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When it started two decades ago, SXSW Interactive was a couple hundred participants and a handful of panel discussions, all crammed into a few rooms at a Hyatt in Austin. Today, it has become a launching pad for startups (including Twitter and Foursquare), a hunting ground for tech investors, a lab of forward-thinking ideas, and a lavish five-day party that draws 30,000 registrants.
How did this happen?
By gathering festival founders, big names in tech, early participants, and scene-watchers to the stage, we will find out. This uncensored oral history of SXSWi is the sometimes contentious, frequently messy, but ultimately triumphant story of how five days in March grew into one of the most important cultural and economic incubators of the new millennium.

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http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_IAP28251

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Robert Safian

Editor in ChiefFast CompanyRobert Safian is editor and managing director of the award-winning monthly business magazine Fast Company. He oversees all editorial operations, in print and online, and plays a key role in guiding the magazine's advertising, marketing, and circulation efforts... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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