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Some of the most anticipated events are the festivals. The festivals open up the windows into the world of Interactive, Film, Music, and Comedy with opportunities to explore screenings, showcases and much more. “The SXSW Interactive Festival provides a variety of compelling evening networking experiences that complement the many learning opportunities at the SXSW Conference.”

The Film Festival showcases nine days of screenings of diverse films ranging from Independent works by new filmmakers to comedies, genre standouts, and compelling documentaries. For a complete line-up of screenings visit

The Music festival reminds us why Austin is known as the “Live Music Capitol of the World.” A genre of musical styles is featured by not only legendary artists but International sensations along with up-and-coming artist laying the groundwork for tomorrow’s new record-breaking favorites. For the music bloggers guide to all the showcases visit

Ready to get your laugh on? You don’t want to miss the Comedy Festival with rising stars along with old favorites sharing their Standup, Improv, and Sketch routines. To view the complete schedule visit



SXSW Trade Show – SXSW Exhibitions – 2016. Photo by Merrick Ales.

Bringing together world-class exhibitors from across the globe provides the festival goer another realm of possibilities to enhance their experience throughout the week – the SXSW Trade ShowSpotlightsSXSW Social Good Hub, and Gaming Expo to name a few. Exhibitions such as Job MarketFlatstockSXSW MarketplaceSouthbites, and SXSW Create are free and open to the public with an SXSW Guest Pass.

As you walk through each exhibition, it will motivate and inspire you as you journey through hands-on exhibitions, exciting demos, and first-hand experiences of up-and-coming businesses. “Meet the companies that are driving social innovation, raising awareness, and making a real difference in the lives of people all over the world,” shares


SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards, Finalist Showcase – SXSW Exhibitions – 2016. Photo by Chris Van Loan II.