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09 Mar - 18 Mar |
The first South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) was held in 1987 in Austin, Texas. As home to the state government and Texas Legislature it has also always been a popular party town, with a reputation that goes back to the 19th century when numerous nightspots and bars were populated by General Custer’s troops after the Civil War. These nightspots are located in the same areas where the 6th Street and 4th Street club and bar scenes now exist.
The music event has grown from 700 registrants in 1987 to over 16,000 registrants. As Austin has grown and diversified, film companies and high-tech companies have played a major role in the Austin and the Texas economies. In 1994, SXSW added a film and interactive component to accommodate these growth industries. SXSW Film and SXSW Interactive events together attract approximately 32,000 registrants to Austin every March.
SXSW’s original goal was to create an event that would act as a tool for creative people and the companies they work with to develop their careers, to bring together people from a wide area to meet and share ideas. That continues to be the goal today whether it is music, film or the internet. And Austin continues to be the perfect location.
SXSW 2012 takes place between 9th and 18th March.
SXSW Interactive: 9th to 13th
SXSW Film: 9th to 17th
SXSW Music: 13th to 18th
The deadline has now passed to apply to perform at 2012 event but there is still time to register as a delegate.
All info at sxsw.com
09 Mar - 18 Mar |
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