Mr B & Friends are thrilled to be attending SXSW in Austin Texas for the first time this week.
SXSW is the world’s largest interactive conference focusing on emerging technology, a focus that has earned the festival a reputation as a breeding ground for new ideas and creative technologies. The conference includes a huge variety of talks, conferences, keynotes and networking events.
Amongst the numerous events happening across the conference we are extremely excited for the interactive talks. Some of the highlights being:
- The Future of Experience Design by Adobe
- Growing Tech in a Developing World
- Beacons and the Smart Cities of Tomorrow
- Space 360: Experience NASA Missions in VR/AR/Video
Headlining is former Vice President Joe Biden is delivering a keynote on his plans for a Biden cancer initiative, calling on attendees at SXSW to join him in taking on the disease.
For new tech and innovation, SXSW is definitely the place to be. With the SXSW Accelerator pitch event the event aims to discover advancements in various sectors of emerging technology. This includes product demonstrations by the most ambitious talents in the world with the creative new ideas to change it.
In addition to this, The SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards honor achievements ranging from digital design to health technology and beyond. Innovators from across the digital industry enter their exciting new work in the competition, which is open to all projects, products, and developments launched or made in 2016.
Travelling as part of the Bristol Media delegation, we are also excited to be supporting a new Bristol Media initiative to find a ‘SXSW Apprentice’ from a socially disadvantaged background. The initiative combines the goal of bringing greater diversity and opportunity into the creative sector with the overall aim of driving building fame to the South West region.
The winner of the apprenticeship who is undertaking the five months of mentoring and travelling to SXSW with the 22 strong Bristol & Bath delegation is Jasmine Thompson, freelance artist and illustrator and content creator at Rife Magazine.
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