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Springbox Does SXSW 2018

by Chad Nichols, March 9, 2018

Did you think we were going to sit this one out? Then think again because Springbox has the inside scoop on the hottest SXSW experience around, and we wouldn't miss it for the world. Maybe we'll see you there!

FREE LIVE MUSIC EARLY IN THE MORNINGS

KUTX at the Four Seasons singers with guitars

KUTX Live at the Four Seasons (click headings for links)

Local radio station KUTX does SXSW Music like no one else. That is, they do it at 7:00 a.m. Every morning of the music fest you can catch live performances at the Four Seasons from 7-11. Admission includes a breakfast taco and coffee. Too tired to get out of bed? Just tune in: 98.9 on the FM dial or online at KUTX.org.

EVENTS

Valiente Awards

Springbox CMO John Ellett hosts the boldest and brightest marketing change agents at the Valiente Awards. See which courageous marketers are driving the most value for their companies and have some fun while you’re at it.

Media Temple Open House

Feel like meeting folks from some of the hottest agencies around while you sip a smoothie or beer and soak in some live music? Then you won’t want to miss the Media Temple Open House.

Capital Factory Startup Crawl

Torn between getting to know a little something about Austin’s startup scene and going on a killer pub crawl? Fret not! The Capital Factory Startup Crawl is the official SXSW Interactive kickoff event, so join the crowd and find out what the buzz is about.  

Sprinklr Loft

Want to find out everything you can about social without having to flash your badge? Let the folks from Sprinklr break it down for you.

Nulo's Rescue Me

Missing your pup back home? Or maybe you’re a local and you’re looking to adopt? Natural pet food company Nulo is hosting a rescue-centric party at pet-friendly Yard Bar, featuring free adoptions and ways to donate to rescue shelters. Come and get yourself some puppy love.

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Roy Spence

Promiseland Project Announcement

Roy Spence’s reputation as a great creative precedes him. But now he’s embraced a new mission — using the power of purpose-inspired messaging to help move America into a bright new dawn of becoming a Culture of US instead of us vs. them. Springbox is proud to join this mission as the Promiseland Project digital strategy partner. Come see what it’s all about.

Hollywood to Broadway: Adapting Films to the Stage

It started with The Producers. Then came Lion King. And now Mean Girls, Legally Blonde and Waitress are all rocking the Great White Way. Join industry experts as they discuss the business involved in translating the movie-going experience for the stage.

Extreme Bionics: The Future of Human Ability

Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner probably won’t be there, but that doesn’t mean this panel won’t fill you with hope and amazement. Come see the bionics and prosthetics field’s greatest innovators inspire you with their incredible, life-changing tech.

Can Austin Be the Next Big Tech City?

For many of us here, Austin is synonymous with tech. But does it look that way to the rest of the world? What can leaders do to drive Austin’s always-on-the-cusp tech industry?

The Power of Ideas to Transform the World Is Accelerating

Ray Kurzweil talking about artificial intelligence? Sign me up. And maybe he’ll stick around for the music conference and do some killer synthesizer jams.

How Connectivity Will Control Everything We Know

This is one of those panels that everyone needs to know about. We’re basically talking about the entire fabric of our modern society right here.

The Next Generation of Elon Musks Take on Space

When are we all going to space? Find out from the very people who may be taking us there.

LOCAL FILMS

Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska in the movie Damsel

Damsel (d. The Zellner Brothers)

Following up their Sundance hit Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, brothers Nathan and David Zellner decided to tackle a period piece. This one’s a Western starring Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska and a miniature horse. Who knows what will happen? Music by Austin’s The Octopus Project.

Support the Girls (d. Andrew Bujalski)

Director Andrew Bujalski (Results, Computer Chess) brings his low-key charm to the breast-aurant industry and finds some drama and a lot of humanity.

Blood Fest (d. Owen Egerton)

Author, comedian and filmmaker Owen Egerton follows up his debut psychological thriller Follow with a full-blown horror romp. At an amusement park for horror movie fans, things go awry when the promoter takes the scares a little too seriously. That’s when things get meta. Uh, I mean terrifying.

Don’t Leave Home (d. Michael Tully)

Tully won our hearts with his last feature, the light-hearted 80s homage Ping Pong Summer (we ‘Boxers love a good Pong yarn). This time around, he’s taken a decidedly different direction — an intercontinental supernatural thriller.

MISCELLANEOUS

That Forthright avocado toast

Photo by Alex Galley

Forthright Cafe

Need some potassium after a hard night on the town? Forthright’s avocado toast is almost as famous as the Willie Nelson statue. And it’s walking distance from just about everything.

Springbox

Jonesing for the meditative tok-tok of your office ping-pong table? Why not stop by Springbox for a game?

END OF FEST PARTY

Rock band The Crack Pipes at Chili Dog Fest

Photo by Daniel Cavazos

Chili Dog Fest #9

When all the films have screened, the bands have played and the tech has been powered down, Austin’s local working musicians get together for Uncle Doug’s five-stage hangover party and celebrate the passing of another SXSW. All proceeds go to the Capital Area Food Bank, and the chili flows freely. It’s always the best party of the year.

 

SEE YOU AT THE FEST!

Topics: Social, Ping Pong, Dogs, SXSW, pups, bigcommerce, digital marketing, forthright, ottobock, Austin Groups, Austin Events, nFusion