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Where Is South by Southwest?

Austin, United States

When Is South by Southwest?

SXSW generally runs around the middle of March

What Is South by Southwest?

South by Southwest, also known as SXSW, is a set of conferences and festivals for film, interactive media and music held annually in Austin, Texas in the United States. The three sets are held simultaneously but independently of each other, with different beginning and ending dates and different duration lengths.
One of the biggest and most comprehensive events in the United States today, South by Southwest attracts more than 2000 performers and presenters annually, with tens of thousands more people who attending it.
South by Southwest started in 1987, centered on the Austin Convention Center. It was organized by Louis Black, Nick Barbaro, Rolan Swenson and Louis Meyers, and named as a play on Alfred Hitchcock's “North by Northwest”
South by Southwest started in 1987, centered on the Austin Convention Center. It was organized by Louis Black, Nick Barbaro, Rolan Swenson and Louis Meyers, and named as a play on Alfred Hitchcock's “North by Northwest.” It has since grew in stature and is now known as a hotbed for the germination of new talent and creative output.
Performers, musicians, and other music professionals all flock to Austin during spring, usually around March, to see any of the performances (or perform) that are simultaneously going on in almost a hundred venues around Austin. Usually, too, South by Southwest also coincides with the Austin Music Awards and the Heart of Texas Rock Show. MP3 songs from featured artists are also available for download. The event welcomes film buffs, new directors, film producers, actors and high-quality and showcases high-quality, experimental, and/or popular films from the US and other countries. South by Southwest also has events for movers and shakers in the Internet, with activities for website owners, creators and online entrepreneurs. There are exploratory exhibitions of new technology and web art.
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