The 21st annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 7 through Tuesday, March 11. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2014 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today.*

Trade Show

There is a four day trade show at the Austin Convention Center from March 9th through March 12, 2014. The four-day show celebrates the organizations that define the ever-evolving relationship between media, technology, creators and consumers.

Book in Advance

Austin will be overrun with attendees of the SXSW Festival.  Last year’s attendance was approximately 30,000 people. Reports are hotel blocks have been sold out. Make arrangements ASAP.


Renting a car? Do you really need one? Some hotels have shuttles setup between hotels and venues. Traffic in Austin is greatly affected by road closures during SXSW. Click here for a PDF map of all affected streets and areas.

Specific SXSW disciplines (Music, Film, Interactive) also have events taking place outside the Convention Center but most will be easily accessible by foot, shuttle or bicycle. Wear comfortable shoes and plan on doing a lot of walking.

Another option is to hire a car service,  A chauffeur will greet you at Austin Airport and transport you / your group to your hotel or the conference center. Call Professional Livery Worldwide and experience personalized service, rapid response.


*Taken from the SXSW website @

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