SXSW 2018: Panels and Events Focused on Innovation in Media

If you’re like us, you’re waiting until the last minute to review the schedule and make your plans for SXSW 2018.

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Thanks to the Fire Show for their support producing this schedule

If you’re like us, you’re particularly interested in the technologies and innovations impacting film, music, news media, and the more.

Without further ado, the Almost Definitive Guide to All the Innovative Techie Stuff in Media at SXSW Two Thousand and Eighteen

First, our official plans…

  • March 8th from 6 pm until 11 we’ll be at the Austin Technology Council Gateway at The Roosevelt Room & The Eleanor
  • March 9th, the first of the panels at which we’ll have our attention: The Workspace Evolution.  We’ll be at ClearPort ATX at 3 pm on Friday for the panel discussion that should touch on the evolution of workspace as it pertains to media companies.
  • March 9th is Startup Crawl from 4 pm – 8 pm and we’ll be bouncing between the Workspace party and our plans with Sputnik ATX during the crawl
  • March 9-13 we’re producing a series of Who’s Who in media interviews
    • We’re filming interviews with top media executives to talk about innovation in media in an unscripted conversation
    • Curious about being interviewed?  Let us know here 
  • March 9-16 we’ll be chilling out with Work Well Win & Soulcycle right off Congress Ave
  • March 11th we’re working with Tsquared Agency and Betsy Bash to host a Connector Meetup. Meet some of the most influential connectors in Media & Business. Rooftop overlooking SXSW.
  • March 12 we’re taking a bus tour.  Yeah, you heard that right; we’re off to uncover the future of media innovation in Austin.

We’re also pretty heavily involved in the SXSW Accelerator and through mentorship sessions throughout the week.  See you there?

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SXSW 2018 Panels and Sessions that Have Our Attention

Props at Musicians' Desk Reference for their support here
Props at Musicians’ Desk Reference for their support here

MediaTech Ventures’ Team on Stage…

TONIGHT (March 8th, you ready?) in addition to the ATC Gateway mentioned above, we’re warming up with the ever incredible Austin Tech Happy Hour at 5:30 at The Dogwood.



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Unofficial Events of Interest


Thursday, March 8, 7:30pm – Gingerman, 301 Lavaca

Verizon Ventures Speakeasy

Friday, March 9, 5:30PM – 8:30PM – The Eleanor: 307 W 5th Street

rePower with Umbel and MVPindex
March 9th, 10am-4pm – Seaholm Power Plant

Deep End/Vox Media House

Friday, March 9 – The Belmont, 305 W 6th

Comcast Techset Lounge

Friday, March 9, 11-6pm – Austin Convention Center

Mashable House

Friday, March 11 12pm – 5pm, Saturday, March 12 12pm – 5pm Sunday, March 13 11am – 2pm

The Main 610 East 6th Street

OFF-SXSW Take Back Your Internet Panel & Opening Night Party 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018, 6:00 PM – Texas Public Policy Foundation 901 Congress Avenue

Official Techset SXSW Annual Kickoff Party 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018, 8-11pm – Las Perlas, 405 E 7th St, Austin, TX

Greycroft Pritzker Brunch
Saturday, March 10 11am – Alta’s Cafe? 74 Trinity St

#SXsmarketing – The Smart Way to Work with Agencies

Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM CST – Darwin’s Pub 223 East 6th Street

Pinterest House

Saturday, March 10 – Sunday March 11 – Container Bar 90 Rainey St

Sound Ventures Perfect Pitch

Saturday March 10 – 3:30PM – 4:30PM – Hotel Van Zandt 605 Davis St.

Lightspeed, Giphy, Fenwick for BBQ + Tunes @ SXSW

Saturday, March 10, 12-3pm

Startup Night SXSW 2018 Presented by Kauffman Foundation & TechCo

Saturday, March 10 – 8:00pm – 12:30am – Maggie Mae’s, 323 E. 6th Street

Reeperbahn Hamburgers – Digital Media Women Day

Sunday, March 11th – 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Downtown Burgers 503 East Cesar Chavez Street

Digital McKinsey Networking Reception During SXSW

Sunday, March 11th – 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM – The Roosevelt Room 307 West 5th Street

Intro to the Austin VR (AR/MR) Scene and AMA

Sunday, March 11th – 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM – 701 Brazos Street 16th Floor

Bunker Brews: SXSW Media Edition

Monday, March 12th – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – 701 Brazos Street 16th Floor

AnatoMotion Presents: MXMW Between Sets

Thursday, March 15th – 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM – AnatoMotion, Inc. 211 San Antonio Street


I hope to see you in Austin!   If we’re missing anything pertinent, drop it in the comments below or send us a note.

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