South By Southwest November Newsletter
11/3/2009 // South by Southwest
Keynote Address We're thrilled to announce Smokey Robinson as the keynote speaker for the 2010 SXSW Music Conference. On Thursday March 18, Robinson's speech will highlight the panels program at the Austin Convention Center. Check out Smokey's new record, "Time Flies When You're Having Fun," on Robso Records, a fine addition to an impressive catalog. More
First Panels Announced Most 2010 panels originated via the SXSW PanelPicker interface, and the conference will reflect the energy and ideas that the SXSW audience brings to the event. More
Artist Access Increased Musicians, you're welcome at the entire conference! Showcasing acts who opt for the SXSW Artist Package package have access to all four days of panels in 2010. With this in mind, we're offering artist-oriented workshops, the mentor program (below), and demo listening panels every day, giving all SXSW participants many great reasons to ride up the escalators to the fourth floor of the Convention Center.
New Design Award SXSW 2010 introduces the Excellence in Title Design Award, the first of its kind. Title sequences from films completed in 2009/2010 will be judged by a panel of industry experts and showcased during SXSW Film 2010. More
First Speakers Announced Academy Award and Emmy winning composer and Bajofondo frontman Gustavo Santaolalla (far left) will be featured in conversation with BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross at SXSW 2010. Also announced, Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers creator Gilbert Shelton (left) will return to Austin for a conversation with Harry Knowles. More
High School Film Submissions If you're a Texas student in grade 9-12, submit your film to our High School Film Competition by December 18 for your chance to win prizes and a screening at SXSW 2010! More