SXSW is the largest festival of its type. It has three main areas of focus, music, film and digital interactive. Held in Austin, Texas, attendees can expect parties, industry speakers and lots of music.
The interactive festival has been going on for 21 years and continues to focus on emerging technology. "SXSW has been taking place since 1987 and is now considered one of the leading technology and social media conferences. Its unique format enables attendees to participate in a mix of panels and workshops, allowing for people interested in music, film and interactive technologies to mingle, collaborate and enjoy the live music scene," says Jason Mayde, CTO of theCOMMSapp, a communications app building solutions company.