HI, MARIAN!


THE CMG INNOVATION AND FANS 1ST MEDIA DESIGN & INNOVATION GROUPS ARE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME YOU TO AUSTIN.
 

We're excited to have you visit our office during SxSW! Our address is 500 San Marcos Street, Suite 102 (near the corner of 5th and San Marcos). From the Driskill Hotel, that’s a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute Uber.

Based on the travel details Linda provided us, we’ve created a suggested agenda for you that we hope will walk that fine line between learning and living a little. You’ll note suggested SxSW Interactive sessions that might be worth attending. In fact, we’ve listed competing sessions in some instances to let you consider both and decide.

A couple of important pre-event reminders and tips:

  • Geography matters. The conference has gotten so spread out, that it makes a little sense to check out the map before you come.
  • Download the SxSW app: Verify everything is still happening before you go. The conference ALWAYS changes locations and occasionally even cancels sessions etc at the last minute. 
  • Rental cars are mostly useless. Too many roads blocked off, too much traffic. Unless you know you need a rental car to drive out into the country, skip it. Take Uber or a downtown pedicab. 
  • The problem of consecutive sessions during SxSW interactive: If they are both in the same hotel or conference space, fine. But if you try to attend back-to-back sessions involving a venue change, you’ll often arrive at the new venue only to find a fire marshal on hand sending people away.  So, if you’re changing venues, plan for an hour between sessions. Go get lunch or something.
     

See you March 14!

Tim