Best of SXSW Interactive, sans a pass


Launched in 1994, SXSW Interactive has quickly become a mecca for tech enthusiasts around the world to relish in events and parties specifically for them. However, no need to empty your wallet for an all-access badge. Here are a list of official and unofficial SXSW Interactive events that are free and open to the public.


Friday, March 7

TechBreakfast KickOff Party

Digital Creative Job Market

The SXSW Gaming Expo

SXSW Create at the Long Center Terrace

Gaming’s Next Gen: Will AAA or Indie Games Win?

PlayStation: Data at the Speed of Gaming

Author Ernie Cline Discusses His New Novel Armada

Music for Video Game Marketing

Press Start to Begin: UX & Video Games

Getting Started with Teaching Game Design

Turning Your Gaming Passion into Profits

Unearthing the Atari Graveyard: The Search for ET

Bilingual Communities

Hadouken! Street Fighter Takes on Pop Culture.

Sesame Street & the Second-Screen with AllJoyn

What Would Cesar Chavez Tweet? Latinos & New Media

Why Content + Scale = A Win for Game Advertising

Interview with Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA

More than Child’s Play: Apps that Create Change

MVMT50 KickOff Party at the George Washington Carver Museum



Saturday, March 8

Fruit Ninja – Slicing Up the Brand for All Media

MySpace’s Chris DeWolfe Jumps from Social to Games

When Licensors & Mobile Games Collide

Fueling Social Movements Via Social

High Fidelity: Console Experiences to Mobile

How New Tech Is Innovating Gaming Experiences

Learning from the Space Between Digital & Paper

The Latino Digital Landscape: Insights & Solutions

Includification – More Gamers with Accessibility

Into the Future with Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford

Technology’s Impact on Impact Investing

The Biggest Collaborative Street Art Gallery

Big Brother Is Watching: Tracking Today’s Gamer

Riot Nrrrd: The DIY Future of Games

Blogueras Latinas & the Importance of their Voice

Saga of the Banner Saga

Trustparency Study: How to Build Natural Brands

Using Games to Kick-Start Education

Argentina’s Creative & IT Sector in the U.S.

How Game Development Is Like Breaking Bad

How South America is Redefining Internet Democracy

The Gamers’ Guide to Parenting

SXSW Gaming Awards at the Long Center



Sunday, March 9

Agile Methodologies from an Agile Continent

How to Get a Job in the Gaming Industry

I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours!

Latinos: The Next Social Superstars

Revenge of the Cancer-Fighting Nanobots

Hacking Princess Culture: Girls, Games, & Science

Inserting the Innovation Gene into Your DNA

Latinas As New Leaders in Tech Innovation

Redefining Video Games with AI & Robotics

Video Gaming IS Pop Culture: The Overall Picture

Cardboard Renaissance: Insights from Board Gaming

The Growing Impact of Games on Entertainment

An Interview with Phil Spencer

From Raw2IT – Colombia’s Challenges in a New World

The Narrative Debate in Game Design

We Are Player 1: Diversity in Gaming