SxSW Parties, Panels and More: The DC Guide

28 Feb SxSW Parties, Panels and More: The DC Guide

dsc_1432DC is converging on Austin, Texas for another year of SxSW Interactive. The following is a list of links and events to help you connect with the DC Tech community while you’re there.

I will update this list as I get insights on additional events and panels leading up to March 7th. If you know of additional DC-focused events (or events DC folks are welcome to attend) or SxSW panels feature DC folks, please add them to the comments or e-mail and I will add them to this list. has published a list of people from the DMV area attending. Make sure to add yourself to the list:

They are also managing a Twitter list:


There is a Facebook group to help you connect with past and present attendees from our region:

And, don’t forget to download the SocialRadar app so that you can see who from your network is where during the conference.


Friday, March 7th

Tech Breakfast
Hosted by Tech Breakfast
9:30am – 1:00pm
Fogo de Chao across from the Austin Convention Center

Capital Factory & 1776 Global SXSW Party
Hosted by Capital Factory and 1776
8:30pm – 11:30pm
Capital Factory

Saturday, March 8th

Digital DC Day Party
Hosted by Washington, DC Economic Partnership with support by Washington D.C.’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development and Tech Cocktail and Sponsored by Digital DC, SocialRadar and iStrategyLabs
3pm – 5pm
Old School
401 E 6th Street Austin, Texas 78701

DC All-Star Event
Hosted by: WordPress, Vocus, Chief, Rock Creek Marketing, Levick and FutureGov
Maggie Mae’s Rooftop
323 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
use promo code “dcallstar-nv

Sunday, March 10th

Social Innovator’s Summit
DC connection: Jessica Tunon
Austin City Hall
301 West 2nd Street

Panels (I’m sure that I’m missing some, so please comment and I will add any others to the list):

What Would Cesar Chavez Tweet? Latinos & New Media, Friday, March 7th at 3:30pm
Moderated by Estuardo Rodriguez of The Raben Group and includes Aasil Ahmad of Discourse Analytics

Peter Corbett is giving a DC Tech overview at Capital Facory, Saturday, March 8 at 11am.

You Only Launch Once (YOLO) Meetup, Sunday, March 9th at 11am
Presenters: Danny Boice (Speek) and Michael Chasen (SocialRadar)

Panels with the team from 1776:

Doctor’s Office’s on their Deathbed, Friday, March 7th at 12:30pm

Energy Hacks: The Next Wave of the Negawatt Economy, Saturday, March 8th at 12:30pm

Policy Makers and Startups Can Build Ecosystems, Sunday, March 9th at 11am

Big Data & Sensors: Blowing Up Transportation, Monday March 10th at 12:30pm

Density: How to Create Silicon Valley in Your City, Monday March 10th at 12:30pm

Mentoring Sessions

March 10th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm – Jessica Tunon has mentoring slots available.

Brivo Labs will be showing in Mashery’s Lounge called Circus Mashimus. They will be launching their API SAM as well as showcasing OKDoor, Randivoo and a game we built with hue bulbs and SAM.

See you in Austin!

Lisa Throckmorton
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