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You’re Invited: See Vox Media at SXSW

Join us as Kara Swisher is inducted into the SXSW Hall of Fame, Recode and The Verge host live podcasts, and experts from across Vox Media take the stage.

SXSW 2017 is just around the corner and this year Vox Media will be there in a big way.

From Recode’s Kara Swisher joining the SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame and interviewing the founders of Crooked Media, to a slate of live podcasts with The Verge and Recode, and a series of panels featuring editors from Vox, Curbed, and Racked, this is undoubtedly Vox Media’s biggest and best SXSW yet.

Read on to learn more about what we’ll be doing and how you can be a part of it. Then, put on your aviators, keep our SXSW map handy, and follow @voxmediainc for updates live from Austin.


FRIDAY, MARCH 10

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SXSW Featured Session: Activism, Allyship and Where We Go from Here

3:30PM – 4:30PM; Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EFG (500 E Cesar Chavez Street)
Racked editor-at-large Aminatou Sow moderates a conversation between Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and David Karp, founder and CEO of Tumblr.

The Girls’ Lounge @ SXSW

5:00PM – 7:00PM; Riverside Ballroom, Radisson Hotel (111 E Casar Chavez Street)

Vox Media publisher MSXSW Featured Session: Activism, Allyship and Where We Go from Here

3:30PM – 4:30PM; Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EFG (500 E Cesar Chavez Street)
Racked editor-at-large Aminatou Sow moderates a conversation between Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and David Karp, founder and CEO of Tumblr.productcollaborate,l for surfers (or wannabe surfers), free custom kicks, and tees inspired by SoCal street style, an iconic Austin food truck and more.

Live Podcast: Too Embarrassed to Ask hosted by Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode, with special guest Mary Lou Jepsen
12:30PM – 1:30PM; Nat Geo Further Base Camp at Vulcan Gas Company (418 E 6th Street)
Recode executive editor Kara Swisher and The Verge senior editor Lauren Goode are joined live by Mary Lou Jepsen, one of the most interesting people in tech, whose jam-packed resume includes One Laptop Per Child — which she co-founded — Facebook, and Google. The show is free, open to the public, available via livestream for those who can't make it, and on-demand after its conclusion.

SXSW Panel: Building Bridges When Others Want to Build Walls

12:30PM – 1:30PM; Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon G (500 E 4th Street)
Vox reporter Dara Lind interviews the mayors of Philadelphia and Santa Fe about the uncertainty facing immigrants in the United States.

An Evening with Code Work @ SXSW
5:00PM - 10:00PM; Violet Crown Theater (434 W 2nd Street)
Recode’s Evening with Code Work brings a taste of the brand’s influential event series to SXSW. The event will include the premier of “SEED,” a film that tells the story of the new American Dream, and an conversation between Recode executive editor Kara Swisher and Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC.


SUNDAY, MARCH 12

SXSW Panel: Social Video and the Future of Consumption

11:00AM – 12:00PM; Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 1-3 (208 Barton Springs Road)
Vox executive producer Joe Posner and panelists from the New York Times and VICE Media host a conversation on the changes, astronomical growth, and where things are heading in video journalism.

Create + Cultivate’s SXSW Pop-Up

11:00AM - Noon; 1102 East Cesar Chavez Street
Vox senior producer and correspondent Liz Plank discusses brand building at Create & Cultivate’s day of panels, pop-ups, food, and drinks. The event is free, open to the public, and requires RSVPs.

Vergecast co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn

Live Podcast: The Vergecast Live from SXSW

12:30PM – 1:30PM; Nat Geo Further Base Camp at Vulcan Gas Company (418 E 6th Street)
The Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and executive editor Dieter Bohn host the first of two live episodes of the Vergecast, covering what's happening now, and what's happening next in the world of technology and pop culture. The show is free, open to the public, available via livestream for those who can't make it, and on-demand after its conclusion.

Samuel Adams Pitch Room: Brewing the American Dream

3:00PM - 5:30PM; Whole Foods Market, The Plaza (525 N Lamar Blvd)
Vox Media editorial director Lockhart Steele judges pitches from small food and beverage business owners who have the opportunity to win a $10,000 grant, a year of extended mentorship from Samuel Adams, and a media package from Foursquare.

SXSW Panel: The Secret Life of Muslims Explores Muslims in the Media

3:30PM - 4:30PM; Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC (500 E Cesar Chavez Street)
Vox managing producer Matteen Mokalla joins the experts behind the popular digital series The Secret Life of Muslims for a discussion on the portrayal of Muslim characters in film and potential remedies for the future.


MONDAY, MARCH 13

Live Podcast: Recode Decode hosted by Kara Swisher, with special guests Timothy Simons and Matt Walsh, VEEP

4:00PM – 5:00PM; Nat Geo Further Base Camp at Vulcan Gas Company (418 E 6th Street)
Recode executive editor Kara Swisher hosts Recode Decode with special guests Timothy Simons and Matt Walsh from HBO’s VEEP. The show is free, open to the public, available via livestream for those who can't make it, and on-demand after its conclusion.

SXSW Panel: DOM Ready: How Fast Load Times Alter User Behavior

12:30PM – 1:30PM; JW Marriott, Room 303-304 (110 E 2nd Street)
Vox Media performance engineer Ian Carrico speaks with technologists and engineers from the Washington Post and Conde Nast about their approaches to media performance.

SXSW Panel: Horror's Immersive Future: The Tension Experience

2:00PM – 3:00PM; Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (500 E Cesar Chavez Street)
The Verge senior reporter Bryan Bishop dives into new kinds of immersive experiences in this interview with creators of The Tension Experience, a groundbreaking haunted house and immersive theater experience.

SXSW Panel: Innovation Duplication: Building an InnoEcosystem

3:30PM – 4:30PM; Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon F (500 E 4th Street)
Curbed urbanism editor Alissa Walker interviews leaders, including the mayor of San Jose, who are who engineering success to become the city of tomorrow.


TUESDAY, MARCH 14

SXSW Panel: Redefining Ad Tech in a Distributed World

9:30AM – 10:30AM; Hyatt Regency Austin, Zilker Ballroom 3-4 (208 Barton Springs Road)
Vox Media VP, Revenue Operations and GM of Concert, Ryan Pauley takes the stage with experts from Google and the Washington Post to discuss how marketers can reach consumers across platforms in the distributed age.

SXSW Featured Session: Kara Swisher in Conversation with Crooked Media

11:00AM – noon; Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (500 E Cesar Chavez Street)
Recode executive editor Kara Swisher interviews the founders of Crooked Media and hosts of popular podcasts Pod Save America and Pod Save the World, Jon Favreau, Jon Lovitt, and Tommy Vietor.

Live Podcast: The Vergecast Live from SXSW

12:30PM – 1:30PM; Nat Geo Further Base Camp at Vulcan Gas Company (418 E 6th Street)
The Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and executive editor Dieter Bohn host the second live episode of the Vergecast, covering what's happening now, and what's happening next in the world of technology and pop culture. The show is free, open to the public, available via livestream for those who can't make it, and on-demand after its conclusion.

SXSW Panel: Pitching Tech Press Without Embarrassing Yourself

3:30PM – 4:30PM; Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon B (500 E 4th Street)
Recode editor-in-chief Dan Frommer offers advice to media and PR professionals on the pitching process, deconstructing the pitches journalists hate and which pitches they love.

Racked editor-at-large Aminatou Sow

SXSW Meet Up: Women Who Make the Internet

5:00PM – 6:00PM; JW Marriott, Room 213 (110 E 2nd Street)
Racked editor-at-large Aminatou Sow co-hosts and hour of cocktails and conversation in celebration of the women who make up vibrant online communities.

SXSW Awards: SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame Ceremony

7:00PM; Hilton Austin Downtown, Grand Ballroom, 6th Floor (500 E 4th Street)
Recode executive editor Kara Swisher will be inducted into the SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame at a ceremony that recognizes her work to chart the course for the future of the digital industry.


THURSDAY, MARCH 16

Mountain Dew & The Professor's Got Handles? with The Verge and SB Nation

12:30PM - 3:00PM; Cedar Door (201 Brazos Street)
SB Nation and The Verge partner with Mountain Dew to bring a new basketball-themed VR experience starring The Professor. RSVP here to test your skills.