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SXSW 2017 is just around the corner and this year Vox Media will be there in a big way. From Kara's nomination into the Hall of Fame to live podcasts with The Verge and Recode to a series of panels featuring editors from Vox, Curbed, and Racked, this is undoubtedly our biggest and best SXSW yet. Read on to learn more about where you can find us, what we'll be doing, and how you can be a part of it.

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Kara Swisher on jetBlue flights

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Flying jetBlue? Be sure to catch our quick Kara Swisher highlight reel on your seatback TV.

Where to eat at SXSW 2017!

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Trust us, Eater knows good food. Find the best food you should be eating while in Austin.

Recode Media LIVE: Peter Kafka interviews Glenn Beck

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Friday, March 10 at 4PM – Nat Geo Further Base Camp

They've got a lot to talk about: The state of media, the state of conservative media and the state of the digital video subscription model he pioneered. And, of course, Donald Trump. You won't want to miss this.
This event is free and open to the public.

Racked's Aminatou Sow talks activism and allyship

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Friday, March 10 at 3:30PM

Racked's Aminatou Sow will join Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards and Tumblr's David Karp to talk about where we go from here.

Too Embarrassed to Ask LIVE. Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Lauren Goode talk to Mary Lou Jepsen

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Saturday, March 11 at 12:30PM – Nat Geo Further Base Camp

Jepsen is one of tech's most interesting people. Her jam-packed resume includes One Laptop Per Child — which she co-founded — Facebook and Google. Now she’s working on OpenWater, an ambitious 3D imaging startup.
This event is free and open to the public.

Vox's Dara Lind talks immigration policy

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Saturday, March 11 at 12:30PM – Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon G

Vox's Dara Lind interviews the mayors of Philadelphia and Santa Fe about the uncertainty facing immigrants in the United States.

Kara Swisher to interview CEO of Revolution, Steve Case

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Saturday, March 11 at 5PM – Violet Crown Cinema

This is an exclusive movie premiere and discussion led by Recode Executive Editor Kara Swisher. “SEED” tells the story of the new American Dream, where innovators from around the world come to Silicon Valley with the hope of turning their ideas into billion-dollar ventures. Before the screening, Swisher will lead a discussion about the film with an entrepreneur who has made it — Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC.

Vox's executive producer Joe Posner talks social video

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Sunday, March 12 at 11AM – Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 1-3

Vox’s Joe Posner and panelists from the New York Times and VICE Media discuss the changes, astronomical growth, and where things are heading in video journalism.

Vox's senior producer Liz Plank joins the Create & Cultivate pop-up

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Sunday, March 12 at 11AM – 1102 East Cesar Chavez Street

Join Liz for a discussion on brand building in a crowded space at Create & Cultivate’s day of panels, pop-ups, food, and drinks. The event is free, open to the public, and RSVPs are required.

The Vergecast LIVE

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Sunday, March 12 & Tuesday, March 14 at 12:30PM – Nat Geo Further Base Camp

The Vergecast, featuring The Verge's editor in chief Nilay Patel and executive editor Dieter Bohn, helps you make sense of the week in news with enthusiasm and wit – an informative look at what's happening now, and what's happening next in the world of technology and pop culture.

Vox's Matteen Mokalla talks about the popular digital series, The Secret Life of Muslims

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Sunday, March 12 at 3:30 – Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC

This panel will explore how a popular digital series, The Secret Life of Muslims, directly challenges the misrepresentation and homogenization of Muslims in popular film and television and the media.

Vox Media's Ian Carrico talks load times

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Monday, March 13 at 12:30PM – JW Marriott Room 303-304

This session will feature several members of major media companies (Vox Media, Conde Nast, Washington Post) and their team's working through media performance issues.

Recode Decode LIVE with Kara Swisher and VEEP cast members

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Monday, March 13 at 12PM – Nat Geo Further Base Camp

Kara Swisher will host a live edition of her Recode Decode podcast, interviewing VEEP show-runner David Mandel, along with cast members Tim Simons and Matt Walsh. This is free, open to the public, and you won't want to miss it!

The Verge's Bryan Bishop talks horror

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Monday, March 13 at 2PM – Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB

Step inside to learn how Tension tapped into the changing world of immersive entertainment and pushed the boundaries of experiential storytelling.

Curbed's Alissa Walker talks innovation duplication

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Monday, March 13 at 3:30PM – Austin Hilton Downtown, Salon F

Learn how city leaders are incentivizing innovation, using government policies to their advantage, creating a supportive environment for research and development, getting creative with capital investments and cross industry partnerships, and competing with the old guard in order to create an innovation ecosystem that represents the values and assets of their city.

Vox Media's Ryan Pauley talks ad tech

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Tuesday, March 14 at 9:30AM – Hyatt Regency Austin, Zilker Ballroom 3-4

Vox Media's VP, Revenue Operations and GM of Concert, Ryan Pauley, takes the stage with experts from Google and the Washington Post to discuss redefining how marketers can reach consumers across platforms and web in the distributed age.

Kara Swisher in conversation with Crooked Media founders

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Tuesday, March 14 at 11AM – Austin Convention Center Ballroom B

Kara Swisher will be chatting with Crooked Media founders Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor. All SXSW badgeholders welcome!

Recode's editor in chief Dan Frommer talks pitching tech press

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Tuesday, March 14 at 3:30PM – Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon B

In this panel, seasoned tech journalists and founders discuss the press in detail, deconstructing what pitches journalists hate and which pitches they seem to love.

Racked's Aminatou Sow talks about women who make the internet

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Tuesday, March 14 at 5PM – JW Marriott, Room 213

Join Racked's Aminatou Sow and AVG's Kat Gardiner for conversation, cocktails and merriment as we come together for our annual celebration of the best, the brightest and the most entertaining digital communities out there.

SXSW Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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Tuesday, March 14 at 7PM

Kara Swisher is winning THE award at SXSW, and that's a pretty big deal. Come watch as she is inducted into the 2017 SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame!

Join us for a Virtual Reality basketball experience

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Thursday, March 16 at 1PM – Cedar Door

SB Nation with help from their friends at The Verge will host a Virtual Reality basketball experience, sponsored by Mountain Dew, featuring American streetball player, The Professor. Come experience the future!

Come drink beer with Eater at TNT's Animal Kingdom

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Saturday March 11 all day – 400 Congress Ave

Eater will be curating the beer garden at TNT's SXSW activation which will feature an actual wave pool for surfers (or wannabe surfers), free custom kicks and tees inspired by SoCal street style, an iconic Austin food truck and more.

The Girls’ Lounge @ SXSW

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Friday March 10 at 5PM – Riverside Ballroom, Radisson

Vox Media publisher Melissa Bell joins a discussion on women in product at The Girls’ Lounge, a destination for women to connect, collaborate, and empower each other.

Brewing the American Dream

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Sunday March 12 at 3PM – Whole Foods Market, The Plaza

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.

The Verge's Bryan Bishop talks VR

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Friday, March 10 at 7PM – Nat Geo Further Base Camp

Bryan Bishop sits down with Chris Milk, co-founder of Within, to discuss VR storytelling, the future of the medium, and his critically acclaimed VR experience, Life of US.

Polygon's Brian Crecente talks AR and Gaming

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Thursday, March 16 at 5PM – Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB

Join Brian as he discusses the state of AR in a post-Pokemon GO world, redefining social gaming in the digital age, lessons learned in hardware and software development and why gaming is the perfect entry point for mass market adoption of AR technology.

Kara Swisher on jetBlue flights

Flying jetBlue? Be sure to catch our quick Kara Swisher highlight reel on your seatback TV.

Where to eat at SXSW 2017!

Trust us, Eater knows good food. Find the best food you should be eating while in Austin.

Recode Media LIVE: Peter Kafka interviews Glenn Beck

Friday, March 10 at 4PM – Nat Geo Further Base Camp

They've got a lot to talk about: The state of media, the state of conservative media and the state of the digital video subscription model he pioneered. And, of course, Donald Trump. You won't want to miss this.
This event is free and open to the public.

Racked's Aminatou Sow talks activism and allyship

Friday, March 10 at 3:30PM

Racked's Aminatou Sow will join Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards and Tumblr's David Karp to talk about where we go from here.

Too Embarrassed to Ask LIVE. Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Lauren Goode talk to Mary Lou Jepsen

Saturday, March 11 at 12:30PM – Nat Geo Further Base Camp

Jepsen is one of tech's most interesting people. Her jam-packed resume includes One Laptop Per Child — which she co-founded — Facebook and Google. Now she’s working on OpenWater, an ambitious 3D imaging startup.
This event is free and open to the public.

Vox's Dara Lind talks immigration policy

Saturday, March 11 at 12:30PM – Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon G

Vox's Dara Lind interviews the mayors of Philadelphia and Santa Fe about the uncertainty facing immigrants in the United States.

Kara Swisher to interview CEO of Revolution, Steve Case

Saturday, March 11 at 5PM – Violet Crown Cinema

This is an exclusive movie premiere and discussion led by Recode Executive Editor Kara Swisher. “SEED” tells the story of the new American Dream, where innovators from around the world come to Silicon Valley with the hope of turning their ideas into billion-dollar ventures. Before the screening, Swisher will lead a discussion about the film with an entrepreneur who has made it — Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC.

Vox's executive producer Joe Posner talks social video

Sunday, March 12 at 11AM – Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 1-3

Vox’s Joe Posner and panelists from the New York Times and VICE Media discuss the changes, astronomical growth, and where things are heading in video journalism.

Vox's senior producer Liz Plank joins the Create & Cultivate pop-up

Sunday, March 12 at 11AM – 1102 East Cesar Chavez Street

Join Liz for a discussion on brand building in a crowded space at Create & Cultivate’s day of panels, pop-ups, food, and drinks. The event is free, open to the public, and RSVPs are required.

The Vergecast LIVE

Sunday, March 12 & Tuesday, March 14 at 12:30PM – Nat Geo Further Base Camp

The Vergecast, featuring The Verge's editor in chief Nilay Patel and executive editor Dieter Bohn, helps you make sense of the week in news with enthusiasm and wit – an informative look at what's happening now, and what's happening next in the world of technology and pop culture.

Vox's Matteen Mokalla talks about the popular digital series, The Secret Life of Muslims

Sunday, March 12 at 3:30 – Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC

This panel will explore how a popular digital series, The Secret Life of Muslims, directly challenges the misrepresentation and homogenization of Muslims in popular film and television and the media.

Vox Media's Ian Carrico talks load times

Monday, March 13 at 12:30PM – JW Marriott Room 303-304

This session will feature several members of major media companies (Vox Media, Conde Nast, Washington Post) and their team's working through media performance issues.

Recode Decode LIVE with Kara Swisher and VEEP cast members

Monday, March 13 at 12PM – Nat Geo Further Base Camp

Kara Swisher will host a live edition of her Recode Decode podcast, interviewing VEEP show-runner David Mandel, along with cast members Tim Simons and Matt Walsh. This is free, open to the public, and you won't want to miss it!

The Verge's Bryan Bishop talks horror

Monday, March 13 at 2PM – Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB

Step inside to learn how Tension tapped into the changing world of immersive entertainment and pushed the boundaries of experiential storytelling.

Curbed's Alissa Walker talks innovation duplication

Monday, March 13 at 3:30PM – Austin Hilton Downtown, Salon F

Learn how city leaders are incentivizing innovation, using government policies to their advantage, creating a supportive environment for research and development, getting creative with capital investments and cross industry partnerships, and competing with the old guard in order to create an innovation ecosystem that represents the values and assets of their city.

Vox Media's Ryan Pauley talks ad tech

Tuesday, March 14 at 9:30AM – Hyatt Regency Austin, Zilker Ballroom 3-4

Vox Media's VP, Revenue Operations and GM of Concert, Ryan Pauley, takes the stage with experts from Google and the Washington Post to discuss redefining how marketers can reach consumers across platforms and web in the distributed age.

Kara Swisher in conversation with Crooked Media founders

Tuesday, March 14 at 11AM – Austin Convention Center Ballroom B

Kara Swisher will be chatting with Crooked Media founders Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor. All SXSW badgeholders welcome!

Recode's editor in chief Dan Frommer talks pitching tech press

Tuesday, March 14 at 3:30PM – Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon B

In this panel, seasoned tech journalists and founders discuss the press in detail, deconstructing what pitches journalists hate and which pitches they seem to love.

Racked's Aminatou Sow talks about women who make the internet

Tuesday, March 14 at 5PM – JW Marriott, Room 213

Join Racked's Aminatou Sow and AVG's Kat Gardiner for conversation, cocktails and merriment as we come together for our annual celebration of the best, the brightest and the most entertaining digital communities out there.

SXSW Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Tuesday, March 14 at 7PM

Kara Swisher is winning THE award at SXSW, and that's a pretty big deal. Come watch as she is inducted into the 2017 SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame!

Join us for a Virtual Reality basketball experience

Thursday, March 16 at 1PM – Cedar Door

SB Nation with help from their friends at The Verge will host a Virtual Reality basketball experience, sponsored by Mountain Dew, featuring American streetball player, The Professor. Come experience the future!

Come drink beer with Eater at TNT's Animal Kingdom

Saturday March 11 all day – 400 Congress Ave

Eater will be curating the beer garden at TNT's SXSW activation which will feature an actual wave pool for surfers (or wannabe surfers), free custom kicks and tees inspired by SoCal street style, an iconic Austin food truck and more.

The Girls’ Lounge @ SXSW

Friday March 10 at 5PM – Riverside Ballroom, Radisson

Vox Media publisher Melissa Bell joins a discussion on women in product at The Girls’ Lounge, a destination for women to connect, collaborate, and empower each other.

Brewing the American Dream

Sunday March 12 at 3PM – Whole Foods Market, The Plaza

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.

The Verge's Bryan Bishop talks VR

Friday, March 10 at 7PM – Nat Geo Further Base Camp

Bryan Bishop sits down with Chris Milk, co-founder of Within, to discuss VR storytelling, the future of the medium, and his critically acclaimed VR experience, Life of US.

Polygon's Brian Crecente talks AR and Gaming

Thursday, March 16 at 5PM – Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB

Join Brian as he discusses the state of AR in a post-Pokemon GO world, redefining social gaming in the digital age, lessons learned in hardware and software development and why gaming is the perfect entry point for mass market adoption of AR technology.