Welcome to SXSW Interactive
Welcome to the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival. We're excited that you'll be joining us for 5 days of amazing panel content and networking events. SXSW is a community event, so we invite you to come kick off the event with us, ask SXSW Interactive Director Hugh Forrest any questions you might have, and introduce yourself to the other attendees you'll be sharing this experience with.
Forrest serves as the Director of the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) Festival, where he guides the overall vision for the event as well as directs panel programming. He also spends much of his time with the all-consuming task of community management. Forrest graduated from Austin High School in 1980, and then majored in English at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Before joining the SXSW team, he founded a small alternative publication called The Austin Challenger.