2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Global Festivals and Their Locales

Friday, March 18
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 10B
531 E 4th St

Festivals come in all forms—from Barcelona’s massive Primavera Sound to Boston’s local Jamaica Plain Music Festival, from commercial events like Nashville’s Country Music Association Music Fest to non-profits like Denmark’s Roskilde that donates all proceeds to charities. They are a lot of fun, but for city halls, media corporations, cultural institutions, and community groups, they can be a vital part of a complex growth strategy that uses, nurtures, and at times exploits, local scenes. Panelists with experience in festival production and community relations will discuss international strategies for connecting places and events, with an eye on cultural policies that improve local culture.

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Daniel Seligman

Co-Founder & Creative Dir

POP Montreal

Daniel Seligman is the Co-Founder and Creative Director for Pop Montreal, an annual music festival occurring in Montreal, Quebec, Canada since 2002.

Jay Sweet at SXSW

Jay Sweet


Newport Folk Festival

Jay Sweet is the Editor-at-Large for Paste, and the Newport Folk Festival Producer since 2008.  

Jonathan Wynn at SXSW

Jonathan Wynn

Asst Professor of Sociology

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Jonathan Wynn is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. He has published in multiple venues on issues of urban culture, including The Tour Guide: Walking ...

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Katja Hermes at SXSW

Katja Hermes

Dir German Office

Sound Diplomacy


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