2016 Schedule

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

Vans: 50 Years of Authenticity and Growth

Thursday, March 17
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 18ABC
531 E 4th St


On March 16, 2016, iconic brand Vans will celebrate 50 years in music, art, street culture and action sports at House of Vans, their worldwide hub for creative expression. Rooted in a multitude of underground cultures, Vans has grown from a small southern California brand to one that has both outfitted and contributed to cultural movements across multiple musical genres celebrating creative expression and the "Off The Wall" message. With authenticity being an omnipresent topic across the evolution of all things artistic; Vans brings together member of the Vans family to address the process of growth and the age-old concept of authenticity.

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Doug Palladini at SXSW

Doug Palladini

VP/GM North America


Walter Schreifels at SXSW

Walter Schreifels

Gorilla Biscuits

Walter Schreifels is a solo artist and founding member of many seminal bands spanning across genres from hardcore punk to indy rock and emo, Gorilla Biscuits, Youth Of Today, Quicksand and Rival Sc...

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Nate Mendel at SXSW

Nate Mendel

Foo Fighters

Nate Mendel spent his pre-teen years listening to New Wave while traveling to BMX races throughout Eastern Washington. Bicycles gave way to skateboarding just as an encounter with the Black Flag al...

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Mish Way at SXSW

Mish Way

White Lung

Mish Barber Way is the front woman of the critically acclaimed punk rock band, White Lung (Domino Records) whose fourth album, Paradise, will be released May 6 of this year. She is also a freelance...

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