yet another place i'm dying to go! till then i'll live vicariously through sara's words and pictures.
sxsw is in its 30th year and is an annual set of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-march in austin, texas, united states. it began in 1987, and has continued to grow and evolve in both scope and size every year.
sxsw is the highest revenue-producing event for the austin economy, with an estimated economic impact of $317 million in 2015.
at this year's conference, President Barack Obama spoke to the audience about leveraging the technology industry to help solve some of america's problems, and First Lady Michelle Obama also gave a keynote in which she discussed the importance of female education. other speakers include high profile musicians, scientists, thinkers, executives, journalists, artists and filmmakers - which showcases the depth and breadth of sxsw.