Here Are the Hottest Parties for Networking at South by Southwest Interactive


Here Are the Hottest Parties at South by Southwest

The annual South By Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas is running from March 8 to March 17 this year, with the Interactive portion going to the 12th. For America’s hottest entrepreneurs, investors and “wannabe-founders,” this means five days of schmoozing, boozing and moving (cash, that is). There is a bevy of tech panel discussions and networking events in addition to the Trade Show – and just as many nighttime sha-bangs to accompany.

Gary Sharma, founder and CEO of GarysGuide, has provided BetaBeat with three lists of “can’t miss” tech parties at SXSW – available here, here and here. He also has compiled “The Definitive Guide to SXSW Interactive 2013 Parties.”

We’ve included five highlights below. And send us your photos of the event (Instagram encouraged) – we’ll publish the best ones!

  1. The Barbarian Group & Tumblr present: #RobotripSXSW
    Hosted at two venues – The Mohawk and Club DeVille – this mega-party will features live music from Kool Keith,  Tim Sweeney, Mathew Dear (live band), Bear In Heaven, Orthy, DJ Mike Simonetti, WAVVES,  Japandroids and many more. Check out the Spotify playlist for a preview.
    Monday (Mar 12), 6 p.m. @ The Mohawk, 912 Red River St and Club DeVille, 900 Red River St
  2. #FEED Powered By Twitter
    For the more “alternative set,” perhaps, this Twitter-sponsored event is five nightly parties over the course of the conference. Music is provided by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ set), and each party will feature interactive social media art exhibits, juice cleanses, spinning, and yoga on the rooftop.
    Friday (Mar. 8) to Tuesday (Mar. 12) 7 p.m. @ AMOA Arthouse @ Jones Center, 700 Congress Avenue
  3. The Awesomest Journalism Party. Ever. Redux.
    Schmooze with some media-honchos and do some personal PR! With Hacks/Hackers, Huffington Post, New York Times, NPR, SoundCloud, NewsCred, Paley Center, MailChimp and others.
    Saturday (Mar 10), 5 p.m. @ Palm Door, 401 Sabine St
  4. Made In NY & American Express VIP Cocktails & Conversation
    Join friends from American Express, NY Tech Meetup, Made In NY and others for a lively cocktail party following the days’ sessions.
    Saturday (Mar. 9), 6 p.m. @ AMOA Arthouse @ Jones Center, 700 Congress Avenue
  5. Wall Street Journal Pool Party!
    The Wall Street Journal invites you to hang out pool side! Featuring live music by CC Adcock, Denny Freeman and Will Sexton. (By Invite Only)
    Sunday (Mar. 10), 3 p.m. @ Ashton Austin, 101 Colorado Street