It is hard to believe but it’s time for the wild and crazy tech-music-film (and health!) bonanza that is SXSW. If you have attended in the past you understand how many events are occurring simultaneously during the conference and how overwhelming it can be to choose where to spend your time.

While we can’t help you with all of your SXSW event decisions, we can tell you where to be during the W2O Group series of events. Once again, our parent company is hosting some stellar events both leading up to and during the SXSW conference. These events have become the highlight of many of our clients’ SXSW experience in past years and we aren’t slowing down for 2016. If you weren’t able to make it out last year, check out the 2015 #SXW2O recap video.

This year we will be hosting 4 major events: Pre Commerce Summit, Digital Brunch, Movers & Shapers & our culminating party Geekacue. MDigitalLife will also be participating in the SXSW Health and Medtech Expo on Saturday, March 12th & Sunday, March 13th from 10am – 6pm at the JW Marriot, where we will launch a brand new MDigitalLife Snapshot app to show users how they compare with their peers in the health ecosystem.

  • Thursday, March 10, 2016, 9 am – 6pm
  • Our signature SXSW event featuring 10 minute TED style talks from speakers and thought leaders such as Hugh Forrest, Director of SXSW Interactive; Gail Day, Editor, Harvard Business Review; Becky Brown, VP Media, Intel; Peter Cherukuri, President, Politico; & Shiv Singh, SVP Global Head of Digital & Marketing Transformation, Visa. For a full list of speakers visit the event page. A cocktail reception will follow with special WILCO side project, Autumn Defense.
  • Eventbrite here (password required – email info@w2ogroup.com to request invite)

 4th Annual Digital Brunch (@W2O Austin Office)

  • Friday, March 11, 2016, 11am – 2pm
  • Join us for an open house at our W2O Group Austin office, featuring local food trucks, live music, mimosas/bloody marys and office tours.
  • Eventbrite Here (no password required)
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016, 11am – 3pm
  • You might remember us by the name GeekFest in 2015. Featuring top innovators discussing what’s next in business and technology. Our request of all speakers is that they make your head spin. Good challenge, right? Speakers this year include Robert Scoble, Futurist, Rackspace; Ray Kerins, Head of Comms, Bayer; Michael Jarjour, CEO, Otsuka Digital Health; Josh Kampel, President, Techonomy; Chuck Heman, Director, Digital Analytics, Intel and many more.
  • Eventbrite here (password required – email info@w2ogroup.com to request invite)

7th Annual Geekacue + After Party (@ Stubb’s)

  • Saturday, March 12, 2016, 6pm – 10pm
  • Our 7th Annual Geekacue will be host to loads of free Stubbs BBQ, great drinks and a stellar line up of music including Red Bull Sound Select artist, Not In the Face and SXSW buzz band Black Pistol Fire. Plus Whiskey Shivers will be playing at our VIP after party!
  • Eventbrite here (password required – email info@w2ogroup.com to request invite)

SXSW Health and Medtech Expo (@JW Marriott Griffin Hall)

  • Saturday, March 12th & Sunday, March 13th from 10am – 6pm
  • We will be on the 2nd floor in Griffin Hall in Booth 14, next to our friends at the UT Dell Med School
  • MDigitalLife will be participating in the Expo and will launch a brand new MDigitalLife Snapshot app to show users how they compare with their peers in the health ecosystem. Thanks to our friends at Nextworks users will be able to easily share their custom snapshot with their network or embed it on a blog or website.
  • More info on the expo can be found here
Space will certainly be limited at all events so be sure to reach out soon with your interest.