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5 Things You Need to Do at SXSW 2016

Well, the time has come again to pack our bags and head down to Austin, Texas, for SXSW Interactive, the biggest tech event of the year. There will be parties, networking, and the latest and greatest in cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity. I’m exhausted (and so excited) just thinking about it.

If you’re heading down, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into, and how to be prepared. Here are a few tips to help get you through the week in one piece and back to work with tons of useful learnings.

Prepare Your Schedule


There are hundreds of sessions at SXSW, so it’s best not to fly blind. You can head over to the SXSW website to pre-populate your schedule and export it to web or iCal (here’s mine!). I would recommend paying special attention to sessions from Haven Beauty + Edelman, Mashable, Facebook +The New York Times and A2G + devinsupertramp + Citibank.

Prepare Your Party Schedule

We all know that half of the reason you go to SXSW is for networking…and the best place to do that is at parties! SXSW is a big and bustling event with parties and happy hours around every corner. How do you keep track of what is where and when? Refer to The ULTIMATE Guide to SXSW Interactive 2016 Parties!

Recharge with Simply Measured on Sunday!

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Are you exhausted just thinking about it, too? Good, ’cause we’re taking the time to recharge on Sunday! On March 13th, take a load off with your favorite social media geeks! You can RSVP to the Simply Measured Coffee Hour here. The password is: simplysxsw

Make Time for This Year’s Keynotes

Kevin Plank, Andy Puddicombe, Brené Brown and Casey Gerald will be SXSWi 2016’s keynote speakers.

This year, SXSW assembled an eclectic bunch to anchor SXSW Interactive’s keynotes. You can read about all of these impressive speakers here, but just make sure that you carve out time to catch at least one of these sure-to-be-brilliant sessions!

Hang Out with Simply Measured Peeps!

Looking to connect or just chill with some people from the Simply Measured team? Shoot us a Tweet! The following list includes everybody from the SM team that will be in attendance next month.

Follow us and the Simply Measured blog for all your SXSW coverage!

Jade Furubayashi

My name is Jade and I'm the Social Media Manager for Simply Measured. We can find common ground in Beyoncé and Chipotle burrito bowls.

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