SXSW Best Tech Parties

Saying SXSW has a lot to offer is a vast understatement. Every year, hordes of people flock to Austin for keynotes, networking, schmoozing, and the parties. Yes, you most certainly come to SXSW for the parties. The swag and branding experts Swagr put it best with “for the damage you plan on doing to your poor liver at the many, many soirees and sprees at the annual music-film-interactive festival.”

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Music Opening Party

The Music Opening Party sponsored by Sensu Music is where the Music Industry comes together to jumpstart the world-renowned Music Festival. Food, drinks, fresh talent and live performances abound.

Film Opening Party

Fans, filmmakers, and industry reps converge at the Film Opening Party to begin the SXSW Film Festival with a bang. According to, the must-attend event takes place on Friday, March 10, and welcomes registrants to 2017 SXSW Film while serving as the after party to the opening night film.

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Film Intermission Party

What’s a film party without an intermission party? This attendee favorite celebrates the midpoint of the SXSW Film Festival, and this year will be held on Tuesday, March 14.

Interactive Opening Party

Be sure to kick off your SXSW experience at the SXSW Interactive Opening Party. This shindig combines digital creatives live music, open bar, and a few special surprises.

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Mix at Six

This annual party is the pinnacle of amazing. Experience incredible augmented reality adventures and memorable interactive giveaways.

Interactive Closing Party

If you can survive until March 19th, make your way to one of the biggest SXSW parties, which is always headlined by monumental musical guests. This is one party that promises to keep you rocking into the wee hours of the night.

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Private Parties

If you are looking to enter the invite-only hush, hush world of exclusive tech parties, we tip our hats to you. Getting your name put on one of these guest lists is beyond a thing of difficulty. But, if you’ve got the access we highly recommend attending the Pinterest or Dropbox events.

Be sure to check out Social Imprints at SXSW Interactive Booth 301 and keep up with all of our SXSW activities by following  @socialimprintssf  and #BrandWithPurpose.

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