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SXSW Announces Launch of SXSW V2V

October 23, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals is happy to announce SXSW V2V – the newest addition to the SXSW family of events. The four-day event will take place at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 11-14, 2013. Participants will experience engaging speakers, panel discussions, workshops, mentor and coaching sessions, pitch events, rapid-fire presentations, and networking opportunities in a casual and creative environment.

SXSW V2V is an extension and re-imagining of the legendary SXSW experience with an emphasis on the creative spark that drives entrepreneurial innovation. This event brings the startup and venture capital communities together with the creative industries that have helped to make SXSW so special. SXSW V2V serves innovators and entrepreneurs from across all the industries at the core of the SXSW family of events – technology, music, film, fashion, health, education, sustainability, and more – as they learn the skills, make the connections and find the inspiration to take their ideas and talents to the next level.

This new version of the classic event seeks to bring visionaries active in the entrepreneurial arena to Las Vegas, Nevada for a truly unique SXSW experience. Visionaries to Vegas, Vision to Venture, Voice to Voice, Venture to Vegas – all the variations of the V2V moniker carry the same theme, the movement from idea to reality.

“With the growth and popularity of the startup-related programming across the SXSW family of events, it is clear that there is enough momentum to create a wholly unique and independent event focused on entrepreneurs,” said SXSW V2V Producer Christine Auten. “SXSW V2V will follow the same general strategy we have followed with other SXSW experiences. It is about turning creative ideas into reality — bringing visionaries to Vegas.”

“Las Vegas is repositioning itself as a hub for innovators and digital creatives. We are excited about all the new energy in this city. This is the perfect place for this small, offshoot event to find its voice and grow as the Las Vegas tech scene emerges onto the national scene,” said SXSW Interactive director Hugh Forrest.

Special rates for early registration and reservations for The Cosmopolitan are available online now. Individuals interested in participating in SXSW V2V as a speaker, mentor or coach can go to sxswv2v.com/participate. Entrepreneurs and innovators interested in showcasing their current product, service or company can apply to participate in SXSW V2V’s innovative pitch competition, V2Venture, beginning January 2013. To register or get more information, visit sxswv2v.com.

SXSW V2V will take place at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas — a deluxe urban resort in the heart of the Vegas Strip — from Sunday, August 11 through Wednesday, August 14. SXSW V2V registration will include three days of programming, an opening reception, welcome dinner and an eclectic mix of evening and networking events. Register now at the discounted rate of $695 through December 14, 2012. Visit sxswv2v.com for more information.

About SXSW V2V
SXSW V2V is an extension and re-imagining of the legendary SXSW experience with an emphasis on the creative spark that drives entrepreneurial innovation. This four-day event brings the startup and venture capital communities together with the creative industries that have helped to make SXSW so special. SXSW V2V serves innovators and entrepreneurs from across all the industries at the core of the SXSW Family of events – technology, music, film, fashion, health, education, sustainability, and more – as they learn the skills, make the connections, and find the inspiration to take their ideas and talents to the next level. This excitement-packed event takes place Sunday August 11, 2013 through Wednesday August 14, 2013 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About SXSW
The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals (March 8-17, 2013) offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.

Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events’ conclusion.

Contact:

Press
Kelly Krause
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