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SXSW 2018: The Definitive Guide to Crypto Events and Parties in Austin

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SXSW 2018: The Definitive Guide to Crypto Events and Parties in Austin

South by Southwest (SXSW) has grown over the past three decades from its humble beginnings into a phenomenon that transforms Austin, Texas for 10 days every March.  The conference brings together an influential crowd in tech, film, and music and covers emerging trends in the creative and entertainment industries. This year’s conference stretches from March 9-18th with SXSW Interactive Festival kicking off the festivities from March 9-13.  SXSW Interactive provides a variety of compelling programming tracks for attendees to explore.  Since we expect that Blockchain, decentralization, and token economics will be some of the hottest topics this year, we’ve curated a “Blockchain Priority Track” for festival attendees.  Also, after the convention center floor closes, Austin’s party scene provides plenty of options for the crypto crowd to meet and mingle.

Here’s Blockchain Beach‘s full guide to cryptocurrency/blockchain events and parties at SXSW 2018.

FRIDAY MARCH 9

  • Why Ethereum is Going to Change the World. 3:30-4 p.m. Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D, 500 E Cesar Chavez. SXSW Badge required.
  • Cyberspace Barrons: Creators of ICOs and Ransomware. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon J, 500 E 4th St. SXSW Badge required
  • World Tokenomic Forum: CryptoHaus 2018. RSVP Required.
  • Welcome to the Block(Chain) – Opening Party.  Ethereal Lounge by ConsenSys. 8-midnight. 87 Rainey St. RSVP required.

SATURDAY MARCH 10

  • Trust in the Age of Misinformation. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Courtyard Marriott, Rio Grande Ballroom. SXSW Badge required.
  • How Blockchain will Revolutionize Digital Advertising (featuring Blockchain Beach). The Mobile Growth House.  3:45 p.m. Stubbs BBQ.  801 Red River St. RSVP required
  • SingularDTV Post-Panel Cocktail: Tokenized Economics and Mixed Drinks. 4:30-5:40 p.m. Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez. SXSW Badge required.
  • The Bad Crypto Meet-up. 5-7 p.m.  Downtown Austin. RSVP required.
  • Lounge Party. Ethereal Lounge by ConsenSys. 8-midnight. 87 Rainey St.

SUNDAY MARCH 11

  • Initial Taco Offering. The Founders Organization. 10:30-7 p.m. Bob’s Steak House, 301 Lavaca St.  RSVP required.
  • ICOS: Venture Financing from an Invisible Crowd. 11-noon. Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon K, 500 E 4th St. SXSW Badge required
  • VC Angel Blockchain and ICO Dinner. FundingPost. 2-6 p.m. The W Hotel, 200 Lavaca St. RSVP
  • The Blockchain Hotel, Rainey Street.
  • Lounge Party. Ethereal Lounge by ConsenSys. 8-midnight. 87 Rainey St.

MONDAY MARCH 12

  • Women in Blockchain Meet Up. 9:30-10:30 a.m. JW Marriott, Room 211-212, 110 E 2nd St. SXSW Badge required.
  • Blockchain and the Impact of a Decentralized World. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez. SXSW Badge required.
  • BYOBitcoin Presents SXSW Just HODL It. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Rio Nightclub+Dayclub, 601 Rio Grande St. RSVP required
  • SXSW Crypto Summit: New Girls on the Block. 11-10 p.m. Hotel Van Zandt, 605 Davis St. Ticket required $399.
  • Lounge Party.  Ethereal Lounge by ConsenSys. 8-midnight. 87 Rainey St.

TUESDAY MARCH 13

  • Blockchain & Ethereum Meetup. 9:30-10:30 a.m. JW Marriott, Room 211-212, 110 E 2nd St. SXSW Badge required.
  • ICO Alternative Financing for Startups. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon DE, 500 E 4th St. SXSW Badge required
  • SXSW Crypto Summit: ICO Showcase & Pitch Day. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hotel Van Zandt, 605 Davis St. Ticket required.
  • SXSW Crypto Summit After Party: 9 p.m. – Late, Hotel Van Zandt, 605 Davis St. No Badge Required

WEDNESDAY MARCH 14

  • Cryptocurrencies: A New Future for Money. 11 a.m-noon. JW Marriott, Salon A, 110 E 2nd St. SXSW Badge required.
  • What is Blockchain? How Will It Change the World? 11 a.m-noon. JW Marriott, Salon D, 110 E 2nd St. SXSW Badge required.
  • Blockchain Opportunities in Mobility and Logistics.  2-3 p.m. JW Marriott, Salon E, 110 E 2nd St. SXSW Badge required.

THURSDAY MARCH 15

  • Ethereum Will Disrupt Everything 11 a.m.-noon. JW Marriott, Salon E, 110 E 2nd St. SXSW Badge required.
  • $100,000 Blockchain Investment Challenge.  2-4 p.m.  JW Marriott, Salon E, 110 E 2nd St. SXSW Badge required.
  • How Blockchain Will Impact Financial Markets. 3:30-4:30 p.m. JW Marriott, Salon D, 110 E 2nd St. SXSW Badge required.

Have an event or party you’d like included here? Email [email protected] (And apologies, but we cannot share details on how to get into private events listed above.)

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Co-Founder, Blockchain Beach. Former VP Digital Media @CBS | Formerly Hollywood Reporter Disclosures: I own Overstock stock, diversified investments via ETFs and Mutual Funds. Whenever there is the potential for real or perceived conflict in what I write about, I promise to bring it up, and link back here.

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