#SXSWISS: The Swiss Go South by Southwest

Switzerland mounts a joint effort to bring some of the smartest Swiss people and projects to Austin, Texas.

Event Details


Convention Center and City
500 E. Chavez St., Austin, Texas 78701 United States


March 10, 2017 8:00 am - March 19, 2017 4:00 pm America/Chicago (UTC-06:00)



In collaboration with swissnex San Francisco.

The South by Southwest Conference and Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas brings together more than 70,000 key players in tech, research, interactive, politics, film, and music industries. SXSW has become the most effective channel for promoting work, building networks, and scouting technologies and startups. SXSW is where Twitter built its first buzz in 2007. Speakers and performers have included Barack and Michelle Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Edward Snowden, Johnny Cash, Tilda Swinton and Jaron Lanier.

This year, for the very first time, Switzerland is coordinating a joint effort to bring a selection of the smartest Swiss people and projects to Texas.

Panel talks

March 12: Elastic Interfaces for your body

March 14: Can I trust my AI therapist?

March 16: How to incubate creativity?

Exhibition at Tradeshow with Match-Making

March 12-15: Augment Your Creativity

Discover the best in AR, VR and interactive entertainment Switzerland has to offer.

Visit us at booth 1320 – 24 to fly like a bird, become a magician, bring Disney’s characters to life or build your own game. Play with us in the Hack environment designed by Konstantin Grcic for Vitra.

Greater Zurich Area, DART 17, and its partners are bringing five interactive projects to SXSW:

DART 17 and Engagement Migros are organizing Match-Making meetings for all projects. If you are interested, please get in touch with us: info@dart17.com


March 13: Swiss Cowboys and Girls Garden Party


Greater Zurich Area, swissnex San Francisco & Boston, Pro Helvetia, DART 17, Engagement Migros, ETH Zurich, EPFL, University of Zurich, Digital Festival Zurich, Festival Tous Ecrans, Vitra, Valora, Freitag.

Photo: Derived from “Texas,” by The Jamoker from Colleyville, Texas, United States – An Old Homestead, CC BY 2.0

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