Look, Philly Is In Austin for SXSW 2017
Since 4 a.m. on Thursday morning, Philadelphians have been boarding planes to make their way down to Austin, Texas. The “215 is officially in the 512,” some rejoiced on social media for the city’s second official go at the SXSW conference, an effort to elevate Philly’s brand on the national stage.
Eighteen different companies will be exhibiting at the SXSW trade shows, backed by $140,000 in funding from 15 local sponsors. Mayor Kenney was among the group of early travelers to the conference and on his agenda this weekend is a mayoral meetup to discuss “disrupting local government.” He’ll also be on a panel about immigration and Sanctuary Cities and tour the trade show to hang with Philly companies.
And Amplify Philly, the team that’s organized Philly’s SXSW campaign, along with the City’s Department of Commerce, will guest blog right here on BizPhilly to recap every single day of the conference up until Wednesday, March 15th. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, here are some Twitter accounts that are already abuzz with the conference’s happenings.
— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) March 10, 2017
— StartupPHL (@StartupPHL) March 10, 2017
— Tim Wisniewski (@timwis) March 10, 2017
— Danielle Cohn (@daniellecohn) March 10, 2017
— Archna Sahay (@ArchnaSahay) March 10, 2017
— REC Philly (@RECphilly) March 10, 2017
— Karen Hogan (@hogkar) March 10, 2017
— Sergio Panu (@sergio_panu) March 10, 2017
— Mikecia Witherspoon (@mickeyspoons) March 10, 2017
— Lauren Cox (@LaurenCox08) March 10, 2017
— Felicite Moorman (@FeliciteMoorman) March 9, 2017
— Laurie Actman (@PhilaEnergyGal) March 9, 2017
— Kevin Provost (@provostk1) March 10, 2017
— ROAR for Good (@ROARforGood) March 10, 2017
— Chariot Solutions (@ChariotSolution) March 10, 2017
And if you need a refresher on why Philly even has an organized SXSW effort, check out Amplify Philly representatives Yuval Yarden and Dave Silver on NBC10 before they left for Austin:
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