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Previewing Three Exciting Design Events Happening in March

February 29, 2024

Get ready for a design-packed March! From bustling festivals to chic showcases, this month is bursting with creativity. We’re diving into three standout events that promise excitement, innovation, and inspiration. Whether you’re in Austin, London, or Paris, there’s something special waiting for you. Join us as we explore the SXSW Creative Industries Expo, London Design Week, and MATTER and SHAPE. It’s going to be an unforgettable journey through the world of design!

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SXSW Creative Industries Expo, March 10-13, Where Technology, Design, and Social Good Converge

South by Southwest, abbreviated as SXSW and colloquially referred to as South By, is an annual conglomeration of parallel film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences organized jointly that take place in Austin, Texas, United States, March 10-13. Against this backdrop of innovation and creativity, the SXSW Creative Industries Expo stands as an inspiring showcase of industry disruptors, creative innovators, and technological masterpieces.

This four-day event promises to ignite passions, foster collaboration, and unveil groundbreaking discoveries that will shape the future of creative industries worldwide.

The Creative Industries Expo is the epicenter of cutting-edge technology, design, social good, health, wellness, and beyond. Mindfully curated by the SXSW team, the Expo brings together exhibitors from across the globe to showcase their transformative ideas and visionary projects. From startups to established brands, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the latest trends and innovations propelling industries forward.

(L-R) Kevin Mills, Ashley Flowers, Oren Rosenbaum – Featured Session: Beyond Podcasting How Ashley Flowers Redefined Crime Storytelling – SXSW 2023 – Photo by Shannon Johnston
(L-R) Kevin Mills, Ashley Flowers, Oren Rosenbaum – Featured Session: Beyond Podcasting How Ashley Flowers Redefined Crime Storytelling – SXSW 2023 – Photo by Shannon Johnston

Spanning various pavilions, each dedicated to a distinct theme, attendees will embark on a journey of discovery and inspiration:

Innovation Pavilion sponsored by Remote:
Experience a collection of disruptors and thought leaders at the forefront of their industries. From groundbreaking technologies to creative pursuits, the Innovation Pavilion showcases diverse trends defining tomorrow’s world.

Global Pavilion sponsored by Los Cabos:
Explore the full spectrum of worldwide initiatives, trends, creators, and tastemakers. Immerse yourself in a hands-on environment where ideas from across the globe converge, offering insight into the future of international industries.

Social Impact Pavilion:
Discover businesses dedicated to making a positive impact socially, economically, and environmentally. From sustainable solutions to community-driven initiatives, these exhibitors are paving the way for a better world.

Health + Wellness Pavilion:
Embark on a journey to improve quality of life through innovative products, services, and ideas. With a focus on holistic well-being, exhibitors in this pavilion are on a mission to make the world healthier, happier, and more balanced.

Entertainment Pavilion:
Step into the world of film, music, gaming, and more. From designers to artists, this pavilion showcases trailblazers who captivate audiences with their creativity and innovation.

Atmosphere - Outdoor Stage - Photo by David Brendan Hall
Atmosphere – Outdoor Stage – Photo by David Brendan Hall

Beyond the pavilions, attendees can explore various areas of interest designed to enhance their experience:

Next Stage sponsored by Globant:
Engage in discussions and ideas from exhibiting brands, connecting with innovative ways to do business. Session speakers share their expertise, shaping the future of their industries.

Podcast Lounge:
Immerse yourself in unique podcasts centered on conference programming. From social good to gaming, technology to music, the Podcast Lounge offers a diverse array of content to enjoy.

Networking Lounge:
Forge meaningful connections with industry professionals, friends, and colleagues in a collaborative and creative environment.

The Hub:
Relax, recharge, and catch up on emails while watching simulcasts of Featured and Keynote speakers. The Hub serves as the ultimate space to unwind and stay connected throughout the Expo.

This year, the conference is giving the public free admission to the final day of Austin Industry Day. According to a release, the Expo “showcases some of today’s most forward-thinking brands and technology. The Expo shows how creativity is fueling progress across all industries, from entertainment and health to social impact and more.”

The SXSW Creative Industries Expo is a celebration of creativity, innovation, and limitless possibilities. Join us as we explore the future of creative industries and embark on a journey that will shape the world for generations to come.

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