EU@SXSW

Schedule of events Palm Door
508 East 6th Street

10th March

@ 11:00am – 17:00PM

Demo Deck

EU@SXSW is excited to feature a mix of awesome European startups on our outdoor Demo Deck. The companies, part of the Startup Europe ecosystem, were selected using the Commission’s new ‘Innovation Radar’, a tool focused on the identification of high potential innovations and key innovators. Offering some of the hottest technologies, the companies are a fitting testament to the EU’s efforts to foster innovation.

10 March, Saturday @ 11:00am

@ 11:00am – 17:00PM

Demos: Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality

The EUseum – the EU's first VR-only museum – allows you to experience the best of European masterpieces and the stories behind them, bringing Europe's finest artwork across the Atlantic and directly into your home.

10 March, Saturday @ 11:00am

@ 1:30pm – 2:30PM

This Content is Not Available: Combating Hate Speech Online

Join us as for a discussion with activists and thought leaders about how to battle hate speech online whilst preserving freedom of expression.

10 March, Saturday @ 1:30pm

@ 3:30pm – 4:30PM

Tech Clusters: Local Laboratories, Global Impact

Explore critical economic laboratories and how global collaboration is developing best practices for these new economy ecosystems.

10 March, Saturday @ 3:30pm

@ 4:00pm – 5:00PM

Learn from the Nordics: Rebuild, Rethink, Design-Think Your City

Find out why the Nordic cities are internationally acclaimed for their high living standards and what does design have to do with it.

10 March, Saturday @ 4:00pm

@ 6:00pm – 10:00PM

EU@SXSW Opening Reception featuring music from Leyya

Drop by Palm Door on 6th to join the European Union for our opening night party at SXSW. 'Visit' Europe through one of our VR experiences, check out some great European startups, and sample some food and drink from across Europe.

10 March, Saturday @ 6:00pm

11th March

@ 11:00am – 17:00PM

Demo Deck

EU@SXSW is excited to feature a mix of awesome European startups on our outdoor Demo Deck. The companies, part of the Startup Europe ecosystem, were selected using the Commission’s new ‘Innovation Radar’, a tool focused on the identification of high potential innovations and key innovators. Offering some of the hottest technologies, the companies are a fitting testament to the EU’s efforts to foster innovation.

10 March, Saturday @ 11:00am

@ 11:00am – 17:00PM

Demos: Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality

The EUseum – the EU's first VR-only museum – allows you to experience the best of European masterpieces and the stories behind them, bringing Europe's finest artwork across the Atlantic and directly into your home.

10 March, Saturday @ 11:00am

@ 11:00am – 12:00PM

Europa and Uncle Sam: Divorcing or Reconciling?

Hear Ambassador David O'Sullivan in conversation with Congressman Will Hurd on the evolving transatlantic partnership between the EU and the US.

11 March, Sunday @ 11:00am

@ 12:00pm – 1:00PM

Art & Tech: When Creative Crossover Boosts Innovation

How can the artists and technologists converge to catalyze innovation that adds value to our society?

11 March, Sunday @ 12:00pm

@ 12:30pm – 1:30PM

New Tech, New Rules? Addressing Antitrust and Competition in the Digital Economy

Join us as we convene industry, thought leaders, and regulators for a discussion about approaches to competition and antitrust issues in the digital economy.

11 March, Sunday @ 12:30pm

@ 2:00pm – 3:00PM

Social Inclusion & Diversity: Thinking Beyond Ideology for Sustainable Cities

See why cities around the world are turning to social inclusion of their diverse populations as a key element for building their own long term economic growth.

11 March, Sunday @ 2:00pm

@ 3:00pm – 4:00PM

Medical devices; Where do I launch?

The Office of Science and Technology Austria (OSTA) is proud to present this illustrious panel that will outline how an abstract idea is turned into reality within a highly regulated field; medical devices.

11 March, Sunday @ 3:00pm

@ 4:00pm – 5:00PM

Virtual Storytelling: How to Create Emotionally Resonant VR Experiences

Explore how virtual storytelling can be used to connect emotionally with audiences like no other medium--creating immersive experiences that audiences won't forget.

11 March, Sunday @ 4:00pm

@ 4:00pm – 5:00PM

Transatlantic Health Station – Startup Demos

Get healthy with the Office of Science and Technology Austria (OSTA) at the 'Transatlantic Health Station' and discover the cutting-edge healthcare solutions currently being crafted in both the USA and Europe.

11 March, Sunday @ 4:00pm

@ 4:30pm – 5:30PM

Smart Cities: Perspectives from Europe and North America

This panel will highlight Smart City challenges and dynamics in Europe and North America. Initiatives and projects from various areas will be presented and issues like stakeholders' engagement, key success factors and collaborations will be discussed with the panelists.

11 March, Sunday @ 4:30pm

@ 6:00pm – 8:30PM

SXSW Cities Summit Opening Reception

Join the European Union as we kick off the Cities Summit at SXSW! Meet and mingle over European food and drink before diving into two days of dynamic programming, performance, pop-up exhibits, and events exploring the future of our cities.

11 March, Sunday @ 6:00pm

@ 8:30pm – 9:30PM

Urban Folk Music from Hungary’s Rackajam

A Hungarian group playing shockingly interesting fusion of 21th century urban folk music and traditional genres, blending Rock n' Roll, Soul, Blues and their native music. Rackajam is among the most popular and sought-after acts on the Hungarian and Eastern European scene today.

11 March, Sunday @ 8:30pm

12th March

@ 11:00am – 17:00PM

Demo Deck

EU@SXSW is excited to feature a mix of awesome European startups on our outdoor Demo Deck. The companies, part of the Startup Europe ecosystem, were selected using the Commission’s new ‘Innovation Radar’, a tool focused on the identification of high potential innovations and key innovators. Offering some of the hottest technologies, the companies are a fitting testament to the EU’s efforts to foster innovation.

10 March, Saturday @ 11:00am

@ 11:00am – 17:00PM

Demos: Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality

The EUseum – the EU's first VR-only museum – allows you to experience the best of European masterpieces and the stories behind them, bringing Europe's finest artwork across the Atlantic and directly into your home.

10 March, Saturday @ 11:00am

@ 8:45am – 10:30AM

Women’s Entrepreneurship Breakfast ‘Salon’

Join us at Palm Door on 6th for an invitation-only breakfast 'salon' on the future of entrepreneurship for women. The European Union is delighted to present this roundtable discussion in partnership with UN Women and the Case Foundation.

12 March, Monday @ 8:45am

@ 9:00am – 10:30AM

Startup Europe @ SXSW

Join EU@SXSW and Capital Factory for a breakfast discussion about Startup Europe and a special SXSW preview of the European Commission's new Innovation Radar.

12 March, Monday @ 9:00am

@ 11:00am – 12:00PM

Diplomacy vs AI: Foreign Policy, Bots & Blockchain

Emerging tech is having a profound effect on the way governments interact. Bots can react to events, creating content and narratives at machine speed, in real-time – but without the checks and balances of human interaction. AR, blockchain, and quantum computing can change how societies communicate. What happens when the newest technologies collide with the world's second oldest profession? How can governments, civil society and business engage with – and not be manipulated by – these new tools?

12 March, Monday @ 11:00am

@ 12:00pm – 13:00PM

The Future of Cities: How Startup Hubs are Changing the Social, Economic and Urban Landscapes?

How startup hubs are changing the social, economic and urban landscapes. Startup Portugal invites you to part in an open conversation on how startup hubs can be instrumental in public policies to design smarter cities where we all want to live.

12 March, Monday @ 12:00pm

@ 12:30pm – 1:30PM

Urban Diplomacy: Cities Joining Forces for Sustainable Urban Development

As you will hear from our panelists representing cities in Europe and the United States participating in the EU's International Urban Cooperation initiative, this city-to-city cooperation is particularly strong when it comes to fighting climate change as they work closely together to achieve real sustainable urban development.

12 March, Monday @ 12:30pm

@ 1:30pm – 14:30PM

Cities Without Borders: From Austin to Bologna & the EU to Central Texas

Join the European Union, the City of Austin, and the World Affairs Council of Austin for a gathering of those working in and with cities interested in exploring the growing opportunities available for international city-to-city cooperation. The meetup will showcase Austin's partnerships with Bologna, Italy and Lulea, Sweden around sustainable development, economic development, and cultural relations. We'll also introduce EU and Central Texas trade reps working to expand their respective international trade relationships.

12 March, Monday @ 1:30pm

@ 2:30pm – 3:30PM

Upscaling European Animation

Join this session hosted by Moe Honan, the producer of Ooops! Noah Is Gone to learn more about the strong tradition and the potential of European animation. This session will give insights into the Animation success stories created in Europe and about the industry's plan to upscale on the global market.

12 March, Monday @ 2:30pm

@ 3:00pm – 4:00PM

Music & Policy: Can Government Help Music Face the Digital Age?

Watch this lively debate assessing what government and the music industry can do together to protect the future of music as it becomes increasingly digitized.

12 March, Monday @ 3:00pm

@ 4:30pm – 5:30PM

French Start-Up Pitching Competition

Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy. At SxSW, we showcase 19 disruptive start-ups selected by a panel of expert judges. With the other Europeans delegations, Business France promotes the image of Europe as a place of innovation, creativity and technology

12 March, Monday @ 4:30pm

@ 6:00pm – 10:00PM

MobileMonday™: Nordics & Creativity – Is it all in the ground water?

MobileMonday™ was created in Finland in 2000 and the Nordics are bringing it back to Austin (since 2014). MobileMonday™ (MoMo) is the premiere community for the Mobile and Connected Industry spanning 140+ locations worldwide. Find out the answer via an inspiring panel, startup demos, startup pitches and networking - topped with Nordic music.

12 March, Monday @ 6:00pm