Sweden at SXSW Interactive

Sweden will have official representation at this year’s SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin as both the Embassy of Sweden and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York will be present. Together with the U.S. Department of State and the British Embassy, Sweden will be represented in a panel session on digital diplomacy on March 11. The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce will also host a Sweden Open House in downtown Austin on March 9.

The 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival on March 8-12 in Austin, Texas, features presentations, seminars and events related to the emerging technology field, as well as showcases of new digital works, video games and innovative ideas.

SXSW panel session: #DigitalDiplomacy: Sweden, Switzerland, UK & US
On Monday, March 11, Gabriella Augustsson, Public Diplomacy Press and Communication Counselor at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC, will take part of the panel discussion #DigitalDiplomacy: Sweden, Switzerland, UK & US on foreign affairs departments’ work leveraging social media to digitally represent their country to the world.

#DigitalDiplomacy: Sweden, Switzerland, UK & US
Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Room 9ABC
Monday, March 11, 3:30pm
(SXSW Interactive badge required)

>Pre-register for #DigitalDiplomacy: schedule.sxsw.com

Sweden Open House
On Saturday, March 9, 3 pm -7 pm, the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in Austin will host Sweden Open House for SXSW participants. It will be a platform providing opportunities to network with peers, learn from experienced speakers, and meet entrepreneurs and creative innovators. Participants will include the City of Austin, the Embassy of Sweden, the Consulate General of Sweden, Austin Ventures and many more. The event is free, but registration is required.

Sweden Open House
Swedish Interactive House
Boundless Network
200 East 6 Street, Suite 300
Saturday, March 9, 3 pm–7 pm

>Schedule for Sweden Open House: www.SxSweden.com
>Pre-register for Sweden Open House: sxsweden.spacecrafted.com 

Facebook profiles: @Embassy of Sweden in the U.S., @Consulate General of Sweden in New York
Twitter handles: @SwedeninUSA, @swedennewyork
Instagram: @swedennewyork
Hashtags:  #SXSWdiplomacy #DigitalDiplomacy #SXSW #SXSWi