List of SXSWi free events open to public

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Last week SXSWi gave FOX 7 this press release of events that are Free & Open to the public.

The free, open-to-the-public events within the 2015 SXSW Interactive programming include:

Dewey Winburne Community Service Awards: Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m.

Location: St. David's Episcopal Church's Bethell Hall

In memory of SXSW Interactive's late co-founder, Dewey Winburne, the Dewey Awards honors 10 community do-gooders from across the world who are using digital technology to help others. This year's honorees can be found here.

SXSW Job Market: Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: JW Marriott, Floor 2 (110 E 2nd Street, Austin, TX)

Presented by Publicis Groupe, this event offers a convenient meeting spot for talented professionals to match their skills with 21st century, cutting-edge employers. View the full list of 2015 employer exhibitors here.

* The Job Market is open to the public with free Guest Pass wristbands

The SXSW Gaming Expo, sponsored by Activision and Twitch: Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15

Location: Palmer Events Center

The SXSW Gaming Expo is back and brimming with events and panel discussions from big names in gaming and geek culture including Razer, Telltale Games and Oculus. Highlights include Skybound: Five Years of Story, Zombies and Beyond with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, the SXSW Indie Corner and the SXSW Cosplay Competition. A variety of gaming talks and panels will also take place at the Long Center and Hyatt Regency, including a conversation with David Polfeldt, Managing Director at Ubisoft's Massive Entertainment, about the upcoming title Tom Clancy's The Division.

*The SXSW Gaming Expo and Gaming programming is open to the public with free Guest Pass wristbands

SXSW Gaming Awards, presented by iam8bit, Logitech, Porter Novelli, Twitch and Wikia: Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m.

Location: ACL Live at the Moody Theater

The second annual SXSW Gaming Awards, co-emceed by actress and comedian Janet Varney and popular YouTube personality Markiplier, will honor this year's major studio and indie game titles across 21 categories. Audience Entertainment, Imaginary Forces, 3BlackDot, Thrilling Adventure Hour and Critical Hit will also provide the audience with entertainment throughout the ceremony. If unable to make it in person, please feel free join us for this year's show from the comfort of home on View the full list of finalists here.

*SXSW Gaming Awards is open to the public with free Guest Pass wristbands

SXSW Create, presented by Silicon Labs: Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: The Terrace at the Long Center (701 West Riverside Drive, Austin, TX)

Presented by Silicon Labs, the fourth annual SXSW Create serves as the hands-on maker arm of SXSW, including both a hands-on area known as the Creators Pavilion as well as daily meet ups and panel sessions. From 3D printing to drones to bio-art and much more, this community event showcases the empowering, open source, do-it-yourself solutions that are shaping our future.

*SXSW Create is open to the public with free Guest Pass wristbands

About SXSW Interactive

The 22nd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2015 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today. Join us in March 2015 for the sessions, the networking, the evening events, the 18th Annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards, SXSW Accelerator, the SXSW Gaming Expo, the SXSW Trade Show, SXSW Create, the Digital Creative Job Market, cross-industry conversations with attendees from SXSW Film and  SXSW Music, and, most of all, the unforgettable inspirational experiences that only SXSW can deliver.

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