Where can you find Nas, Chicago Mayor Rham Emanuel, Chelsea Clinton and Richard Snowden in one spot? The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals which is back in Austin, TX March 7-16. The confab and will offer interactive, film and music for those looking to foster creativity and professional growth. From original music, independent films, and emerging technologies, since 1987, SWSW has been a launching pad for new creative content. The new media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions provide a forum for learning and business networking.
Nas, aka Nasir Jones, veteran of the New York hip-hop scene is one of the many featured entertainers. Nas is working on a new project with DJ Premier. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former first daughter Chelsea Clinton will be a featured speaker.
Love him or hate him alleged USA traitor Edward Snowden, former CIA employee and National Security Agency contractor who leaked thousands of classified documents that detailed global surveillance programs to the media will speak via video conference. The talk will likely focused on the impact of the NSA’s spying efforts on the technology community, and the ways in which technology can help to protect us from mass surveillance. Snowden is expected to discuss his beliefs on what the tech community can do to secure the private data of the billions of people.