With more than 70 000 participants, South by Southwest has become one of the biggest and most visited global events. We are exited to announce that .ME will be at SXSW for fourth year in a row – to partner with Domain.com as official SXSW sponsors!
SXSW is a set of festivals and conferences that take place in Austin, Texas, as the whole town becomes a giant stage for the latest trends in music, film and emerging technologies. SXSW began in 1987, as a music festival and showcase for Austin based artists.
SXSW’s original goal was to create an event that would act as a tool for creative people and the companies they work with to develop their careers, to bring together people from a wide area to meet and share ideas.
28 years later, SXSW has expanded to include a full film and technology festival and now attracts artists of all skill and fame levels as well as companies and brands that want to reach a new audience. There are tons of SXSW success stories but a few of our favorites include:
– The discovery of now famous British singer James Blunt by his future producer while playing a small show at the 2004 SXSW Music festival.
– Oculus Rift, a virtual reality gaming headset, with a cult following was presented as part of Game of Thrones exhibit in 2014, which led to it being titled as “sleeper hit” by Computerworld magazine.
In previous years, Attendees at SXSW also had the opportunity to attend highly anticipated film premiers of big-budget movies like 21 Jump Street, lectures by powerhouses like Mark Zuckerberg to remote talks by Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. SXSW 2015 promises to be bigger, better and push the envelope further.
The .ME team is extremely excited to be an official part of the 2015. Having participated in previous years with a vendor booth in the exhibit hall, giving away domain names and spreading the word about .ME – we decided to take things to the next level and co-sponsor a giant party in Brush Square Park. Why throw a party? Because we have A LOT to celebrate.
This year, .ME is seven years old and for our lucky, seventh year we decided it was time for us to take a ME day. But we didn’t want to just take a day for ourselves, we want everyone to be able to celebrate with us. So on March 16, 2015 we invite people, all over the world who spend their year working hard and taking care of everyone in their life, to take a day for themselves. One big giant, world-wide ME day – a ME Day movement!
ME Day will be a global celebration of self-appreciation, highlighting the diversity, unique values, qualities, traits, and energy that each of us uniquely possesses. We hope you can join us in person on March 16, 2015 at SXSW at the Domain.com and .ME Brush Square Bash III in Brush Square Park, but wherever you are, make sure to schedule March 16th in your calendar as a day when you will make time to celebrate and share what makes you unique and indulge, nourish and develop your passions and skills. Encourage your friends and family to do the same, and don’t forget to share your ME Day experience with a #MEday hashtag on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!
BONUS TREAT: We have partnered up with Domain.com to help you share your uniqueness, passions and skills with the world. For limited time only, you can register your unique and personal .ME for only $3,99 for the first year with Domain.com. Check here to see if your .ME is available!
Image Credits: John R Rogers