We hesitate to say this is the year of community at SXSW (we think community will become a larger topic each year moving forward), but… we do know this is an outstanding year for community professionals. Community has become a huge part of a lot of conversations among big brands and our field is hosting a whole lot of parties and events.

So many of you will be there and will be giving talks and attending happy hours. We wanted to make your life easier, so we put together a definitive guide. CMX’s own David Spinks will be there, so tweet at him if you’re there @DavidSpinks.

Keep this bookmarked and by your side, and you’ll know exactly where other community professionals will be throughout the festival.

Saturday, March 14

11:00AM-12:00PM
GA + SXSW Present: Build Brands Customers Love
AT&T Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Details: A free short class taught by CMX Speaker Lauren Perkins

11:00AM-12:00PM
Surviving Cancer with Games and Community
Long Center
AT&T Education Room
701 W Riverside Dr
Details: A talk on gaming community and how they can help heal. Requires badge.

12:30-1:30PM
How CNN and The New York Times Moderate Comments
JW Marriot
Salon 8
110 E 2nd St
Details: A panel hosted by CMXer and community expert Patrick O’Keefe with community professionals from NYT and CNN. Requires badge.

12:30-1:30PM
Food, Brand, and Community: Food’s Big Movement
Driskill Hotel
Maximilian
604 Brazos St
Details: A panel for those in food tech. Requires badge.

6:00-8:00PM
The Colorado Party
Old School Bar & Grill
401 East 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Details: Hosted by CMX Speaker Andrew Hyde. A party to celebrate the Colorado startup community. All are welcome.

8:00-10:00PM
Ignite Talks
Old School Bar & Grill
401 East 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Details: Hosted by CMX Speaker Andrew Hyde

Sunday, March 15

12:30-1:30PM
Love Letters: Building Brand and Community
Hyatt Regency Austin
Zilker Ballroom 3
208 Barton Springs Rd
Details: Pinterest’s Head of Brand talks about community and brand in loving harmony. Requires badge.

Monday, March 16

12:30-1:30PM
Community Management Meetup
JW Marriot
Room 508
110 E 2nd St
Details: Free happy hour hosted by CMXer Audrey Lo!

12:30-1:30PM
Community-Driven Apps Defining What’s in Style
JW Marriot
Room 206
110 E 2nd St
Details: Panel featuring CMX Speaker Jess Lee of Polvore. Focuses on fashion and product. Requires badge.

4:00-5:30PM
CMX Happy Hour
Old School Bar & Grill
401 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas, 78701
Details: FREE with RSVP only. Cash bar provided

We can’t wait to see you all at the CMX Happy Hour! After this event, we’re all heading to the .me bash so come tag along:

6:00-10:00
Domain.com and .ME’s Brush Square Bash III
East Tent Brush Square Park
Neches and 5th St
Details: FREE with RSVP only. Open bar.

Tuesday, March 17

11:00AM-12PM
Building Trust in Community Marketplaces
JW Marriott
Salon 8
110 E 2nd St
Details: Panel featuring Airbnb, Sparkplug. Requires badge.

11:00AM-12PM
How to Start a Community Among Giants
Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon D
500 E 4th St
Details: Talk hosted by The Next Web for those interested in media communities. Requires badge.

Spaces

Hootsuite House
Brass House
115 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 

People

Twitter List of all SXSW Community Attendees (follow along! Thanks, Jessica Malnik!)

Enjoy!

Did we forget anything on the list? Tweet at us at @CMX to let us know.

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Carrie Melissa Jones

Carrie Melissa Jones | @caremjo

Carrie is the COO and Founding Partner of CMX. She has built community at Chegg and Scribd and has consulted with community companies around the world. She lives in Seattle, WA with her pup, Bruce Wayne.