SXSW are incredibly proud to present that on Friday March 11 President Barack Obama will be part of a keynote conversation at SXSW Interactive. Alongside this, Lady Michelle Obama will be opening keynote at SXSW Music on Wednesday March 16. This marks the first time in the 30-year history of SXSW that a sitting President and the First Lady have participated in the event.
The press release states:
“President Obama will sit down with Editor in Chief of The Texas Tribune Evan Smith for a conversation about civic engagement in the 21st Century before an audience of creators, early adopters and entrepreneurs who are defining the future of our connected lives. The President will call on the audience to apply their ideas and talents to make technology work for us – especially when it comes to tackling big challenges like increasing participation in the political process and fighting climate change. In the lead-up to the event, The Texas Tribune will also source questions for the discussion from its online audience”.