A week ago we were in Barcelona, Spain, for the Mobile World Congress (MWC). Just yesterday, one of our team flew to Austin, Texas for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2013, the Interactive festival – a five-day fete that begins on March 8, introducing cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity. Amid the insightful keynotes, panel sessions, book readings, meet-ups, workshops, and tons of conversations, Samsung has an additional agenda in mind.
The Samsung SMART Lounge will open again at SXSWi 2013, to help attendees and key social media influencers connect while recharging at the lounge. It’s located at the same place as last year – Room 19A & B at the Austin Convention Center. Check out what’s to happen at the Samsung SMART Lounge below.
Free Power and WiFi
Well, this is what you’ll need badly. The Samsung SMART Lounge offers nice comfortable seats, tables to work, free WiFi and power. There’s something special about the power outlets this year –we’ll show you tomorrow so stay tuned!
Missed CES? Want to check out some of Samsung’s latest products? Then drop by the SMART Lounge for some hands-on experience with some of Samsung’s latest innovations!
A corner of the room is dedicated for media partners to film and conduct interviews.
Samsung has been investing in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiatives with campaigns such as Samsung Hope for Children campaign, Solve for Tomorrow contest, and Samsung Mobile Apps Boot Camps. Check out the results of these campaigns!
And a STAGE!!!
There is a stage set for shows and interviews right at the heart of the lounge. What’s Trending will join us here for live talks and interviews with celebrities, including John Cena, the famous American professional wrestler; Hannah Hart, the American internet personality and comedian who is well known for My Drunk Kitchen; W. Kamau, the African-American stand-up comic; Burning Love Season 3 Casts, and Deadliest Catch Season 9 Casts.
John Cena talks about his rematch with The Rock, WrestleMania 29, and many more. Let's check out what he had said!
Hannah Hart or Harto tells us about the future of My Drunk Kitchen, "Hello Harto", and PitchFest. Wonder what the future is like? Then click on the video clip below!
W.Kamau Bell introduces his show, Totally Biased, discusses his works with Chris Rock, and expresses his view on American politics. Click on the video to know more about Bell and his interesting show!
The casts of Burning Love on Season 3 reveal how the online drama actually began and eventually became a popular drama, winning the Streamys Award. If you are a fan of Burning Love, then click on the video clip below!
The casts of Deadliest Catch Talk Season 9 tell us the real story of filming at sea and them being new to Twitter. Let’s find out how these fishermen were successful in producing the best quality documentary film!
There’s still a lot to come from Austin and we are very excited. Wish us luck, and if you’re at this festival, make sure to drop by the Samsung SMART Lounge! See you there!