There is more to this Austin culture than just live music. Our diverse population enjoys technology, art, food, and business as well. In order to keep Austin weird in every way, we are doing our part by hosting The Meet Up Austin deep in the heart of East Austin.
AAJF Live is bringing the city together like never before with an event where Austinites and travelers can join intriguing discussions led by industry experts, artists can share their work, and art-lovers can discover pieces that inspire. For all those foodies out there searching for their favorite local cuisine in food truck fashion, there is no need to look further. This event was designed with your entertainment in mind, so even the marketplace has the variety you crave.
You already know we have to give the DJs some love as well. Each day will feature the hottest DJs who will keep that energy going throughout the day. The best food, music, art, and entertainment the city has to offer will be at The Meet Up Austin. Can't wait to see you there!
The Meet Up Austin at SXSW 2018 takes place during the EDU weekend of SXSW 2018.
- FRIDAY March 9, 2018
- SATURDAY March 10, 2018
- SUNDAY March 11, 2018
*complete schedule below
ROSEWOOD PARK & RECREATION CENTER2300 Rosewood Ave Austin, TX 78702
BECOME A VENDOR
Join the My Way Marketplace at The Meet Up Austin. If you have a product or service, you can become a non-food vendor for three days at The Meet Up Austin for $75 total (non-transferrable). We will supply a tent, 6-foot table, and two chairs. No utilities will be available. Vendor space will be on a first come first serve basis. Apply now with the link below. Space is limited.
Calling All Artists
We are looking for 10 artists to come and help create Art in the Park. There is no fee to participate. Bring your own tools. Showcase your art work. We will feature you and your finished product in our special Artist of Artist feature story. Join us at The Meet Up Austin at SXSW 2018 for Art in the Park. Create your best work while listening to music and taking the atmosphere at Rosewood Park and Recreation Center March 9-11. We will provide a 4 x 8 canvas.
Nerdiversity: A Panel Discussion
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM - Who is Geeks of Color? - REGISTER
Moderated by - Dorian Parks, founder, Geeks of Color Okon Gabe J’neia
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM - Importance of Nerd Communities for People of Color - REGISTER
Jordan -Moderator Dorian Parks, founder, Geeks of Color Yolanda Machado, Founder, Sassy MamainLA Camille, ⅓ of Pretty Brown and Nerdy Matthew Cherry
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM - Diversity in Comic Books - REGISTER
Moderator- Geeks of Color Member, Gabe Gonzalez` Evan Narcisse Pretty brown and nerdy
90s DJ Mania in the Park
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - DJ Willtothe - MEET UP
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - DJ SK8- MEET UP
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - DJ P-Funk - MEET UP
Geek & Twitch: Lost and Found in a Gamer's World
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM - The Dorian Parks Show - REGISTER
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM - Women of Color Who Are Disrupting the Entertainment Industry! - REGISTER
Panelist: Jamie Brodna Yolanda from sassymamaLA April Reign Aniesia Williams
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM - Building Your Brand - REGISTER
Panelist Dorian Evelyn from the internets Matthew Cherry
90s DJ Mania in the Park
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - DJ Brimlo- MEET UP
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - DJ A/C- MEET UP
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - DJ Playbizy- MEET UP
If you have any questions regarding The Meet Up Austin at SXSW 2018, please check this section of frequently asked questions. If you do not see your question, feel free to send an email to email@example.com.
- What happens if it rains or there is bad weather? We will still conduct all activities as scheduled for The Meet Up Austin in rain or shine.
- Will there be alcohol for sale? Yes, you must be 21 or older to purchase alcohol and everyone will be carded prior to receiving a wristband indicating they are 21 or older. You must have a wristband and be 21 or older to purchase alcohol.
- Can I bring food? No, you may not bring any food or drink into The Meet Up Austin but there will be food and drinks available to purchase at the event.