STOUT Is Live @ SXSW 2018 Covering the Ultimate in Purposeful Convergence

STOUT Is Live @ SXSW 2018 Covering the Ultimate in Purposeful Convergence

Stout Magazine has a confession to make. We have a role model for growth, right in our own backyard.

Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW has definitely grown from its humble beginnings.</strong><br>(Original festival schedule from 1987 courtesy of SXSW)

Check out the first SXSW Schedule from 1987: 4 Days, 15 Sessions and 15 Venues and 700 attendees.
(Original festival schedule courtesy of SXSW)

It’s this little thing called South By Southwest (SXSW), and for the innovation, entrepreneurship and creative craftsman crowds, it’s one of the most hotly anticipated events of the year.

But this bustling behemoth actually had very humble beginnings, not unlike a certain purpose-driven publication that spotlights the bold, brave and determined among us. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

That’s why we are particularly thrilled to announce to our readers that, in alignment with our March theme of Convergence, we will be covering SXSW from the inside, boots-on-the-ground perspective.

Whether it’s the latest business advances, the newest entrepreneurial wunderkind, or real people who have stepped up to make a difference, Stout Magazine will bring you the freshest insights and most exciting viewpoints that emerge from this mega-gathering of thought leaders and visionaries.

31 Years strong, the SXSW Schedule for 2018 has an amazing: 10 Days, 4 Industries, 24 Tracks, participants in the hundred thousands. (2018 festival schedule courtesy of SXSW)

So stay tuned, both this month and in features throughout the rest of the year, for the #Stoutest of takes on the Bold, Brave and Determined who converge in Austin, Texas, on March 9-18 for SXSW.

We’ll also be bringing you live inspiration on Twitter; follow @StoutMagazine, and look for #STOUTxSW!
As always, we hope you take inspiration from the success journeys of others that we’ll be sharing with you, and use it to fuel your own journey to live a purpose-driven life.
Want more about SXSW? Check our our Stoutways interview with Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer of South by Southwest, and his Hugh’s seven step plan for crafting an epic fail.