SXSW Interactive 2016

“Save the Weird”: Preserving Austin's culture

Austin remains one of the fastest-growing cities and there are no signs of deceleration. How does a community with such a deep-rooted culture protect and preserve its integrity and diversity during rapid growth? Join representatives from Austin institutions as they discuss what it will take for Austin to “save the weird” but also to celebrate the city’s unique culture and plan for its significant growth for years to come.

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  1. What are the biggest problems Austin has in dealing with unprecedented growth?
  2. What makes Austin's growth problem so unique?
  3. How do cultural influencers and city government work together to solve unorthodox growth problems in Austin?



Melanie Mahaffey, VP/Communications, GSD&M

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  • Tags: culture, growth, innovation
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Entrepreneurialism and Business
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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