Meet Ups

Meet ups are a core feature to any successful conference experience. Be a part of a rapidly growing gaming community at SXSW, and visit one of these unique and new offerings within the Gaming Conference.

Meet Ups

Meet Ups - Photo by Errich Petersen

About Meet Ups


Meet ups present the best networking and mingling opportunities for SXSW Gaming attendees during the Gaming Conference.

Whether you’re an industry insider, or a fan of all the things that make gaming great, you won’t find a better opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals than this year’s meet ups lineup.

With topics varying from trending industry conversations around virtual reality technology and cloud gaming, to the traditional world of tabletop gaming and new sensation of social gaming, each meet up presents a unique flavor of content found at SXSW Gaming.

All meet ups are available to Gaming wristbands, with complimentary access extended to SXSW badgeholders.

SXSW Gaming 2017 takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Thursday, March 16 – Saturday, March 18.


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Schedule of Events

The 2017 SXSW Gaming schedule of events is now live! With dozens of new experiences to enjoy each year, browse our latest lineup and keep up-to-date with the newest additions as we get closer to the main event.

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Meet Ups Lineup


Thursday, March 16

How to Fund Your Game Meet Up
Thursday, March 16 | 11:00am – 12:00pm
Host: Gordon Walton (Artcraft Entertainment)

The Most Epic Board Game Ever Meet Up
Thursday, March 16 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Hosts: Jennifer Noinaj (Texas Instruments) and Chris Chambers (Texas Instruments)

The New Mobile Gaming: AR/VR, Messengers & More Meet Up
Thursday, March 16 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Hosts: Ernestine Fu (Alsop Louie Partners) and Jia Shen (Blackstorm Labs)

Games for Education Meet Up
Thursday, March 16 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Hosts: Andre Thomas (Triseum) and David Najjab (Gearbox Software)

Mobile Esports: Democratizing The Industry Meet Up
Thursday, March 16 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Host: Andrew Paradise (Skillz)

Friday, March 17

Developing in VR Meet Up
Friday, March 17 | 11:00am – 12:00pm
Hosts: Bryn Morrison-Elliot (Coatsink Software) and Jack Sanderson (Coatsink Software)

Hidden Marketing: Utilizing Gaming’s Influence Meet Up
Friday, March 17 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Hosts: Jared Steffes (Muxy) and Sara Leiser (DreamHack)

Picking Up The Controller: Minorities in Esports Meet Up
Friday, March 17 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Hosts: Lee Massie (Muxy) and Terrence “TKbreezy” Kershaw (Twitch)

Music in Video Games Meet Up
Friday, March 17 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Host: Raheem Jarbo (Mega Ran) and Can Nguyen (Nacwin)

Texas Game Development Meet Up
Friday, March 17 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Hosts: Jo Lammert (Texas Film Commission)

Saturday, March 18

Pokemon GO & Social Gaming Meet Up
Saturday, March 18 | 11:00am – 12:00pm
Host: Nick Johnson (Applico)

Crowdfunding Tabletop Games
Saturday, March 18 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Hosts: Eric Price (Japanime Games) and Kimo Pope (Japanime Games)

Tabletop Design & Development Meet Up
Saturday, March 18 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Hosts: Jonathan Ritter-Roderick (Lay Waste Games) and Keith Baker (Twogether Studios)

Cloud Gaming and Why It’s the Future of Gaming Meet Up
Saturday, March 18 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Hosts: Ian McLoughlin (Liquid Sky Software) and Jason Kirby (Liquid Sky Software)

Spotlight on SXSW Gaming 2017

Join us in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from March 16-18 for SXSW Gaming 2017.


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