ACL Festival Week – Around Austin

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You already know that ACL Fest will be bringing the music to Austin for two consecutive weekends next month, but did you also know that there are a handful of other exciting events and conferences taking place at the same time in our bustling city? Check out a few of them below!


This is a unique conference meant to bring together thought leaders from a number of digital entertainment industries spanning film, games, mobile and music. creative fields. We caught up with Jennifer Bullard for the inside scoop on what attendees can expect from the conference:

How would you describe the Captivate experience?
“These industries are colliding at great speed, and causing extreme disruption. Captivate is a place to make new allies, learn new techniques and ride business models to success. The sessions and workshops focus on rubber meet road, where anyone can walk out with new ways to impact their careers and businesses today by innovating for tomorrow. Plus it’ll be fun, we have a lot of great events set up for the professional and some awesome products for the consumer. We encourage everyone to check out our Expo floor.”

Austin has a unique creative industry and live music landscape, what are you most excited about with Captivate taking place between this year’s two ACL Festival weekends?
“We are excited about hosting Captivate in between ACL’s first year of two weekends because this gives us an opportunity to support an amazing festival. Part of our mantra is collaboration, and the ability to collaborate with ACL Festival allows Captivate to practice what we preach. Partnerships and collaboration are how the digital entertainment communities are going to thrive going forward, so it makes logical sense for us to collaborate to create the week long celebration of our unique creative industries.”


Captivate is offering all ACL Passholders a free pass to the Captivate Expo to scope out all of the latest technology and cutting edge projects on display. Interested?
1. Head to then…
2. Select ‘Day Pass’
3. Enter ‘ACL2013Expo’ in order to register for free!

October 6-8
Palmer Center
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Now in its third year, SXSW Eco is a three-day event that connects professionals spanning public, private and academic sectors who are all working toward finding solutions to critical challenges facing civil society, the economy and the natural world.

October 7-9
Austin Convention Center
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This is an exciting – and music driven – event for all the yoga enthusiasts in the crowd. Wanderlust Yoga is hosting a special yoga class at the Long Center Pavilion during the week between the two ACL Fest weekends to benefit SafePlace. It will be a powerful flow class, led by five talented teachers, accompanied by live music from a very special guest. Attendees will enjoy refreshments from local vendors, a raffle of exciting prizes and a view of the entire Austin cityscape!

October 8
Long Center Pavilion
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Want to check out more events happening in Austin around ACL Fest?
See the full list of Official 2013 Late Night Shows!