RSVP for Events: There are a boatload of events to attend outside of the panel and speaker sessions. You can search on SXSW.com for events/sessions or use Eventbrite and search for SXSW related parties/networking events. All the events will require you to RSVP so try to plan your schedule in advance and RSVP as soon as possible because these tend to fill up fast.
Closing thoughts: Donâ€™t try to attend everything because you will be overwhelmed. Enjoy your experience at SXSW Interactive. When you return home I guarantee you will want a break from all the tech to talk with people without mobile devices, video cameras and laptops pecking away while they sit in groups texting and tweeting, making you feel like you are â€œalone together.â€ Have fun!!!