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CEA is passionate about innovation. That's why we'll be in Austin for the 2015 South by Southwest. We'll be speaking, exhibiting and sharing how we promote the consumer technology industry and help grow startups.


Come see us at SXSW in Austin, Texas, March 14-18 at one of our events, or visit us at booth #305 in the Austin Convention Center, March 15-18.


CEA Meetup at SXSW 

Join CEA members, partners and CES exhibitors for conversation and cocktails.

3-5 PM

Maggie Mae's
323 E. 6th St.


SXSW Interactive: Friend or Foe? How Government Impacts Startups

Featuring: Veronica O'Connell, Vice President Congressional Affairs, CEA 

9:30-10:30 AM

Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon E 
500 E. 4th St.

SXSW Interactive: IoT Decoded: Sensors, Small Data and Social Change

Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D, Chief Economist and Sr. Director of Research, CEA

12:30-12:50 PM

Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G 
500 E. Cesar Chavez St.




SXSW Interactive: Disruptive Innovators Under Attack

Featuring: Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CEA

12:30-1:30 PM

Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon E
500 E. 4th St.

Late Nite Lounge
10 PM-Close
Old School Bar and Grill
401 E. 6th St.


Innovation Policy Day

Join us for an all-day event packed full of exciting speaking panels, grub, and beer

Brief schedule below. Visit for full details.

9:30 AM- The Future of the Internet:How Open is Open?
11 AM- O
ur Bytes, Our Digital Selves: What Privacy Means Now

12:30 PM- Battle at Home: Protecting and Promoting the Sharing Economy

2 PM- Patent Reform: It's Time to Finish the Job
3 PM- Skilled Labor, Visas and H-1B Visas, Oh My!

301 E. 6th St.


SXSW Interactive: Putting Policymakers to Work for You

Featuring: Michael Petricone, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs, CEA

11 AM-Noon

Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB
500 E. Cesar Chavez St.

SXSW Interactive: Modern Swiss Army Knife: Apps for Independence

Featuring: Steve Ewell, Executive Director, CEA Foundation

3:30-4:30 PM

Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB
500 E. Cesar Chavez St.


SXSW Music: Talent and Tech: Navigating the New Music Economy

Featuring: Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CEA

12:30-1:30 PM

Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB
500 E. Cesar Chavez St.