Are you planning your visit to SXSW Interactive, Music and Film festival this weekend? We’ve been getting excited to head down to Austin and to meet some of you in person.  With a rich line-up of events, parties and special VIP opportunities, Getty Images will be representing #everywhere.  Here’s a sampling of a few of our events that cater to content creators, media and marketing professionals, designers, photography lovers, bloggers and more. 

Hit us up on Instagram #GettySXSW with your favorite images from the show.  We’ll choose a few winners each day to receive our new Year in Focus coffee table books.

Sunday, March 9th
3:30 p.m. – Getty Images Photographer Series

Adam Pretty: The Unifying Language of Sport
As a stranger in a strange land, local language and customs can lead to confusion and misunderstandings. However, sharing a deep love of sports can bridge cultural and language divides. Adam shares his experiences living, working and covering sports across the four corners of the globe.

Location: Getty Images House at Palm Door

5 p.m. The Impact of Imagery on Digital Storytelling and Engagement

Getty Images brings together Marshall Wright, Director of Social Media at T-3; Erica Domesek, founder of DIY media powerhouse P.S. - I made this…; Jason Jarrett, Sports Editor, Austin American-Statesman; Joanna Wilkinson, Founder, Keep Austin Stylish blog; Russell van Kraayenburg, Founder, Chasing Delicious blog in a lively conversation about creating compelling content and driving conversations with your readership. RSVP here.

Location: Austin Convention Center Day Stage

Monday, March 10th

10:00 a.m.  – Blogger Event Announcing a New Getty Images Innovation

Getty Images has an announcement that will herald a new era in image sharing, both of importance to and led by the world’s blogger community.

In this meet-up, open exclusively to bloggers and social media aficionados, we’ll provide details and a demo of the news. You’ll meet our visual tech leaders, including Craig Peters, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Product and Content at Getty Images, along with other blog influencers.  So join us (and RSVP), and be amongst the first to experience this exciting launch!

Location: Getty Images House at Palm Door. RSVP here.

1:00 p.m. – Getty Images Photographer Series

Al Bello: Face to Face with the Biggest Names in Sports

Al Bello is the Chief Sports Photographer for Getty Images in
North America and has covered multiple Super Bowls, World Series and Olympic Games. Continuing to innovate is key, and Al has captured iconic sporting moments from the touchline, above the action, underwater - using robotics and even on his camera phone. Al shares the moments that have defined his career and his craft, and the sports and stars he has immortalized through his award-winning photography.

Location: Getty Images House at Palm Door

3:30 p.m. - Generating and Leveraging Content from the Olympic Games

Join us for a lively discussion with Sam Laird, Sports and Technology Editor at Mashable; Janey Marks, Director, Olympics & Strategic Alliances, Getty Images; Lauren Pasquale, Director, Digital Media Operation, U.S. Olympic Committee; and Simon Wardle, Chief Strategy Officer, Octagon Worldwide (IPG agency), as they uncover the way we use powerful sports imagery to ignite conversations, share knowledge and elicit change around the world.

Location: Austin Convention Center Day Stage

Looking forward to seeing you in Texas!

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