SXSW Frenzy: Austin Prepare for Takeoff

T-3 days until the TripIt team hits the ground running in Austin for SXSW, and we couldn’t be more excited. From meet-ups and scrumptious barbeque to live music and swag on the Expo floor, we’re preparing to see it all.


In fact there’s always so much to see at SXSW that we thought we’d up the ante and challenge the attendees to a friendly game of SX Bingo.


How to Play: Snap as many shots while you’re on the ground in Austin and share on our Facebook page or post on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #SXBingo. If you’re able to get 5 in a row, we’ll hook you up with a free 2-month trial of TripIt Pro.


We look forward to seeing you there, and remember to check out the fun events we’re involved in!


1. SXSW Travel Meet Up with Lee Abbamonte 
Date: Sunday, March 9
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Location: Meet Up Tent E 6th St. & Neches St.
Access Credentials: Interactive Badge, Gold Badge, Platinum Badge
Hashtag: #SXSWtravel

Description: We’ll be talking all things travel with Lee Abbamonte – former investment banker, now self-made travel personality and the youngest American to visit every country in the world – along with members of our TripIt team. Come exchange tips on the best global destinations, experiential activities, insider/local tips, and *of course* apps and tech gear to take your travels to the next, super-savvy level.


2. #FreeMyPoints: The Right to Share Your Data

Date: Tuesday, March 11
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Location: Sheraton Austin, 701 E 11th St.
Meeting Room: Capitol View South
Access Credentials: Interactive Badge, Gold Badge, Platinum Badge
Hashtag: #FreeMyPts


Description: TripIt’s VP of R&D, Darren Bauer Kahan, will lead this Core Conversation centered on the theme of openness, and will discuss the yearlong process undertaken by TripIt to champion the free flow of data. Learn how you can be prepared to battle for your users and their data, and see how TripIt is working to overcome these limitations in the travel industry.