The First Family Teams Up With SXSW For ‘South By South Lawn’ Festival

September 3, 2016  |  

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Back in March, President Barack and Michelle Obama visited the vastly growing SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, speaking on topics that ranged from education to civic engagement to creative thinking and entrepreneurship.

Apparently, the festival inspired the dynamic duo so much that the Obama administration has teamed up with SXSW to create ” ‘South By South Lawn,” a smaller-scale edition of the festival. Location? The White House, of course. A one-day event scheduled for Oct. 3, there will be a panel of discussions, short student films and live performances, running in the same vein of the festival’s Interactive, Film and Music components, NPR reports.

Photo Credit: The White House

Photo Credit: The White House

In a statement from the White House, SXSL will “bring together creators, innovators, and organizers who work day in and day out to improve the lives of their fellow Americans and people around the world.”

As far as entry goes, there’s a nomination ballot where individuals can nominate themselves or someone they know that’s creating change—big or small—in their community.

Get all the details here.

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