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Atlanta Goes to Austin for SXSW
Atlanta Goes to Austin for SXSW

Scheller College, ATDC, TUFF, Sandbox ATL and others recreate Atlanta’s Tech Square while in Austin

All roads may lead to Austin during the iconic South by Southwest (SXSW) 2016, but somewhere in the middle of the organized cacophony, conference-goers will see what it’s like to be right in the middle of Midtown Atlanta’s Tech Square.

On Monday, March 14, Scheller College of Business along with Georgia Tech’s own startup incubator the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), The University Financing Foundation, Inc. and several other companies within the heart of Atlanta’s tech scene will bring Atlanta to SXSW by inviting conference attendees to participate in a virtual reality experience that will make them see what Tech Square is all about.

Other Tech Square companies participating in the “Tech Square Takeover” of SXSW include: Converge, Foundry 45, Gimme Vending, Monsieur and PartPic.

Anyone attending the conference can find the Scheller College (and other companies) at the “ChooseATL House” during the “Tech Square Takeover” session in the Austin Speakeasy on Monday, March 14 from 2:30 to 5 pm CT.

Aerial of Tech Square

ChooseATL, a movement created by the Metro Atlanta Chamber dedicated to attracting and retaining top talent in metro Atlanta recently revealed its plans for SXSW. ChooseATL will showcase Atlanta's unmatched quality of life and unlimited opportunity in the Austin Speakeasy, March 13-14. Dubbed the 'ChooseATL House,' the two-day experience will include groundbreaking industry announcements, exclusive dialogues and memorable parties.

This is the first major campaign push outside of the region for ChooseATL. The convention center will host over 84,000 attendees.

“From game developers and new media professionals to investors and educators, SXSW appeals to all kinds of outside-the-box business innovators who push the cutting edge of technological change,” said Scheller College Dean Maryam Alavi. “They are a perfect match for what we have to offer here at Scheller, which by the way is housed in the heart of Atlanta’s tech scene.”

Follow Scheller College and all of the Tech Square happenings live at SXSW by using #TechSquareTakeover and #SchellerSXSW. Help spread the word that we are headed to Austin and win a SXSW 2017 badge: https://sdqk.me/sN4m1Ez8/chooseatl-sxsw-launch.

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