South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive, five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, kicks off this Friday in Austin, Texas.

Many of the best and brightest tech minds from Indiana attend every year and this year, Indianapolis-based Herff Jones is a finalist for "Best Educational App" in the events' Interactive Awards.

Barnes & Thornburg (B&T), attorneys of record for many Indiana tech startups and established tech firms, is hosting a meetup at SXSW for clients and partners, as well as other attendees from the great Hoosier state away from home in Texas.

David Wong, a partner at Barnes & Thornburg, said that he hopes everyone from Indy's thriving startup and tech communities comes to the B&T event on Saturday because it's going to be the rallying point for powerful networking opportunities with interactive rock stars from WordPress, Etsy, OpenTable, Betaworks, Samsung Accelerator, 1871, Atlanta Tech Village, and other start-ups and groups from around the country.

The B&T meetup is being held Saturday, March 8, from 6 to 10 p.m. Enjoy great food from one of Austin's highest-rated food trucks, Lucky's Puccias, and frosty beverages on the patio at the Austin institution, the Tiniest Bar in Texas.

Register now at the link below.

Tiny Bar, Big Ideas
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 6-10 p.m.
Tiniest Bar in Texas, 817 W. 5th St.
Austin, Texas 78703