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A round-up of activities at the Hub Culture Austin Pavilion during SXSW

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27th Mar 2018




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The Hub Culture Austin Pavilion opened it's doors during SXSW 2018 at the beautiful Waller Creek Boathouse, nestled on the Lady Bird Lake.

Partners such as Handshake and Caterpillar Foundation came together to host panel discussions, dinners and cocktail parties throughout the week.

Evolving Caravan kicked off the activities, with 'Explorations in Consciousness' - Evolving Caravan are a group of inidviduals that explore conscious tech, businesses, organizations, cities, and nations that influence the evolution of individual and collective consciousness. You can find out more info on their next events here.

Saturday night was all about the Social Impact Opening Party hosted by Handshake. Entreprenuers, influencers and philanthropists joined us for an evening of cocktails, conversation and entertainment. Django Walker took to the stage and played an amazing set to 300+ guests who danced the night away.

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The Hub transformed on Sunday evening for the Path to Power dinner. Hosted by Bumble, Cosmopolitan and our very own Ordinary Club of Extraordinary Women, an amazing group of women gathered to discuss female entreprenuers and the support they provide each other in business. Watch Executive Editor Edie Lush catch up with attendees here.

Monday was focused on water solutions, where Caterpillar Foundation launched their Value of Water Campaign. They were joined by Charity Water who hosted the water walk , where carrying two jerry cans weighing up to 40 pounds down a small walkway would unlock a donation, made by the Caterpillar Foundation, which brings clean and safe drinking water to one person. Water.org, Opportunity International and Xylem took to the stage alongside Michelle Sullivan, President of the Caterpillar Foundation to discuss water solutions accross the globe. You can watch the panel discussion here.

Our social media team conducted numerous interviews throughout the week, from Alex Williamson, Head of brand at Bumble, to Kay Koplovitz, Co-founder of Springboard Enterprises. Check out all the videos via our YouTube channel.

A massive thank you to Churchill's for providing some gorgeous furniture pieces to help fit out the Hub space. Located in Austin, Churchill's stock a wide range of outdoor furniture and accessories. Go check them out if you're in the area!

We look forward to bringing Hub Culture back to SXSW next year. In the meantime, you can browse all event photos here. See ya'll in Austin in 2019!