Dorkbot is teaming up with Ignite Austin for an opening event at SXSWi this year. We’ll be in Austin Music Hall instead of Brush Square Park.

The Event:
Ignite & Dorkbot SXSW – Vision of the Future 2021
Friday, March 11, 2011. 6-10pm.

We are looking for presenters to give Ignite-type talks (5 minutes, 20 slides) on the subject of “The Vision of the Future: 2021″. We’re also looking for folks who would like to set up a booth inside the hall and discuss their projects on a more personal level. Think MakerFaire but fast-paced, for only one evening and with booze. Details here:

There will be other entertainment throughout the evening (TBA, but probably who you’re thinking it is).

Dorkbot Austin is a zero-profit organization, which means we are looking for sponsors to help pay for this year’s SXSWi event. If you know of a business who would like some name recognition by making a $500+ donation, have them contact Laura, Dustin or Katie for details. If you’re working on a shoestring budget and would like to offer some in-kind donations in exchange for a mention during the event, let’s talk.

We’ll provide more information about the event and the space as we have it. Join our Facebook group for updates.