City to release results of post-SXSW survey at 2 meetings today
Editor’s note: This article was originally published May 28, 2014
Members of the Austin Center for Events will present the results of the citizen feedback survey on all events related to the 2014 South by Southwest Festival at two public meetings tonight at the Austin Convention Center. The survey, conducted over a two-week period in April included 19 questions covering everything from street closures to festival programming and use of city resources. 850 people participated in the survey.
In addition to the surveys the Austin Center for Events has been gathering public input on the festival at town hall meetings this spring. Tonight’s meetings will be the final opportunity for the public to provide feedback on the festival as part of the comprehensive review of SXSW ordered by City Council earlier this year. The review comes after a turbulent 2014 festival that included a crash on Red River Street that left four people dead and close to two dozen injured and an incident at the Scoot Inn in which an artist was arrested for allegedly starting a riot.
The meetings are scheduled for 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. tonight in ballroom B/C on the first floor of the Austin Convention Center. Free parking will be available in the Convention Center garage. More information.