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The countdown to SXSW is finally over - Knight Foundation is heading to Austin, Texas! We are looking forward to meeting up with grantees, attending inspiring sessions, making nehttp://www.philanthrogeek.com/crowdfunding/foundations-come-to-sxsw-to-support-projects-watch-new-trends-emerge/w friends and yes even eating some of that famous Texas BBQ.
Here are a few places you can find us.
Knight News Challenge Open Office Hours
Have questions about the Knight News Challenge, now offering a share of $5 million for open government projects, or want to chat with Knight staff? Visit us during open office hours.
"What you need to know as #newschallenge deadline nears" on Knight Blog
"Foundations at SXSW are 'Engineering Collisions'" on Philanthrogeek.com
Remember, there are only 12 days left to apply to the challenge. Applications are due at 5 p.m. ET March 18. But you should apply early! Here’s why.
Knight Foundation Expo Booth
Want to check out Knight-funded projects and hear more about Knight? Be sure to stop by our Expo booth where our grantees are invited to use the space as a meeting place for demoing their project.
The Parish | 214 E. 6th Street Austin, Texas 78701
Saturday, March 9
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. CT
RSVP at http://sxswdemofair.eventbrite.com
Knight Foundation & Texas Tribune OpenGov Happy Hour
"Messing with Texas: empowering citizens to push for open government" on Knight Blog
Michael Maness and Knight staff will be on hand to answer questions about the challenge. Tribune Editor-In-Chief and CEO Evan Smith will host a discussion with Reps. Donna Howard (D-Austin) and Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake) about their open government initiative.
Sunday, March 10
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CT
RSVP at texastribune.org/events
Have questions about any of the above? Or want to stay up-to-date on what we’re up to? Make sure to follow @knightfdn on Twitter.
We’re looking forward to seeing folks there!
By Megan Zimroth, media innovation assistant at Knight Foundation