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As techies can attest, South by Southwest is one of the most invigorating events of the year. Where else can you make a ton of contacts, promote your company or idea, and party on a Monday night? This year we’ll be featured in a fireside chat, coordinating a city-wide scavenger hunt, providing a place for you to relax and recharge, and, of course, organizing lots of opportunities to mingle and party.

A Talk by StumbleUpon CEO Garrett Camp

StumbleUpon will kick off its SXSW presence with a chat between our CEO Garrett Camp and Liz Gannes from AllThingsD. The talk, titled “Serendipity (n.): A Happy Discovery By Accident,” will take place this Friday March 9th at 3:30pm at the Sheraton Austin.

The Return of the StumbleHunt

Last year our StumbleHunt delighted and excited many SXSW-goers. This year we’re making it bigger, giving cards to partners like CNET, SPIN, Pandora, 8tracks, TaskRabbit and more. Here’s the front and back of the cards you’ll be hunting down in Austin:

We’ll be giving away more than 20 different prizes, including a $2,000 credit to REI Adventure trips and Nikon D7000 SLR camera, plus dozens of other prizes from our partners. Follow @StumbleUponSXSW for hints about where this cards can be discovered! Click here for Official Rules.

The StumbleUpon Recharge Room: A Place to Kick Back and Stumble

Starting at 10am on March 10th, we’ll be hosting free food, drinks, chair massages, charging stations for devices, Stumbling, board game-playing and more daily until March 14th. Come on by and take a breather from the SXSW hustle and bustle!

On March 10th, hundreds of Stumblers will gather for a StumbleUpon Open Mic Unplugged meetup where Stumblers will regale us with their musical talents. Stubb’s appetizers and drinks will be on hand.

The Blow Out Party with Soundtracking and POP DUST

StumbleUpon is partnering with Soundtracking and POP DUST to bring down the house at The Blow Out party at the Beauty Bar on March 11th, featuring Flosstradamus and J BOOGIE. Open bar starts at 9 pm. RSVP here.

Explore More Happy Hour

If you’ve got a SXSW badge, stop by our Explore More Happy Hour on March 12th for some laid-back early evening mingling. Free drinks and appetizers start at 5pm at our StumbleUpon Recharge Room at 105 E. 5th St.

We’re excited to meet you in Austin in a few short days and look forward to giving you a place to sit back and explore everything SXSW has to offer. See you soon!

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