As much as all of us would probably love to head off to Texas for SXSW, the annual festival of industry professionals and geeks, convincing your manager to foot the bill isn’t always the easiest job in the world. So, a lot of us don’t get a chance to fly off to the States and, apart from missing out on the parties, there’s a lot of knowledge and insights that we don’t get a chance to hear about.

However, not all is lost. There’s now a chance for anyone to get the freshest knowledge straight after SXSW, right in the middle of London. Innovation Social is hosting a “SXSW Cooldown Session” on March 29th, where leading industry professionals will talk about innovation stories, startups, talent and what’s next for the industry and the social and digital platforms.

Grab a ticket and come along for a peek at the newest innovation stories and trends, the most cutting edge startups and a roundup of the key trends within tech innovation, straight from the stages at SXSW.

Our very own Innovation Director, Tom Ollerton, will also be talking all things innovation at the event and will probably cover one of the hottest topics within social and digital media right now: automated assistant and chatbots, which we are doing a talk about at SXSW. Among other speakers will be brands such as RBS and Domino’s, as well as agencies like DigitasLBI and Ogilvy.

Apart from the presentations, the event will also include live demos of the newest tech from HoloLens and Google, as well as updates and examples of the newest innovations from companies.