Austin, TX - Mar 9 to Mar 18, 2012

This is the big shindig, the event that launched the likes of Twitter and countless other Internet memes. It's got a dash of tech (EdSurge's Betsy Corcoran will be on a panel on Education 2020) but is also just a rip-roaring, idea generating time about interactive media (March 9-12), film (March 9-17), & music (March 13-18). Be warned, though: tix are pricey.