3M at SXSW
March 7-9 / 11am-6pm


Every great innovation starts as an idea. Through a unique culture of collaboration, 3M powers ideas around the world – ideas that make companies smarter, ideas that make homes better, ideas that make life easier. However, no solution would be possible if those ideas did not spark new and dynamic connections among technologies or people.

Join us at the 3M Idea Exchange to share your ideas forward. 3M will be rewarding change-makers at SXSW who connect and inspire change for the better in the world by giving away a total of $10,000 over the weekend.

What’s Happening at the 3M Idea Exchange:

  • Explore some of 3M’s most innovative technologies.
  • Pop the 3M Idea Balloon by tweeting an idea trending at SXSW or an original idea with #3MIdeaExchange for the chance to win $500. (See Official Rules)
  • Recharge mobile devices and connect with 3M innovators and other SXSW attendees.
  • Enjoy Cocktails & Cupcakes from 3-6 pm each day and see a live art demonstration from Amsterdam-based street artist, Max Zorn, known for his creative integration of brown Scotch® Packaging Tape and light to create portraits. His creative work will also be on display at the SXSW Eco Launch Party at Blackheart (86 Rainey St) from 8pm-11pm on March 8th.
  • Receive free Post-it® Products and 3M™ Privacy Screen Protectors, while supplies last. The Post-it® Brand will also be at the SXSW Tradeshow located across from Exhibitor Services March 9-11 (hours: Sun-Tues: 11am-6pm, Wed: 11am-4pm)

Follow @3MInnovation for updates.


Brush Square Park
409 East 4th Street
Austin TX 78701
Entrance is on 4th Street near intersection with Trinity.



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Curious about career opportunities at 3M?

Come visit us at the Digital Creative Job Market March 6-7 from 10am- 6pm at the Austin Convention Center in Ballroom A, B and C. Be part of what’s next at 3M! Visit our careers site and join our 3M talent community!

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