Angers at SxSW 2015

Austin Angers sister cities committee (aka Austin Angers Connect) finally announced Angers’ presence at South by Southwest. It’s part of the French Tech Club, and is organized by a new entity, Austin Angers Creative, bringing together different actors of the Angers tech and cultural scene. Learn more on AustinAngersConnect.com.

Remember that a wine tasting event will give a preview of Angers’ presence at SXSW tonight at Vino Vino (on top of an opportunity to sample delicious Loire valley wines!).

Austin Angers Connect

Image-5From AustinAngersCreative.com:

For the fifth year of presence, Austin’s sister city in France: Angers will present new actors and new startups at SxSW to create a growth and a dynamism between Central Texas and the Angers Loire valley area in Western France:

– Austin Angers Music supports three musical companies from Angers which manage and produce artists.
These companies will meet professionals and learn about their way to work.
Austin Angers Creative will help French artists to play during the SXSW and try to have an opportunity in North America.

– As part of Austin Angers Cinema, a partnership is growing between Austin and Angers with Premiers Plans Festival in Angers, where Austin’s professionals are invited to discover European Cinema.
This Partnership will give a dynamic for the two cities and opportunity for professionals from the two sides.

– As part of Austin Angers Food and Wines, two French stared chefs will come in Austin…

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SXSW’s French Tech Club 2015 will be at the French Legation!

“The French Tech Club has published an initial itinerary of their program during the 2015 SXSW”, announced the French American Business Council of Austin, sharing the link to the French Tech at SXSW’s website: FrenchTechClub.com.

French Tech Club 2015“Our purpose is to create a unique event for the festival attendees to discover French Savoir-faire, French Touch and French Tech, in a “havre de paix” , a quiet place to enjoy France,” explain the organizers.

What’s most exciting for me is that, “this year, we will be located on the French Legation Museum grounds,” announced the French Tech Club. The old French legation is going to be French again for a week!

The full program hasn’t been published yet, but here’s what we’ll find at the French Legation from March 15 to March 20:

  • “A stage, providing an area for conferences, meetings and sharing time during the day and a festive area around film screenings and live entertainment during the evening
  • A showroom which will host the best of digital, music and movies, with many connected devices and digital artwork
  • A media room with studios where de the best French media will write, shoot, record and broadcast daily
  • A popup gourmet / gastronomic restaurant and many concession areas and bars.”

Regarding that last aspect, two Chefs from Austin’s sister city in France, Angers, “are going to offer a unique experience: bringing their most delicious food and talented teams to Austin,” promise the organizers. But that’s for just “50 lunches and 50 dinners”, or “100 lucky people”, so the public is invited to “be one of the luck few, and book their table ASAP! You can see a menu sample (and the corresponding price tags…) online.

La Madeleine grows and offers discounted food to employees

Photo; LaMadeleine.com.

Do you like eating at La Madeleine? What about working there and get 50% off all their food?! The Dallas-based country French café chain is hiring for all restaurant positions in Austin. Check out their listing on CarreerBuilder.com and their employees’ reviews on Indeed.com. Like for any employer, they’re mixed, but most reviewers agree it’s great to have discounted quality food.

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