It’s that time of year, and SXSW Interactive (that week-long mass pilgrimage of web, film, music and — for the first time this year with a conference track of their own — education innovators to beautiful Austin, TX) is almost around the corner.

Since there’s a good chance I’ll make the trip out there yet once again, I thought I’d take a quick look at the schedule. Here are some of this year’s sessions in the areas of politics, open government, crowdsourcing and the like that look particularly promising:

Friday, March 9, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Obviously, there’s lots more to look forward to (and I’m not just talking about the sessions). Hope to see everyone there!