Registration Information

2017 SXSW Registration opens on August 1, 2016

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Registration Rates & Deadlines | Badge Comparison Chart


Step 1: Identify which SXSW badge is right for you Step 2: Register to attend Step 3: Book a hotel room Step 4: Make travel arrangments Step 5: Create a SXsocial account Step 6: Download the SXSW GO app & customize your schedule

Registration badges are required for access to SXSW Conference, Festival, and Trade Show events.

Click the badge type in the grid below for more information and to register for SXSW 2016.

2016 Registration Rates & Deadlines

Badge Type thru
Sep 11
Oct 23
Nov 20
Jan 15
Feb 12


Music Badge

$650 $695 $725 $750 $795 $895
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Film Badge

$525 $550 $575 $625 $650 $695
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Interactive Badge

$825 $925 $1025 $1095 $1195 $1295
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Gold Badge

(Film + Interactive)

$1025 $1125 $1225 $1295 $1395 $1495
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Platinum Badge

(Music + Film + Interactive)

$1345 $1425 $1495 $1575 $1645 $1745
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Early registrants benefit from discounted rates, which expire at 11:59pm PT on the deadlines shown above.
NOTE: Platinum and Gold badges DO NOT provide priority entry to events over other badges.

Badge Comparison

Programs & EventsMusicFilmInteractiveGoldPlatinum
SXSW Trade Show
SXSW Exhibitions*
Music Conference Programming
Music Networking
Music Festival Showcases (Nighttime)
Film Conference Programming
Film Networking
Film Festival Screenings, Premieres & Awards
Interactive Programming
Interactive Networking
Convergence Programs
Radio & International Day Stage Programs
SXXpress Passes
SXSW Festival Shuttles
Hotel Priority Booking & Booking Assistance
Closing BBQ & Softball Tournament
Access to SXsocial

All Badges Receive Access to:

SXSW Gaming Expo & Sessions, SX Create, SXSW Job Market, Flatstock Poster Show, Registrants Lounge, SX Bookstore and Signings, Gaming Awards, The Dewey Winburne Community Service Awards, SouthBites Trailer Park, SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake concerts

SXSW Materials: Registrant Big Bag, Program, Pocket Guide, & One-Year Subscription to SXSWorld®.

Available Networking Events: (Each Sold Separately)

All Badges: Merchandise
Interactive / Film / Gold / Platinum: Taco Meet Up (Sold Out), BBQ Crash Course (Sold Out)
Music / Platinum: Music Taco Meet Up (Sold Out)

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