Convergence embodies some of the most unique elements of SXSW, where topics organically envelop more than one featured industry, and thus more than one festival. Any time you see an event described as Convergence, it means that event is accessible to more than one type of badge, providing a bonus learning and networking opportunity that you'll only find at SXSW.

Explore Convergence programming highlights, announcements, updates and more.

Friday, Feb 12, 2016

SXSW Filmmakers In Focus: And Punching the Clown, Gary Numan: Android In La La Land, I go back home - Jimmy Scott

Written by Christina Wiese

In the lead up to the March event, meet the filmmakers featured in the 2016 SXSW Film Program. In today's edition of Filmmakers In Focus meet 3 directors in our 24 Beats Per Second screening. Bonus: Open to all Music badges!

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016

Online Harassment Summit Sessions and Speakers

Written by Casey Slater

Each year, SXSW strives to take a deeper look at important topics that affect modern society through the lens of tech and culture. After extensive research and numerous conversations with a community of passionate experts in activism, entertainment, public policy and technology, SXSW is honored to announce the sessions and...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016

SouthBites: Bourdain, Tetrick, Zimmern and Jose Andres

Written by Sarah Garcia

In its third year, the SouthBites Convergence Track brings together the food community's most inspired entrepreneurs, chefs, filmmakers, and enthusiasts to connect and explore ways in which technology can be leveraged to transform the food industry. The three-day-long track takes place from March 12-14 at the Driskill Hotel, while a...