Five Industry Experts Anchor Programming with a Daily Keynote

2015 Keynote Martine Rothblatt. Photo by James Goulden

Powerful speakers with unparalleled minds and ideas are the center of the SXSW Interactive Festival. In that spirit, at the crux of each day's programming is an hour-long Keynote presentation. These presentations take the form of either a solo talk, an interview, or a conversation between two individuals from 2:00-3:00pm in the Austin Convention Center each day of the event. While the topics of Keynote presentations vary, all bring to the stage some of the industry's most inspired thinkers.

Previous Keynotes at SXSW Interactive have included Elon Musk, Ray Kurzweil, Daniel Ek, Felicia Day, Bruce Sterling, Nate Silver, Mark Zuckerberg, Ev Williams, Jennifer Pahlka, Mark Cuban, Amber Case, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Adam Savage, Chelsea Clinton and many other luminaries. Click here for a full list of all Keynote speakers dating back to the first year of the event in 1994.


Videos from 2015 Keynote Sessions


Videos from 2014 Keynote Sessions

Videos from 2013 Keynote Sessions

2015 Keynote Martine Rothblatt. Photo by James Goulden