SXSW Gaming Sessions

2015 Gaming Session with Robert Kirkman. Photo by Miklos Lorant

Gaming has a heavy influence in almost everything, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the programming that you’ll find at SXSW Gaming. These sessions—including panels, solo talks and dual presentations—focus on the core industry-related issues in professional game development and gaming culture. This free and open to the public content runs the gamut of gaming topics during all three days of SXSW Gaming.


Photo by Errich Petersen Photo by Kate Meyer Photo by Jonathan Guajardo Photo by Kate Meyer Photo by Kate Meyer
Photo by Sheila Moore Photo by Jonathan Guajardo Photo by Jonathan Guajardo Photo by Sofia Shapiro Photo by Simon Rivas


The majority of SXSW Gaming sessions come from proposals entered through our SXSW PanelPicker process, which opens for entries on Monday, June 29. The PanelPicker is a unique interface that allows the gaming community to propose ideas for sessions they want to see at SXSW Gaming 2016. These ideas are voted on by the public and evaluated by SXSW Gaming staff before the first batch of confirmed programming is announced in October. For more on the PanelPicker, check out our FAQ. Also be sure to check out some of the Gaming events from 2015.

To learn about additional opportunities to be involved with SXSW Gaming, check out the SXSW Gaming Awards, Gaming Expo and our Geek Stage.

Contact Info

If you are curious about speaking at SXSW Gaming, or have questions about daytime programming for SXSW Gaming, please email Andrew McNeill.

For consumer-facing programming on the Geek Stage at the SXSW Gaming Expo, email us.

For all press requests, please contact Kelly Krause.


2015 SXSW Gaming Sessions