Timeline for SXSW Interactive

Mark your calendars! Don't miss important dates – including entry periods and events – for the 2016 SXSW Interactive Festival, March 11-15 in Austin, TX.

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Upcoming Dates

January 11, 2016
Announcement: More Featured Speakers added to the 2016 lineup

January 12, 2016
Announcement: 2016 SXSW Accelerator Finalists

January 12, 2016
Dallas Community Meet Up – RSVP here

January 12, 2016
SXSW Gaming Tabletop Meet Up in Austin, TX – RSVP here

January 15, 2016
Fourth Registration Deadline

January 17, 2016
ReleaseIt at SXSW application process ends —EXTENDED to 11:59PM CT Sunday, January 17

January 19, 2016
SX Create: Meet the Makers Meet Up – RSVP here

January 20, 2016
SXSW Gaming Community Meet Up at Capital Factory, ATX – RSVP here

January 21, 2016
San Antonio Community Meet Up – RSVP here

January 21, 2016
SXSW Gaming Award Finalists Announced

January 28, 2016
Houston Community Meet Up – RSVP here

Friday, January 29, 2016
David Carr Prize: Emerging Writers at SXSW deadline to apply

February 1, 2016
Public Voting for SXSW Gaming Award Winners Open

February 2, 2016
ReleaseIt at SXSW Finalists Announced

February 2, 2016
Interactive Innovation Award Finalists and Emcee Announced

February 8, 2016
Announcement: More Featured Speakers added to the 2016 lineup

February 11, 2016
Austin Community Meet Up – RSVP here

February 12, 2016
Public Voting for SXSW Gaming Award Winners Closes

February 16, 2016
Advance sign ups for Workshops and Mentors available

February 17, 2016
GLBT Community Meet Up in Austin – RSVP here

February 24, 2016
Latinos in Tech Community Meet Up in Austin – RSVP here

February 25, 2016
Blacks in Tech Community Meet Up in Austin RSVP here

March 11–15, 2016
2016 SXSW Interactive Festival

March 11–20, 2016
2016 Film Conference and Festival

March 15-20, 2016
2016 Music Conference and Festival

Earlier Dates

June 29, 2015
Austin, TX Community Meet Up

June 29, 2015
2016 SXSW Interactive PanelPicker® entry process begins

June 29, 2015
Application process opens up for: SXSW Accelerator®, SXSW Gaming Awards and ReleaseIt at SXSW

June 29, 2015
SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards early-entry process begins – application fee is only $25

July 1, 2015
Dallas, TX Community Meet Up

July 19-22, 2015
SXSW V2V®

July 24, 2015
2016 SXSW Interactive PanelPicker entry process ends —EXTENDED— to July 26, 11:59PM CT

July 28, 2015
First Round of Curated Featured Speakers Announced

July 31, 2015
Eco Second Registration Deadline

August 3, 2015
2016 SXSW Registration Opens

August 10, 2015
PanelPicker Community voting begins

August 12, 2015
Announced Community Fund Grant Winners

August 14, 2015
Dewey Winburne Award Nominee Deadline

September 4, 2015
PanelPicker Community voting closes

September 8, 2015
Second Round of Curated Featured Speakers Announced

September 8, 2015
Featured Speaker Announced
First Keynote Announcement: Casey Gerald

September 11, 2015
First Registration Deadline

September 18, 2015
Eco Third Registration Deadline

September 21, 2015
Second Keynote Announced: Andy Puddicombe

September 28, 2015
SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards regular entry process begins – application fee is $70

October 5-7, 2015
SXSW Eco

October 13, 2015
NYC Community Meet Up & Office hours at TechSpace NYC – Flatiron

October 19, 2015
2016 Programming Announced

October 23, 2015
Second Registration Deadline

November 6, 2015 –EXTENDED– to 11:59 PM on November 8
SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards and SXSW Accelerator entry process closes

November 9, 2015
Los Angeles Community Meet Up

November 11, 2015
SXSW Gaming Community Meet Up: Building the Gaming Ecosystem

November 16, 2015
Additional Featured Speakers Announced

November 19, 2015
2016 Dewey Winburne Honorees Announced

November 20, 2015
Third Registration Deadline

November 24, 2015
SXSW Gaming Community Meet Up: Tabletop Night – RSVP here

December 4, 2015
Interactive Innovation Awards late-entry process closes – FINAL DEADLINE

December 4, 2015
SXSW Gaming Awards entry process closes – FINAL DEADLINE

December 7, 2015
San Francisco Community Meet Up – RSVP here

December 15, 2015
Austin Gaming Meet Up: Tabletop Night – RSVP here

December 16, 2015
SXSW Gaming Community Meet Up – RSVP here

For questions on any of these deadlines, please contact us at inter@sxsw.com.