Online Harassment Summit

Identifying Solutions for a Safe and Civil Online Community

Every SXSW story aims to inspire and shed light on our shared path forward, and the inaugural SXSW Online Harassment Summit shines light on one of society’s darker truths – online hate.

Experts from across the fields of academia, entertainment, online gaming, public policy and social technology will come together to share stories of combating online harassment and to identify solutions on how to make the Internet – and its IRL equivalents – more pervasively inclusive.

SXSW welcomes you to join the discussion on Saturday March 12, to celebrate the champions of online humanity and to collaborate with a community of passionate experts. This programming is open to all Interactive, Film, Gold and Platinum badges.

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2016 Information


The Online Harassment Summit will take place on Saturday, March 12 | 9:30am – 6:00pm


Hyatt Regency
208 Barton Springs Rd.
(Free shuttle transportation will be available on site to take attendees to and from the Austin Convention Center)


You must have a 2016 SXSW Interactive, Film, Gold or Platinum badge to attend the 2016 Online Harassment Summit.

All attendees shall be subject to a bag check prior to being granted entry.

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2016 OHS Speakers – Photos (l–r) Monika Bickert (Facebook), Yasmin Green, (Google Ideas), Shireen Mitchell (Digital Sisters), Jonathan Greenblatt (Anti Damation League). Photos courtesy of speakers.