Timeline for SXSW Interactive

Mark your calendar, set a reminder — whatever you need to do — so you don't miss the important dates related to entry periods and events listed below for the 2016 SXSW Interactive Festival which will take place March 11-15 in Austin.

Also take note of the important dates for our other conferences SXSW V2V which takes places in Las Vegas, July 19-22, 2015 and SXSW Eco which takes place in Austin, October 5-7, 2015.

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Upcoming Dates for the 2016 Interactive Festival & Family of Events

April 10, 2015
V2V Second Registration Deadline

May 4, 2015
New York City, NY Community Meet Up

May 8, 2015
V2V Third Registration Deadline

May 11, 2015
Boulder, CO Community Meet Up

June 1, 2015
Washington DC Community Meet Up

June 5, 2015
Eco First Registration Deadline

June 15, 2015
San Francisco, CA Community Meet Up

June 17, 2015
Los Angeles, CA Community Meet Up

June 19, 2015
V2V Fourth Registration Deadline

June 22, 2015
Houston, TX Community Meet Up

June 24, 2015
San Antonio, TX Community Meet Up

June 29, 2015
2016 Website launches

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 Awards, SXSW Gaming Awards and SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards

July 1, 2015
Dallas, TX Community Meet Up

July 19-22, 2015
SXSW V2V

July 24, 2015
2016 SXSW Interactive PanelPicker entry process ends

July 31, 2015
Eco Second Registration Deadline

August 3, 2015
SXSW 2016 REGISTRATION OPENS

September 18, 2015
Eco Third Registration Deadline

October 5-7, 2015
SXSW Eco


2015 Interactive Festival Past Dates

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
SXSW 2015 PanelPicker entry process begins

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
SXSW Interactive Scholarship entry process begins

Friday, July 25, 2014
2015 SXSW PanelPicker entry process ended at 11:59pm CT

Friday, July 25, 2014
SXSW Interactive Scholarship entry period ended at 11:59pm CT

Monday, August 4,2014
Press Application entry begins

Monday, August 4, 2014
SXSW Accelerator Awards early-entry period begins

Monday, August 4, 2014
SXSW Gaming Awards entry period begins

Monday, August 11, 2014
2015 SXSW PanelPicker public voting begins

Monday, August 18, 2014
SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards entry-period begins

Friday, September 5, 2014
2015 SXSW PanelPicker public voting ends at 11:59pm CT

Friday, September 12, 2014
First registration deadline

Friday, September 26, 2014
SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards early-entry deadline at 11:59pm CT

Friday, October 24, 2014
Second registration deadline

Sunday, November 9, 2014 —EXTENDED—
SXSW Accelerator Awards final entry period ends at 11:59pm CT

Sunday, November 9, 2014 —EXTENDED—
SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards final entry period ends at 11:59pm CT

Monday, November 10, 2014
Brooklyn, NY Community Meet Up

Monday, November 17, 2014
Los Angeles, CA Community Meet Up

Friday, November 21, 2014
Third registration deadline

Monday, December 8, 2014
Seattle, WA Community Meet Up

Sunday, December 14, 2014 –EXTENDED–
SXSW Gaming Awards final entry ends at 11:59pm CT

Monday, January 12, 2015
Houston, TX Community Meet Up

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Event Schedule is LIVE

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Accelerator Finalists, Judges and Emcees announced

Friday, January 16, 2015
Fourth registration deadline

January 16, 2015
V2V First Registration Deadline

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
San Antonio, TX Community Meet Up

Thursday, January 22, 2015
SXSW Gaming Awards Finalists Announcement

Monday, January 26, 2015
Interactive Innovation Awards Finalists Announcement

Monday, January 26, 2015
Austin, TX Community Meet Up

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Black Tech Community Meet Up

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Press Application entry ends at 11:59pm CT

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Latino Tech Community Meet Up

Friday, February 13, 2015
Fifth registration deadline

March 13-17, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Festival

For questions on any of these deadlines, please contact us at this e-mail address.