SXSW introduced SXsports™ in 2014 as a Convergence track of the annual event. The three-day, sport-focused programming is open to all Film and Interactive registrants, and features sessions, film screenings and more.
Championing a broader perspective on the world of sports unique to SXSW, SXsports explores cultural impact and the human experience, tackles the future of sport in all its forms, and embraces technology and innovation. Rooted in one of the most influential cultural events in the world, SXsports offers the sports industry singular access to creative leaders, early adopters and die-hard fans from across the sports, entertainment and technology industries.
How to Enter a SXsports Session or Speaker Proposal
You can now enter new ideas for SXsports 2016 via the SXSW PanelPicker from June 29 – July 24, 2015. When entering, please select Interactive as your Conference and then “Sports” as the theme. If you have any questions about the PanelPicker process, be sure to check out the PanelPicker FAQ.
How to Submit a Sport-Related Film
SXSW Film is now accepting feature and short length film submissions for SXsports 2016, from June 29 – November 3. Complete rules and regulations can be found in the Submissions FAQ. Films selected will be screened as a part of the official SXSW Film Festival program, and will be announced in early 2016, along with the complete film lineup.
Most conference programming for SXsports occurs at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin (although some Featured Sessions will occur at the Austin Convention Center). Film Screenings will take place at various official SXSW Film venues.
Who Can Attend
You must have a 2016 SXSW Interactive, Film, Gold or Platinum badge to attend SXsports official programming and events. Registrations will be available for purchase on August 3, 2015 at sxsw.com/attend.
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