SXsports Announces Barkley, Rousey, Sanders & More!

Written by Rebecca Feferman | Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015
SXsports Announces Barkley, Rousey, Sanders & More!

It's nearly game-time here at SXSW, and we are psyched to share some major additions to the 2015 SXsports program. Heavyweights like Turner Sports analyst Charles Barkley, UFC’s Dana White and Ronda Rousey, Baylor’s Head Football Coach Art Briles, Olympic and X-Games Gold Medalist Shaun White, and NFL Network Anchor and Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders to name a few, plus so many more! Get ready - over three days (March 13-15), SXsports offers SXSW Interactive and Film attendees a plethora of sports-focused panels, film screenings and events.

New for 2015: each day begins with a Problem Solvers session designed to help reach actionable solutions to evolving challenges in the sports landscape. The format is interactive and addresses a specific hot topic, as speakers facilitate small group discussions with the audience to identify potential formulas for success.

BONUS! Sports-related film screenings are a big part of SXsports. The first of these for 2015 is Grantland Features’ Son of the Congo, following NBA star Serge Ibaka’s return to his homeland. More SXsports films to come on February 3, along with the complete SXSW Film lineup.

Check out out the latest below, peruse the complete schedule, then get in on the action - register by 11:59pm CST on Friday, January 16 and save off the walk-up rate. And do not forget the best part of all - as a Convergence track at SXSW, SXsports programming is open to all Interactive, Film, Gold and Platinum badges, so you will get a killer learning and networking opportunity completely unique to SXSW. See you in March!

Sessions Added to SXsports:

Photo credits:
Charles Barkley, courtesy Turner Sports
Ronda Rousey, courtesy UFC
Deion Sanders, courtesy NFL Network