About SXSW

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.


2019 SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake — Photo by Jordan Hefler

2019 SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake — Photo by Jordan Hefler

 

Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals.

An essential destination for global professionals, the event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

Explore SXSW 2019 Coverage

Take a look back at the 2019 SXSW Conference & Festivals as we start gearing up for the next season!

Browse our official YouTube Channel to relive exiting speaker sessions, premieres, showcases, and interviews during the 2019 SXSW Conference & Festivals. Then take a dive into our Photo Galleries and video recaps to see what the event is all about.

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See You Next Year

Make plans to join the world’s brightest creators March 13-22 at the 2020 SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, TX!

Registration opens on August 1, 2019. Stay tuned for more information about SXSW 2020.

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Be part of SXSW 2020! Apply to participate in one of the many prestigious SXSW categories – Interactive Innovation Awards, Film Submissions, Showcase Applications, and more.

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Join the world’s brightest creators March 13-22 at the 2020 SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, TX! Registration opens on August 1, 2019.

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