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.

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South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. 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. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, 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.

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Join us March 9-18 in Austin, Texas for SXSW 2018 and be a part of one of the most diverse, collaborative, and inventive communities in the world.

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PanelPicker Community Voting: August 7-25

Help shape the 2018 SXSW Conference programming by voting on session ideas in PanelPicker during Community Voting from Monday, August 7 – Friday, August 25.

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Apply to Participate at SXSW 2018

Be part of SXSW 2018! Apply to participate in one of the many prestigious SXSW categories – Interactive Innovation Awards, Film Submissions, Showcase Applications, and more.

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