SXSW Conference & Festivals Announcements

Explore our latest announcements from SXSW Conference Keynotes – music legend Nile Rodgers; filmmaker Gareth Edwards; author Adam Grant; DJ, and Creative Director for Beats 1 Zane Lowe; and National Geographic photographer and climber Cory Richards – to our Featured Sessions and Speakers lineup, and SXSW Music Festival Showcasing Artists for 2017.

SXSW Conference & Festivals Announcements

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Recently Announced SXSW Conference Keynotes

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SXSW Conference Featured Speakers & Sessions


Looking for mind-expanding presentations by industry leaders? SXSW Conference Featured Speaker sessions cut a wide swath across the tech, film, music, television, business, sports, and journalism fields, reflecting the cross-collaboration SXSW is known for: multi-hyphenate luminaries and emerging talent working across industries and platforms.

Recently Announced Featured Speakers

  • Rabia Chaudry (U.S. Institute of Peace)
  • Robert Cialdini (Influence At Work)
  • Kathryn Hahn (Actress)
  • Robert Herjavec (Entrepreneur/TV Personality)
  • Marc Jacobs (Fashion Designer)
  • Will Roper ( Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office)
  • Alan and Sarah Schaaf (Imgur)
  • Thad Starner (Google Glass)
  • Padmasree Warrior (NextEV)
  • Chris White (Microsoft)
  • Whitney Wolfe (Bumble)

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Over 750 Sessions Announced

We are thrilled to reveal +750 sessions selected during the PanelPicker voting process, that will shape the heart of the 2017 SXSW Conference programming.

Use the online SXSW Schedule to browse through events and start preparing for March by planning your SXSW adventure today. This week’s big programming announcements for 2017 SXSW Conference & Festivals are now live on the SXSW Schedule!

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Top photo of 2017 SXSW Featured Speakers (l-r) Padmasree Warrior, Kathryn Hahn – Photo by Jason O’Dell, Robert Cialdini – Photo by Brandon Sullivan Photography, Thad Starner, Robert Herjavec, Rabia Choudry, Whitney Wolfe – Photo by Gari Askew, and Marc Jacobs – Photo by Peter Lindbergh.

SXSW Music Festival 400+ Showcasing Artists Announced

These artists bring a variety of styles – such as indie rock, pop, hip-hop, electronic, Americana, R&B, and soul – from a number of countries, including Germany, Argentina, Australia, UK, France, Spain, Canada, and the US. Explore the full list of 2017 Showcasing Artists »

2017 SXSW Showcasing Artist Yael Meyer

Yael Meyer photo by Loreto Gibert

About the SXSW Conference & Festivals


SXSW is expanding badge access for all registrants at SXSW 2017. We’re streamlining the conference into one unified event with 24 tracks of programming and offering more opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery than ever before. Attendees will still receive primary entry to programming associated with their badge type, but can now enjoy secondary access to most other SXSW events. Learn more & register now »

The SXSW Conference (March 10-18) provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. From 13 Keynotes to a plethora of Featured Speakers and Featured Sessions, the daily conference programming presents a snapshot of the most transformative ideas shaping our future.

SXSW Festivals (March 11-20) offer a unique opportunity to explore the worlds of Interactive, Film, Music, and Comedy with parties, awards, screenings, and showcases.

Explore recently announced 2017 Keynotes, Featured Speakers, Showcasing Artists and more above Stay tuned to SXSW News for the latest 2017 SXSW Conference & Festivals announcements and updates throughout the season.

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