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Calling all creatives! Each year, discover numerous participation opportunities for SXSW including proposing a Conference session through PanelPicker®, performing at the Music Festival, pitching your tech startup to industry judges, premiering your project at the Film & TV Festival, and more.

Explore categories below for important deadlines, eligibility requirements, and more on how to become part of the SX event each March in Austin, TX.

SXSW 2023

From March 10-19, experience unparalleled discovery, learning, professional development, and networking with creatives from around the world. The event features Conference sessions, Film & TV Festival screenings, Music Festival showcases, world-class Exhibitions, awards ceremonies, and much more.

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Finalists and honorees are announced later in the season. During SXSW in March, various ceremonies are held to celebrate these creatives and announce the winners. Explore our Awards page for a complete list of awards categories, finalists, and winners.

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