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Session Room - SXSW 2019. Photo by Anthony Moreno.

Session Room - SXSW 2019. Photo by Anthony Moreno.

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SXSW is launching SXSW Online as part of our 2021 offerings. The digital experience will feature conference keynotes and sessions, film screenings, music showcases, networking, and exhibitions. The dates for SXSW EDU Online are March 9 – March 11, 2021 and SXSW Online will take place March 16 – March 20, 2021.

Closed entries include PanelPicker proposals for SXSW and SXSW EDU, as well as Film Festival submissions and SXSW Gaming Awards. In lieu of the standard showcase application process, the Music Festival will be curated by programming staff with priority given to showcase presenters and artists who were scheduled for the 2020 event.

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