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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, screenings, 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.

Entries for the 2021 digital experience opened on Tuesday, October 6 including SXSW Pitch and SXSW Gaming Awards.

Closed entries include PanelPicker proposals for SXSW and SXSW EDU, as well as Film Festival submissions. 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.

SXSW is working with the City of Austin and public health authorities on plans for a physical event in 2021. We will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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