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Closed for 2021. See Event Information below.

IDLES - SXSW 2018. Photo by Amanda Cain.

IDLES - SXSW 2018. Photo by Amanda Cain.

2021 Event Information


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

Entries for the 2021 digital experience will open on Tuesday, October 6 with PanelPicker proposals for the Conference and 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 2021 physical event. SXSW will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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