SXSW offers expanded access to events for all SXSW Badges. Attendees will receive primary entry to programming associated with their badge type and enjoy secondary access to most other events throughout SXSW.
The Platinum Badge remains your best bet with primary access to all of SXSW. If you have an Interactive, Film, or Music Badge, you have primary access to the respective Conference tracks and events of your badge type, plus secondary access to other tracks and events outside your badge type, giving you the chance to experience more of what South By has to offer. Review the Badge Comparison Chart below for more information on access to events by badge type.
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With one unified Conference (March 13-21) spanning 22 Tracks of programming, there are more opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery than ever before. Enjoy a variety of compelling evening networking experiences that complement the many learning opportunities at the Conference.
During nine days of screenings, the Film Festival (March 13–21) celebrates raw innovation and emerging talent from both behind and in front of the camera. Discover the next wave of musical talent at the Music Festival (March 16–22) with performances from new, developing, and established artists. Running simultaneously with the Film and Music Festivals, the Comedy Festival (March 13-21) presents uniquely diverse programming of comedic performers, showcases, and events.
Beyond the Conference and Festivals, SXSW hosts many different world-class exhibitions that connect creatives across all industries. Take your discovery a step further at the SXSW Trade Show, Flatstock, SXSW Marketplace, SXSW Wellness Expo, and more. Playing host to a variety of evening networking events, SXSW also holds numerous esteemed competitions and awards ceremonies honoring some of the tech industry’s most important innovators and cutting-edge companies.
The Attendee Services Hub is your guide through SXSW resources to help you prepare for the adventure ahead. Once your badge has been purchased and activated, you are ready to begin exploring the suite of tools for event navigation and access. Stay tuned to SXSW News for continuous event updates and coverage.
SXSW attendees receive primary entry to programming associated with their badge type and enjoy secondary access to most other SXSW events.
All SXSW registrants can request daily, digital SXXpress Passes (South by Express) to gain priority access to select events. The SXXpress Pass icons (XP) in the corresponding badge priority color can be found in the chart below.
For more information on badge access, SXXpress Passes, and event navigation tools, please visit the Attendee Services Hub.
|Primary Access||Secondary Access|
|Interactive Tracks, Keynotes & Featured Speakers|
|Interactive Mentor Sessions||No Secondary Access|
|Interactive Opening Party||No Secondary Access|
|Film Tracks, Keynotes & Featured Speakers|
|Film Mentor Sessions & Round Tables||No Secondary Access|
|Film Festival Opening & Intermission Parties||No Secondary Access|
|Film Festival Screenings & Events|
|Music Tracks, Keynotes & Featured Speakers|
|Music Mentor Sessions||No Secondary Access|
|Music Festival Opening Party||No Secondary Access|
|Music Festival Showcases & Events||Convergence Tracks, Keynotes & Featured Speakers|
|Comedy Festival Showcases & Events|
|Trade Shows & Exhibitions|
|Networking Meet Ups|
|Book Readings & Signings|
|Closing BBQ & Softball Tournament||No Secondary Access|
|Hotel Priority Booking & Assistance|
|Access to SXSW Social Online Registrant Networking|
|SXSW Festival Shuttles|
ALL BADGES RECEIVE ACCESS TO:
AVAILABLE NETWORKING EVENTS:
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