The Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701) in Exhibit Hall 1 is the main registration location to pick up all SXSW Badges.
Use this handy Walking Map with distances and times listed from downtown venues to the closest Austin Convention Center entrance. For directions directly to Registration or from locations not featured on this map, set “SXSW Registration” as your destination in Google Maps to find the best route.
To pick up your SXSW 2022 Badge, you must present a government-issued ID and provide proof of a completed primary vaccination series against Covid-19 or a recent negative Covid-19 test in order to pick up your SXSW 2022 Badge. To expedite the badge pickup process, upload your photo to your SXSW Social account ahead of time.
Sunday, March 6 | 4:00 pm – 8:00pm
Monday, March 7 | 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, March 8 | 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, March 9 | 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, March 10 | 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday, March 11 | 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday, March 12 | 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 13 | 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday, March 14 | 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday, March 15 | 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday, March 16 | 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday, March 17 | 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday, March 18 | 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 19 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
For more information on getting to the heart of SXSW from wherever you are staying in Austin, browse the Getting Around page for a comprehensive list of transportation services and other resources.
Other Registration Services
- Housing and Travel Desk
- Speaker Help Desk
- Filmmaker Check-in
- Artist Info
- Marketing Client & Exhibitor Help Desk
- Sponsorship Help Desk
- Press Help Desk
- SXXpress and SXSW GO Help Desk
COVID-19 Testing Centers & Mask Requirements
Located in Exhibit Hall 2 at the Austin Convention Center, the SXSW Testing Center will provide no out-of-pocket cost COVID-19 testing supplied by Nomi Health to any participant of SXSW and SXSW EDU, March 6-19. Testing is available for ALL SXSW participants, both credentialed and non-credentialed.
In addition to the main testing site, pop-up locations will be available at the Wellness Expo at Palmer Events Center, March 10-14, and the Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake at 900 W Riverside Drive, March 13-19.
Learn more about testing registration and testing center hours here.
Masks will be required in all conference session rooms, exhibitions, registration, and pre-function areas, and as determined by individual venues and client spaces. Masks are strongly encouraged indoors in all other areas and where social distancing cannot be maintained.