Cities, Government
& Politics

March 8-11, 2019 | Convergence Track

The Cities, Government & Politics Track focuses on innovative city development, privacy issues, and how politics plays a role in shaping policy on all levels of government.

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Keynote Speaker Sadiq Khan - Photo by Amanda Cain

Keynote Speaker Sadiq Khan - Photo by Amanda Cain

About Cities, Government
& Politics Track


For 2019, the Cities Summit and Government Track have been combined. Topics covered in the Cities, Government & Politics Track include livable cities and the future of urban planning; civic engagement; government’s intersection with tech innovation and data tracking; and privacy/security concerns.

Enter your session idea related to the Cities, Government & Politics Track from June 25 to July 20 using the official, user-generated session proposal platform, PanelPicker®. Stay tuned for 2019 announcements throughout the season.

Looking for PanelPicker inspiration? Take a look back at privacy issues, as well as all levels of government policy, in the wake of continued technological disruption with past Cities, Government & Politics sessions like How Gerrymandering is Reshaping Politics, Can Small-Donor Progressives Win Local Elections?, First Amendment Report Card, and more.

Browse past speakers from the Cities, Government & Politics Track below and explore more programming from the 25 Tracks for the SXSW Conference.

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About the SXSW Conference


SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

Learn more about Keynotes, Featured Speakers, and Session Formats across the 25 Tracks of programming for the 2019 SXSW Conference.

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