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.

Cities, Government & Politics Sessions

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.

Interested in 2019 programming for Cities, Government & Politics? Take a look at privacy issues, as well as all levels of government policy, in the wake of continued technological disruption with Cities, Government & Politics sessions like The Future of Government Surveillance in the US, Generation Z Is Poised to Revolutionize Politics, Wombats & Wood Ducks: CIA’s Secrets to Creative Problem Solving, and more.

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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.

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