Connection & Culture

March 13-18

Convergence Track

New for 2020, the Connection & Culture Track addresses the challenges of interpersonal relationships in a world that too often favors online interactions. Along with examining how we connect with each other, this track also covers the arts via food, style, and other endeavors that unite us on a cultural level.

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2019 Featured Speaker Dominique Crenn - Photo by Amy E. Price/Getty Images for SXSW

2019 Featured Speaker Dominique Crenn - Photo by Amy E. Price/Getty Images for SXSW

About Connection & Culture Track


Are Our Cell Phones Blocking Connections IRL?

With 1 in 4 people on dating apps, we can't let tech hinder our relationships anymore – learn balance in the Connection & Culture Track at SXSW 2020.

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Atmosphere - Photo by Tico Mendoza

Photo by Tico Mendoza

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From the Soil to the Soul

How does our relationship with what we eat reflect our values? Join this panel with two female business owners, an integrative identity coach, and a NYU food studies professor to discover how we as individuals and companies can align our values with our food choices.

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The Antidote to Loneliness

Uncover what’s driving increases in social isolation and loneliness (hint: it’s not just technology) and examine scalable strategies — some unexpected — that lead to social environments that promote meaningful connections.

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Adrian Grenier - 2020 SXSW Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Adrian Grenier

Actor and Activist

Lonely Whale

Dhanusha Sivajee - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Dhanusha Sivajee


The Knot Worldwide

Cheech Marin - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Cheech Marin

Art Collector

Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry

Kwame Onwuachi - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Kwami Onwuachi



Roxane Gay - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Roxane Gay


Jesce Horton - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Jesce Horton



Akiea Gross - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Akiea Gross

Creative Entrepreneur

Womxyn Amplify LLC

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600+ PanelPicker® Sessions Announced

Presenting 600+ curated sessions from the SXSW community across our 22 Tracks of Conference programming.

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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 22 Tracks of programming for the 2020 SXSW Conference.

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Join the world’s brightest creators March 13-22 at the 2020 SXSW Conference & Festivals. Register to attend and book your hotel to begin your SX adventure!

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