March 16-20

Interactive Track

The Design Track covers all aspects of this industry, from futuristic product design to design-thinking approaches that can be applied to numerous other disciplines, businesses, and organizations. This programming will examine how design informs our interactions, shapes our experiences, and plays a critical role in problem-solving.

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2019 Featured Session, Tinker Hatfield with Scott Dadich - Photo by Christopher Bouie

2019 Featured Session, Tinker Hatfield with Scott Dadich - Photo by Christopher Bouie

About the Design Conference Track


Designing for Safety

Design can make everyday interactions safer and, in turn, improve our health. What kind of experiences do you think deserve a redesign?

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The Commons. Designed by ADP. - 2019 - Photo by Kimmi Cranes

The Commons. Designed by ADP. - 2019 - Photo by Kimmi Cranes


Voice Is The New Command Line

Many of today’s voice experiences recall the earlier era of command line computing—limited, unforgiving, and not mass-market friendly. This talk will explore the current state of voice by contrasting it with the mobile app boom and highlight the key factors currently inhibiting voice experiences.

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Designing for a World Beyond Screens

As we move beyond the pixel into a world of immersive experiences, the challenge UX designers face remains the same: to create a consistent experience on any platform the audience chooses to consume it on. In this session, learn about the latest immersive digital experiences.

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Place by Design

Place by Design is a public space design competition that aims to showcase innovative and invigorating design in the public sphere where urbanists, artists, architects, and designers have the opportunity to present their scalable solutions for improving our shared landscape.


Martha Cotton

Martha Cotton

Group Design Director


Jessica Shen - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Jessica Shen

Senior Experience Designer


Mark Webster - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Mark Webster

Director of Product


Wally Brill - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Wally Brill

Head of Conversation Design Advocacy and Education


Katie Swindler - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Katie Swindler

UX Strategist, Manager


Jennifer Daniel - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Jennifer Daniel

Creative Director


Neha Agarwal - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Neha Agarwal

Design Lead


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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, Session Formats across the 22 Tracks of programming for the 2020 SXSW Conference.

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Attend SXSW 2020

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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