Gaming Industry

Convergence Track

New for 2020, the Gaming Industry Track examines the exponentially-increasing influence that the making, marketing, and distribution of video games is having on international culture, tech businesses, and traditional entertainment media including film and music.

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New Voices in Gaming - 2019 - Photo by Travis Lilley

New Voices in Gaming - 2019 - Photo by Travis Lilley

About the Gaming Industry Track


Explore gaming culture and the world that continues to change around it during the Gaming Industry Track.

Learn more about the Gaming Industry with these 2019 sessions Bringing Esports to Sports, The Evolution of the Overwatch League, The Great Adoption, Gaming as Entertainment, Master of Games: Crafting the World of High School Esports, The Life of an Austin Indie Game Developer, and more.

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Have an idea for a session? We want to hear from you! PanelPicker® is the official SXSW user-generated session proposal platform. This easy, two-step online process allows the SXSW community to have a voice in what sessions are programmed at SXSW. Entry Process Period: July 1 – July 21, 2019

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Listen to 2019 SXSW Gaming Sessions

Inside the Franchise: Dissecting Pro League of Legends

Learn about franchise systems in professional esports leagues!

The Technical Art of BioWare’s Anthem

Learn all about BioWare's Newest IP!

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Make your voice heard by entering your own session idea for SXSW 2020 and take part in the crowd-sourced programming selection process. Entry Period: July 1–21, 2019.

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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 20 Tracks of programming for the 2020 SXSW Conference.

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