Keynotes

Keynotes present diverse, visionary speakers who deliver the most powerful new ideas in the ever-evolving worlds of film, culture, music and technology. These speakers are the center of the SXSW Conference and exemplify the spirit, ingenuity, and entrepreneurial drive that SXSW cultivates.


Michelle Obama - SXSW 2016. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SXSW

Michelle Obama - SXSW 2016. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SXSW

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The fulcrum of each day’s SXSW Conference programming, each hour-long Keynote is a presentation of a compelling, timely topic by one of the world’s most inspired thinkers.

Relive some of the exciting Conference Keynotes from past seasons below including Roger McNamee (Interactive, Olivia Wilde (Film), Shirley Manson and Lauren Mayberry (Music), Bozoma Saint John (Convergence), and more.

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For more big-name speakers at SXSW, browse the Featured Speakers page.

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