Professional Development

March 16-21

Convergence Track

New for 2020, the Professional Development Track offers learning and accreditation opportunities across the range of industries represented at SXSW. From Continuing Legal Education credits to cloud services workshops, this track provides in-depth and specialized education.

Photo by Aaron Rogosin

Photo by Aaron Rogosin

About the Professional Development Track


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Create Your Own Bitcoin with Black Girls CODE!

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Popup Branding: Zero to Launch in 5 Days

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Dancing to Algorithms: How to Algorave - Joanne Armitage - 2019 - Photo by Dusana Risovic

Joanne Armitage



Making a Music Documentary: Hidden Hurdles & Legal Loopholes - J Christopher Hamilton - 2019 - Photo by Will Blake

J Christopher Hamilton

President, Chief Operating Officer & Co-Owner

The Black Group

Designing Ethically From Imperative to Action - Katherine Zhou - 2019 - Photo by Ram Karamchandani

Katherine Zhou

Prod Designer


Entering the Multiverse: Creating Immersive Stories - Gia Castello - 2019 - Photo by Edward Bennett

Gia Castello


Chicas Programando

Fashion Hacking for Augmented Identity - Angela Sheehan - 2019 - Photo by Holly Jee

Angela Sheehan

Prod Mgr Education


Let's Protoype a Voice-Activated Interface - Genki Hagata - 2019 - Photo by Kit McNeil

Genki Hagata

Sr. Web Engineer


Featured Session: First Play To First Platinum: The Evolving Creator Journey - Taylor Bennett - 2019 - Photo by Miguel Esparza

Taylor Bennett


Tay Bennett Entertainment

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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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