Social & Global Impact

March 8-13, 2019 | Convergence Track

The Social & Global Impact Track highlights innovations and initiatives that are contributing to a better and more equitable world.

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Cleo Wade at 2018 SXSW Session Tribe Building 2.0: Engaging a Conscious Community Online & IRL - Photo by Kaylin Balderrama

Cleo Wade at 2018 SXSW Session Tribe Building 2.0: Engaging a Conscious Community Online & IRL - Photo by Kaylin Balderrama

About the Social & Global Impact Conference Track


From nonprofits and foundations to activists and entertainers, these sessions allow those working toward social and global good to identify and share impactful ideas and knowledge.

Enter your session idea related to the Social & Global Track from June 25 – July 20 using the official, user-generated session proposal platform, PanelPicker®. Stay tuned for 2019 announcements throughout the season.

Looking for PanelPicker inspiration? Explore 2018 sessions including, There Is No Other Hand: Inclusive Design & Kids, Everyday Ways to Fight Oppression, Grassroots Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism, and more.

Browse past speakers from the Social & Global Impact Track below and explore more programming from the 25 Tracks for the SXSW Conference.

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Help shape the 2019 SXSW Conference programming! Propose session ideas through PanelPicker®, the official user-generated proposal platform, from June 25 to July 20, 2018.

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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 25 Tracks of programming for the 2019 SXSW Conference.

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