Social & Global Impact

Presented by The Rockefeller Foundation

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.
Social & Global Impact Sessions

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 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.

Explore 2019 sessions including, The US Is Racist AF. What Can I Do?, The Dark Side of Tech: Surveillance and Propaganda, Rising Fundamentalisms and Women’s Rights, and more.

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

Social & Global Impact Sessions

Social & Global Impact Track presented by The Rockefeller Foundation

For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission has been to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today the Foundation is focused on securing the fundamentals of human well-being—health, food, power, and jobs—to ensure every family experiences dignity and opportunity in our rapidly urbanizing world. Together with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, create unlikely partnerships that span sectors, and take risks others cannot—or will not.

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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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