Sports

Convergence Track

The Sports Track explores the future of competition from a cultural, philosophical, and technological perspective. Topics will include how esports challenge our traditional understanding of competitive athletes, big data’s role in revolutionizing various areas within the sports industry, and reimagining the state of fan engagement.

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2019 Featured Session, Adaptive Athletics: The Rise of the Super Athlete? - Photo by Denise Enriquez

2019 Featured Session, Adaptive Athletics: The Rise of the Super Athlete? - Photo by Denise Enriquez

About Sports Track

 

Discuss the trajectory of longtime favorites as well as new sensations in the face of new tech and enthusiastic fans.

Explore highlighted sessions in the Sports Track from 2019 such as Sidelined: Women’s Sports in Mass Media, The Future of the North American Soccer Experience, The Convergence of FPV Drones in Entertainment, and more.


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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 20 Tracks of programming for the 2020 SXSW Conference.

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