MARCH 14-16 • CONVERGENCE. Virtual reality and augmented reality technologies are finding new ways to enhance our ability to perceive the world that surrounds us, and in many instances they are redefining how we experience the world.


Attendees check out gear from VR company Groove Jones at SXSW 2016. Photo by Richard Mcblane/Getty Images

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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.

Browse 2017 confirmed sessions for this track on the SXSW Schedule.

VR/AR Sessions

Virtual Cinema Submissions


Have you been working on a Virtual Reality or Mixed Reality project? While SXSW has been showcasing VR projects in many different ways for years, we’re now expanding our program and opening up submissions for the first time. Send us your Virtual Reality or Mixed Reality (VR/MR) films, games, and interactive projects with a total runtime or recommended viewing time of 20 minutes or less.

Accepted projects will be exhibited in the JW Marriott on the 4th floor Tuesday, March 14 – Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Submissions for SXSW Virtual Cinema are now closed. Visit the Film Submissions page to request an extension for your project and be sure to check out our Submission FAQ to learn more about submitting to SXSW.


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