March 16-19

Convergence Track

Focusing on current capabilities with immersive interfaces, the XR Track explores where these mind-expanding systems are heading.

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Virtual Cinema - Photo by Adam Kissick

Virtual Cinema - Photo by Adam Kissick

About The XR Track


How Can Immersive Experiences Elevate Our Daily Lives?

Our exposure of immersive interfaces has the power to do a lot, especially in the realms of history and real world problems.

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Virtual Cinema - Photo by Adam Kissick

Adam Kissick

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The Future is Virtual Intimacy

VR, AI, facial recognition technology and robotics all play a part in our future sexual lives. How do we navigate this new era of mixed reality? Is virtual sex considered real sex? What is cheating in the age of virtual influencers and avatars?

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Made for St. Jude: Build VR Experiences to Empower

This panel will discuss the process for concepting, designing, and distributing an immersive experience to improve the lives of children and families at St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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Virtual Cinema


The immersive arts 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. The projects presented in our Virtual Cinema emphasize storytelling and ingenuity, and also showcase how other industries are embracing this new medium.

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2020 Speaker Highlights

Tony Parisi - Photo c/o speaker

Tony Parisi

Head of AR/VR & Innovation

Unity Technologies

Rebecca Barkin - Photo c/o speaker

Rebecca Barkin

Vice President, Experience

Magic Leap

Vik Parthiban - Photo c/o speaker

Vik Parthiban

XR Researcher

MIT Hyperloop II

Ashley Crowder - Photo c/o speaker

Ashley Crowder

CEO & Co-Founder


Dr Pooma Kushalnagar - Photo c/o speaker

Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar

Associate Professor & Director DHCQoL

Gallaudet University

Avi Bar-Zeev - Photo c/o speaker

Avi Bar-Zeev

Founder RealityPrime


Joanna Popper - Photo c/o speaker

Joanna Popper

Global head of VR for Location Based Entertainment


600+ PanelPicker® Sessions Announced

Presenting 600+ curated sessions from the SXSW community across our 22 Tracks of Conference programming.

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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 22 Tracks of programming for the 2020 SXSW Conference.

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