March 16-19

Convergence Track

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

Virtual Cinema - Photo by Adam Kissick

Virtual Cinema - Photo by Adam Kissick

About The XR Track


Listen to 2019 SXSW XR Sessions

Convergence Keynote: Jessica Brillhart

“If anyone had told me in 2014 that I would be doing a Convergence Keynote at SXSW, I would have laughed…I never expected to be in the immersive space.”

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.

Virtual Cinema Submissions

Submissions for VR/AR/MR projects are now closed. If you are in need of an extension, please fill out this form.

SXSW Virtual Cinema

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Session Formats

Learn more about the session formats for programming tracks at the SXSW Conference.

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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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