Stay informed on upcoming important dates and deadlines for the 2020 SXSW Conference & Festivals.
Browse deadlines for the many prestigious SXSW participation categories and more below.
Make plans to join the world’s brightest creators March 13-22 in Austin, TX.
All SXSW deadlines end at 11:59pm Pacific Time.
November 15, 2019
SXSW Pitch Final Deadline
Join the ranks of SXSW Pitch alumni gaining millions in funding along the way with a combined total of over $6.6 billion.
Pitch your innovative startup at the 12th annual SXSW Pitch (formally SXSW Accelerator) in front of a live audience and panel of expert judges. Learn about eligibility and 2020 categories.
December 6, 2019
David Carr Prize Essay Deadline
David Carr was a journalist, author, and longtime speaker at SXSW before his passing in 2015. All high school, undergraduate, and graduate students (PhD & Masters included) are invited to honor David Carr’s interest in the convergence of new media, technology, and culture by entering an essay or short story following a prompt. Learn More »