Important Dates & Deadlines

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.


March 13, 2020

SXSW 2020: March 13-22

Make plans to join the world’s brightest creators in 2020!

2020 SXSW registration opens on August 1, 2019. Stay tuned for more information.

June 30, 2020

2021 SXSW PanelPicker® Opens

The SXSW PanelPicker® is a two-step online process that gives our attendees a significant voice in conference programming (presentations, panels, workshops, etc.) for SXSW and SXSW EDU.

2021 SXSW Entry Process Opens: June 30 – July 17, 2020

Community Voting: August 11 – 28, 2020

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July 17, 2020

2021 SXSW PanelPicker® Closes

The SXSW PanelPicker® is a two-step online process that gives our attendees a significant voice in conference programming (presentations, panels, workshops, etc.) for SXSW and SXSW EDU.

2021 SXSW Entry Process Opens: June 30 – July 17, 2020

Community Voting: August 11 – 28, 2020

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August 11, 2020

2021 SXSW PanelPicker® Community Voting Begins

The SXSW PanelPicker® is a two-step online process that gives our attendees a significant voice in conference programming (presentations, panels, workshops, etc.) for SXSW and SXSW EDU.

2021 SXSW Entry Process Opens: June 30 – July 17, 2020

Community Voting: August 11 – 28, 2020

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August 28, 2020

2021 SXSW PanelPicker® Community Voting Ends

The SXSW PanelPicker® is a two-step online process that gives our attendees a significant voice in conference programming (presentations, panels, workshops, etc.) for SXSW and SXSW EDU.

2021 SXSW Entry Process Opens: June 30 – July 17, 2020

Community Voting: August 11 – 28, 2020

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