Important Dates & Deadlines

Stay informed on upcoming important dates and deadlines for the 2018 season below.

Join us for the 2018 SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas from March 9-18. Purchase your registration and book your hotel today!

November 17

Third Registration Rate Deadline

Join us for the 2018 SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas from March 9-18.

Purchase your registration and book your hotel today! Registration rates increase after Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:59pm PT.

December 8

Gamer's Voice Awards Entry Deadline

Enter your game into one of four unique Gamer’s Voice categories: Video Game, Virtual Reality, Mobile, or Tabletop.

Entry Deadline: Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11:59pm PT.

December 8

SXSW Gaming Awards Entry Deadline

Enter in any or all of the 20 Gaming Awards categories that celebrate and recognize the best within the gaming world.

Entry Deadline: Friday, December 8 at 11:59pm PT.

December 15

Film Submissions for Texas High School/Title Sequence Final Deadline

The SXSW Film Festival celebrates raw innovation and emerging talent from both behind and in front of the camera. Featuring provocative documentaries, comedies, genre standouts, and more, the festival has become known for the high caliber and diversity of films presented, and for its smart, enthusiastic audiences.

Texas High School/Title Sequence Final Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017 at 11:59pm PT.

January 12

Fourth Registration Rate Deadline

Join us for the 2018 SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas from March 9-18.

Purchase your registration and book your hotel today! Registration rates increase after Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11:59pm PT.

January 19

SXSW Release It Applications Deadline

Ten cutting-edge companies launching a new product or service during this SXSW season will present to a panel of industry experts and a winner will be chosen based on which product or service is most likely to succeed in the marketplace.

Entry Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11:59pm PT.

February 9

Final Registration Rate Deadline

Join us for the 2018 SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas from March 9-18.

Purchase your registration and book your hotel today! Registration rates increase to the onsite walk-up rate after Friday, February 9, 2018 at 11:59pm PT.

March 5

SXSW EDU 2018: March 5-8

The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning.

March 9

SXSW 2018: March 9-18

10 days of unparalleled discovery, networking, and inspiration kicks off at the 2018 SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas.

March 15

SXSW Gaming 2018: March 15-17

Celebrate gaming culture at SXSW Gaming 2018 via a unique combination of exhibitions, esports tournaments, hands-on play, awards, panels, and more.

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