Important Dates & Deadlines

Stay informed on upcoming important dates and deadlines for the SXSW Conference & Festivals.

Register for SXSW 2019 and book your stay for March 8-17 in Austin, Texas.

August 6, 2018

PanelPicker Community Voting August 6-30

PanelPicker® is the official SXSW user-generated session proposal platform. This easy, two-step online process allows the SXSW community to have a voice in what programming is scheduled at SXSW.

Browse proposals, leave comments, and vote to help shape the March event during Community Voting from August 6-30.

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August 16, 2018

Interactive Innovation Awards Early Deadline

The 22nd annual Interactive Innovation Awards recognize the most exciting tech developments in the connected world.

Early Deadline: August 16 at 11:59pm PT

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August 23, 2018

Film Submissions Early Deadline

SXSW provides the game-changing buzz every filmmaker dreams about for the premiere of their film. Put your film before press, film industry leaders, film lovers and more at the SXSW Film Festival.

Early Deadline: August 23 at 11:59pm PT

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September 6, 2018

Community Service Awards Application Deadline

The SXSW Community Service Awards celebrate the spirit of community in Austin that we think is unique to SXSW. Six individuals and six organizations will receive a grant to an eligible 501(c)(3) or eligible charity of their choice, as well as a complimentary registration to SXSW 2019.

Final deadline: September 6 at 11:59pm PT

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September 13, 2018

SXSW Registration Rate Deadline

Join us for 10 days of unparalleled discovery, learning, and networking with creatives across interactive, film, and music industries at the 2019 SXSW Conference & Festivals!

Register by 11:59pm PT tonight before the next rate change.

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September 13, 2018

Showcasing Artist Application Early Deadline

SXSW Showcasing Artists benefit from career changing exposure and publicity provided by the amazing mix of influential participants who attend SXSW every year.

Early Deadline: September 13 and Final Deadline: October 25 at 11:59pm PT

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September 20, 2018

Film Submissions Official Deadline

SXSW provides the game-changing buzz every filmmaker dreams about for the premiere of their film. Put your film before press, film industry leaders, film lovers and more at the SXSW Film Festival.

Official Deadline: September 20 at 11:59pm PT

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September 20, 2018

SXSW Art Program Early Deadline

The SXSW Art Program showcases experiential and conceptual visual artworks that apply emerging technologies and immersive environments to spark discovery, inspiration, and connection.

Early Deadline: September 20 and Final Deadline: October 4 at 11:59pm PT

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October 4, 2018

Interactive Innovation Awards Final Deadline

The 22nd annual Interactive Innovation Awards recognize the most exciting tech developments in the connected world.

Final Deadline: October 4 at 11:59pm PT

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October 4, 2018

SXSW Art Program Final Deadline

The SXSW Art Program showcases experiential and conceptual visual artworks that apply emerging technologies and immersive environments to spark discovery, inspiration, and connection.

Final Deadline: October 4 at 11:59pm PT

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October 4, 2018

SXSW Pitch Early Deadline

Pitch your innovative startup at the eleventh annual SXSW Pitch (formally SXSW Accelerator) in front of a live audience and panel of expert judges.

Apply before 11:59pm PT on October 4 for the early bird $100 application fee. The application fee increases to $220 on October 5. The final deadline is November 15 at 11:59pm PT.

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October 18, 2018

Film Submissions Late Deadline

SXSW provides the game-changing buzz every filmmaker dreams about for the premiere of their film. Put your film before press, film industry leaders, film lovers and more at the SXSW Film Festival.

Late Deadline: Oct 18 at 11:59pm PT

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October 25, 2018

SXSW Registration Rate Deadline

Join us for 10 days of unparalleled discovery, learning, and networking with creatives across interactive, film, and music industries at the 2019 SXSW Conference & Festivals!

Register by 11:59pm PT tonight before the next rate change.

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October 25, 2018

Showcasing Artist Application Final Deadline

SXSW Showcasing Artists benefit from career changing exposure and publicity provided by the amazing mix of influential participants who attend SXSW every year.

Final Deadline: October 25 at 11:59pm PT

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November 8, 2018

Place by Design Application Deadline

Place by Design is SXSW’s public space design competition, celebrating transformative work at the intersection of art, technology, and design that rethinks how we use and interact with our shared spaces.

Entry Deadline: November 8 at 11:59pm PT

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November 15, 2018

SXSW Pitch Application Final Deadline

Pitch your innovative startup at the eleventh annual SXSW Pitch (formally SXSW Accelerator) in front of a live audience and panel of expert judges.

Final deadline tonight at 11:59pm PT

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December 6, 2018

SXSW Registration Rate Deadline

Join us for 10 days of unparalleled discovery, learning, and networking with creatives across interactive, film, and music industries at the 2019 SXSW Conference & Festivals!

Register by 11:59pm PT tonight before the next rate change.

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December 13, 2018

Texas HS Shorts & Title Sequence Deadline

SXSW provides the game-changing buzz every filmmaker dreams about for the premiere of their film. Put your film before press, film industry leaders, film lovers and more at the SXSW Film Festival.

Final Deadline for Texas High School Shorts and Title Sequence: December 13 at 11:59pm PT

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January 17, 2019

SXSW Registration Rate Deadline

Join us for 10 days of unparalleled discovery, learning, and networking with creatives across interactive, film, and music industries at the 2019 SXSW Conference & Festivals!

Register by 11:59pm PT tonight before the next rate change.

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February 14, 2019

SXSW Registration Rate Deadline

Join us for 10 days of unparalleled discovery, learning, and networking with creatives across interactive, film, and music industries at the 2019 SXSW Conference & Festivals!

Register by 11:59pm PT tonight before the next rate change.

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March 8, 2019

SXSW 2019: March 8-17

Mark your calendars for March 8-17, 2019 in Austin, Texas for the 2019 SXSW Conference & Festivals.

Stay tuned to SXSW News and sign up for SXSW Event Updates for more information on the 2019 SXSW season.

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