Interactive Festival

March 9–13, 2018

The SXSW Interactive Festival provides a variety of compelling evening networking experiences that complement the many learning opportunities at the SXSW Conference.

2017 SXSW Interactive – Photo by David Rackley

2017 SXSW Interactive – Photo by David Rackley

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About Interactive Festival


The evening networking events that make up the SXSW Interactive Festival range from parties to award presentations — and almost everything in between. On Friday evening, March 9, don’t miss the Interactive Festival Opening Party. This event provides a great venue to make connections that will serve you for the next few days — and beyond.

Award ceremonies that are part of the SXSW Interactive Festival honor some of the industry’s most important innovators. Catch the winners at events such as the Interactive Innovation Awards, Accelerator Awards, Release It Awards, and Community Services Awards.

Then conclude the Interactive Festival portion of SXSW on Tuesday, March 13 at the Interactive Festival Closing Party before we head into the second half of SXSWeek with even more exciting programming.

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Interactive Awards

Interactive Tracks at the SXSW Conference

Explore session formats and Interactive priority tracks including Brands & Marketing, Design, Code & Programming, Government, Health & Wellness, Intelligent Future, Style, and Workplace.

2017 SXSW Conference Featured Speaker, Vice President Joe Biden – Photo by Mindy Best/Getty Images

Schedule Overview

Browse the overview of the 2018 schedule to start planning your SXSW Conference & Festivals experience from March 9-18 in Austin, Texas.

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Schedule Overview

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Be part of SXSW 2018! Apply to participate in one of the many prestigious SXSW categories – Interactive Innovation Awards, Film Submissions, Showcase Applications, and more.

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Join us for unparalleled discovery, networking, and inspiration at the 2018 SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas from March 9-18.

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