Meet Ups

SXSW attracts thousands of registrants from across the globe that are looking for new ideas, new collaborators and an opportunity to create meaningful connections.

Photo by Aaron Rogosin

Photo by Aaron Rogosin

About Meet Ups


Attending SXSW in March isn’t just about world-class conference sessions, exhibitions, festivals, and unique experiences — it’s about meeting other creative people face-to-face and making career-enhancing connections.

Community Meet Ups

Before heading to Austin in March, the SXSW Staff hosts various Community Meet Ups that focus on SXSW information as well as application best practices and tips. Explore our list of Community Meet Ups coming to an area near you this season.

SXSW Meet Ups

Meet Ups are an essential and relaxed way for registrants to mix and mingle with music, film, and tech industry professionals. Connect with the vibrant SXSW community and keep the conversations moving past March.

Stay tuned for more information coming in the 2020 season.

Take a look back at some of the Meet Ups that happened at SXSW 2019:
Angel Investors Meet Up
Design Community Meet Up
Episodic Creators Meet Up
Freestyle Rap Meet Up
Females in Cannabis Meet Up
Social Entrepreneurs Meet Up

Community Meet Ups


Join us for SXSW 2020 & PanelPicker Best Practices Meet Ups to connect with like-minded individuals and learn more about the PanelPicker process, accompanied by light refreshments on us. As an added bonus, one lucky winner at each Meet Up will receive a SXSW Badge on us!

All are welcome – just don’t forget to RSVP.

  • Austin Meet Up: Wednesday, June 26

  • Fort Worth Meet Up: Thursday, June 27

  • Houston Meet Up: Wednesday, July 10

  • San Antonio Meet Up: Thursday, July 11

  • Dallas Meet Up: Wednesday, July 17

  • Waco Meet Up: Thursday, July 18


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Attend SXSW 2020

Join the world’s brightest creators March 13-22 at the 2020 SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, TX! Registration opens on August 1, 2019.

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Propose Session Ideas Through PanelPicker®

Make your voice heard by entering your own session idea for SXSW 2020 and take part in the crowd-sourced programming selection process. Entry Period: July 1–21, 2019.

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