Watch President Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, & Dr. Katharine Hayhoe Live at SXSL

SXSL | South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art, and Action

Today, Monday, October 3, we’re celebrating the spirit of innovation at South by South Lawn, a White House festival of ideas, art, and action. SXSL, inspired by South by Southwest, brings together creators, innovators, and organizers who work to improve the lives of their fellow Americans and people around the world.

Watch and engage with South by South Lawn from anywhere! The entire festival will be streamed live on,, and YouTube.

Tune in at 7pm ET for the SXSL Feature, President Obama in conversation with Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio and climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe for a discussion about the importance of protecting our planet for future generations.

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SXSL Schedule

All times Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

9:45 AM: Hard Things are Hard: A Conversation with James Turrell and David Adjaye (Newseum)

11:30 AM: Musical performances in the White House, including Gallant and Black Alley

12:30 PM: DJ Bev Bond (Innovation Stage)

1:45 PM: The Dap-Kings (Innovation Stage)

2:45 PM: Feeding the Future Panel (Innovation Stage) Fixing Real Problems Panel (Discussion Stage)

4:00 PM: LA: A Case Study in Innovation Panel (Innovation Stage) How We Make Change (Discussion Stage)

5:15 PM: White House Student Film Festival (Innovation Stage and Film Screen)

6:15 PM: The Lumineers (Innovation Stage)

7:00 PM: President Obama in Conversation with Leonardo DiCaprio and Dr. Katharine Hayhoe (Innovation Stage)

7:45 PM: Domestic premiere of climate documentary film Before the Flood (Film Screen)

Explore the SXSL Lineup

The festival – presented in coordination with the American Film Institute (AFI), the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), the National Park Foundation, and South by Southwest – celebrates the spirit of innovation with sessions, musical performances, the White House Student Film Festival, and a group of interactive booths featuring hands-on exhibits.

Recently announced, the compelling programming lineup for South By South Lawn includes President Obama in conversation with Leonardo DiCaprio and Dr. Katharine Hayhoe; a discussion on pushing limits with James Turrell and David Adjaye; performances by The Lumineers and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings; and appearances by The Duffer Brothers and the cast of Stranger Things, and more.

Full Lineup

Connect with SXSL

Join the conversation using #SXSL to share your ideas and see what others are doing to help change our world. Follow @sxsw on Twitter for official SXSL coverage.

Stay tuned to SXSW News for a full SXSL event recap. Watch the live stream to get inspired by the diverse visionaries speaking at South by South Lawn, and prepare for more discovery March 10-19 at SXSW 2017 – more programming announcements coming your way the week of October 17.

By Jordan Roberts




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