Register for the 2018 SXSW Conference & Festivals [Spotlight Video]

Get ready for another memorable SXSW next March 9-18 in Austin, Texas! Register to attend and book accommodations by Friday, January 12 for great rates. Explore highlights from recent programming announcements below, watch our Spotlight Video, and learn how to customize your SXSW Schedule.

SXSW Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries during 10 days of sessions, screenings, showcases, exhibitions, parties, art installations, and networking.

SXSW is the premier destination for thousands of creatives from a vast and diverse range of industries to discover what’s next. From compelling conversations with industry heavy weights and forging new connections, to buzz-worthy film screenings and fresh new sounds at showcases, SXSW fosters creative and professional growth.

This March, get ready for the perfect mix of learning, discovery, innovative visions, personal points of view, new friends, a serious amount of tacos, and beyond. This is only a sampling of the multitude of unexpected adventures to come next March… with many exciting programming announcements on the way.

Latest Programming Announcements

Dive into the latest round of SXSW announcements including the second wave of 160+ Showcasing Artists for the SXSW Music Festival including Grammy-nominated Roc Nation artist Rapsody, Polyvinyl act Hazel English, and Australia’s motown-revivalists The Teskey Brothers, party-rocker Andrew W.K. and many more. Listen to SXSWfm’s specialty show highlighting artists from this announcement.

On the SXSW Conference side of announcements, Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music at YouTube and Google, joins the lineup as a Music Keynote with previously announced Keynotes Sadiq Khan, Darren Aronofsky, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Barry Jenkins​, Esther Perel, and whurley.

And we’re not done yet – more Featured Speakers announced including Giphy CEO Alex Chung; actor and musician Common; journalist and author Katie Couric, songwriter and musician Kim Deal; XPRIZE Foundation founder and Executive Chairman Peter Diamandis; Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John; the cast of NBC drama This Is Us; actress, producer and Emmy Award-winning writer Lena Waithe; and many others.

Coming soon, the 2018 SXSW Film Festival lineup will be announced in January. Before we roll out the red carpet, take a look back at the past 25 Years of the SXSW Film Festival with weekly spotlights on careers launched, artists discovered, powerful performances, and more from featured alumni.

Browse through all confirmed programming for the 2018 SXSW Conference & Festivals on the online SXSW Schedule and begin building your personal schedule. Check out the Schedule Help page for further information on logging in, filtering events, and adding events to your schedule.

Download the SXSW GO mobile app to sync your online schedule with your mobile device, so your info will always be up-to-date. Plus, get schedule recommendations based on favorited events, networking contacts, and more.

For more in-depth coverage of SXSW, explore the latest issue of SXSWorld® magazine in its new online format.

Begin Your SXSW Adventure

It’s never too early to begin planning your SXSW adventure! With expanded access to events for all registrants, attendees will receive primary access to programming associated with their badge type but now also enjoy secondary entry to most other SXSW events. Take the Tracks Quiz to discover which badge fits your needs. The Platinum Badge remains the key to primary access to all of SXSW.

Register and book your hotel today! SXSW registrants get access to SXSW hotels at the lowest rates available by making reservations through SXSW Housing & Travel. Visit our availability page and then book your stay today to save. If you are attending as a group (10+), contact us for more information on special savings.

SXSW is also offering an exclusive “Buy One Badge, Get One Free” discount for students now through Thursday, March 1. If you are a currently enrolled high school or college student, fill out the application for you and a fellow student today.

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