Discover What’s Next: Spotlight on SXSW 2018 Video

Dive into our spotlight video on SXSW 2018 and begin gearing up for another memorable SXSW next March 9-18 in Austin, Texasregistration and housing are now open.

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.

Browse our first SXSW Conference announcement of the season including Keynotes Academy Award-winning writer and director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight, Medicine for Melancholy), psychotherapist and best-selling author Esther Perel, and technology entrepreneur and quantum computing expert whurley, plus Featured Speakers.

Learn how you can apply to participate in one of the many prestigious SXSW categories – Film Submissions, Showcase Applications, Interactive Innovation Awards, SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event, and more. Then help shape the March event during PanelPicker Community Voting from Monday, August 7 – Friday, August 25.

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 select SXSW Conference programming tracks and festivals that most interest you to discover which badge fits your needs.

Register before Friday, September 8 for the biggest savings of the season and book your hotel to get the best available housing rates and selections. Hint: Early birds catch the best SXSW rates and hotel locations – great downtown accommodations are still available for all SXSW dates.

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