XR is Now – 2019 SXSW Programming Trends

Each March in Austin, Texas, creative minds come together at SXSW to drive the conversation and engage in creative problem solving around tech, entertainment, and culture. To highlight some of the ideas bound to come up during these conversations, the SXSW Programming Team has curated 10 significant trends from our 2019 Conference programming. Get to know the XR is Now Trend! Explore the future beyond VR and AR and learn how this new technology is blending the physical and digital world.

XR is Now Trend

XR — or Cross Reality— blends the visual language of digital technology and the Internet in the physical world. This technology is already being used to promote social good, revolutionize the world of live sports, and change the way we communicate. The seamless blend between the physical and digital worlds will ultimately transform the human experience and have an enormous impact on the future of human expression and communication.

Dive into conversations around this transformative technology with CEO & co-founder of Xperiel Alex Hertel, Chief Technology Officer for the Sacramento Kings Ryan Montoya, VR/AR Consultant Charlie Fink, and others in the session The Future of Augmented Reality in Sports and learn how immersive technologies are turning legacy sports stadiums into giant, digitally interactive gaming consoles. Discover how non-profits are harnessing the power of VR/AR to do social good and take away a few ideas on how your organization can utilize VR/AR/XR partnerships to address civil and human rights issues. Continue the conversation on XR technology changing business in the session VR/AR Save the World! Emerging Tech & Civil Rights.

Become familiar with the wide array of industries XR technology is predicted to impact and get ahead of the curve by joining the conversation at SXSW this March! Be sure to add these sessions to your 2019 SXSW schedule!

XR is Now Session Highlights

Join Us for SXSW 2019

The SXSW Conference includes 10 different programming trends ranging from Conquering an Era of Digital Distrust to Evolution of Transportation and Delivery. Learn and collaborate with industry leaders during this one-of-a-kind conference and get your SXSW 2019 Badge today, or consider upgrading your current badge to Platinum! Explore new opportunities over the course of 10 days filled with screenings, showcases, exhibitions, networking and more this March 8-17, deep in the heart of Austin, TX.

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Teaser Photo by Kaylin Balderrama

By Ari Roth