See You Next Year: SXSW 2023 Dates Announced

Paramount Marquee for SXSW 2023 – Photo by Dusana Risovic

After three years apart, this event has felt more historic than ever for us. March 11-20 served as an epic reunion of creatives from around the world, eager to share new ideas and get moving on solutions. A big THANK YOU goes out to all of the attendees, staff, crew, volunteers, artists, speakers, filmmakers, creatives, Nick Cages, and our badass hometown of Austinites!

SXSW 2022 was both in-person and online, simultaneously, for the first time. It was a ten-day whirlwind of enlightening and inspiring sessions, film screenings, music showcases, exhibitions, tacos, networking, art installations, competitions, awards, and beyond.

The Conference spotlighted programming across 15 Tracks, 9 Summits, and community-curated PanelPicker sessions. Daily Keynote presentations included President of Beggars Group US and author Nabil Ayers; Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee and eight-time Grammy-winner Beck; innovator and Founder of Brentwood Growth Partners Reggie Fils-Aimé; President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America Alexis McGill Johnson; Founder and CEO of MediaLink Michael E. Kassan; global superstar and three-time Grammy Award-winning artist Lizzo; Co-Founder and Managing Director of Smash Ventures Kevin Mayer; journalist, author, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Maria Ressa; bestselling author Neal Stephenson; award-winning director, producer, and immersive storyteller Celine Tricart; and Grammy Award-nominated artist and bestselling author Michelle Zauner.

Featured Speakers included the cast and crew of The Boys; Professor of Marketing at NYU’s Stern School of Business and Host at CNN+ Scott Galloway; data scientist, algorithmic product manager, and Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen; former Congressman and candidate for Governor of Texas Beto O'Rourke; U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy; Executive Vice President of A Europe Fit For The Digital Age Margrethe Vestager; and (you guessed it) more.

The Festivals provided a unique opportunity to explore the worlds of tech, film, music, and comedy. The Film Festival's stellar program of features, documentaries, shorts, episodics, XR, and more screened for nine days. World Premieres included Opening Night Film Everything Everywhere All At Once directed by Daniels; Richard Linklater's Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood; Sam Jones' Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off; John Requa and Glenn Ficcara's WeCrashed; Adam and Aaron Nee's The Lost City; Ava DuVernay's DMZ; Tom Gormican's The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent; Ethan Hawke's The Last Movie Stars; Halina Reijn's Bodies Bodies Bodies; and Closing Night Headliner FX’s Atlanta (Season 3 Premiere) directed by Hiro Murai; and beyond.

Congrats to the 2022 Jury and Special Awards winners including Narrative Feature Competition winner I Love My Dad; Documentary Feature Competition winner Master of Light; and more from Shorts, Design, XR Experience, and Special Awards categories.

Flipping the tape over to the Music Festival, this year's Showcasing Artists turned up the energy with performances by Perfume Genius, Poppy Ajudha, Heartless Bastards, CHAI, The Lemonheads, Maxo Kream, Wet Leg, Surfbort, Baby Queen, W.I.T.C.H. (We Intend To Cause Havoc), Priya Ragu, SASAMI, Magdalena Bay, Go Fever, Balming Tiger, La Doña, MC Yallah, TEKE::TEKE, Walt Disco, and thousands more across SXSW and Presenter-curated showcases from KUTX, NPR, British Music Embassy, Bandsintown, DIY Magazine, Gorilla vs Bear, Motown Records, SPIN, Song Exploder, and onward. The SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake, SXSW’s largest stage, featured a three-day series of charity beneficiary concert events with headliners Golden Dawn Arkestra, Sammy Hagar and the Circle, and Mt Joy.

Cheers to the 2022 Grulke Prize winners – Developing U.S. Act: Horsegirl; Developing Non-U.S. Act: Yard Act; and Career Act: Dolly Parton.

During the SXSW Creative Industries Exhibition, in-person and online, hundreds of world-class exhibitors joined us to demonstrate the latest cutting-edge tech. We celebrated the winners of the many prestigious Awards categories including SXSW Pitch, Innovation Awards, and the Community Service Awards.

2022 was one for the history books! We hope you enjoyed each exciting moment IRL, URL, and in XR. We look forward to seeing you again March 10-19, 2023 in Austin, TX and online for the 2023 SXSW Conference & Festivals.

Until next time, watch exclusive 2022 event coverage online now on our SXSW YouTube channel. Dive into Daily Highlights, exclusive interviews from the SXSW Live Studio, and more Conference clips from SXSW 2022.

SXSW 2023 applications open late this summer beginning with PanelPicker® and Music Festival applications. Stay tuned for updates on participation opportunities and 2023 registration information throughout the year.

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On behalf of all of us at SXSW, thank for a great event and we hope to see you next year!

Paramount Marquee for SXSW 2023 – Photo by Dusana Risovic

By Jordan Roberts