Dreams Born, Shared, and Realized at SXSW 2023


Another groundbreaking installment of the SXSW Conference & Festivals is only days aways. Get ready to dream big and realize your creative potential at SXSW!

Help us write the next chapter of SXSW 2023 from March 10-19 in Austin, TX. Register now online or in-person at Registration in the Austin Convention Center's Exhibit Hall 1 starting Sunday, March 5 and running throughout the event.

Explore the latest programming announcements and badge access information below. Keep your eyes on sxsw.com for the latest event updates.

Programming Snapshot

The Conference will kick off with remarks from Opening Speaker Simran Jeet Singh, who is author of the national bestseller The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life and Executive Director of the Religion & Society Program at the Aspen Institute.

Driving the shared daily dialogue, Keynotes include humanitarian, culinary innovator, educator, and founder of World Central Kitchen José Andrés; actor, producer, and New York Times best-selling author Priyanka Chopra Jonas; pioneering Manchester band New Order; Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert in conversation with Emmy Award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author Katie Couric; Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, and producer Margo Price; and Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton. Plus, Unfold The Universe: NASA’s Webb Space Telescope, featuring space experts Laura Betz, Dr. Knicole Colón, Macarena Garcia Marin, Dr. Stefanie Milam, and Dr. Amber Straughn.

Featured Speakers for SXSW 2023 include best-selling author and founder of the Non-Obvious Company Rohit Bhargava; Track & Field Olympian Allyson Felix; CEO of Indeed Chris Hyams; Grammy Award-nominated singer Valerie June; Chairman of the Board of the Drum Major Institute Martin Luther King III; Emmy-nominated director, producer, actress, entrepreneur and activist Eva Longoria; Co-Chair and CEO of Warner Chappell Music Guy Moot; former President and CEO of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Cecile Richards; activist, filmmaker, and musician Boots Riley; James Beard Award-winning chef Sophia Roe; Editor-at-Large of New York Magazine and co-host of the Pivot podcast Kara Swisher; quantitative futurist Amy Webb; and more.

Plus, explore 350 PanelPicker® sessions curated from our global community, Evaluator Committee, and SXSW Staff across 25 programming tracks. Plus, RSVP for session formats like Mentor Sessions, Workshops, and other special events.

Rolling out the red carpet for the Film & TV Festival, explore projects across multiple screening sections on the 2023 lineup including the Opening Night film, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves directed and co-written by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley as well as Janine Nabers and Donald Glover's Swarm and Lee Sung Jin’s Beef as the Opening and Closing Night TV Premieres. Plus, Evil Dead Rise directed by Lee Cronin; Problemista directed by Julio Torres; Flamin' Hot directed by Eva Longoria; Emma Seligman's Bottoms; Veronica Ngo's Furies; Rightor Doyle's Down Low; Boots Riley’s I’m a Virgo; Zoe Lister Jones’ Slip; Tara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof’s Mrs. Davis; Kelvin Yu’s American Born Chinese; and many more titles. Stay tuned for more additions throughout the March event.

Flipping the tape over to the Music Festival, dive into the first, second, and third rounds of Showcasing Artists including New Orleans songstress Ambré; Def Jam’s Armani White; alternative K-pop group Balming Tiger; South Korean rapper Beenzino; Brooklyn rapstress Lola Brooke; rapper, activist, and Run The Jewels member Killer Mike; Manchester legends New Order; post-disco punk English band The Orielles; French-Korean singer/songwriter spill tab; Japanese punks Otoboke Beaver; NYC rock trio Sunflower Bean; German krautrock collective Tangerine Dream; Iconic English rock group The Zombies; and the beat goes on. Watch for more new artist announcements in the Weekly Roundup, dropping each Thursday through March 9. Turn up the the Official SXSW 2023 Playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

Open to all SXSW Badges, the Comedy Festival hosts performances from the industry’s brightest comics across programming formats including stand-up, sketch, improv, podcast recordings, conversations, and more. Take a look at the 2023 Comedy lineup including Eric André, Chelsea Handler, Abbi Jacobson, Sam Jay, Good Trip Live: A Night of Comedy and Psychedelic Stories, Matt Besser's improv4humans, Upright Citizens Brigade's ASSSSCAT, and so much more.

Registrant Tip: Log in to the SXSW GO mobile app to link your badge and build your Favorites list in advance. The more the merrier – it's always good to have a backup plan.

Explore all confirmed 2023 SXSW Conference & Festivals programming on the SXSW Schedule.

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Registrant Tip: Secure your spot at must-see SXSW events and jump to the front of the line with SXXpress (South by Express) Passes. Learn more about the digital pass that's open to all SXSW Badges.

Stay Connected

We look forward to welcoming everyone to Austin, TX! Explore the Attendee Services Hub to help prepare you for the adventure ahead.

Stay tuned for continued announcements throughout SXSW 2023 as well as live event coverage across sxsw.com, YouTube, and official SXSW channels – Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook.

See y'all soon!

Teaser Photo by Aaron Rogosin

By Jordan Roberts