Press Releases

2020

Conference

January 13, 2020: SXSW Announces New Keynotes Laurene Powell Jobs, Diplo, Gabo Arora and more Featured Speakers

December 11, 2019: SXSW Announces New Keynote Conversation and more Featured Speakers

November 12, 2019: SXSW Announces Keynotes Roger Waters, Erin Lee Carr, and Additional Featured Speakers

October 8, 2019: SXSW Economic Impact to the City of Austin for 2019

September 10, 2019: SXSW Announces Initial Keynotes and Featured Speakers for 2020

July 1, 2019: SXSW Now Accepting PanelPicker Proposals, Film Festival Submissions, and Music Festival Applications for 2020

Festivals

February 5, 2020: SXSW Film Festival Announces 2020 Midnighters, Festival Favorites, Shorts, Episodic Pilots, Virtual Cinema and Art Program Projects

January 15, 2020: SXSW Film Festival Announces 2020 Features and Episodic Premieres

January 14, 2020: Third Round of Performing Artists Announced for SXSW Music Festival

November 13, 2019: Second Round of Performing Artists Announced for SXSW Music Festival

October 16, 2019: Initial List of Performing Artists Announced for SXSW Music Festival


2019

Conference

February 27, 2019: SXSW Announces Final Round of Keynotes and Featured Speakers

February 12, 2019: SXSW Announces Additional Keynotes and Featured Speakers

January 15, 2019: SXSW Announces New Keynotes and Additional Featured Speakers

November 27, 2018: SXSW Announces Keynote Jessica Brillhart and Additional Featured Speakers

October 9, 2018: SXSW Announces Keynote Joseph Lubin and Featured Speakers

September 10, 2018: SXSW Announces Initial Keynotes and Featured Speakers for 2019

June 25, 2018: SXSW Now Accepting PanelPicker Proposals, Film Festival Submissions, and Music Festival Applications for 2019

Festivals

March 16, 2019: SXSW Music Festival Announces 2019 Grulke Prize Winners

March 16, 2019: SXSW Film Festival Announces Audience Award Winners

March 12, 2019: SXSW Film Festival Announces 2019 Jury and Special Awards

March 7, 2019: SXSW Music Festival Announces Full Artist List, Notable Panels and Speakers

February 26, 2019: SXSW Comedy Festival Announces Initial 2019 Lineup

February 6, 2019: SXSW Film Festival Announces 2019 Midnighters, Festival Favorites, Shorts, Episodic Pilots, Virtual Cinema Projects

January 16, 2019: SXSW Film Festival Announces 2019 Features and Episodic Premieres

January 9, 2019: Third Wave of Showcasing Artists Announced for SXSW Music Festival

January 8, 2019: Jordan Peele’s US to Open the 2019 SXSW Film Festival

November 28, 2018: Second Wave of Showcasing Artists Announced for SXSW Music Festival

October 17, 2018: Initial List of Performing Artists Announced for SXSW Music Festival


2018

Conference

February 21, 2018: SXSW Announces Nonny de a Peña and More Featured Speakers

January 30, 2018: SXSW Announces New Wave of Featured Speakers

January 8, 2018: SXSW Announces Keynote Melinda Gates and New Round of Featured Speakers

December 12, 2017: SXSW Announces Lyor Cohen as Music Keynote and Additional Featured Speakers

November 9, 2017: SXSW Announces Additions to the Featured Speaker Lineup

October 10, 2017: SXSW Announces Darren​ ​Aronofsky​ and Additional Featured Speakers

August 30, 2017: SXSW Announces Keynote Ta-Nehisi Coates and New Round of Featured Speakers

July 24, 2017: SXSW Announces Initial Keynotes and Featured Speakers for 2018

June 26, 2017: SXSW Now Accepting PanelPicker Proposals, Film Festival Submissions, and Music Festival Applications for 2018

Festivals

March 19, 2018: SXSW Music Festival Announces 2018 Grulke Prize Winners

March 17, 2018: SXSW Film Festival Announces Audience Award Winners

March 13, 2018: SXSW Film Festival Announces 2018 Jury and Special Awards

March 10, 2018: SXSW Film Festival Announces World Premiere of Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

March 8, 2018: SXSW Music Festival Announces Full Artist List, Notable Panels and Panelists

February 27, 2018: SXSW Comedy Festival Announces Initial 2018 Lineup

February 8, 2018: Finalists for the 21st Annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Announced, Plus SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame Inductee Eli Pariser

February 7, 2018: SXSW Film Festival Announces 2018 Midnighters, Shorts, VR, Inaugural Independent Episodics, and Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs as the Closing Night Film

January 31, 2018: SXSW Film Festival Announces 2018 Features and Opening Night Film A Quiet Place

January 10, 2018: Third Round of Showcasing Artists for SXSW Music Festival Announced

November 7, 2017: Additional Artists Announced for the SXSW Music Festival

October 11, 2017: Initial List of Performing Artists Announced for SXSW Music Festival


2017

me Convention

September 7, 2017: me Convention Announces Speakers Sheryl Sandberg, Dieter Zetsche, Amber Valletta, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Buzz Aldrin

Conference

March 2, 2017: SXSW Announces Keynotes Yasmin Green and Garth Brooks, and More Featured Speakers

February 7, 2017: SXSW Announces Keynote Jessica Shortall and More Featured Speakers

January 11, 2017: SXSW Announces Next Wave of Featured Speakers

November 15, 2016: SXSW Announces Keynote Nile Rodgers & Music Festival Artists

October 17, 2016: SXSW Announces Keynotes, Featured Speakers, and 700 Conference Sessions

October 17, 2016: SXSW Keynotes, and Featured Speakers Addendum

September 6, 2016: SXSW Announces Keynote Lee Daniels, Second Round of Featured Speakers, and Select Artists

July 25, 2016: SXSW Announces Select Speakers and Expanded Access for All Badge Types for 2017

June 28, 2016: SXSW Now Accepting Conference Programming Proposals for 2017

Festivals

March 20, 2017: SXSW Music Festival Announces 2017 Grulke Prize Winners

March 18, 2017: SXSW Film Festival Announces 2017 Audience and Virtual Cinema Winners

March 14, 2017: SXSW Film Festival Announces 2017 Jury and Special Awards

March 9, 2017: SXSW Music Announces Full Artist List and Artist Panels

February 22, 2017: SXSW Film Festival Announces Daniel Espinosa’s Life as Closing Night Film

February 7, 2017: SXSW Film Festival Reveals Midnighters, Shorts, and Inaugural VR Program

January 31, 2017: SXSW Film Festival Announces 2017 Features

January 10, 2017: SXSW Music Festival Announces Additional Performing Artists

January 9, 2017: SXSW and SXSWedu Seek Volunteers for 2017

January 5, 2017: SXSW Announces Terrence Malick’s Song To Song to Open SXSW Film Festival

November 15, 2016: SXSW Announces Keynote Nile Rodgers & Music Festival Artists

October 12, 2016: SXSW Music Festival Announces Additional Performing Artists


2016

Platinum

March 2, 2016: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to Speak at SXSW 2016

January 25, 2016: SXSW Gaming Award Finalists Announced

December 1, 2015: SXSW Gaming Announces Emcees and Award Deadline Extension

June 29, 2015: South By Southwest Now Accepting Conference Programming Proposals for 2016

Interactive

February 2, 2016: SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Emcee and Finalists Announced

January 12, 2016: SXSW Accelerator Finalists, Judges, Emcees Announced

July 21, 2015: SXSW Interactive Now Accepting Entries for 2016 Awards

July 14, 2015: SXSW Gaming Announces New Dates and Location for 2016

Film

March 19, 2016: SXSW Film Festival Announces 2016 Audience Award Winners

March 15, 2016: SXSW Film Festival Announces 2016 Jury Award Winners

February 16, 2016: SXSW Film Announces Keynotes, Featured Speakers, and Full Conference Lineup

February 9, 2016: SXSW Film Announces Midnighters, Festival Favorites, Short Films, Special Events

February 2, 2016: SXSW Film Announces 2016 Feature Lineup

January 7, 2016: Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, Midnight Special, Preacher and more set for 2016 SXSW Film Festival

November 17, 2015: SXSW Film Announces Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some to Open 2016 Film Festival

October 20, 2015: SXSW Film Announces Select Featured Sessions And First Wave Of Panels

Music

March 23, 2016: SXSW Music Festival Announces 2016 Grulke Prize Winners

March 14, 2016: First Lady Michelle Obama’s Keynote to include Special Guests Missy Elliott, Diane Warren, Sophia Bush, and Queen Latifah

March 10, 2016: SXSW Music Announces Full Artist List and Artist Conversations

February 9, 2016: SXSW Music Announces Second Keynote Speaker

January 26, 2016: SXSW Music 2016 Announces First of Multiple Keynote Speakers

January 12, 2016: SXSW Music Announces Third Round of Artists

November 17, 2015: SXSW Music – Second Round of Artists, More Panels and Music Hackathon Announced

October 20, 2015: SXSW Music – First Round of Artists and More Panels Announced

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