Press Releases

2018

Conference

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

2017

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 7, 2016: SXSW 2016 Economic Benefit to City of Austin Totals $325.3 Million

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

Click here for film stills and director headshots for the 2017 SXSW Film Festival.

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

September 15, 2015: SXSW 2015 Economic Benefit to City of Austin Totals $317.2 Million

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 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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