SXSW Schedule Help

Explore the 2020 SXSW Schedule

Whether you are registered to attend SXSW or not, you can browse the continuously updated list of SXSW events and build your personal schedule online. Read the following for more information to help you get started.

How to Sign In

Simply click the Sign In text in the upper right-hand corner of the SXSW Schedule and log in using the same username and password combination you use to log into your SXSW Account. Don’t have an account yet? No problem – create an account and then you are ready to log in and start building your personal SXSW schedule.

Note: If you have previously created an account for SXSW, your log in information will be the same as last year. You will get a new “Link Code” to reactivate your SXSW Social account once you have registered to attend.

Once you are logged in you can add events to your schedule by clicking the star icon on any event page. Additionally, you can view all events in your schedule by clicking the My Favorites tab located on the homepage or in the upper, right-hand dropdown on the online schedule.

If you are having trouble accessing your account, click Reset Password at the bottom of the Sign In window. Simply enter the email address you used to register for your SXSW Account into the Forgot Your Password? box and a password reset email will be sent to your email account.

While in the online schedule you have the ability to “link your badge” and “unlink” from the schedule while signed in – this button is visible when logged in on either side of your screen. The badge link and unlink functions will still be available in SXSW Social.

Explore the 2020 SXSW Schedule

How To Find Events

This year’s online schedule provides you with a multitude of ways to filter events. From the SXSW Schedule homepage, browse programming by SXSW Conference Keynotes, Speakers, and Sessions, as well as SXSW Music Festival Artists, or “Everything” for the bold explorers. Stay tuned for programming additions throughout the season including the SXSW Film Festival lineup in January 2020 – at that time you will be able to browse by Films as well as the screening section and format.

Outside of the primary search tags above, there are more event categories representing the breadth of programming at SXSW. To further help you find a specific type of event or discover something new related to your own personal or professional area of interest – browse event tags.

Within the schedule, you can click on the All Events dropdown to filter by Conference Tracks, Artists, Keynotes, Speakers, and Sessions. Click on the All Days dropdown to filter by each day of the SXSW event. You can also choose to browse events alphabetically by using the alphabet bar just under the dropdown filters.

Each event displays the event name, date, related Conference Track, and category/event type. Learn more about the session formats for programming our 22 Tracks at the SXSW Conference.

Please note that date, time, and venue information will not be made available until closer to the event.

Badge Access for Conference Tracks

As you filter by Conference Tracks, use the Badge Comparison Chart to compare primary and secondary access by badge type. Note our Convergence Tracks, which all badges receive primary access, when filtering through the online schedule. These Convergence sessions will appear under each Music, Film, or Interactive Event grouping.

How to Add an Event

As you explore all our confirmed events for the SXSW season, curate your own SXSW adventure by building a personal schedule. Add an event to your schedule by clicking the star next to the event’s name. An event that has already been added to your schedule will be denoted by a purple star. Additionally, you can view all events in your schedule by clicking the My Favorites tab located on the homepage or in the upper, right-hand dropdown on the online schedule.

We’ve launched the online schedule earlier than ever this year, meaning that events do not yet have time or venue assigned to them yet. The schedule will be continuously updated as more events are confirmed and specific information becomes available later in the season. Feel free to add events of interest to your schedule now and as the details become available, your personal schedule will be automatically updated.

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Once again, SXSW is offering expanded access to events for all registrants. Experience 10 days of discovery including one unified Conference plus more opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery than ever before. Learn more on our Attend page.

Experience these fantastic speakers, sessions, and discover what’s next at SXSW. Register to attend SXSW today and start building your schedule! Have fun, and if you have any questions, please email

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