South by South Lawn (SXSL)

SXSL | South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art, and Action

South by South Lawn (SXSL), inspired by South by Southwest, brings together creators, innovators, and organizers who work to improve the lives of their fellow Americans and people around the world.

2016 SXSL LINEUP

The festival – presented in coordination with the American Film Institute (AFI), the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), the National Park Foundation, and South by Southwest – celebrates the spirit of innovation with sessions, musical performances, the White House Student Film Festival, and a group of interactive booths featuring hands-on exhibits.

Tune into the live stream on Monday, October 3, 2016 to watch compelling SXSL programming that includes President Obama in conversation with Leonardo DiCaprio and Dr. Katharine Hayhoe; a discussion on pushing limits with James Turrell and David Adjaye; performances by The Lumineers and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings; and appearances by The Duffer Brothers and the cast of Stranger Things, and more.

SXSL Lineup »

Portrait Gallery

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03:  Leonardo DiCaprio, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe and President Barack Obama speak onstage at the South By South Lawn at The White House on October 3, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SXSW )
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All photos by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SXSW

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