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About SXSW 2018

SXSW, AUSTIN, MARCH 09-18, 2018

What is this event?

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals celebrates the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.

South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals.

SXSW attracts thousands of registrants from across the globe that is looking for new ideas, new collaborators and an opportunity to create meaningful connections.

Where is this event located?

This event will take place at Austin Convention Center,  500 E Cesar Chavez St,  Austin, Texas.

Who should attend this event?

There is a large mix of people at SXSW because it is a festival for Music, Film, and Digital all intertwined. You will see the most innovative technologists in the world alongside famous bands, philanthropic moguls, and your average person drinking beer listening to music.

What are some highlights of this event?

SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

SXSW Conference:

SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology.

SXSW Festivals:

SXSW Festivals offer a unique opportunity to explore the worlds of Interactive, Film, Music, and Comedy with parties, awards, screenings, and showcases.

Exhibitions:

SXSW hosts many distinctly different exhibitions that connect people from all over the world. While at SXSW, take your discovery a step further with the SXSW Trade Show, Spotlights, and Gaming Expo.

Networking:

SXSW provides several different forums where registrants can meet and mingle from Meet Ups, multi-day Lounges and a variety of Parties.

Why should I attend this event?

Join us for unparalleled discovery, networking, and inspiration at SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas! This year’s event includes expanded access for all badge types marking new opportunities for learning, networking, and discovery.

Meet Ups are an essential and relaxed way to stay connected with the vibrant SXSW community, and mix and mingle with music, film, and tech industry professionals.

About SXSW 2017

SXSW, MARCH 10 – 19, 2017:

WHAT IS SXSW?

South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.

Join us March 10-19 in Austin, Texas for SXSW 2017 and be a part of one of the most diverse, collaborative, and inventive communities in the world.

WHERE IS SXSW LOCATED?

This event will take place at Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St in Austin, Texas, USA. This venue is the premier location for events, conventions, tradeshows and expositions. It features a variety of new canal-side restaurants, clubs, music venues and attractions. Come and see for yourself.  

WHO SHOULD ATTEND SXSW?

There is a large mix of people at SXSW because it is a festival for Music, Film, and Digital all intertwined. You will see the most innovative technologists in the world alongside famous bands, philanthropic moguls, and your average person drinking beer listening to music.

There is something for everyone at SXSW Interactive, but here is a short list of who you can to expect to bump elbows with:

  • Digital Innovators looking for new ideas, learning experiences, or inspiration.
  • Business executives looking to network, market their brand, find new solutions for their business, and ideas to invest in..
  • Start-up Companies looking to network, expand and get funding.
  • Celebrities (They are everywhere - there’s a chance you’ll run into one in the hotel lobby, walking down the street, or while eating breakfast.)

WHAT IS SXSW IS ALL ABOUT?

SXSW Interactive is all about the “wow” factor. It is an incredible opportunity to learn from the brightest minds in technology and innovation. We’ve streamlined our event with 24 conference tracks covering a wide variety of topics as seen through the lens of entertainment, tech, and culture. The Interactive, Film, Music, and Comedy festivals promise to bring unparalleled opportunities to discover and connect. Your schedule will be segmented in the following way:

SXSW Conference: March 10-18. The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network.

Interactive Festival: SXSW Festivals run March 11-20 and offer a unique opportunity to explore the worlds of Interactive, Film, Music, and Comedy with parties, awards, screenings, and showcases.

Exhibitions: SXSW plays host to seven distinctly different exhibitions that connect people from all over the world.

Networking: SXSW provides several different forums where registrants can meet and mingle from Meet Ups, multi-day Lounges and a variety of Parties. 

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND SXSW?

Join us for unparalleled discovery, networking, and inspiration at the 2017 SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas! This year’s event includes expanded access for all badge types marking new opportunities for learning, networking, and discovery.

  • New Technology: You will see technology you may never see again at SXSW Interactive. It is almost a once in a lifetime opportunity to see many of the cutting edge innovations at SXSW Interactive. It is also a launch pad for new ideas, so you will have the opportunity to hear about things for the first time, and possibly be one of the first to provide feedback and give traction to a new idea.
  • The Networking: If you are looking to Network with the best of the best in the interactive community, this is the place to see and be seen. There are so many parties and networking opportunities, you will be exhausted by the time you leave. You will have the opportunity to network with people from almost any company you can think of.
  • The Free Stuff: You will take some serious swag away from SXSW. There are so many self promoters and marketing executives the show looking to get their name out at every turn. From backpacks to ping pong balls, there is all kinds of free stuff to take away.

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