March 8–17, 2019 Austin, TX Dates & Deadlines

March 9-18, 2018
Austin, TX


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The 2018 SXSW Conference & Festivals now offers expanded access for all badge types with primary and secondary entry to nearly all events to maximize each registrant's experience from March 9-18.

This is your opportunity to take advantage of the breadth of conference programming along with Conference Festival events, Film Festival screenings, Music Festival showcases and beyond. No matter which badge type you choose you’ll find inspiration around every corner.

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We’ve streamlined the conference into one unified event with 26 tracks of programming offering a wealth of content for the multi-disciplinary SXSW community. The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to engage with a diverse array of today’s thinkers, innovators, and leaders.

Interactive Festival

SXSW Interactive Festival ranges from networking to awards ceremonies and almost everything (SXSW) in between. This event provides a great venue to make connections that will serve you for the next few days and beyond.

Film Festival

For nine days in March, join fellow creatives at the acclaimed SXSW Film Festival to celebrate raw innovation and emerging talent in the film industry. The event features high caliber and diverse film screenings and unparalleled networking opportunities.

Music Festival

Each year the SXSW Music Festival hosts a comprehensive mix of brand new, up-and-coming, international, and legendary artists performing just about everywhere around Austin, Texas. The festival is the destination for influential music industry professionals and fans alike.

Programming Highlights

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