Deep in the heart of Austin, SXSW is the premier destination for dreamers, innovators, storytellers, and global thought leaders. Each March, this diverse group of creatives across the tech, film, and music industries converge for 10 days of collaboration.
Another groundbreaking installment of the SXSW Conference & Festivals is only days aways. Get ready to dream big and realize your creative potential at SXSW!
Join us for SXSW 2023 from March 10-19 in Austin, TX to experience Conference sessions, Film & TV Festival screenings, Music Festival showcases, world-class Exhibitions, tech competitions, Awards ceremonies, and much more. Plus, vast networking and learning opportunities, inspiring programming, a wonderland of tacos, and more unexpected discoveries.
Explore the latest programming announcements and badge access information below. Keep your eyes on sxsw.com for the latest event updates.
The Conference will kick off with remarks from Opening Speaker Simran Jeet Singh, who is author of the national bestseller The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life and Executive Director of the Religion & Society Program at the Aspen Institute.
Driving the shared daily dialogue, Keynotes include humanitarian, culinary innovator, educator, and founder of World Central Kitchen José Andrés; actor, producer, and New York Times best-selling author Priyanka Chopra Jonas; pioneering Manchester band New Order; Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert in conversation with Emmy Award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author Katie Couric; Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, and producer Margo Price; and Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton. Plus, Unfold The Universe: NASA’s Webb Space Telescope, featuring space experts Laura Betz, Dr. Knicole Colón, Macarena Garcia Marin, Dr. Stefanie Milam, and Dr. Amber Straughn.
Featured Speakers for SXSW 2023 include best-selling author and founder of the Non-Obvious Company Rohit Bhargava; Track & Field Olympian Allyson Felix; CEO of Indeed Chris Hyams; Grammy Award-nominated singer Valerie June; Chairman of the Board of the Drum Major Institute Martin Luther King III; Emmy-nominated director, producer, actress, entrepreneur and activist Eva Longoria; Co-Chair and CEO of Warner Chappell Music Guy Moot; former President and CEO of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Cecile Richards; activist, filmmaker, and musician Boots Riley; James Beard Award-winning chef Sophia Roe; Editor-at-Large of New York Magazine and co-host of the Pivot podcast Kara Swisher; quantitative futurist Amy Webb; and more.
Plus, explore 350 PanelPicker® sessions curated from our global community, Evaluator Committee, and SXSW Staff across 25 programming tracks. Plus, RSVP for session formats like Mentor Sessions, Workshops, and other special events.
Rolling out the red carpet for the Film & TV Festival, explore projects across multiple screening sections on the 2023 lineup including the Opening Night film, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves directed and co-written by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley as well as Janine Nabers and Donald Glover's Swarm and Lee Sung Jin’s Beef as the Opening and Closing Night TV Premieres. Plus, Evil Dead Rise directed by Lee Cronin; Problemista directed by Julio Torres; Flamin' Hot directed by Eva Longoria; Emma Seligman's Bottoms; Veronica Ngo's Furies; Rightor Doyle's Down Low; Boots Riley’s I’m a Virgo; Zoe Lister Jones’ Slip; Tara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof’s Mrs. Davis; Kelvin Yu’s American Born Chinese; and many more titles. Stay tuned for more additions throughout the March event.
Flipping the tape over to the Music Festival, dive into the first, second, and third rounds of Showcasing Artists including New Orleans songstress Ambré; Def Jam’s Armani White; alternative K-pop group Balming Tiger; South Korean rapper Beenzino; Brooklyn rapstress Lola Brooke; rapper, activist, and Run The Jewels member Killer Mike; Manchester legends New Order; post-disco punk English band The Orielles; French-Korean singer/songwriter spill tab; Japanese punks Otoboke Beaver; NYC rock trio Sunflower Bean; German krautrock collective Tangerine Dream; Iconic English rock group The Zombies; and the beat goes on. Watch for more new artist announcements in the Weekly Roundup, dropping each Thursday through March 9. Turn up the the Official SXSW 2023 Playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.
Open to all SXSW Badges, the Comedy Festival hosts performances from the industry’s brightest comics across programming formats including stand-up, sketch, improv, podcast recordings, conversations, and more. Take a look at the 2023 Comedy lineup including Eric André, Chelsea Handler, Abbi Jacobson, Sam Jay, Good Trip Live: A Night of Comedy and Psychedelic Stories, Matt Besser's improv4humans, Upright Citizens Brigade's ASSSSCAT, and so much more.
Explore all confirmed 2023 SXSW Conference & Festivals programming on the SXSW Schedule.
Badge Access, Rates & Hotels
The Platinum Badge is your key to everything SXSW has to offer with primary access to all events.
Each of the other SXSW Badges – Interactive, Film & TV, and Music – grant you primary access to the respective Conference tracks and events of your badge type as well as entry into Exhibitions and Comedy Showcases. You'll also have secondary access to other tracks and events outside of your badge type for the opportunity to experience programming and connect with creatives across the many industries that SX serves. All registrants receive access to SXSW 2023's online programming.
Registrant Tip: Secure your spot at must-see SXSW events and jump to the front of the line with SXXpress (South by Express) Passes. Learn more about the digital pass that's open to all SXSW Badges.
After you're registered, book your Austin stay! SXSW hotel rooms and rates are available exclusively to registered attendees through SXSW Housing & Travel. Explore the Hotel Availability page to see all available hotels from a wide selection of downtown Austin options at the lowest rates.
Upgrade to Platinum
Open up the breadth and depth of our groundbreaking conference sessions, iconic festivals, unparalleled networking opportunities, and more with a Platinum Badge.
Have you already purchased a registration, but would like to upgrade your badge type to Platinum? No problem.
To upgrade, please log into the SXSW Shopping Cart using the same login details used to purchase the original registration. Once logged in, click "Purchase History" from the drop down menu in the top right corner. The "Purchase History" page will show all of the purchased registrations in your shopping cart. Find the registration you would like to upgrade to Platinum and then click "Upgrade." At the checkout page, you will need to reenter credit card information and agree to our Terms and Conditions before checking out. Now get ready to enjoy primary access to all 2023 SXSW events.
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