Join Us for SXSW 2022: Conference Sessions, Film Screenings, Music Showcases & More

March 7, 2022 Jordan Roberts

Join us for the 2022 SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas and online!

From March 11-20, experience unparalleled discovery, professional development, and networking with creatives from around the world. The event features Conference sessions, Film Festival screenings, Music Festival showcases, world-class Exhibitions, world-class tacos, tech competitions, awards ceremonies, art installations, and much more.

Register for SXSW 2022 and book your Austin stay through SXSW Housing for excellent downtown hotel options.

Explore the latest programming announcements and an event overview below.

2022 Announcements

SXSW Conference programming includes daily Keynote presentations from President of Beggars Group US and author Nabil Ayers; Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee and eight-time Grammy-winner Beck; innovator and Founder of Brentwood Growth Partners Reggie Fils-Aimé; President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America Alexis McGill Johnson; Founder and CEO of MediaLink Michael E. Kassan; global superstar and three-time Grammy Award-winning artist Lizzo; Co-Founder and Managing Director of Smash Ventures Kevin Mayer; journalist, author, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Maria Ressa; bestselling author Neal Stephenson; award-winning director, producer, and immersive storyteller Celine Tricart; and Grammy Award-nominated artist and bestselling author Michelle Zauner.

Featured Speakers across the worlds of tech, film, music, culture, and beyond include inspiring creatives like Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Sarah Bond, Cast of The Boys, Pete Buttigieg, Ann Mei Chang, Jack Conte, Roman Coppola, Audie Cornish, Ericka J. Coulter, Ebro Darden, Brian Eno, Maëlle Gavet, Ghazi, Noah Hawley, Ann Hiatt, Rana el Kaliouby, Erika Nardini, Jonathan Van Ness, Beto O’Rourke, Bob Odenkirk, Busy Philipps, Chrissy Teigen, Vlad Tenev, Kelly Wearstler, and many more.

Plus, dive into over 160 community-sourced sessions which spotlight industry leaders across our 15 Tracks of programming and Summits.

Flipping the tape over to the Music Festival, three rounds of Showcasing Artists have been announced including Poppy Ajudha, Heartless Bastards, CHAI, Maxo Kream, Wet Leg, Monaleo, Surfbort, Baby Queen, Priya Ragu, SASAMI, María Toledo, MC Yallah, Wet Leg, Yard Act, and many more with new additions dropping each Thursday in our Weekly Roundups. Plus, the lineup for the three-night charity beneficiary concert series at the 2022 SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake with headliners Golden Dawn Arkestra, Sammy Hagar and the Circle, and Mt Joy. Turn up the Official SXSW 2022 Playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

Rolling out the red carpet for the Film Festival, the Opening Night Film will be the World Premiere of Everything Everywhere All At Once directed by Daniels on March 11. For the grand finale of nine exciting days of screenings, the Closing Night Headliner will be FX’s Atlanta Season 3 Premiere directed by Hiro Murai on March 19. Explore the entire 2022 Film Lineup across all screening categories.

Explore the SXSW Schedule for all announced programming including Comedy Festival showcases, Mentor Sessions, special events, live podcast recordings, XR Experience, awards ceremonies, and much more. Stay tuned to SXSW News for announcements through the March event!

Event Overview

Conference | March 11-20

Featuring 15 tracks of programming across our 2022 themes, Conference programming focuses on the most important breakthroughs in technology, film, culture, music, and beyond. From daily presentations by Keynotes and Featured Speakers to professional development opportunities throughout our many Formats, the Conference provides an opportunity for the global community of digital creatives to learn, network, and discover new interests.

New for 2022, Summits are deep dives into specific topics in a variety of formats including panels, solo presentations, short form, and workshops.

Film Festival | March 11-19

Celebrating raw innovation and emerging talent, the Film Festival has become known for the high caliber and diversity of films presented alongside its smart, enthusiastic audiences during its nine-day event footprint. Learn about submissions for feature films, shorts, episodics, and XR projects.

Music Festival | March 14-20

Featuring a variety of new, developing, and established Showcasing Artists, the Music Festival brings together artists and industry professionals from around the globe.

Comedy Festival | March 11-15

Running alongside the Film and Music Festivals, the Comedy Festival presents uniquely diverse programming of comedic performers, showcases, and events. Catch rising stars, established greats, and surprise guests.


Beyond the festival scope, SXSW hosts many different world-class exhibitions that connect creatives across all industries. Take your discovery a step further at the Creative Industries Expo, Flatstock, Wellness Expo, and more. Explore all the available exhibition opportunities to position your forward-thinking company in front of thousands of creative professionals this March.

And Beyond…

Playing host to a variety of evening networking events, SXSW also holds numerous esteemed competitions and awards ceremonies honoring some of the tech industry’s most important innovators and cutting-edge companies.

Register & Book Your Hotel

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Austin in March and want to assure you that the safety of our SXSW community continues to be our top priority. Recognizing that the Covid-19 landscape is changing rapidly, please review our Covid-19 guidelines.

Each SXSW Badge – Platinum, Interactive, Film, and Music – grants you primary access to the respective Conference tracks and events of your badge type. This also includes secondary access to other tracks and events outside your badge type giving attendees the opportunity to take in programming and connect with others across the many industries that SX serves.

We are carrying over the SXSW Online digital experience for 2022. All badgeholders receive access to SXSW Online, our digital event component which includes live streamed content from Conference sessions to the iconic film and music festivals as well as unique networking opportunities – and of course, much more. If you can’t join us IRL, the SXSW Online Pass is your key to our robust digital event.

Explore our exclusive group rates for teams of 10 or more as well as enrolled student discounts. Plus, take a look at our SXSW volunteer opportunities.

Register Now

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.

SXSW Housing

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2022 SXSW Dates on Paramount Marquee – Photo By Ann Alva Wieding

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