Calling all creatives, industry leaders, storytellers, visionaries, and anyone ready to reimagine the future from scratch.
Join us from March 16-20 for SXSW Online, an exclusive digital experience. Discover the ideas that will renew your hope in tomorrow, reignite your curiosity, and reinvent what’s possible. This is the time for re-do’s all around to incite positive change.
Register now to secure your SXSW Online Pass at the $325 rate. With one pass that covers the entire event, access Conference sessions and Keynotes, Music Festival showcases, Film Festival screenings*, the Creative Industries Exhibition, networking opportunities, professional development, and the unexpected discoveries that are always a part of SXSW, all in a digital setting.
SXSW Online will take place across several platforms – web, mobile, and premium viewing from your TV – for a dynamic viewing experience. Explore the Attendee Services Hub for a suite of registrant tools and tips. Stay tuned for more information and application launches in the lead up to the March event.
Dive into programming highlights below from the latest Conference and Festivals announcements for SXSW Online 2021.
2021 Programming Announcements
The SXSW Conference presents conversations with diverse visionaries across multiple industries from Keynotes and Featured Sessions to over 230 sessions sourced from the SX community and curated by SX staff. Sessions are organized by this season’s seven themes, specifically focused on our unique moment in history and a glimpse into what the future could look like.
Keynotes include entrepreneur, political leader, and bestselling author Stacey Abrams in conversation with author N.K. Jemisi; U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; master facilitator, author, executive producer and host of The New York Times podcast Together Apart Priya Parker in conversation with Anand Giridharadas; writer and author Charles Yu; and legendary musician, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Willie Nelson in conversation with Texas Monthly writer-at-large and host of the magazine’s National Podcast of Texas Andy Langer.
Featured Speakers including Emmy Award-winning host Samantha Bee; Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson; 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush; world-renowned filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer at Large James Cameron; The Daily Show News Team; three-Michelin-starred chef Dominique Crenn; filmmaker and founder of narrative change collective ARRAY Ava DuVernay; founding member of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood; Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins; U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar; New York Times bestselling author Michael Lewis; DEVO cofounder Mark Mothersbaugh; cannabis regulator Cat Packer; Olympic athlete Alexi Pappas; visionary directors/producers Anthony and Joe Russo; world-class tennis champion Maria Sharapova; Emmy-nominated host and writer Baratunde Thurston; Director of Jet Propulsion Lab at NASA Dr. Michael Watkins; quantitative futurist Amy Webb; Reddit’s COO Jen Wong; and more.
Rolling out the red carpet for the Film Festival, the full lineup has been announced along with the Opening Night Headliner Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil; Centerpiece film Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free, and Closing Night film Alone Together. Experience 75 features, 53 films from first-time filmmakers, 84 Short Films, 20 Virtual Cinema projects, 30 Special Events and more.
Flipping the tape over to the Music Festival side of the event, get ready for a one-of-a-kind performances, presented directly from the artists’ home countries and unique settings like a Norwegian cable car, Abbey Road Studios, a Brazilian greenhouse cafe, and a Taoist temple. Explore the first and second rounds of announced Showcasing Artists and stay tuned for curated showcase lineups from presenters like British Music Embassy, BrooklynVegan, Ireland Music Week, La Buena Fortuna, Nine Mile Records and Touring, Sounds Australia, Tokyo Sessions, and many more.
Coming soon – the launch of the SXSW Online schedule, Comedy showcases and podcasts, Mentor Sessions, Workshops, XR, networking opportunities, and special events. Keep your eyes on SXSW News, subscribe to SXSW emails, and follow us across the socialverse – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Join Us March 16-20
The SXSW Online Pass is your key to all things SX — opening up the breadth and depth of our groundbreaking programming and opportunity to connect with attendees, speakers, and exhibitors across multiple industries. Register today to join us for this exclusive digital experience from March 16-20.
*All content subject to change. Certain film content may be geo-blocked due to rights and the distributor’s discretion.
*Some content will be subject to capacity.
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