The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.
Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.
With one unified conference that spans 24 tracks of programming plus our SXSW Eco curated Cities Summit, we’ll be offering more opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery than ever before from March 9-17.
In addition to providing a platform for the most groundbreaking and diverse panels, sessions, and festivals, SXSW hosts many different world-class Exhibitions.
While at SXSW, take your discovery a step further with the SXSW Trade Show, Spotlights, and Gaming Expo. Exhibitions such as Job Market, Flatstock, SXSW Marketplace, and SouthBites are free and open to the public with a SXSW Guest Pass.
SXSW plays host to many distinctly different exhibitions that connect people from all over the world.
SXSW Trade Show and Exhibitions highlight the integrations and overlaps between SXSW’s converging industries, hosting a diverse range of forward-thinking exhibitors – from promising startups to established industry leaders.
Exhibiting at one of the many SXSW exhibitions is the perfect marketing opportunity for your brand to gain awareness in a specific industry and make valuable B2B connections.
Mayor, Greater London Authority
Sadiq Khan was elected Mayor of London in May 2016 winning the largest personal mandate in the history of British politics. Before this, Sadiq had a distinguished Parliamentary career as the Member of Parliament for Tooting, a constituency in south London. He served as a Minister in both the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Transport under Prime Minister Gordon Brown, becoming the first Muslim to attend Cabinet. He later served as the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and the Shadow Minister for London.
Sadiq was born and raised in London. Before entering politics, Sadiq studied law at university and went on to work as a respected human rights lawyer for more than 10 years, helping to run a successful law firm. Sadiq was a councillor in the London Borough of Wandsworth from 1994 to 2006. He continues to live in Tooting with his wife and two daughters.
Philanthropist Melinda Gates has dedicated her life to achieving transformational improvements in the health and prosperity of families, communities and societies. Core to her work is empowering women and girls to help them realize their full potential. As co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is guided by the belief that every life has equal value, Melinda shapes and approves strategies, reviews results, and sets the overall direction of the world’s largest private foundation. Melinda recently launched an executive office, Pivotal Ventures, which enables her to bring together the different strands of her advocacy and philanthropic work and create meaningful change.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. His book Between The World And Me won the National Book Award in 2015. He is also the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Coates’ forthcoming book, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy will be available on October 3.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a 2018 SXSW Conference Keynote (Convergence).