SXSW 2023: South by Southwest Conference & Festivals

Bringing thousands of visitors to Austin each March, SXSW is one of the world's premier events showcasing music, film and interactive media. From March 10-19, 2023, the internationally-recognized event is going all out with live panels, special events, cinema and much more. Check out our guide to plan your 2023 SXSW experience. More details to be announced in early 2023.

When is SXSW 2023?

SXSW In-Person and Online
March 10-19, 2023

From March 10-19, experience unparalleled discovery, learning, professional development, and networking with creatives from around the world. The event features Conference sessions, Film Festival screenings, Music Festival showcases, world-class Exhibitions, networking opportunities, competitions, awards ceremonies, and much more.

Register and book your hotel early for the best rates. Find restaurants, attractions and more planning resources in our digital Austin Insider Guide.

Badge Information

All SXSW Badges gain access to SXSW Online, the 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 much more. And if you can’t make it IRL, check out the Online Pass.

Bozoma Saint John and Ashley Graham at SXSW 2019 in austin texas
Bozoma Saint John and Ashley Graham at SXSW. Credit Hubert Vestil/Getty Images for SXSW.

Conference Keynotes & Featured Speakers

Each year, the greatest minds from around the globe converge at the SXSW Conference. In 2023, Keynote Speakers and Featured Sessions will range from politicians and writers to musicians, comedians, doctors and more. Visit SXSW.com to view the lineup of scheduled speakers and sessions.

Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers at SXSW 2019 in austin texas
Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers at SXSW Music Festival. Credit Justin Zamudio.

SXSW Music Festival

Experience unmatched performances during SXSW Music Festival, with showcases from renowned and up-and-coming artists from around the world. The 2022 slate included a diverse range of over 300 musicians, including Southern hip-hop queen bbymutha, NYC rock trio Sunflower Bean, the ever-eclectic Shamir and more. The Live Music Capital of the World was represented by talent such as Mobley, Beat Root Revival, Buffalo Nichols, A Giant Dog, Sir Woman and others.

Lupita Nyongo and Jordan Peele on red carpet for SXSW Film Festival 2019
Lupita Nyong'o and Jordan Peele at SXSW Film Festival. Credit Ismael Quintanilla, Getty Images for SXSW

SXSW Film Festival

During the 30th annual SXSW Film Festival, thousands of fans, filmmakers, press, and industry leaders will have the opportunity to experience film screenings, sessions, meetups and special events. The full lineup will be announced early 2023.

For information about transportation options during the festival, visit Get There ATX to learn more. Keep up with the full slate of panels and events at sxsw.com and make sure to check out the number of creative, tech and wellness expos at this year's event.