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SXSW Goes Virtual For 2021

The trend of virtual festivals continues with SXSW. It was just announced that the iconic Austin festival is going virtual. Keep reading to learn more.

Official Press Release:

How do you build the future from scratch? At SXSW we’re known for being the world’s foremost gathering of creative professionals, and although so much is different, that is one thing we intend to stay the same.

Today we’re excited to announce SXSW Online as part of our 2021 offerings. We’re working hard on a digital experience in March that brings you the benefits of sessions, film festival screenings, music showcases, networking, and exhibitions. The dates for SXSW EDU Online are March 9 – March 11, 2021 and SXSW Online will take place March 16 – Saturday, March 20, 2021.

Entries for the 2021 online event will open on Tuesday, October 6 with PanelPicker® proposals for SXSW and SXSW EDU, as well as Film Festival Submissions. In lieu of the standard showcase application process, the Music Festival will be curated by programming staff with priority given to showcase presenters and artists who were scheduled for the 2020 event.

SXSW is working with the City of Austin and public health authorities on plans for a 2021 physical event, and we will provide updates as more information becomes available.

We hope you’ll join us in 2021. Stay tuned for more details!

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Jim Napier

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Jim has been a self-proclaimed super geek ever since he got his first computer all the way back in 1992– and he has been ‘plugged in’ ever since. Fed by a steady diet of movies as a kid, he has expanded to new platforms to fuel his inner geek! Movies continue to feed Jim’s creative side, while technology is constantly changing and creating new toys that woo and draw him in!