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March 9–12, 2020 | SXSW EDU

March 13-22, 2020 | SXSW Conference & Festivals


Below find a hourly breakdown of SXSW event categories by day including Registration hours, Conference sessions, Keynotes, Film Festival screenings, Music Festival showcases, competitions and awards ceremonies, the Trade Show and other exhibitions, parties, special registrant events, and more.

For a complete listing of all SXSW 2020 events, explore the online SXSW Schedule and begin adding Favorites to your own customized schedule.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

4:00pm-8:00pm Registration Open (Pre-SXSW Badge Pickup)

Monday, March 9, 2020

8:00am-8:00pm Registration Open (Pre-SXSW Badge Pickup)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

8:00am-6:00pm Registration Open (Pre-SXSW Badge Pickup)

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

8:00am-6:00pm Registration Open (Pre-SXSW Badge Pickup)

Thursday, March 12, 2020

8:00am-11:00pm Registration Open (Pre-SXSW Badge Pickup)

Friday, March 13, 2020

8:00am-11:00pm Registration Open
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Conference Sessions
11:00am-6:30pm SXSW Release It
11:00am-2:00pm BBQ Crash Course*
12:00pm-2:00pm Taco Meet Up I*
2:00pm-3:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Interactive)
4:00pm-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
8:00pm-11:00pm Interactive Opening Party
10:00pm-1:00am Film Festival Opening Party

Saturday, March 14, 2020

8:00am-9:00pm Registration Open
9:30am-6:00pm SXSW Conference Sessions
9:30am-6:00pm SXSW Pitch
10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
11:00am-12:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Film)
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Wellness Expo
2:00pm-3:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Interactive)

Sunday, March 15, 2020

9:00am-9:00pm Registration Open
9:30am-6:00pm SXSW Conference Sessions
9:30am-6:00pm SXSW Pitch
10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
10:00am-12:30pm Community Service Awards
11:00am-12:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Film)
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Trade Show
11:00am-6:00pm Next Stage and Discovery Stage
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Wellness Expo
2:00pm-3:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Interactive)
7:00pm-9:00pm SXSW Pitch Awards

Monday, March 16, 2020

9:00am-10:00pm Registration Open
9:30am-6:00pm SXSW Conference Sessions
10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
TBD SXSW Conference Keynote (Film)
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Trade Show
11:00am-6:00pm Next Stage and Discovery Stage
11:00am-6:00pm Virtual Cinema
2:00pm-3:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Interactive)
7:00pm-9:00pm Innovation Awards
8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Showcases

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

9:00am-10:00pm Registration Open
9:30am-6:00pm SXSW Conference Sessions
10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
11:00am-12:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Film)
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Trade Show
11:00am-6:00pm Next Stage and Discovery Stage
11:00am-6:00pm Virtual Cinema
2:00pm-3:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Interactive)
6:00pm-9:00pm Music Festival Opening Party
8:00pm-10:00pm Film Festival Awards
8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Showcases
8:30pm-1:30am Interactive Bash
10:00pm-1:00am Film Festival Intermission Party

Wednesday March 18, 2020

9:00am-10:00pm Registration Open
10:00am-2:00am SXSW Film Festival Screenings
11:00am-2:00pm SXSW Trade Show
11:00am-12:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Music)
11:00am-2:00pm Next Stage and Discovery Stage
11:00am-6:00pm Virtual Cinema
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Conference Sessions
12:00pm-6:00pm Radio Day Stage Showcases
12:00pm-6:00pm International Day Stage Showcases
8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Showcases

Thursday, March 19, 2020

9:00am-10:00pm Registration Open
10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
TBD SXSW Conference Keynote (Music)
11:00am- 6:00pm SXSW Conference Sessions
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Gaming Expo
12:00am-6:00pm Flatstock
12:00pm-4:00pm Radio Day Stage Showcases
12:00pm-4:00pm International Day Stage Showcases
3:00pm-10:00pm SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake
8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Showcases

Friday, March 20, 2020

9:00am-7:00pm Registration Open
10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Conference Sessions
11:00am-6:00pm Flatstock
11:00am-6:00pm Marketplace
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Music)
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Gaming Expo
12:00pm-2:00pm Taco Meetup II*
12:00pm-4:00pm Radio Day Stage Showcases
12:00pm-4:00pm International Day Stage Showcases
3:00pm-10:00pm SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake
8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Showcases

Saturday, March 21, 2020

9:00am-7:00pm Registration Open
10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
11:00am-4:30pm SXSW Conference Sessions
11:00am-6:00pm Flatstock
11:00am-6:00pm Marketplace
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Music)
12:00pm-4:00pm Radio Day Stage Showcases
12:00pm-4:00pm International Day Stage Showcases
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Gaming Expo
12:00pm-10:00pm SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake
8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Showcases

Sunday, March 22, 2020

12:30pm-5:30pm Closing BBQ and Softball Tournament
8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Closing Party (Open to the Public)

Explore the 2020 SXSW Schedule

The Austin Convention Center is the hub of the SXSW Conference and Festivals; it is also the central location for SXSW activities such as Registration and the SXSW Trade Show. Hundreds of additional activities are hosted at nearby venues throughout the city – see the Getting Around page for details.

  • = Requires additional ticket purchase to attend.

(All events subject to change)