The event industry is hopeful that we will all be able to get back to executing events in a new way. Things will obviously look, feel, and even sound different. And were taking notes on how to do this from event producers from one of the biggest events of the year!
South by Southwest is putting on this digital experience that will feature conference keynotes and sessions, film screenings, music showcases, networking, and exhibitions from March 16-20, 2021.
“South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. We have some new event updates to share with you and more to come as we aim to deliver SXSW 2021 in a way that brings together our community of creatives and provides a platform for them to further their goals.” – Jordan Roberts, Senior Content Marketing Manager at SXSW
This year SXSW with include the World Premiere of Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil as their opening night headliner directed by Michael D. Ratner. Other highlights are Hysterical, Confronting a Serial Killer, The Hunt for Planet B, Jakob’s Wife, Luchadoras, Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché, Recovery, and Violet. To look into what these films are about click here. And that not all! They also have Willie Nelson as the Keynote Speaker this year.
“No individual has had the cultural impact on or been more synonymous with the creative vibrancy of Austin than Willie Nelson, and we are incredibly honored to have him as an SXSW Online 2021 Keynote,” said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer. “In addition to dozens of incredible Featured Speakers, today’s announcement also includes more than 200 sessions curated from our global community via PanelPicker, and is a key part of the premium content you can expect from SXSW Online 2021.”
Other feature speakers include Samantha Bee, Sir Richard Branson, Nicholas Britell, Dave Burd (aka Lil Dicky), The Chainsmokers, Chiquis, Laurieann Gibson, Taraji P. Henson, Barry Jenkins, Matthew McConaughey, Queen Latifah, LL COOL J, and more. To see the full list click here.
Regardless of how different one of the biggest events of the year looks this year, we are just happy that people are finding ways to move forward. But we are also confident SXSW will return to its full glory and host in-person events again… and we can’t wait!
See you soon SXSW!