SXSW Keynote, Featured Speakers + first wave of films added

Article Contributed by South by Southwest | Published on Thursday, January 14, 2021

Ideas that will renew your hope in tomorrow. Our ability to rewrite the future. The opportunity to connect with people and reboot your skills. 

This is what we’re bringing you in March at SXSW Online 2021. A unique digital experience where you’ll engage with speakers from across the globe, watch new projects from innovative talents, and catch sets from an array of acts. 

Yesterday we announced a bevy of exciting speakers, starting with Keynote Willie Nelson. Featured speakers added to the lineup include Samantha Bee, Sir Richard Branson, Nicholas Britell, Dave Burd (aka Lil Dicky), The Chainsmokers, Chiquis, Laurieann Gibson, Taraji P. Henson, Barry Jenkins, Dave Jorgensen, Matthew McConaughey, Queen Latifah, LL COOL J, and more. 

And today we revealed the first films added to the feature slate. Early festival highlights include the World Premieres of Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, Hysterical, Confronting a Serial Killer, The Hunt for Planet B, Luchadoras, Jakob’s Wife, Recovery, Violet and the North American Premiere of Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché.

In mid-February, SXSW Online will open its doors so registrants can get a head start on networking. Passholders will also be treated to a premium viewing experience with streaming available via our Connected TV app available on Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku®, Samsung TV Plus, and Android TV. 

Register today and join us in March for discovery and stuff! Budget-friendly student and group rates are available.