Internet, Networking, & Security > Around the Web SXSW 2022: Dates, News, Announcements, Rumors, and Everything Else to Know The annual music/film/tech fest will be held online this year by S.E. Slack Strategy Director, Lifewire.com S.E. Slack has 30+ years' experience writing about technology. She has authored 12 books, thousands of articles, and worked for IBM and Microsoft. our editorial process LinkedIn S.E. Slack Updated on October 06, 2021 Tweet Share Email SXSW is an annual event held in Austin, Texas, that brings together people from the interactive, film, and music industries. The technology industry pays attention to this event primarily because of the interactive elements involved. Both startups and established tech companies participate in SXSW every year. What Are the Dates for SXSW 2022? SXSW will be held online March 11-20, 2022. Event organizers are promising (and planning) to hold a hybrid event: in-person and online experiences will both occur. Predictions: What Will Happen This Year? The event was a bit lowkey in 2021 but we expect 2022 to be more vibrant and back to the full-on excitement and hype SXSW is known for. How to Register, Stream and/or Watch SXSW To attend SXSW, you need to register and purchase a pass to get information about attending the event online. There are a variety of early-bird registration dates and you can get special rates at local hotels with proof of registration. Keynote and Other Speakers Organizers are promising 15 tracks of programming along with the usual keynote and featured speakers. No speaker confirmations have been shared. Yet. The Latest SXSW and Related Tech News You can always get your tech news fix at Lifewire, but here are a few headlines related to or involving SXSW that might interest you, too. Enter Your Project for the SXSW 2022 Innovation Awards Apply Now to SXSW 2022: Film Festival, Music Showcases, Tech Competitions & More Stay tuned; we'll be updating this page regularly as more information about SXSW 2022 becomes available.