SXSW 2023: Dates, News, Announcements, Rumors, and Everything Else to Know

What's next for the annual music/film/tech fest

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 2023?

SXSW 2023 will happen March 10-19 in Austin, TX, and online. Registration is open.

What Happened at SXSW 2022?

SXSW 2022 happened March 11-20.

One trend at 2022's SXSW was nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, with companies like Porsche exhibiting them. VR was another big hit, with virtual cinema, music, and gaming demos.

Richard Linklater's film "Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood" had its premiere, and Lizzo spoke about her new show, "Watch Out for the Big Grrrls," in a live keynote conversation moderated by iHeart Media's Angela Yee.

Dolly Parton made her first SXSW appearance, where she launched a Web3 platform dubbed the "Dollyverse" and chatted with author James Patterson about their new book "Run, Rose, Run."

She also performed songs from her latest album and classic hits "9-5" and "I Will Always Love You."

Pete Buttigieg appeared for the second time to discuss public transit and climate change, while the CEO of American Airlines talked about the future of travel.

How to Register, Stream and Watch SXSW

To attend SXSW, you must 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.

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.