Welcome to SXSW 2022 Conference & Festivals – Event Guide
Hi, all of you! We have a suite of participant resources to help you on your SX journey from March 11-20.
At the heart of SXSW, this year’s epic gathering of creatives from the worlds of tech, film, music and beyond is in full swing in Austin and online. SXSW is a whirlwind of inspirational sessions, film screenings, get-togethers, early morning tacos, music showcases, exhibits, competitions, late night tacos, plenty of networking opportunities and more.
“It has been three years since we hosted an in-person SXSW, and we couldn’t be more excited and honored to bring together a lineup that spans the depth, breadth and quality of creativity and leadership that make SXSW the global destination. for creative professionals. – Hugh Forrest, Programming Director
Pick up your badge at check-in located in the Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 1. Before you go, review COVID-19 guidelines, vaccination, testing, and other badge requirements here.
Explore our quick attendee guide below, including event access, navigation, and ways to log into SXSW. For a full list of event tools and tips for the adventure ahead, visit the Member Services Center.
Overview of the program
SXSW conference programming includes Main presentations and Featured Speakers sessions. Plus, hundreds of sessions spotlighting industry leaders across our 15 tracks, 9 summits and various formats.
With a variety of new, developing and established Present artists, the Music Festival brings together artists and industry professionals from around the world. Listen to live music throughout the city all week.
Rolling out the Film Festival red carpet, explore the set 2022 film lineup across all screening categories and download the movie schedule for a quick timestamp guide to what’s on.
Explore the SXSW Schedule for all announced programming, including Comedy Festival showcases, exhibitions, awards, creative industries exposure, trade shows and parties, networking and beyond.
Watch SXSW online
SXSW 2022 is both in-person and online, simultaneously, for the first time. SXSW online takes place in web, mobile, TV apps, XR environments and mentoring platforms. Content includes 24/7 streaming across three channels, as well as on-demand conference and festival programming.
SXSW Online is open to all SXSW online badges and passes. Learn more about where to watch as well as RSVP mentoring session and movie requirements here.
Select events will be streamed live to the public on SXSW’s official social media channels, including keynote addresses and presentations from featured speakers. Check free live stream program.
Navigating IRL Events
Explore all the ways to experience SXSW 2022 on the go from your device or at home, including the official SXSW GO mobile app, SXSW TV, SXSW Expo and connected TV apps. To download Official mobile and TV apps to start.
Event Status allows you to easily check the current status of a room or the remaining capacity of a place. A Green-yellow-red system appears on the SXSW GO app, the SXSW Scheduleand on digital event status boards located around the Austin Convention Center and other locations.
Take note of special hall bag requirements. Paramount and Stateside theaters have a clear bag policy to minimize the contact that a bag search would require. Clear bags must not exceed 14″x12″x6″ (35x30x15cm). Tote bags from SXSW registrants – received when collecting registration badges – are permitted. Learn more about screening access at person and online from the film festival on the attendee services hub.
Browse our transportation services to easily navigate downtown Austin to your next session, meeting, filming or presenting. the SXSW Shuttle is a free shuttle that runs between the Austin Convention Center and most SXSW festival sites. Browse the shuttle map, schedules and other transportation options on the Getting Around page.
Getting Around Austin
Wear comfortable shoes
Experienced registrants know that SXSW is a marathon, not a sprint. Plan to walk a lot, be weather ready, stay hydrated and expect the unexpected discoveries that make SXSW unique! (Tip: read more tips here. #tips)
Member Services Center
Have a great SXSW 2022, y’all!
Teaser Image: 2022 SXSW Showcasing Artist, Perfume Genius – Photo by Renee Dominguez