South By Southwest 2019: New Updates and Deadlines Just Announced

South By Southwest (SXSW) happens March 8th through the 17th, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Though this seems far off to start planning there are several updates and deadlines to pay attention to before you attend or participate. Below are the recent updates and deadlines for SXSW 2019. 

SXSW Registration and SXSW Housing and Travel:

SXSW Registration and SXSW Housing and Travel opens on August 1, 2018th, below are the badge pricing along with pricing deadlines. Early registrants benefit from discounted rates, which expire at 11:59pm PT on the deadlines above. I suggest buying SXSW 2019 badges sooner than later as they go up in price as the festival comes closer to opening day. Enrolled high school, college, and university students may purchase a discounted SXSW Interactive Badge, SXSW Film Badge, or SXSW Music Badge. TBD on discount pricing, more information to come in the near future. If you have a group of 10 or more please visit for more group pricing information. Please visit: for more information on registration and to purchase a badge.

SXSW 2019 Music:

Music Festival showcase applications are open now! If your musical project is ready you need to apply now, no time like the present. The rate is still only $35 until September 13. To apply for the showcase please visit:

SXSW 2019 Film:

The SXSW Film is open for Early Submission and the deadline is on August 23. Before you submit, be sure to take a look at their guidelines to ensure your film is eligible for SXSW and check out the Film Submissions page for deadlines and fees located here:

SXSW 2019 Interactive Innovation Awards:

The Interactive Innovation Awards will explore 2018’s innovative digital projects at the Finalist Showcase on Saturday, March 9, followed by the Interactive Innovation Awards ceremony on Monday, March 11. The Early Deadline for submission is August 16th and the final deadline is October 4th. Please visit:

Panel Picker:

On August 6, PanelPicker® Community Voting opens up. For more information about Panel Picker and their deadlines please visit:

SXSW 2019 Exhibitor:

Applications to exhibit at SXSW 2019 for SXSW Trade Show, SXSW Wellness ExpoStartup Spotlight, and SXSW Marketplace are now open. Please visit their exhibitor page for specifics on each that is located here:

As your local SXSW events informant and on ground zero for the festival I will continue to post updates for SXSW 2019 as soon as I receive them.

For more information about SXSW 2019 click here. See you all at SXSW 2019!!


Source: SXSW