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 https://www.sxsw.com/attend/group-registration/ for more group pricing information. Please visit: https://www.sxsw.com/attend/ for more information on registration and to purchase a badge.
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: https://www.sxsw.com/apply-to-participate/showcase-applications/.
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: https://www.sxsw.com/apply-to-participate/film-submissions/.
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: https://www.sxsw.com/awards/interactive-innovation-awards/.
On August 6, PanelPicker® Community Voting opens up. For more information about Panel Picker and their deadlines please visit: https://www.sxsw.com/news/2017/panelpicker-community-voting/.
Applications to exhibit at SXSW 2019 for SXSW Trade Show, SXSW Wellness Expo, Startup Spotlight, and SXSW Marketplace are now open. Please visit their exhibitor page for specifics on each that is located here: https://www.sxsw.com/news/2018/apply-to-exhibit-at-sxsw-2019/.
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.