SXSW 2021 Adds Stacey Abrams as Keynote Speaker and New Round of Featured Speakers

This week SXSW announced a new keynote speaker and a new round of featured speakers for the 2021 season. Starting with the biggest announcement this week, entrepreneur, political leader, and bestselling author Stacey Abrams will have a Keynote conversation with author N.K. Jemisin for SXSW Online 2021.

“We’re truly excited about the remarkable range of creative talent and innovators that we’ve announced today as part of SXSW Online,” said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer. “In the 30 plus years of SXSW, we’ve showcased so many incredible voices who have shown tremendous courage and leadership, which is why we’re honored to add Nobel Peace Prize nominee Stacey Abrams as a Keynote for 2021. Moreover, her conversation with science fiction writer N.K. Jemisin taps into the kind of creative energy that only happens at SXSW.” Abrams and Jemisin join previously announced Keynote Willie Nelson.

If that new wasn’t exciting enough, featured Speakers announced this week include DJ Steve Aoki, Elizabeth Banks, Mayim Bialik, Mary J. Blige, James Cameron, David Dobrik, Melinda Gates, Bill Hader, Yuval Noah Harari, Noah Hawley, Walter Isaacson, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Carole King, Amy Klobuchar, Demi Lovato, Desus Nice and the Kid Mero, Jon Platt, Mark Rabkin, Amber Ruffin, The Russo Brothers, Jennifer Salke, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, and more. Explore the latest round of speakers below and browse the Featured Speakers lineup for a complete list of previously announced programming with more to come.

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Source: SXSW