First of Many SXSW 2018 Keynote Reveals
On Monday, July 24, SXSW announced the first three keynotes for March 2018: “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins, author and relationship guru Esther Perel plus IEEE quantum computing expert whurley.
In addition to these three Keynotes, five Featured Speakers were part of this July 24 announcement. These include space entrepreneur and futurist Bob Richards, Kaiser Permanente chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson, Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 chairman and CEO Ingrid Vanderveldt (who wowed audiences at SXSW 2017), artist and poet Cleo Wade, and author and founder of the Future Today Institute Amy Webb (who was also a big part of the March 2017 event in Austin).
Dozens of additional Featured Speakers as well as Several more Keynotes for SXSW 2018 will be announced over the next six months. Mid-October will bring our biggest content announcement of the season, when we reveal hundreds of sessions that have been selected via the extremely competitive SXSW PanelPicker process. You can be part of this mid-October announcement by selecting your favorite proposals when PanelPicker public voting begins on Monday, August 7.
This week’s announcement supports the Tuesday, August 1 launch of badge sales for SXSW 2018. If having a downtown hotel room is important to you, then you should mark you calendar to register on this day.
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Hugh Forrest tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they cover specific current events. When not attempting to wordsmith or learning to meditate, he serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW in Austin.