March Magic Discounts Expire Sept 13
The lowest registration rates of the 2019 SXSW season disappear at 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Thursday, September 13. So buy your badge soon to save $500 on the walkup rate.
Take this short quiz to decide which of the four SXSW badge options are best for your goals. You will also want to check the Track Page to determine which days in the March 8–16 timeframe that you want to attend the event. Note that two of the most exciting additions to the 2019 SXSW Conference lineup (“Blockchain & Cryptocurrency” as well as “Cannabusiness”) occur in the second half of SXSWeek.
Also remember that groups, organizations and students are eligible for special registration rates. Click here to learn more about these discounts.
Keynotes and Featured Speakers for SXSW 2019 include Jason Blum (two-time Academy Award-nominated producer), Susan Fowler (Technology Editor of the New York Times Opinion section), Bjarke Ingels (BIG / Bjarke Ingels Group), Shirley Manson (Garbage), Lauren Mayberry (Chvrches), Marti Noxon (writer, producer, and director), Eli Pariser (Upworthy), Michael Pollan (author of “How to Change Your Mind”), Douglas Rushkoff (media theorist, author, and documentarian), Kevin Systrom (Instagram), Amy Webb (Future Today Institute) and several others.
Many more speakers and hundreds of additional sessions for March Magic will be announced via the SXSW website in early October. More information on the hundreds of amazing networking events (such as the Interactive Bash, pictured above) will begin to be revealed in December and January.
After you buy your badge, be sure to book your lodging via SXSW Housing and Travel. There are still lots of options at downtown properties — but many of these properties will sell out as the September 13 deadline approaches. Find out which hotels are available on which days using this page.
Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.