SXSW Badge-Buying Basics: Just the Facts
Why should I buy a badge?
Registering is the best way to maximize all the career-enhancing opportunities that are available in Austin in March. Badge-holders attend forward-thinking panels and presentations, see great films, hear amazing bands, visit the SXSW Trade Show and make incredible new connections via the hundreds of networking events that occur within the SXSW framework.
When do badge sales begin for SXSW 2018?
Badge sales begin at 10:00 am CDT on Tuesday morning, August 1.
Why is is so important for me to register on Tuesday, August 1?
Many of the most convenient downtown hotel rooms will sell out quickly. Buy your badge on August 1 to have the most options for where you stay when you are in Austin in March.
How do I find out about Austin hotels for SXSW 2018?
Click here to see all Austin hotel properties.
How do I book my hotel room for March in Austin?
After you purchase your badge, you can book your hotel room via the SXSW Housing Department.
If I am a student, do I get a special badge rate?
Yes, for 2018, we have special student rates. Click here for more information.
Have badge prices increased for the 2018 event?
No, badge prices for SXSW 2018 are the same as they were for SXSW 2017.
When do badge prices increase?
The early-bird registration rate runs through the end of the day on Friday, September 8. Badge prices continue to increase as we get closer to March.
What is the difference between the badge types?
This page explains what you get with each kind of SXSW badge.
Who is speaking at SXSW 2018?
We have already announced a handful of Keynotes and Featured Speakers for next spring, including Barry Jenkins, Esther Perel and whurley. Many many many many many more speakers and sessions will be revealed as we get closer to March. Click here to watch videos of some of the top speakers at SXSW 2017.
What kinds of content are you covering at SXSW 2018?
Click here to see a list of all the tracks for next spring.
What bands are performing at SXSW 2018?
The first list of bands for next spring will be announced in October.
What films are screening at SXSW 2018?
The first list of films for next spring will be announced in early January.
Aside from buying a badge, how else can I get involved with the event?
Click here for a list of 10 different ways that you can participate in March Magic.
How do I market my company at SXSW?
From purchasing booth space in the Trade Show to sponsoring some kind of special event, there are so many ways to market your company at SXSW. Learn more about all the available opportunities by visiting this page.
How do I get answers to my SXSW questions?
Contact SXSW via this page.
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.