South by Southwest (SWSW) announced SXSW Online for its 2021 edition with the event featuring conference keynotes, screenings, showcases, networking, and exhibitions. SXSW EDU Online will run from  March 9-11, 2021, and SXSW Online will take place from March 16 -20, 2021.

PanelPicker proposals for SXSW and SXSW EDU will open for the digital experience on Oct. 6 and can be submitted here.  The event will also open Film Festival submissions on that date as well, which can be submitted here.

“The challenge of building a new future is one that we’re excited to tackle.  This has been such a year of change and we, like the entire world, are reshaping are perspective on how we connect. We’re pleased to introduce SXSW Online as part of our program for 2021, and regardless of platform, we will continue to bring together the brightest minds from creative industries worldwide.” 

 – Roland Swenson, CEO and Co-Founder

SXSW is currently working with the City of Austin and public health officials in delivering the physical event, which is scheduled to take place in March 2021.  Additional details regarding next year’s event are set to be revealed in the coming months.  For the most up-to-date announcements, visit the conference’s official webpage or follow them on all social media platforms.

Founded in 1987, SXSW is an annual event that takes place in Austin, Texas in March.  The event is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. 

SXSW 2021 Important Dates:

SXSW and SXSW EDU PanelPicker Entries: October 6-16, 2020

SXSW Film Festival Submissions: October 6-28, 2020

SXSW EDU (Online): March 9-11, 2021

SXSW Online: March 16-20, 2021