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SXSW Sydney

SXSW Sydney

In 2023, SXSW is heading out of North America.

This new event will focus on innovation and creativity in the Asia-Pacific region and will take in Sydney, Australia.

The Conference portion will feature over four hundred keynotes, presentations, panels, workshops, and mentor sessions. The Conference’s first keynote speaker, Amy Webb, is an American futurist, author, and CEO/Founder of the leading foresight and future strategy firm, Future Today Institute.

Featured Speakers include:

  • serial entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Colossal, Ben Lamm.
  • expert in the exploration of mammalian evolution, development, and reproductive technologies, Prof. Andrew Pask of the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne.
  • Chief Evangelist of Canva and former Apple Chief Evangelist, Guy Kawasaki.
  • Director of Content at Netflix, Que Minh Luu.
  • co-founder of Baidam Solutions, a cyber security business based in Brisbane, Jack Reis.
  • Saudi women’s rights activist, author, podcast host, cyber security specialist and founder of the Ethical Technologists Society, Manal al-Sharif.

Making their debut Australian appearances at SXSW Sydney Music Festival are:

  • American rapper-producer teenager redveil.
  • Canadian new-wave breakthrough solo artist EKKSTACY.
  • London-based quartet Los Bitchos.
  • Nigerian-British indie-pop songwriter Connie Constance; and Japanese punk four-piece Otoboke Beaver.

The SXSW Sydney Screen Festival will offer a future-focused program of film, episodic content, digital, XR and social content premieres. The festival will highlight screen-culture’s diversity in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

The SXSW Sydney Games Festival will celebrate the future of the industry and embrace the power and potential of games. More than one hundred local and international independent games will be playable across Showcase venues and the myriad other festival venues in the SXSW Sydney precinct.

SXSW Sydney unfolds Oct. 15-22, 2023, in Sydney, Australia.

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