Adam Horovitz, John Boehner, T Bone Burnett and more have been added as keynote speakers at South by Southwest Conference and Festivals, while Brandi Carlile, David Byrne, and others have been added as featured speakers. The conference and festivals will take place from March 8-17 in Austin, TX.
Keystone speaker announcements include former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner with Acreage Holdings Chairman and CEO Kevin Murphy; a Keynote Conversation with Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond of Beastie Boys with Amazon Music’s Nathan Brackett; award-winning producer, musician and songwriter T Bone Burnett; investor and author Roger McNamee with WIRED Editor in Chief Nicholas Thompson; and Recode co-founder and editor-at-large Kara Swisher with a special guest.
Featured speaker announcements include national political trailblazer Stacey Abrams, multi-faceted artist David Byrne; actress, producer and director Elizabeth Banks; actress, writer and producer Aidy Bryant; Grammy Award-winning musician Brandi Carlile joining a conversation with award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss; professional wrestler Charlotte Flair; actor, writer and director Ethan Hawke; actress, activist and philanthropist Amber Heard; Oscar-winning actress and entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow; President of TBS & TNT, Chief Creative Officer at Turner Entertainment and Warner Media Direct-to-Consumer, Kevin Reilly; Grammy Award-winning producer, songwriter, and musician Nile Rodgers; futurist and best-selling author Brian Solis; food expert, actress and best-selling author Padma Lakshmi; WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon; Gemini President Cameron Winklevoss and CEO Tyler Winklevoss, and more.
“We’re fortunate to bring together a diverse group of creative thinkers and leaders to share their perspectives,” said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer. “From NASA scientists to entertainment legends Nile Rodgers and T Bone Burnett to influential voices like Stacey Abrams and Kara Swisher, the breadth and depth of programming at this year’s event is what continues to make SXSW unique and indispensable.”
SXSW Conference programming is organized into 25 tracks, which are divided between interactive, film, music, and convergence. Once again, SXSW is offering expanded access to events for all registrants. Attendees will receive primary access to programming associated with their badge type but now also enjoy secondary entry to most other SXSW events. For more information, visit the festival’s website. To register for the event, click here.
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