SXSW to head to Australia in 2023

SXSW have announced an annual Asia-Pacific installment, with Sydney set to host in October 2023. It’s the first time the iconic conference and festival of creativity has expanded beyond North America since its inception in 1987.

A joint collaboration between the NSW Government, Destination NSW, TEG, and SXSW, SXSW Sydney will bring together the world’s most inspired thinkers, creators, and innovators to celebrate the very best in music, screen, gaming, technology, and innovation. Over 1000 events are set to take place during the week-long run, including screenings, panels, performances, and parties all across the city.

Colin Daniels, Managing Director of SXSW Sydney says:

“SXSW Sydney will showcase the largest group of inspiring international thinkers, creators, innovators and performers ever seen in Sydney at one time. Focusing on the creator industries in the Asia-Pacific region, SXSW Sydney will celebrate what’s next in culture, tech and the regions thriving creative economy. Sydney will play host to more than 1,000 experiences across the city encompassing keynote speakers, inspiring panels and summits, product demonstrations, artists performances, screenings, live gaming sessions and a myriad of networking events and parties. Sydney will be alive with future focused activities like never seen before.”

A major player for the creative, tech, and film industries, SXSW offers incredible learning and networking opportunities for professionals across all fields. With Sydney already home to iconic attractions and a booming events roster, it’s no surprise to see SXSW choosing the truly global city as its Asia-Pacific base of operations.

Jann Baskett, Chief Brand Officer of SXSW Austin says:

“The purpose of SXSW is to help creative people achieve their goals. When we’re able to connect people and provide content that celebrates emerging topics and industries, we are fulfilling this purpose. Sydney, and its future-focused culture, is the perfect place to extend that reach and share the inspiration and unexpected discoveries that make our event unique.”

SXSW Sydney will take place from October 15th to 23rd 2023. Industry professionals, creatives, partners, and more are invited to register their interest HERE.

Jodie Sloan

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