SXSW Just Announced New Speakers


From blockchain technology to a galaxy far, far away, the latest round of Featured Speakers to join the 2018 SXSW Conference lineup represent some of the world’s most creative visionaries, dynamic storytellers, and industry trailblazers from the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology.

Featured Speakers include internationally renowned chef José Andrés; Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue; award-winning actress, writer, and director Lena Dunham; actor and writer Ethan HawkeStar Wars VIII: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson; entrepreneur and model Karlie Kloss; Waymo CEO John Krafcik; Oscar-winning director, writer, and producer Spike Lee; activist and technologist Chelsea Manning; executive editor of Recode Kara SwisherWestworld cast members Evan Rachel WoodJames Marsden, and Jeffrey Wright; YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki; and many more.

“The speakers announced today feature a diverse group of leaders and innovators that make SXSW the foremost destination for creative people,” said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer. “As SXSW celebrates the 25th year of Interactive and Film, the cross-industry talent announced today reflects the ongoing convergence of the modern world, the trends we see throughout our programming, and the paramount reason for our now unified conference experience.”

Building on an impressive Conference lineup including our 2018 Keynotes, these Featured Speakers represent many of the developing trends expected to come out of SXSW this March. Add these compelling sessions to your Favorites on the SXSW Schedule to begin planning your SXSW adventure today.

The only way to take part in this exciting programming is to register to attendSXSW 2018 – do so before Friday, February 9 for your final chance to save on the walk-up rate.

Dive into our speaker lineup below and get ready to be inspired by these thought leaders and more during the 2018 SXSW Conference & Festivals from March 9-18 in Austin, TX.


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