19 More Reasons to Register for SXSW 2019

The Forrest Four-Cast: September 11, 2018

UPDATE: Discount registration deadline extended through 11:59 pm Pacific Time Monday, September 17.

SXSW has revealed the first round of Keynotes and Featured Speakers for March Magic 2019. Listed in alphabetical order by last name, the 19 industry leaders who make up this announcement are as follows:

Jason Blum (two-time Academy Award-nominated producer)
Josh Constine (TechCrunch)
Susan Fowler (Technology Editor of the New York Times Opinion section)
Robert Hackett (Fortune)
Bjarke Ingels (BIG / Bjarke Ingels Group)
Shirley Manson (Garbage)
Lauren Mayberry (Chvrches)
Marti Noxon (writer, producer, and director)
Amanda Palmer (singer, songwriter, playwright, pianist, and blogger)
Eli Pariser (Upworthy)
Ari Paul (Blocktower)
John Pierson (filmmaker)
Michael Pollan (author of “How to Change Your Mind”)
Douglas Rushkoff (media theorist, author, and documentarian)
Kyle Samani (Multicoin Capital)
Joanna Shields (BenevolentAI)
Kevin Systrom (Instagram)
Amy Webb (Future Today Institute)
Linda Xie (Scalar Capital)

Read in-depth biographical information about these Keynotes and Featured Speakers via this post on the SXSW website.

Learn, engage and connect with these Keynotes and Featured Speakers by buying a badge for SXSW 2019. Hurry — you will save $500 off the walkup price if you register before 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Thursday, September 13. Special discounts for groups and organizations, as well as students.

After you buy your badge, then book your lodging for March Magic via SXSW Housing and Travel. Plenty of convenient downtown rooms still available, particularly during the second half of SXSWeek.

Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.

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