AUSTIN, Texas – SXSW released a list of just some of the speakers you can expect to see at SXSW 2020.
Next year, the conference is scheduled for March 13-22 and will feature a variety of artists, speakers, and musicians.
Some of the speakers include reality stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, actor and comedian Cheech Marin, director Robert Rodriguez, and musician Yo-Yo Ma.
Here is the list of newly announced initial keynote and featured speakers for the conference:
- Managing Partner at Brentwood Growth Partners and former President and COO of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aimé (Convergence)
- Musician, singer, songwriter, visual artist, and actress Kim Gordon (Music)
- Founder and Chief Trend Curator of the Non-Obvious Company Rohit Bhargava
- Producer, songwriter, artist Benny Blanco
- Cannabis rights activist Steve DeAngelo
- Starburst Accelerator co-founder & Managing Partner Van Espahbodi
- Graphika Chief Innovation Officer Camille François
- Entrepreneurs and Magnolia founders Chip and Joanna Gaines
- Entrepreneur and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes in conversation with TechCrunch’s Josh Constine
- Author and co-founder and CEO of Affectiva Dr. Rana el Kaliouby
- Cirque du Soleil, One Drop Foundation and Lune Rouge founder Guy Laliberté
- Designer, author and technologist John Maeda
- Actor and comedian Cheech Marin in conversation with Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez
- IMDB Founder and CEO Col Needham
- James Beard Award-winning chef and author Kwame Onwuachi
- Executive Director of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation Cat Packer
- C3 Presents concert and festival promoter Huston Powell
- Musician, producer and songwriter Nile Rodgers in conversation with music industry executive and entrepreneur Merck Mercuriadis
- Quantitative futurist, author and founder and CEO of the Future Today Institute Amy Webb
- Author and scholar Shoshana Zuboff
- Activating Change with a Cello and a Shovel: an exploration of how to use culture to transform social problems that create division and uncertainty into moments that confirm community and activate change, featuring musician Yo-Yo Ma and artist Pedro Reyes. Moderated by NPR’s Peter Sagal.
- Changing the Immersive Storytelling Wild West: a conversation about how to collaborate to create sustainable, transformative and inclusive work in immersive storytelling, between Royal Shakespeare Company Director of Digital Development Sarah Ellis; anthropologist, technologist, professor and Intel senior fellow Genevieve Bell; and Guild of Future Architects Executive Director Kamal Sinclair. Moderated by Watershed CEO Clare Reddington.
- Hear to Slay: a live podcast recording offering compelling conversations and uncommonly incisive reads of the politics and pop culture that shape the world we live in, featuring writer, editor and podcaster Roxane Gay; award-winning professor and author Tressie McMillan Cottom; and Special Guest.