Featured Speakers Return for SXSW Gaming 2018

SXSW Keynote Gareth Edwards, SXSW 2017 - Photo by Alexa Wagner

The Featured Speakers and Sessions programming format returns to SXSW Gaming for the 2018 festival, with more information coming soon to reveal who our first featured speakers will be.

SXSW serves as a platform for discovering new ideas that will set the stage for industry-wide conversations in the following year. With the return of featured speakers at the 2018 SXSW Gaming Festival, you can expect even more unparalleled content filled with world-class speakers.

Featured speakers who have been a part of SXSW Gaming in the past have included industry legends such as Jade Raymond (Founder, Motive Studios), Phil Spencer (Head of Xbox, Microsoft Studios), Andrew Wilson (CEO, EA), and even Robert Kirkman (Creator, The Walking Dead).

SXSW Gaming 2017 was a monumental year by introducing a new festival to the SXSW mix, and we can’t wait to take things even further with our first content reveal for SXSW Gaming 2018!

PanelPicker Community Voting

The SXSW PanelPicker® is the official SXSW community-sourced platform for determining the majority of content seen at the various conferences found each March.

With over 4,000 entries covering the music, film, interactive, education, and gaming industries, discover and vote for your favorite ideas with a new PanelPicker interface to help determine what will be seen at SXSW, SXSW EDU, and SXSW Gaming 2018.

Public voting comprises 30% of the final decision for each proposal, while SXSW staff (30%) and advisory board (40%) comprises the rest. This balance of votes allows for the most diverse and unique ideas to make it through each year for SXSW. Voting will be open to the SXSW community from August 7 – 27.

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SXSW Keynote Gareth Edwards, SXSW 2017 – Photo by Alexa Wagner

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Estevan Aviles

Gaming Festival Programming Specialist

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