Featured Speakers

Featured Speakers and Sessions offer some of the most forward-thinking, inspiring, and exciting presentations at SXSW Gaming. Reintroduced for the 2018 SXSW Gaming Festival, who all will we see at next year’s event?

Featured Speakers

An Interview with Phil Spencer, SXSW 2014 - Photo by Rich Denis

About Featured Speakers


SXSW Gaming speakers come from all over the globe. When you attend the dozens of panels, meet ups, and talks throughout next year’s event, expect to hear from the top industry experts, personalities, esports players, developers, authors, legends, and much, much more.

2018 marks the return of the Featured Speakers format to the programming lineup. Former featured speakers have included world-renowned individuals such as Phil Spencer (Head of Xbox, Microsoft Studios), Jade Raymond (Former Managing Director, Ubisoft and Founder, Motive Studios), and Andrew Wilson (CEO, EA).

With the SXSW PanelPicker concluding later this summer, we can’t wait to share the first sessions you’ll see at SXSW Gaming 2018 along with some extra special featured speakers.

SXSW Gaming 2018 takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17.


Vote During the 2018 SXSW PanelPicker®

The SXSW PanelPicker community voting period takes place from Monday, August 7 – Friday, August 25. Vote on your favorite ideas for sessions, panels, meet ups, and more to help decide what makes it to SXSW Gaming 2018.

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Interested in showing off your latest product, project or game in an exciting and energetic atmosphere? With an attendance expanding beyond 46,000 attendees in 2017, the SXSW Gaming Expo is the perfect place to do so! Learn more about exhibiting at the SXSW Gaming Expo in 2018 today!

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