Featured Speakers

Featured Speakers and Sessions offer some of the most forward-thinking, inspiring, and exciting presentations at SXSW Gaming. Reintroduced for the 2019 SXSW Gaming Festival, who all will we see at next year’s event?

Steve Arhancet, Co-CEO and Owner of Team Liquid at SXSW Gaming 2018 - Photo by Kurt Lunsford

Steve Arhancet, Co-CEO and Owner of Team Liquid at SXSW Gaming 2018 - Photo by Kurt Lunsford

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.

Featured Speaker Sessions Hours & Location

Friday, March 15 – Saturday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Austin Convention Center 3rd Floor, Room 10AB

The 2019 SXSW Gaming Festival includes three dedicated tracks:

Esports Industry
Topics tackling the growing world of esports and its place in the games industry.

Game Design & Development
Ideas covering all aspects of game design and development, including art direction, animation, coding, sound, and voice acting.

Game Marketing & Community
Discussions centered on how to get the word out about games, including through traditional marketing methods, community engagement and online influencers.

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 new speakers revealed each month, follow this webpage for the latest information on all SXSW Gaming Featured Speakers.

Want to see other great programming found at SXSW Gaming 2019? Browse the 2019 SXSW Gaming Schedule!

SXSW Gaming 2019 takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17.


Exhibit at SXSW Gaming

Interested in showing off your latest product, project or game in an exciting and energetic atmosphere? With an attendance expanding beyond 55,000 attendees in 2018, the SXSW Gaming Expo is the perfect place to do so! Learn more about exhibiting at the SXSW Gaming Expo in 2019 today!

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Gaming Wristbands available in limited supplies, starting at $20 each. Get complete access to a legendary festival experience across the Gaming Expo, Gaming Awards, and Gaming Program at the SXSW Gaming Festival 2019.


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