Session Formats

As SXSW Gaming continues to grow, the variety of programmed content that you’ll find at each year’s event does as well. Learn more about our unique formats for SXSW Gaming 2018!


Session Formats

The Attack Meet Up, SXSW Gaming 2017 - Photo by Luis Bustos

About Session Formats

 

SXSW Gaming 2018 will feature a total of 4 different formats that are comprised of Featured Speakers, Talks (Solo, Dual, and Panels), Meet Ups, and Mentor sessions.

Featured Speakers

New for SXSW Gaming 2018. 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.

Looking for the best presentations and announcements in gaming? SXSW Gaming Featured Speaker sessions bring together some of the biggest and brightest names of our time.

Solo / Dual / Panels

The vast majority of our Solo, Dual and Panel programming is sourced through PanelPicker®. Solo and Dual presentations offer a deep dive look into more targeted topics with either one or two speakers. Panels typically feature one moderator and up to three additional industry experts who represent different perspectives and opinions in a given area, making for a lively discussion. Each of these formats is one hour in length.

Meet Ups

SXSW Gaming attracts thousands of diverse gamers from around the world that are looking for new ideas, new collaborators and an opportunity to make new life-changing connections. Meet Ups are a fundamental and relaxed way to get connected with the dynamic SXSW Gaming community while engaging in your favorite interests.

Mentor Sessions

New for SXSW Gaming 2018. Mentor Sessions offer one-on-one coaching with professionals from all aspects of the various gaming industries. Advance sign-up is required and access is limited to a pre-determined amount of RSVPs.


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

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Attend SXSW Gaming 2018

Be a part of a whole new kind of gaming festival experience that can only be found in the heart of the legendary SXSW. Get exclusive access to star-studded showcases, competitions for both fans and pros, in-depth conversations on the latest gaming trends, and all of your favorite games with an official SXSW Gaming wristband! Gaming wristbands on sale now in limited supplies.

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There are a variety of ways to get involved in the 2018 SXSW Gaming Festival, including the Gaming Awards and Pitch Competition. Learn more about all of our upcoming and current application periods today!

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