Gaming Sessions

SXSW Gaming offers a premier lineup of industry-leading programming providing a unique experience that feels unlike any other gaming conference. SXSW Gaming is the perfect place to interact with other gaming professionals and fans alike, and there is sure to be a great takeaway for everyone involved, from the casual gamer to the AAA studio CEO.

Gaming Sessions

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About Gaming Program


SXSW is well-known for its cutting-edge discussions and insightful programming across all disciplines at the Conference and Festival. On a trip to SXSW you will hear previously unknown bands, can catch the midnight release of a blockbuster film, and can listen to technology experts discussing their views of the future, and this same innovative spirit dwells within SXSW Gaming. The same thought-provoking conversations are found within the SXSW Gaming Programming lineup and Geek Stage, and covers every aspect of the gaming and the geek culture world.

Dozens of thought-leaders, developers, personalities, and influencers who span across major and indie game studios, tabletop gaming, esports, online personalities, streamers, and many more fields convene in Austin each March. These influencers come from all around the globe to attend SXSW Gaming, and to discuss the multitudes of emerging trends and breakthroughs in the gaming industry, but also to enjoy and share the creativity which games are built upon.

Whether you’re a loyal fan or industry insider, the SXSW Gaming programming lineup is sure to pique your interest. SXSW Gaming has something to offer all of its attendees; whether you’re looking for the valuable content for which SXSW is known, aiming to network and disseminate your ideas, or simply seeing everything that’s buzzing in the Gaming world, the SXSW Gaming Conference is the place for you!


Attend SXSW Gaming 2017

Grab your SXSW Gaming wristband for access to industry insider secrets, in-depth conversations on the latest gaming trends, star-studded showcases, and exclusive access to the newest games around! Gaming Wristbands on sale now at early-bird registration rates until January 27, 2017.

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Schedule of Events

The 2017 SXSW Gaming schedule of events is now live! With dozens of new experiences to enjoy each year, browse our latest lineup and keep up-to-date with the newest additions as we get closer to the main event.

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Spotlight on SXSW Gaming 2017

Join us in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from March 16-18 for SXSW Gaming 2017.


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