SXSW Announces Jason Blum, Shirley Manson and More as Keynotes And Featured Speakers

The first announced line up of Keynotes and Featured Speakers for 2019’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival have been announced! They include Academy Award-nominated Jason Blum, my personal favorite, Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson as well as Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom. The fest kicks off March 8 and continues through March 17, 2019.

Known for its diverse, collaborative and inventive community, the SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, network, and advance their careers. Other speakers announced include 2017 Time Person of the Year Susan Fowler; world-renowned architect Bjarke Ingels; artist and musician Amanda Palmer; co-founder of Upworthy and Fellow at the New America Foundation Eli Pariser; New York Times bestselling author Michael Pollan; media theorist and author Douglas Rushkoff; Benevolent AI CEO Joanna Shields; futurist and author Amy Webb; and more.

Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

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