SXSW is just weeks away and the organizers have announced a slate of additions to the Keynote and Featured Speaker lineup for the 2019 event. The updated list of Keynote speakers announced for the event includes Endeavor Chief Marketing Officer Bozoma Saint John, director, actress, producer and activist Olivia Wilde, and the addition of Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger to a conversation with Kevin Systrom and Josh Constine.
Contributors who have joined the Featured Speakers list for 2019 include musician and creative A$AP Rocky; journalist and author Jill Abramson; actress, writer, producer and director Pamela Adlon; Chairman and CEO of Vox Media Jim Bankoff; co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Priscilla Chan; Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; singer-songwriter David Crosby; director, producer and writer Cameron Crowe; author and popular podcaster Tim Ferriss; best-selling author Neil Gaiman; United States Senator Mazie Hirono; WndrCo co-founder and Quibi founder and chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg; award-winning journalist, speaker, and author Soledad O’Brien; founder and CEO of Buzzfeed Jonah Peretti; Quibi CEO Meg Whitman; Bird founder and CEO Travis VanderZanden; actor Henry Winkler, and more.
“Each of the Keynote speakers announced today reflect bold and innovative talent transforming their respective industries,” said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer. “The breadth and diversity of the Featured Speakers make the 2019 event an even stronger and more compelling place for creatives, innovators and storytellers alike.”
“We’ve been fortunate to have Olivia Wilde at SXSW numerous times as an actress and producer, and we’re always impressed by her talent and her intelligence,” added Janet Pierson, Director of Film. “We could not be more excited to have her here as a Film Keynote on the eve of her outstanding directorial debut, Booksmart.”
Programming for SXSW this year is organized into 25 tracks divided that range from Interactive, Film, Music, to Convergence, with each presented in a variety of session formats.
Registered attendees to this year’s SXSW will have access to programming associated with their badge, but this year, will also have access to most other events at the conference.
This year’s SXSW is scheduled to take place from March 8-17 in Austin, Texas.