SXSW Adds Keynotes From Spotify, Gimlet, Malcom Gladwell
Keynotes announced today include award-winning filmmaker PJ Raval and a keynote conversation between Spotify chief content officer Dawn Ostroff, Gimlet co-founder Matt Lieber and Anchor co-founder Michael Mignano.
Among the featured speakers are author Safi Bahcall; journalist Katie Couric; actress Kaitlyn Dever; actress Beanie Feldstein; actress and director Jodie Foster and MasterClass CEO and co-founder David Rogier; entrepreneur and model Ashley Graham; journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell; writer and director Noah Hawley; actress Billie Lourd; NBC News president Noah Oppenheim, and more.
“SXSW continues to be a unique destination for innovation and discovery,” Chief Programming Officer Hugh Forrest said. “The addition of groundbreaking filmmakers like PJ Raval and influential voices like Ashley Graham and Malcolm Gladwell expresses the depth of the event, and we’re so pleased about how the whole of Conference programming has come together.”
Previously announced keynotes are Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond of Beastie Boys with Amazon Music’s Nathan Brackett (Music), John Boehner with Kevin Murphy (Convergence), Jessica Brillhart (Film), Bozoma Saint John (Convergence),T Bone Burnett (Music), Joseph Lubin (Interactive), Shirley Manson and Lauren Mayberry with Puja Patel (Music), Roger McNamee with Nicholas Thompson (Interactive), Marti Noxon (Film), Kara Swisher with Special Guest (Interactive), Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger with Josh Constine (Interactive), and Olivia Wilde (Film).
SXSW Conference programming is organized into 25 tracks divided between Interactive, Film, Music, and Convergence, presented in a variety of session formats.