Bozoma Saint John, Olivia Wilde, A$AP Rocky Among Newly Announced SXSW Keynote & Featured Speakers


Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, David Crosby, Cameron Crowe, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA will even be part of the convention.

South by Southwest Conference and Festivals introduced on Tuesday (Jan. 15) new keynote and extra featured audio system, together with Endeavor Chief Marketing Officer Bozoma Saint John, Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger and actress/director Oli Wilde.

Among the newly introduced featured audio system are A$AP Rocky (talking on design with Daimler AG Chief Design Officer Gorden Wagener), David Crosby in dialog with Cameron Crowe, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Chance the Rapper's supervisor Pat Corcoran, Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA, Lola Media Group CEO and member of French Montana's administration crew Lola Plaku, producer and founding father of inventive manufacturing company Happy Place, Inc. Tara Razavi and extra.

In Krieger's keynote, he'll be part of his Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom in a dialog with TechCrunch Editor-at-Large Josh Constine.

"Each of the Keynote audio system introduced right this moment replicate daring and modern expertise reworking their respective industries," stated Hugh Forrest, SXSW's chief programming officer. "The breadth and variety of the Featured Speakers make the 2019 occasion a good stronger and extra compelling place for creatives, innovators and storytellers alike."

Added Janet Pierson, SXSW's director of movie: "We’ve been lucky to have Oli Wilde at SXSW quite a few occasions as an actress and producer, and we’re at all times impressed by her expertise and her intelligence. We couldn't be extra excited to have her right here as a Film Keynote on the eve of her excellent directorial debut, Booksmart."

Conference programming is organized into 25 tracks divided between interactive, movie, music and convergence, offered in a wide range of session codecs. SXSW is providing expanded entry to occasions for all registrants: Attendees will obtain main entry to programming related to their badge kind, however will even be granted secondary entry to most different occasions.

SXSW will happen from March Eight-17 this 12 months.