SXSW Adds Democratic Presidential Candidates to 2019 Lineup


Senators Amy Klobuchar & Elizabeth Warren, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro are among the many audio system becoming a member of SXSW’s Conversations About America’s Future collection.

The competition on Monday morning (Feb. 24) introduced Conversations About America's Future, a two-day lineup in collaboration with The Texas Tribune that includes interviews with a number of Democratic presidential candidates together with Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Elizabeth Warren and former U.S. housing secretary Julian Castro.

The occasion will characteristic audio system throughout the political spectrum. Also on the lineup are former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, former Denver Governor John Hickenlooper, former Ohio Governor John Kasich, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind. Additional audio system are anticipated to be introduced.

"There isn’t any higher place to have these vital conversations about the way forward for our nation and the various points going through it than SXSW," stated SXSW chief programming officer Hugh Forrest. "Our viewers is made up of a younger and various group of individuals, who’re savvy, sensible early adopters from the artistic industries and past. I couldn't consider a greater group to have take part in serving to resolve these complicated issues."

Several high-profile interviewers will participate within the collection. Recode editor-at-large Kara Swisher will interview Klobuchar, BuzzFeed News editor-in-chief Ben Smith will interview Hickenlooper and HuffPost editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen will interview Castro.

Conversations About America's Future will happen March 9-10 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. It provides to a politics-heavy SXSW lineup that features audio system Stacey Abrams, Representatives Will Hurd and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Mazie Hirono.

SXSW takes locations in Austin from March Eight-17.

This article initially appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.