South by Southwest (SXSW) 2020 - Conference Cost & More

South by Southwest (SXSW) 2020

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a 10-day gathering of creative leaders in technology, business, film, music, and performing arts in Austin, Texas. The festival is famous for showcasing both cutting-edge technology and the latest in artistic vision. Speakers include business leaders, creative artists, politicians, and more, and the focus is on invention and new voices.

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South by Southwest 2020 Cost:

South by Southwest is actually 3 conferences occurring simultaneously. As a result, there are different levels of access:

  • Platinum Badge - Access to all events, $1,350.00..
  • Interactive Badge - Access to all Interactive events, $1,020.00.
  • Film Badge - Access to all Film events, $1,020.00.
  • Music Badge - Access to all Music events, $1,020.00.
  • SXSW EDU Badge - Access to 4 days of EDU events: $430.00.

There are student and group / organization discounts. Lodging and travel are not included, but a number of Austin hotels offer significant South by Southwest discounts when you register through SXSW Housing & Travel.

Reserve your tickets at the SXSW 2020 site.

South by Southwest 2020 Key Information:


March 13 - 22, 2020


Austin, Texas


All-access Platinum Badge - $1,350.00

Student discount


Number of keynotes & featured speakers

More than 75

Number of speakers

More than 200


Why should I attend South by Southwest 2020?

South by Southwest is the premiere conference and festival of new technology, cutting edge entrepreneurship, indie music, groundbreaking film, and interactive arts. You have the chance to learn the future of business, attend great shows, and network with thousands of other attendees from all over the world.

At SXSW you can get actionable business information, find your new favorite band, and see the best movie of the year all in one day. Not many other conferences can boast that.

Plan your experience and budget with South by Southwest 2020 ticket options.

What's the South by Southwest 2020 lineup?

SXSW features hundreds of speakers, bands, films, comedians, gamers, authors, and other notables, so it's easy to fill up your nine days with events. It's up to you whether you purchase a Platinum Badge, which gives you access to all events, or you decide to focus on a track such as Interactive, Film, or Music.

Finalize your travel plans with the SXSW 2020 ticket options and cost.

Who are South by Southwest 2020's keynote speakers?

SXSW keynotes feature people at the top of their fields sharing insight and wisdom concerning business, culture, society, and more. The full roster for 2020 has yet to be fleshed out, but here are the planned keynote speakers thus far:

  • Reggie Fils-Aimé - Retired President & CEO, Nintendo America.
  • Kim Gordon - Musician (Sonic Youth & solo), author, and artist.

2019's keynote speakers included the following:

  • John Boehner - Former House Republican Leader and current member of the Board of Directors of Acreage Holdings.
  • T Bone Burnett - Musician and composer.
  • Adam Horowitz & Michael Diamond - Musicians (Beastie Boys).
  • Joseph Lubin - Founder, ConsenSys.
  • Roger McNamee - Silicon Valley investor & Technical Advisor, HBO's "Silicon Valley."

Learn more with our list of South by Southwest 2020 key information.

Who are South by Southwest 2020's featured speakers?

While the roster of speakers for SXSW 2020 is not yet full, the speakers currently scheduled uphold South by Southwest's history of exciting, inclusive, innovative thought:

  • Rohit Bhargava - Founder, The Non-Obvious Company.
  • Steve DeAngelo - Globally recognized cannabis leader.
  • Van Espahbodi - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Starburst.
  • Camille François - Chief Innovation Officer, Graphika.
  • Dr. Rana el Kaliouby - Co-Founder & CEO, Affectiva.
  • Col Needham - Founder & CEO, IMDb.
  • Amy Webb - Professor of Strategic Foresight, NYU Stern School of Business; Founder, Future Today Institute.

Visit our South by Southwest 2020 key information list to learn more.