Since the City of Austin cancelled SXSW and SXSW EDU last month organizers have been working on putting together programming for their 2020 registrants. Many of you have shown incredible kindness and support as they’ve figured out our way forward, and they thank all of you for being part of the SXSW community. When we gather again your ideas and creative problem solving will matter more than ever.
One silver lining in our current situation is an increased sentiment that we’re all in this together. To that end, they have created SXSW Sessions Online, a weekly series of programming with speakers who can share their expertise, their empathy, and their experience, while also giving you a chance to actively engage with them through a Slido Q&A.
SXSW Sessions Online is an exclusive opportunity for registrants and will run through mid-June. However, they also want to be inclusive of the whole community so they will be posting these on demand via YouTube.
APRIL 30: LORI GOTTLIEB & JULIA SWEENEY
Please join us for “Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: A Conversation with Lori Gottlieb and Julia Sweeney.” Gottlieb, a bestselling author and therapist will be joined by actress Julia Sweeney as they discuss what it’s like being on the emotional front lines of the current crisis, the role of laughter and joy especially during challenging times, and the life-changing benefits of sharing our stories — the real ones — with each other. Participate here on Thursday, April 30 at 11am CT.
MAY 5: AMY WEBB
You’ve seen her launch her annual tech trends report at SXSW — now get ready for a deep dive into the trends you need to follow in 2020 and how the global coronavirus fits in. During this provocative session, futurist Amy Webb will detail the trends you should be focused on and she’ll share optimistic and catastrophic scenarios describing plausible futures. Always a favorite at SXSW, don’t miss this opportunity on Tuesday, May 5 at 11am CT to hear from Amy and take part in the Q&A. Join here.
MAY 7: KWAME ONWUACHI & LIZ BACELAR
A month ago, Kwame Onwuachi’s restaurant Kith/Kin was one of the hottest reservations in the country. But COVID-19 has closed its doors and turned the James Beard Award-winning Chef into an activist. He joins Liz Bacelar, a journalist and mentor from the start, in a candid chat about how he has been fighting for local restaurants and their employees, on facing racism in the culinary world, and turning his memoir, Notes From a Young Black Chef, into a feature film. Watch here on Thursday, May 7 at 11am CT.
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You can also keep up with the upcoming schedule here. You must be signed into the schedule with your 2020 badge linked in order to view the session URLs. Session links are intended for SXSW registrants only.