A significant portion of last week’s Featured Speaker announcement for the 2023 SXSW Conference reflected a focus on creative and compelling authors.

Let’s take a look at five can’t-miss authors speaking next March:

  • Rohit Bhargava. A frequent and extremely popular SXSW speaker, Bhargava and his co-author Henry Coutinho-Mason will talk about their 2023 title The Future Normal: How We Will Live, Work and Thrive In The Next Decade.
  • Amy Gallo. Her new title Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People) fits perfectly into the Workplace Revolution track at SXSW 2023.
  • Cecile Richards. The former President and CEO of Planned Parenthood, Richards penned Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead–My Life Story in 2018. Next March in Austin, she will be part of an all-star panel focused on data and privacy in post-Roe America.
  • Douglas Rushkoff. His new book Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires continues his work of shining a light on the excesses of the ultra-wealthy.
  • Amy Webb. Another longtime favourite with SXSW attendees, Webb released The Genesis Machine: Our Quest to Rewrite Life in the Age of Synthetic Biology in February 2022.

See these incredible authors (plus many many more to be announced soon) by purchasing your SXSW badge before rates increase at 11:59 pm PT on Thursday, September 15. Registering early means saving $700 off the walkup rate for Interactive and Platinum.