SXsports: Hitting the Sweet Spot of Interactive & Film

FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver & Grantland's Bill Simmons speak at SXsports 2014, photo by Earl McGehee

SXsports runs March 7-9, 2014

Further evolving its mission to foster the nexus of creative industries, innovation and business, SXSW introduced SXsports™ in 2014 as a new Convergence track of the annual event. The three-day sports-focused programming is open to all Interactive and Film registrants, and features panel sessions, film screenings and more.

Championing a broader perspective on the world of sports unique to SXSW, SXsports explores cultural impact and the human experience, tackles the future of sport in all its forms, and embraces entertainment and innovation. Rooted in one of the most influential cultural events in the world, SXsports offers the sports industry singular access to creative leaders, early adopters and die-hard fans from the forward-thinking convergence areas of their respective worlds.

When:
SXsports will run Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15 as part of the 2015 SXSW Interactive and SXSW Film events in Austin, Texas.

Where:
Most conference programming for SXsports will occur at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin (although some Featured Sessions will occur at the Austin Convention Center). Film Screenings will take place at various official SXSW Film venues.

Who Can Attend:
You must have a 2015 SXSW Interactive, Film, Gold or Platinum badge to attend SXsports 2015 conference programming, film screenings and events. Register now at sxsw.com/attend.

How to Submit a SXsports Session or Speaker Proposal:
The SXSW PanelPicker is closed for speaking proposals for SXsports 2015, but community PanelPicker voting is now open! Visit the live 2015 PanelPicker voting interface, and vote up the topics that you deem worthy. Remember that PanelPicker voting will close on Friday, September 5 (11:59 PM CDT) so start adding your votes and comments now. If you have any questions about the PanelPicker process, be sure to check out the PanelPicker FAQ.

How to Submit a Sports-Related Film:
We are now accepting Film Submissions for SXsports 2015 in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Animated Short, Music Video and Title Sequence. The deadline to submit is Thursday, November 13, 2014. Films selected will be screened as a part of the official SXSW Film Festival program, and will be announced in January 2015, along with the complete film lineup. Complete rules and regulations can be found in the Submissions FAQ.

2014 SXsports Programming included:

Sessions

Affiliated Screenings

FEATURES:

SHORT FILMS:

Evening Events/Lounges

More Information:
For more information about SXsports 2015, contact us.