SXsports: The Sweet Spot of Interactive & Film

UFC's Dana White, Ronda Rousey, Jessica Eye & ESPNW's Allison Glock at SXsports 2015 Featured Session "UFC: Women Breaking Ground Inside the Octagon" (photo by Amy E. Price for Getty Images)

SXsports runs March 11-13, 2016

SXSW introduced SXsports™ in 2014 as a Convergence track of the annual event. The three-day, sport-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 technology 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 across the sports, entertainment and technology industries.

2016 Information

When:
SXsports will run Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13 as part of the 2016 SXSW Interactive and SXSW Film events in Austin, Texas.

How to Enter a SXsports Session or Speaker Proposal:
We'll begin accepting new ideas for SXsports 2016 via the SXSW PanelPicker on June 29, 2015. If you have any questions about the PanelPicker process, be sure to check out the PanelPicker FAQ.

How to Submit a Sport-Related Film:
We will begin accepting accepting Film Submissions for SXsports 2016 on June 29, 2015. Complete rules and regulations can be found in the Submissions FAQ. Films selected will be screened as a part of the official SXSW Film Festival program, and will be announced in early 2016, along with the complete film lineup.

Where:
Most conference programming for SXsports occurs 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 2016 SXSW Interactive, Film, Gold or Platinum badge to attend SXsports 2016 conference programming, film screenings and events. Registrations will be available for purchase starting August 3, 2015 at sxsw.com/attend.

Questions? Contact us

2015 SXsports Programming:

Colin Cowherd, ESPN's Traug Keller, Campus Insiders' Bonnie Bernstein and Stephen A. Smith at SXsports 2015_photo by Amy E. Price (Getty Images)

Colin Cowherd, ESPN's Traug Keller, Campus Insiders' Bonnie Bernstein and Stephen A. Smith at SXsports 2015
(photo by Amy E. Price for Getty Images)

New for 2015:
Each day began with a Problem Solvers session designed to help reach actionable solutions to evolving challenges in the sports landscape. The format unfolds as an interactive exercise to address a specific hot topic and speakers facilitate small group discussions with the audience to identify potential formulas for success.

View the Complete 2015 SXsports schedule >>

2015 Sessions

Victor Cruz of the New York Giants speaks at SXsports 2015_photo by Amy E. Price (Getty Images)

2015 Affiliated Screenings

Director Adam Hootnick, producers David Jacoby, Bill Simmons and Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka at the World Premiere of "Son of the Congo" at SXsports 2015_photo by Heather Kennedy (Getty Images)

Director Adam Hootnick, producers David Jacoby & Bill Simmons of Grantland and Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka at the World Premiere of "Son of the Congo" at SXsports 2015 (photo by Heather Kennedy for Getty Images)

FEATURES:

SHORT FILMS:

Screening as part of Documentary Shorts 1 Program:
* Boxeadora
* El Porvenir
* Every Day
Screening as part of Documentary Shorts 2 Program:
* Spearhunter
* Tiger Hood

2015 Evening Events/Lounges

EVENTS:
* SXsports Topgolf Challenge
Thursday, March 12, 7pm - 10pm @ Topgolf Austin (2700 Esperanza Crossing)
Additional registration required. Email reg@sxsw.com to purchase a ticket
* SXsports Kick-Off Reception presented by Octagon
Friday, March 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm @ Half Step (75 1/2 Rainey Street)
* SXsports App Track
Saturday, March 14, 4pm - 6pm @ Four Seasons Hotel (Lower Level, 98 San Jacinto Blvd.)
* SXsports UFC Viewing Party
Saturday, March 14, 9pm - 1am @ Liberty Tavern (500 East 4th Street)
* SXsports Selection Sunday Celebration presented by Turner Sports
Sunday, March 15, 12pm - 2am @ Champions Sports Bar and Restaurant (300 East 4th Street)
* SXsports Overtime Party
Sunday, March 15, 8pm - 11pm @ Clive Bar (609 Davis Street)

LOUNGES:
* MVPindex SXsports Lounge
Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15, 11am - 6pm on Fri, 9am - 6pm Sat & Sun
@ Four Seasons Hotel (Stone's Crossing Room, 98 San Jacinto Blvd.)
* NBC Sports SXsports Lounge
Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15, 11am - 6pm on Fri, 9am - 6pm Sat & Sun
@ Four Seasons Hotel (Lower Level, 98 San Jacinto Blvd.)

More Information

Meet the 2015 SXsports Advisory Board >>
Check out programming from 2014, the inaugural year >>.

*UFC's Dana White, Ronda Rousey, Jessica Eye & ESPNW's Allison Glock at SXsports 2015 Featured Session "UFC: Women Breaking Ground Inside the Octagon" photo by Amy E. Price for Getty Images