SXsports: Hitting the Sweet Spot of Interactive & Film

Turner Sports Analyst Charles Barkley Photo Courtesy of Turner Sports

SXsports runs March 13-15, 2015

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.

New for 2015:
Each day begins 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.

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

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

How to Submit a SXsports Session or Speaker Proposal:
The SXSW PanelPicker submission and voting process for SXsports 2015 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated and we'll begin accepting new ideas for SXsports 2016 in Summer 2015. 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 no longer accepting Film Submissions for SXsports 2015. Films selected will be screened as a part of the official SXSW Film Festival program, and will be announced in early 2015, along with the complete film lineup. Complete rules and regulations can be found in the Submissions FAQ.

2015 SXsports Programming:

View the Complete SXsports schedule >>


Affiliated Screenings



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

Evening Events/Lounges

* SXsports Topgolf Challenge
Thursday, March 12, 7pm - 10pm @ Topgolf Austin (2700 Esperanza Crossing)
Additional registration required. Email 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)

* 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 >>.
Questions? Contact us

Turner Sports analyst Charles Barkley photo Courtesy of Turner Sports