The ten days that comprise SXSW Interactive, SXSW Film, and SXSW Music — occur March 8-17 in Austin, Texas. The Austin Convention Center in the heart of downtown is central to the SXSW experience. That's the first place registrants go to pick up their badge and where they'll spend most of their time at conference panels/keynotes, the trade shows, and hundreds of other scheduled activities.
Specific SXSW disciplines (Music, Film, Interactive) also have events taking place outside the Convention Center but most will be easily accessible by foot, shuttle or bicycle.
R&R Hotel Shuttle: This inexpensive circulating shuttle will service official SXSW hotels outside the easily walkable downtown area during Film, Interactive and Music. See details here.
Interactive: In addition to the Panels, Keynotes, Trade Show, etc. in the Austin Convention Center, SXSW Interactive will have full slates of conference events at several centrally located venues. Each venue will focus on a different programming theme and will be easily accessible by foot or by the free circulating Interactive Festival Shuttles.
Film: The SXSW Film Festival has a number of venues all within walking distance of the Austin Convention Center. Don't feel like walking? The SXSW Film Festival Shuttle is free for all Platinum, Gold and Film badge holders and will run from Friday, March 8 through Saturday, March 16.
Music: In addition to the Panels, Keynotes, Trade Show, etc. in the Convention Center, the SXSW Music Festival has over 80 stages -- most are downtown and many within walking distance of the Austin Convention Center.
Expect to do lots of walking while you're here, so wear your comfy shoes. If walking isn't your style, check out the City of Austin's many modes of transportation or check out our Public Transportation, Cars, Buses & Bikes pages.
Getting dropped off at the Austin Convention Center? The best place to do that is in the circle drive located on Cesar Chavez on the south side of the building.
Traffic in Austin is greatly affected by road closures during SXSW. Click here to download a PDF map of anticipated SXSW 2013 Street Closures.
SX Lockers: During the one-of-a-kind marathon that can leave you wishing for a pedicab of your own, let SXSW help carry the weight as you store your personals in SX Lockers. Charge your phone in our locker systems or store your luggage in the attached bag + coat check area.
Open daily, March 8-17 from 10:00am-3:00am on 2nd & Trinity. Pre-register here for your own locker space during SXSW!