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Instagram’s Kevin Systrom, Garbage’s Shirley Manson Among Keynote Speakers At SXSW 2019

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AUSTIN, TX (CelebrityAccess) — Organizers for the SXSW music festival and conference announced the first round of keynotes and featured speakers, which includes Instagram boss Kevin Systrom.

Systrom, who is the CEO and a co-founder of the social media service will sit down for an interview with TechCrunch Editor-At-Large Josh Constine.

Also announced for the 2019 edition of SXSW is a keynote conversation between Shirley Manson, lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Garbage, and singer-songwriter Lauren Mayberry of the Scottish electronic pop band Chvrches; and writer, producer, and director Marti Noxon.

“We’re excited about the addition of our Keynotes — Kevin Systrom, who as the co-founder of Instagram has redefined the culture of the modern internet and the way that we connect with others; Marti Noxon, whose prolific career and dedication to her craft has created some of the most beloved and acclaimed series of the past two decades; and Shirley Manson with Lauren Mayberry, two talented musicians whose passion, continued experimentation and career evolution are values we celebrate at SXSW,” said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer.

Other featured speakers in the first wave announcement include entertainment influencers Jason Blum with John Pierson: New York Times tech editor Susan Fowler; playwright and musician Amanda Palmer; media theorist Douglas Rushkoff; digital entrepreneur Joanne Shields; and futurist Amy Webb.

SXSW 2019 will take place from March 8th – March 17th in and around Austin, Texas. Registration for the event is available at

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