AUSTIN, TX (CelebrityAccess) — With SXSW 2019 on the horizon, organizers announced additions to the slate of keynote and featured speakers for the annual conference and music festival.
Newly-announced keynotes include former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner with Acreage Holdings Chairman and CEO Kevin Murphy; a Keynote Conversation with Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond of Beastie Boys with Amazon Music’s Nathan Brackett; award-winning producer, musician, and songwriter T Bone Burnett; investor and author Roger McNamee with WIRED Editor in Chief Nicholas Thompson; and Recode co-founder and editor-at-large Kara Swisher with a special guest.
Among the Featured Speakers revealed are multi-faceted artist David Byrne; actress, producer, and director Elizabeth Banks; actress, writer, and producer Aidy Bryant; Grammy Award-winning musician Brandi Carlile; professional wrestler Charlotte Flair; actor, writer, and director Ethan Hawke; actress, activist, and philanthropist Amber Heard; President of TBS & TNT, Chief Creative Officer at Turner Entertainment and Warner Media Direct-to-Consumer, Kevin Reilly; producer, songwriter, and musician Nile Rodgers; futurist and best-selling author Brian Solis; food expert, actress, and best-selling author Padma Lakshmi; WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon; Gemini co-founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, and more.
“We’re fortunate to bring together a diverse group of creative thinkers and leaders to share their perspectives,” said Hugh Forrest, SXSW Chief Programming Officer. “From NASA scientists to entertainment legends Nile Rodgers and T Bone Burnett to influential voices like Stacey Abrams and Kara Swisher, the breadth and depth of programming at this year’s event is what continues to make SXSW unique and indispensable.”
The conference and music festival is set to take place in Austin, Texas, from March 8th – March 17th. Programming for the event for 2019 is organized into 25 tracks divided between Interactive, Film, Music, and Convergence, presented in a variety of session formats.
With expanded access to events for all registrants, attendees will receive primary access to programming associated with their badge type but also enjoy secondary entry to most other SXSW events.