SXSW 2022 Online: The Top 9 Online Events

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Are you excited to attend SXSW 2022 online? It’s one of the most significant media, entertainment, and technology industry events. There’s just one problem with SXSW 2022 – picking the suitable events. Our team went through the event schedule and picked out these must-attend events. It’s a broad selection of documentaries, panels, and keynotes on many topics. Use this guide as your starting point to build your agenda.

The One Trap You Must Avoid As An Online Attendee

Before diving into our recommendations, there is one trap you need to know about. Forgetting this trap is a recipe for missing much of the value of the event. As an online attendee, you might fall into the trap of viewing SXSW 2022 as “more content.” That’s a mistake. SXSW 2022 is a major online event where you have the opportunity to connect with world-class experts and interesting people. 

You can avoid the trap of seeing SXSW 2022 as “more content” by focusing your attention on the live chat opportunity. Most, if not all, of the online events, include a live chat room. Pay attention to the discussion there and ask good questions. Participating in the chat is one of the best ways to deepen your experience. For more tips on how to make the most of the event, see our post.

1) Scott Galloway Keynote

Scott Galloway Keynote
  • Who: Scott Galloway, author, and entrepreneur
  • When: Mar 11, 2022 11:30am – 12:30pm CT

As the founder of nine companies, Galloway offers a rare combination of industry expertise and academic analysis. This keynote address is likely to draw on his new book: “Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity,” published in November 2020. For those interested in the future of the media and tech industries, Galloway’s event is essential.

2) Welcome to Your Digital Afterlife (Featured Session)

Welcome to Your Digital Afterlife (Featured Session)
  • Who: Greg Daniels (Amazon Studios) and Amy Webb (Future Today Institute)
  • When: Mar 11, 2022 2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Curious to learn more about the metaverse? Join Daniels and Webb to explore the new Amazon series “Upload,” which explores a future where people can upload their consciousness to a digital world after death. The fireside chat experience gives you a rare opportunity to connect directly with the creator of a hit science fiction comedy series.

3) Brené Brown: Atlas of the Heart

Brené Brown: Atlas of the Heart
  • Who: Brené Brown, author and researcher with expertise in courage, vulnerability, and shame.
  • When: Mar 12, 2022 at 9:00am

Starting your day with an episode of a new HBO Max Series documentary dedicated to storytelling and connection is a beautiful way to ease into the day. The session includes an extended question and answer session with some of the series cast and crew. 

4) All About Games. Data, Trends, and What’s Next (Featured Session)

All About Games
  • Who: Hosted by Joost van Dreunen, a leading writer and researcher focused on the video game industry.
  • When: Mar 12, 2022 10:00am – 11:00am CT

The video game industry is worth hundreds of billions of dollars. Attend this beginner-friendly event to learn the latest data and predictions for the future. Even if you have no interest in the gaming or entertainment industry, attending this session is worth seeing what’s next in blockchain and web 3.

5) Podcasts and the Art of Adaptation (Featured Session)

James Ellroy
  • Who: James Ellroy and Jimmy Jellinek from Audio Up
  • When: Mar 13, 2022 11:30am – 12:30pm CT

There’s so much more to the world of podcasts than Serial and Joe Rogan. In this one-hour session, you will hear about how Audio Up is breaking new ground with adaptations of Stephen King and other writers. If you are interested in the art and business of creating engaging audio, this session is for you.

6) Meet the Women Dominating Sports Media (Featured Session)

Women Dominating Sports Media
  • Who: Sara Fischer (Axios), Stephanie McMahon (WWE), and Erika Nardini (Barstool Sports)
  • When: Mar 14, 2022 4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

The sports industry is changing rapidly with the rise of digital content, live TV, and other formats. Find out what viewers want from sports media from these three highly accomplished sports personalities. Whether you’re interested in sports or the media industry’s evolution, this session is worth your time.

7) TikTok, Boom (Documentary)

Tik Tok Boom
  • Who: Multiple TikTok influencers including Feroza Aziz
  • When: Mar 15, 2022 9:00am

TikTok has boomed in popularity over the past few years. This documentary, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, takes you inside the platform and the people making it successful. You’ll meet up-and-coming influencers like Spencer X and Deja Foxx. 

8) Blockchain Philanthropy: Discovering Emerging Filmmakers (Featured Session)

Blockchain Philanthropy
  • Who: Barbara Bruni, Roman Coppola (American Zoetrope), Tiffany Lin (Decentralized Pictures), and Leo Matchett (Decentralized Pictures Foundation)
  • When: Mar 16, 2022 11:00am – 12:00pm CT

Think blockchain is just about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? Think again. This panel explores how blockchain technology is changing the film industry. Specifically, the panel explores new ways to discover and support tomorrow’s filmmaking talent with blockchain platforms like the Decentralized Pictures Foundation.

9) Elevating Communities That Created Pop Music (Featured Session)

Elevating Communities That Created Pop Music
  • Who: Gina Chavez (award-winning artist), Henry Donahue (Save The Music Foundation), Kelefa Sanneh (The New Yorker), and Noelle Scaggs (Diversify The Stage)
  • When: Mar 19, 2022 11:30am – 12:30pm CT

This panel session will explore the future of the pop music world and open it to new voices. If you are interested in encouraging new opportunities for youth in music, this event is a must-attend. 

How To Make Your SXSW 2022 Experience Memorable

SXSW 2022 offers a range of documentaries, performances, keynotes, and other fascinating sessions. You can do much more than sitting back and ingwatching as an online attendee. By joining the live chat session, you can meet other people who share your passion for film, the future of technology, and much more. Look out for sessions that give you the option to connect with others and ask questions.

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