South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals has announced its initial Keynote and the second round of Featured Speakers for the 37th edition of its annual Conference, which celebrates the convergence of technology, film, television, and music. SXSW takes place March 10-19, 2023 in Austin, Texas.

The Keynote and Featured Speakers announced today include Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert; founder of Momofuku and Majordomo Media and New York Times bestselling author David Chang in conversation with co-founder and CEO of Meati Foods Tyler Huggins, and co-founder and Chief Concept Officer of Sweetgreen Nicolas Jammet;director and screenwriter of the Palme d’Or winning film Titane Julia DucournauNew York Times bestselling author, and co-host of the Pivot podcast Scott Galloway in conversation with Editor-at-Large of New York Magazine, host of On with Kara Swisher and co-host of the Pivot podcast Kara Swisher; Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June; and co-founder and CEO of 23andMeAnne Wojcicki.

“At SXSW, we thrive on creative ideas that lead to bold action when it comes to addressing society’s biggest challenges,” said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer. “Our first announced Keynote Speaker, Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert, is a true leader in the world of business who is unafraid of pursuing the systemic reform needed to protect our planet in the face of climate change.”

The SXSW Conference is organized into 25 programming tracks presented in a variety of session formats. The tracks for 2023 include 2050, Advertising & Brand Experience, Cannabis, Civic Engagement, Climate Change, Creating Film & Episodics, Culture, Design, Energy, Film & TV Industry, Food, Game Industry, Health & MedTech, Markets & Economies, Media Industry, Music & Tech, Music Careers, Psychedelics, Sports, Startups, Tech Industry, Transportation, Travel & Leisure, Workplace Revolution, and XR & Metaverse. More information about SXSW programming tracks and formats can be found here.

Newly-announced SXSW 2023 Keynotes include:

  • Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert

Newly-announced Featured Speakers include:

  • Chemistry professor at the University of Texas at Austin Dr. Kate Biberdorf
  • Founder of Royal and DJ Justin Blau, aka 3LAU
  • Gonzo journalist and creator of Channel 5 Andrew Callaghan
  • Professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business and author Dolly Chugh
  • Director and screenwriter Julia Ducournau
  • Professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, New York Times bestselling author, and co-host of the Pivot podcast Scott Galloway in conversation with Editor-at-Large of New York Magazine, host of On with Kara Swisher, and co-host of the Pivot podcast Kara Swisher
  • Emmy and Tony Award-winning producer, co-founder and Managing Partner of Get Lifted Film Co., and Fellow and Professional-in-Residence at the University of Texas’ Moody College of Communication Mike Jackson
  • CEO of Luminate Rob Jonas
  • Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June
  • Founder and CEO of KORA Organics, entrepreneur, and supermodel Miranda Kerr
  • Actor, director, writer, comedian, and musician Cheech Marin
  • New York Times bestselling author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together Heather McGhee
  • Psychotherapist, New York Times bestselling author, and host of the podcasts Where Should We Begin? and How’s Work? Esther Perel
  • Author and former Chairman, President, and CEO of IBM Ginni Rometty
  • Founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup Boyan Slat
  • Mycologist, entrepreneur, author, and inventor Paul Stamets
  • Associate Professor of Environmental Politics at the University of California, Santa Barbara Leah Stokes
  • Founder and CEO of Strangeworks whurley
  • Co-founder and CEO of 23andMe Anne Wojcicki