12 Reasons To Go To SXSW Sydney

May 15, 2024

Things are heating up here at SXSW Sydney® HQ!

⏳ This week is your last chance to secure your spot at the early bird rate (save up to $600), before badge prices at midnight this Thursday 16 May. 

We’ve been hard at work programming thousands of speakers, sessions, networking events, and activations, and it's all beginning to take shape! You’re in for a real treat this year, so make sure October 14–20 2024 is marked in your calendar and start planning early for the best experience.

In case you needed any more convincing, here are 12 reasons you should be at SXSW Sydney this October.

1. Meet unexpected people

Whether it’s in the line for a keynote, in the crowd at a gig, or at one of our famous networking events, the magic of SXSW Sydney is meeting unexpected people in unexpected places. One of the best things you can get out of the event is the connections you will make.

2. See unexpected things

At the heart of SXSW Sydney is the chance moments that inevitably happen throughout the course of the week. Come for the Conference; stay for the intimate performance from an emerging artist that will live rent free in your head for years to come!

3. Connect with changemakers

Get ready for endless opportunities to network with industry leaders, emerging talent and fellow peers from across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Unique to SXSW Sydney is its vibrant community where collaboration thrives.

4. Career springboard

Looking for a career boost? SXSW Sydney is the place to connect with potential employers, investors and collaborators.

5. Discover the next big thing

Be among the first to witness rising stars from across Tech & Innovation, Music, Screen and Games. SXSW has a proud history of launching the careers of groundbreaking artists and entrepreneurs, including Twitter, Dua Lipa, and the precursor to Siri.

6. Be inspired by world-class thinkers

This is your chance to learn from the best! SXSW Sydney gathers preeminent thought leaders, innovators and creators to share their insights and experiences.

7. Music mania

Immerse yourself in a diverse and exciting music scene. From established artists to up-and-coming bands, SXSW Sydney makes the city come alive after dark, turning it into a music lover's paradise.

8. Film festival frenzy

Catch premieres, screenings and discussions with renowned filmmakers and Hollywood luminaries. SXSW Sydney is a cinephile's dream come true.

9. Gamers haven

Throw yourself into a huge array of games events spanning live play, hands-on demos, performances and product launches, with the iconic Fortress Sydney at the epicentre. SXSW Sydney is an unparalleled opportunity to experience the future of this boundless industry.

10. Interactive exhibits

Unleash your inner explorer! SXSW Sydney is known for its interactive exhibits showcasing cutting-edge tech and creative experiences from the brands and leaders who are throwing out the rule book.

11. Spotlighting Sydney

Experience Sydney like never before. The harbour city makes its mark when the APAC innovation and creator communities descend for one week in October to discuss what’s now and what’s next. 

12. Unforgettable experience

SXSW Sydney is an event like no other. Get ready for an unforgettable week-long experience filled with discovery, connection and endless possibilities. 

So What Are You Waiting for?

Round up the crew and secure your spot at the special early bird rate today (save up to $600), before prices rise at midnight this Thursday 16 May.