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SXSW announces notable speakers for in-person festival before deadline for lowest-ever badge prices

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Ready to switch focus to another global Austin festival? South By Southwest announced over 160 sessions on Wednesday and is offering their lowest prices of the March 2022 event to those that register by 2 a.m. Friday.

Those who register by the deadline will see the lowest possible prices as well as the best deals through SXSW Housing & Travel.

The global music, film and media event released over 160 topics for its SXSW Conference event, which will take place in-person and feature speakers from the forefront of tech, film and TV, music and more from March 11-20. Key topics for this year's panels include a future-forward "2050" section, civic engagement, climate change, tech and startups and more within the media realm.

Notable speakers announced for the 2022 event include Chef Andrew Zimmern, Platformer News Founder Casey Newton, David Kelley, Co-Founder and CEO of The 19th Emily Ramshaw, Nickelodeon's Chief Marketing Officer Jenny Wall and VP at Amazon Web Services Sandy Carter.

The world-renowned fest has brought the best to Austin for over 30 years but was forced to remain virtual for both the 2020 and 2021 events in the midst of the pandemic. Last year's speakers and films included Austin greats including Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey, music legend Willie Nelson and hotel powerhouse Liz Lambert as well as former President George W. Bush.

Check out all of the scheduled conferences so far for 2022 here.


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