SXSW in Austin Officially Canceled


SXSW (South by Southwest) has officially been canceled amid concerns over COVID-19. The event put out a statement today, canceling the entire event which was supposed to start next weekend.

The City of Austin has cancelled the March dates for SXSW and SXSW EDU. SXSW will faithfully follow the City’s directions.

We are devastated to share this news with you. “The show must go on” is in our DNA, and this is the first time in 34 years that the March event will not take place. We are now working through the ramifications of this unprecedented situation.

They are exploring options to reschedule, but right now everything is unknown. We’ll keep you updated as details arise.

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