SXSW Sydney 2024: Unveiling the Early Lineup and Special Badge Rates

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SXSW Sydney, set for October 14-20, 2024, in Australia, has announced its initial lineup, including speakers, films, and music artists from the Asia-Pacific. Highlights include sessions on AI & Robotics and the first wave of music and film entries.
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SXSW Sydney is gearing up for its second annual event from October 14-20, 2024, following a successful debut last year. The festival will again be a melting pot for professionals in technology, film, music, and gaming, attracting creative minds from across the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

The 2024 event promises a rich tapestry of discussions and showcases, with 23 tracks of programming exploring themes such as AI & Robotics, the Future of Work, and the Creator Economy. Notable speakers include Katherine Bennell-Pegg, Australia's newest astronaut, and Sofia Hernandez, TikTok’s global Head of Business Marketing. Simon McQuoid, an acclaimed Australian filmmaker known for his work on the Mortal Kombat series, will also join the speaker lineup.

SXSW Sydney's Screen Festival will present a variety of visual content, from feature films to music videos and XR experiences. One of the highlighted short films is Wendi Tang's "Fishtank," a production that bridges US and Chinese perspectives.

On the music front, the festival will introduce a diverse group of performers, including Sydney’s own Joel Sunny, Melbourne's HighSchool, Seoul’s emerging electronic artist 404, and the Colombian psychedelic rock group BALTHVS.

The gaming sector is not left behind, with SXSW Sydney Games Festival unveiling ten new titles from its pool of 120 upcoming and recently released independent games. Among these, "No Case Should Remain Unsolved" by Somi from South Korea is expected to captivate attendees.

With early bird pricing available until May 16, 2024, SXSW Sydney is inviting creatives and enthusiasts to secure their spot and enjoy a week-long celebration of innovation and creativity in one of Australia's most vibrant cities. Further details and registration can be found on the official festival website, sxswsydney.com.