Highlights from SXSW 2017. Photo by: SXSW / YouTube
Highlights from SXSW 2017. Photo by: SXSW / YouTube

Stream Conversations with Jessica Shortall, Bob Odenkirk, Nick Offerman and Cory Booker from SXSW 2017

SXSW has made it through four days of technology, film and music in downtown Austin, Texas. The festival will run from March 10-19.

Speakers from different industries converge in venues around the city to share trends in technology, premiere films, and check out new bands.


Explore data covering SXSW, and events that took place last year as well.

  • Ten world premieres, ten unique ways to celebrate the art of storytelling. Selected from 1,442 films submissions in 2016.
  • An assortment of stories told using traditional animation, computer-generated effects, stop-motion, and everything in-between.
  • Live soundtracks, cult re-issues & much more. Our Special Events section offers unusual, unexpected & unique one-off film events.

Watch and dive into conversations featuring Jessica Shortall, Nick Offerman and more on YouTube.

Jessica Shortall, Managing Director of Texas Competes, shares data and insight on a different cultural topics.

Jessica Shortall discussion from SXSW 2017. Photo by: SXSW / YouTube
Jessica Shortall discussion from SXSW 2017. Photo by: SXSW / YouTube

“Did you know the average life expectancy for a transgender women of color is 35?” – Jessica Shortall 

With her insight, it can be seen that our society should work more on being tolerant all human beings.

Nick Offerman is interviewed by Nick Kroll. They share comedy and behind the scenes discussion on filmmaking.

Cory Booker, New Jersey Senator and former Newark Mayor, shares his experience working with building bipartisan solutions. Each of these speakers provide unique points of view.

Explore the depth of photography with Cory Richards. His photography has appeared in National Geographic Magazine, Outside Magazine, Man of the World, and The New York Times. Richards connects a photographers empathy to society, and how they might take photos.

As a photographer, I found Richards point of view to be invaluable.

The festival does an excellent job of compiling industry leaders that intersect in downtown Austin for ten days.

SXSW Facebook Live Schedule


2:30 PM – Political Director & Moderator of “Meet the Press” at NBC News Chuck Todd

3:30 PM – CEO of SoulCycle Melanie Whelan & Tyler Haney

4:30 PM – Head of Research and Development for Jigsaw at Alphabet Inc.Yasmin Green

7:30 PM – Art Installation: NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism


11:30 AM – Chairman & CEO of Revolution LLC Steve Case

12:30 PM – Los Angeles-based musician, activist and music industry thinker Kiran Gandhi

1:30 PM – Multiple Grammy Award-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist Nile Rodgers

2:30 PM – President and Owner of Titmouse Chris Prynoski & Ryan Verniere

~1:00 AM – Perfomance by Gurr


12:30 PM – Founder & Chief Strategy Officer Dotblockchain Music & Pledgemusic Benji Rogers

7:00 PM – Art Installation: “Optic Obscura”

9:00 PM – NOIA Performance

11:00 PM – White Denim Performance presented by TWIX


12:30 PM – Alex Corea & Kevin Pereira from The Attack

1:30 PM – Monterey Pop co-founder Lou Adler

2:30 PM – Musician and member of the B-52s Cindy Wilson

3:30 PM – Co-Founder of augmented reality entertainment platform castAR Jeri Ellswort


11:30 AM – Singer-songwriter Mike Posner

Additionally events are to be announced. For more information, head to the SXSW main website. Stay connected to their Twitter feed for updates.

Scan over Facebook Live events from SXSW. Watch live performances, moments from the red carpet, explore a time-lapse piece from downtown Austin and more.

Browse over data featuring SXSW Music, Film and Interactive on Google Trends. Also stay updated with tweets from the festival each day on Twitter.

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.