South By Southwest announced a veritable slew of new speakers for the 2019 conference, and it’s U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and then everyone else.
Keynote speakers announced Tuesday include Endeavor chief marketing Ooficer Bozoma Saint John; director, actress, producer and activist Olivia Wilde; and Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, who’s been added to a conversation with Kevin Systrom and Josh Constine.
Also: Ocasio-Cortez, congresswoman for New York’s 14th district, who is perhaps the most talked about American politician who name isn’t Trump. Bronx-born Ocasio-Cortez will appear at SXSW in conversation with Intercept columnist and senior politics editor Briahna Gray.
Among the other heavy hitters revealed Tuesday are:musician A$AP Rocky journalist and author Jill Abramson actress, writer, producer and director Pamela “Better Things” Adlon Jim Bankoff, chairman and CEO of Vox Media Priscilla Chan, co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative singer-songwriter David Crosby director, producer and writer Cameron Crowe author and popular podcaster Tim Ferriss best-selling author Neil Gaiman U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii WndrCo co-founder and Quibi founder and chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg award-winning journalist, speaker and author Soledad O’Brien Jonah Peretti, founder and CEO of Buzzfeed Quibi CEO Meg Whitman Bird founder and CEO Travis VanderZanden actor Henry Winkler
SXSW Conference programming is organized into 25 tracks, divided between Interactive, Film, Music and Convergence, presented in a variety of session formats. Once again, SXSW is offering expanded access to events for all registrants. Attendees will receive primary access to programming associated with their badge type but now also enjoy secondary entry to most other SXSW events.