Willie Nelson to Serve as Keynote Speaker at SXSW Online Conference

Willie Nelson to Serve as Keynote Speaker at SXSW Online Conference

Willie
Nelson
will
serve
as
the
keynote
speaker
at
the

SXSW
Online
conference,
set
for
March
16th
to
the
20th.

For
the
second
straight
year,
the
annual
South
By
Southwest
festival
in
Austin,
Texas,
won’t
take
place

due
to
the
coronavirus.
In
its
absence,
organizers
have
instead
shifted
to
a
“digital
experience”
for
its
2021
event,
with
Nelson
leading
the
way.

“No
individual
has
had
the
cultural
impact
on
or
been
more
synonymous
with
the
creative
vibrancy
of
Austin
than
Willie
Nelson,
and
we
are
incredibly
honored
to
have
him
as
a
SXSW
Online
2021
Keynote,”
said
Hugh
Forrest,
Chief
Programming
Officer.

Other
speakers
and
panelists
include

Matthew
McConaughey,

Samantha
Bee,
Devo’s

Mark
Mothersbaugh,
director
Barry
Jenkins,
Wyclef
Jean,
Lil
Dicky,
the
Chainsmokers,
a
conversation
between
LL
Cool
J
and
Queen
Latifah,
and
a
panel
dedicated
to
the

Genius:
Aretha
Franklin

docuseries.

In
addition
to
the
speakers,
SXSW
Online
will
host
over
200
panels,
including
music-related
talks
like
“RIP
Live
Shows?
Concerts
in
the
Time
of
COVID”


A
conversation
about
the
ways
the
live/touring
industry
are
trying
to
stay
afloat,
what’s
working,
what
isn’t,
and
what
still
needs
to
be
done
to
save
the
music
we
love”

and
“The
New
Marketplace
of
Music
Royalties”
featuring
entertainment
lawyers
and
Wyclef.

Other
panels
of
note
include
“How
GenZ
Duets
the
News
on
TikTok,”
“From

Moonlight

to
the
Underground
Railroad:
A
Conversation
with
Barry
Jenkins
and
composer
Nicholas
Britell”
and
“AI
and
Great
Power
Competition,”
a

conversation
about
the
future
of
Artificial
Intelligence
and
National
Security
with
whistleblower
Lt.
Colonel
Alexander
S.
Vindman.

Registration
for
SXSW
Online
is
open
now
at
the

South
By
Southwest
site.



Source : Daniel Kreps Link

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