SXSW EDU 2022 - Photo by Tico Mendoza

SXSW EDU 2022 - Photo by Tico Mendoza

Official Mobile & TV Apps Guide

Explore all the ways to experience SXSW EDU 2023 on the go from your device or at home including the official SXSW EDU GO mobile app and SXSW EDU TV app.

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SXSW EDU GO, presented by American Student Assistance, is the official mobile app for the annual SXSW EDU Conference & Festival.

With SXSW EDU GO, you can upload your badge photo, build your schedule, and network with other attendees. Build a customized list of must-see events in advance to receive recommendations and updates throughout the event.

Get the most out of SXSW EDU with our official applications to amplify your IRL and URL experience. Learn more about the SXSW EDU GO mobile app and SXSW EDU TV app below. Check out the Attendee Services Hub for more event access and navigation information.



With the SXSW EDU GO mobile app you can browse our continuously updated lineup of programming and build your SXSW EDU Schedule directly on your mobile device. Plus, get schedule recommendations, helpful event navigation information, and discover new ways to make the event your own.

Check out mobile app Features and Pro Tips including linking your badge, checking event capacity statuses, and more.

Download for iOS and Android to get started. Sign in with your SXSW ID to unlock the following features.

SXSW EDU GO Features

  • Event Status — We've made it easy for you to check the current status of a room or a venue's remaining capacity for sessions and festival events. A Green-Yellow-Red system appears on the app, the online SXSW EDU Schedule, and on the digital Event Status Boards located around the ACC and other venues.
  • Green = GO

    Yellow = HURRY

    Red = FULL

  • Networking — Search the directory for other SXSW EDU attendees and send direct messages. Boost your networking with personalized recommendations from SXSW EDU Recommends.
  • Schedule — Browse the entire SXSW EDU schedule and plan your week. Star events as My Favorites and easily sync your favorites between devices. Toggle easily between the full schedule and My Schedule of your saved favorites.
  • SXSW EDU 2023 Schedule

  • SXSW EDU Recommends — The SXSW EDU Recommends algorithm has been optimized for SXSW EDU with machine learning! Get personalized recommendations and opt-in to notifications for real-time recommendations. See your Schedule Recommendations highlighted in the Schedule View. Attendee Recommendations can be accessed in the Connect with Attendees section.

Mobile App Pro Tips


To start, make sure that you have logged into the SXSW EDU GO app. If you haven't created an account yet, you can do so by going to This will allow you to build your SXSW EDU Schedule and sync your Favorites between different devices.

Link Your Badge

To get the most out of the SXSW EDU GO app, link your SXSW EDU Badge.

Link your SXSW EDU Account by going to "My Profile" in the SXSW EDU GO App or on A SXSW Link Code can also be found in your registration confirmation email.

Once this is done you'll be able to:

  • Connect with attendees
  • Receive personalized recommendations
  • Get onsite schedule updates
  • Adjust your profile visibility to align with your goals
  • Upload a photo for your badge
  • Verify privacy settings

If you have any issues linking, feel free to reach out for help by emailing

Set Location to "Always"

Have you set your location settings? You'll need to opt-in if you want to receive curated recommendations of events happening around you during the event.

Follow these directions to opt-in:

  • Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services (Make sure that Location Services is on)
  • Scroll down to find the app
  • Tap the app and select the "Always" option

"Always" will allow access to your location even when the app is in the background to get the most out of your SXSW EDU adventure. Now you're all set!

Opt-In For Push Notifications

Opt-in to receive push messages to stay up-to-date on the latest SXSW EDU happenings including event additions or changes. You can do this in the app by simply going to the side menu > Profile, and click on the gear at the top right-hand corner. On that page, you'll see the "Opt-In for notifications" field under "NOTIFICATIONS AND ALERTS".

Finalize Your Profile

If you haven't finished setting up your profile, we recommend you take a minute to do so now by following these steps:

  1. Upload a profile photo
  2. Update your bio
  3. Add tags to your profile

All this will help you get the most out of your networking capabilities and your own SXSW EDU Experience.

Favorite and Message Attendees

Don't forget to network. You can use the SXSW EDU GO app to search the directory for other SXSW EDU attendees in the Connect with Attendees section with similar interests/goals and send direct messages. You'll be able to boost your networking this SXSW EDU season even further by receiving personalized recommendations from SXSW EDU Recommends on the best people to connect with.

Opt-in to location services to see who's around you. You can verify if you've opted into the Attendee List by going to the SXSW EDU GO App > Settings > Attendee List and Messaging to make sure the networking options are turned on.

Once you've discovered attendees to connect with, reach out by sending a direct message. Many attendees meet their next creative collaborator, mentor, business partner, investor, and more at SXSW EDU.

RSVP for Mentor Sessions

Our Mentor Sessions offer one-on-one coaching by professionals from all areas. Within the 90 minute duration of Mentor Sessions, there will be five one-on-one meetings lasting 15 minutes each. Mentor Sessions require advance sign-up and access is limited listed on the Mentor's schedule information.



Download the App from Your Connected TV App Store

SXSW EDU TV app is available for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV as well as on iOS and Android. You can also search for "SXSW EDU" in your favorite app store.

How Do I View Content?

Please login to gain access to SXSW EDU 2023 content. If you have a SXSW EDU 2023 Badge, your login is the email you used to purchase your badge and that you previously linked in the SXSW EDU GO app or Once logged in, you will be able to pair your device to your SXSW EDU account. Note: pairing codes are case-sensitive.

If you do not have a SXSW EDU 2023 Badge, you may purchase a View Only Pass via in-app purchase.

What is the SXSW EDU TV View Only Pass?

The SXSW EDU TV View Only Pass allows non-SXSW EDU badgeholders to view content on SXSW EDU TV apps. SXSW EDU TV View Only Pass purchasers will not have access to other SXSW EDU platforms, networking tools, or RSVP access.

Please Note: View Only passes are available for purchase in SXSW EDU TV apps.


The SXSW EDU TV app is organized by Sessions, Interviews, CPE, and Flashback. Each section has playlists by format to help you browse the complete library.

The channel will be active once the SXSW EDU 2023 event begins on March 6 and will provide content throughout the event.

The Channel Guide is a visual listing of the events happening in the programming channel.

When to Play?

Start watching now with SXSW EDU Flashback playlists showcasing highlights from previous SXSW EDU events as you await 2023 content which goes live when the event begins on March 6.

SXSW EDU 2023 online content will appear throughout the event at the scheduled start times for live streams or the day after the in-person session for video on demand. See the full schedule at


Sessions marked with the Live icon, like Keynote and Featured sessions, will be livestreamed to the Schedule and SXSW EDU TV app. Online passholders can submit questions to the speakers and chat with other attendees by clicking the "Engage" button in their SXSW EDU GO app.


Sessions marked with the VOD icon will be available to watch within 24-48 hours of the session start time on the Schedule and SXSW EDU TV app.


Why can't I play a video?

While videos in the Flashback Playlists are viewable to everyone, the majority of SXSW EDU 2023 content is restricted to our credentialed users.

If you have a SXSW EDU 2023 Badge, please log in with your SXSW ID email address and password. Your credential must be linked. Visit to link your credential.

Why don't I see an event on the schedule?

SXSW EDU 2023 content will appear in the SXSW EDU TV apps at their scheduled date and time. See the full schedule at

Watch the Channel stream for these events as they happen. Most sessions and events will be available the next day on demand.

How long will the content be available?

Most content is available during the dates of the event unless an end date is specified. For more information on content availability visit

What Connected TVs can I watch on?

SXSW EDU TV app is available for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV as well as on iOS and Android. You can also search for "SXSW EDU" in your favorite app store.



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