Photo by Debbie Finley.

Photo by Debbie Finley.

Official Mobile & TV Apps Guide

Explore all the ways to experience SXSW EDU 2022 on the go from your device or at home including the official SXSW EDU GO mobile app, SXSW EDU TV, and SXSW EDU Expo app.


Get Connnected

 

SXSW EDU features unparalleled programming, film screenings and performances, a world-class exhibition, networking opportunities, and beyond.

SXSW EDU 2022 is both in-person and online, simultaneously, for the first time. Get the most out of SXSW with our official suite of applications to amplify your IRL and URL experience.

A hybrid event means there are even more ways to engage with all that SXSW EDU has to offer from any device, anywhere! From navigating IRL events throughout Austin to watching programming from your phone or couch, explore and download in advance important SXSW EDU apps.

Learn more about SXSW EDU Go mobile app, SXSW EDU TV app, and SXSW EDU Expo app below. Check out the Attendee Services Hub for more event access and navigation information.

SXSW EDU GO MOBILE APP

 


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.

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 Recommends. Opt-in to location services to see who's around you.
  • 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 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. New for 2022: See your Schedule Recommendations highlighted in the Schedule View. Attendee Recommendations can be accessed via Networking or SXSW EDU Recommends tile.

  • Venue Size — Both the app and the online SXSW EDU Schedule will show room size information as small, medium, or large for any venue to help you plan your schedule.

SXSW EDU GO PRO TIPS

 

Login

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 social.sxswedu.com. 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 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 social.sxswedu.com. 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 support@sxsw.com

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!

Enable Bluetooth

Enable Bluetooth to ensure that you are able to receive our personalized recommendations. If you're not sure if Bluetooth is enabled, go to Settings > Privacy > Bluetooth and enable the SXSW EDU GO app.

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 with similar interests/goals and send direct messages. You'll be able to boost your networking this SXSW 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, invenstor, and more at SXSW EDU.

RSVP for Mentor Sessions

Our Mentor Sessions offer one-on-one coaching by professionals from all areas. Within the 75 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.

SXSW EDU TV

 

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 2022 content. If you have a SXSW EDU 2022 Badge, your login is the email you used to purchase your badge and that you previously linked at https://id.sxsw.com/. 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 2022 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: SXSW EDU TV View Only Passes will not have access to RSVP gated content, such as Feature Films. View Only passes are available for purchase in SXSW EDU TV apps.

Navigation

The SXSW EDU TV app is organized by Conference, Festival, and Flashback. Each section has playlists by track or format to help you browse the complete library.

The channel will be active once the SXSW EDU 2022 event begins on March 7 and will provide non-stop 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 2022 content which goes live when the event begins on March 7.

SXSW EDU 2022 online content will appear throughout the event at the scheduled start times for livestreams or the day after the in-person session for video-on-demand. See the full schedule at schedule.sxswedu.com.

Live

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 and chat with other attendees by clicking the "Engage" button in their SXSW EDU GO app.

VOD

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.

Films with Capacity

Select Film Screenings will be restricted by viewing capacity. To watch these films on your SXSW EDU TV app, RSVP is required at schedule.sxswedu.com. Once the RSVP is confirmed, the Film Screening will become available at the film's start time.

Films will be available to watch on the Schedule and SXSW EDU TV app for 48 hours starting at 9am CT the morning following the in-person screening.

FAQs

Why can't I play a video?

While videos in the Flashback Playlists are viewable to everyone, the majority of SXSW EDU 2022 content is restricted to our credentialed users.

If you have a SXSW EDU 2022 Badge, please log in with your SXSW email address and password. Your credential must be linked. Visit https://id.sxsw.com/ to link your credential.

Some Films will have limited capacity and are available only to SXSW EDU 2022 badgeholders. Advanced RSVP is required via the SXSW EDU Schedule. Once you RSVP in the schedule you should receive access to the film.

Films will be available to watch on the Schedule and SXSW EDU TV app for 48 hours starting at 9am CT the morning following the in-person screening.

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

SXSW EDU 2022 content will appear in the SXSW EDU TV apps at their scheduled date and time. See the full schedule at schedule.sxswedu.com.

Watch the Channel streams for these events as they happen. Most sessions and events will be available on demand shortly after their scheduled event time ends.

How do I RSVP for a Film Screening?

RSVP for Film Screenings on the SXSW EDU Schedule. You must be registered for SXSW EDU 2022 and logged in with your credential linked to RSVP for these Film Screenings. Online Screenings are subject to geoblocking at rightsholder, filmmaker, or distributor discretion. While SXSW EDU is a global event, certain films will be restricted to access in the United States due to rights and distributor requirements.

Can I watch this outside of the US?

Most content is available both in and outside the US, however, some may be restricted to US only and will not be playable. US only content will be noted in the video's details.

See country availability details for each film in the SXSW EDU Schedule.

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 schedule.sxswedu.com.

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.

Do my favorites from the web or mobile app show up in the Connected TV apps?

No, favorites from SXSW EDU Schedule or the SXSW EDU GO mobile app are not synced with the SXSW EDU TV apps.

SXSW EDU EXPO APP

 

Download the SXSW EDU Expo App for iOS and Android to explore our 2022 exhibition virtually.

On the SXSW EDU Expo app, get to know the 2022 Exhibitors by viewing company and product information at their digital booth as well as ways to connect via messages and scheduling meetings. Access floor maps for Exhibition, the SXSW Help Desk, XR Help Desk, and more.

Explore a full list of features for the SXSW Expo app below.

App Features

Learn More About Each Exhibitor

  • Find the booth location on the Expo Map
  • Read more about the company and products
  • Express "Interest" in the Exhibitor Booth to save to your favorites list
  • Message the Exhibitor Booth
  • Set up a meeting, in-person, or via video
  • Contact a booth representative directly to chat or request a meeting

Explore the More Menu

  • See Explo Floor Plans
  • Browse Exhibitor Lists
  • Contact Representatives
  • Product Gallery
  • Browse product listings from all exhibitors

Chat

Start a conversation with Companies and Representatives using the Chat feature.

Schedule

The in-app "Schedule" allows you to view any upcoming meetings you have scheduled with an Exhibitor. Meetings can take place in person at the exhibitor booth or via video.

Help Desks

SXSW EDU Help Desks are available for assistance with any technical questions during the event dates.

Check out the Attendee Services Hub for more event access and navigation information.

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