SXSW® GO, presented by Showtime, is the official mobile app for getting the most out of SXSW 2020. With SXSW GO, you can build your schedule, network with attendees, upload your badge photo, get personalized recommendations, request SXXpress Passes, see real-time event status and more!


Schedule - Browse the entire SXSW 2020 schedule and plan your week. Watch Film trailers, listen to Artist's tracks, learn more about Session speakers. Star events as My Favorites and easily sync your favorites between devices.

Networking - Search the directory for other Attendees and quickly send direct messages. Boost your networking with personalized recommendations from SXSW Recommends.

SXSW Recommends – Personalized event and attendee recommendations based on a variety of factors, including favorited events, favorited attendees, time and location.

SXXpress Pass – Digital pass for SXSW registrants that allows front-of-line access to Music Showcases, Film Screenings, Conference Sessions and select parties. Request SXXpress Passes with the app and learn more at

RSVP – Secure your seat! Signup for Mentor Sessions, Round Tables, and select Conference Programming Sessions.

Abby, the SXSW chatbot – Casual, fun conversational-style user experience and an easy to follow guided menu to help navigate SXSW, find out what's happening, and get quick answers to FAQs.

Event Status – Check the current status of an event's real-time popularity for conference sessions and festival events. Before the event use the venue size and # of favorites to plan. Events will have a Green-Yellow-Red status on the day of the event to help you make any last-minute decisions.

Exhibitors - Browse the Exhibitor directory for all exhibitions, including SXSW Art Program, Gaming Expo, SXSW Marketplace, Virtual Cinema, Flatstock, Startup Spotlight, Trade Show, and Wellness Expo. Use maps to easily navigate the exhibit halls.


SXSW GO 2020 is presented by Showtime and powered by Eventbase.

What’s New

Version 13.3

Events Nearby: a new feature for SXSW 2020 that uses a registrant’s current location and current Event Status to show a real time list of events happening near the user’s locations with a Green Event Status and within a walkable distance.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

quacktaculous ,

Such information

The app has everything I needed to learn about SXSW. Can’t wait until next year!

Galaktik Loshed ,

Easy to use, the go-to source

Fantastic app, essential for a successful and wild SXSW!

iamstevetay ,

UX needs improving

For a conference that is connected with the professional interactive community the app (and the website schedule) has surprisingly bad UX. The app (and the website schedule) need a serious UX audit. It looks like it hasn’t been updated in years.


SXSW Media, LLC.
172.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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