SXSW 2019: Olivia Wilde, A$AP Rocky and Jeffrey Katzenberg Among Featured and Keynote Speakers

Wilde is also attending with her directorial debut, “Booksmart”

Last Updated: January 16, 2019 @ 10:03 AM

South by Southwest Conference and Festivals has announced new keynote and featured speakers for the 2019 event, which will include A$AP Rocky, Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and singer David Crosby.

Actress Pamela Adlon, Chairman and CEO of Vox Media Jim Bankoff, co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Priscilla Chan, Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Cameron Crowe, author Tim Ferriss, author Neil Gaiman, United States Senator Mazie Hirono, journalist Soledad O’Brien, Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti, Quibi CEO Meg Whitman, Bird founder Tavis VanderZanden and Henry Winkler are also among the featured speakers announced Tuesday.

“Each of the Keynote speakers announced today reflect bold and innovative talent transforming their respective industries,” Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer, said in a statement. “The breadth and diversity of the Featured Speakers make the 2019 event an even stronger and more compelling place for creatives, innovators and storytellers alike.”

Olivia Wilde, who is attending SXSW Film Festival with her directorial debut, “Booksmart,” will also be a keynote speaker alongside newly announced Endeavor chief marketing officer Bozoma Saint John and Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger. Previously announced Keynotes include Marti Noxon, Jessica Brillhart and Joseph Lubin.

“We’ve been fortunate to have Olivia Wilde at SXSW numerous times as an actress and producer, and we’re always impressed by her talent and her intelligence,”  Janet Pierson, Director of Film, added “We could not be more excited to have her here as a Film Keynote on the eve of her outstanding directorial debut, ‘Booksmart.'”

SXSW 2019 will take place from March 8 to March 17 in Austin, Texas.