By Julie Yost, Marketing Coordinator, SXSW Conferences & Festivals

Beginning this week, the creative industries will converge in Austin for South by Southwest Music, Film, and Interactive. A celebration of innovation and creativity, SXSW is the perfect place for the Social Good community to meet, collaborate, and discover what’s next in the movement that is changing the world for the better.

Photo credit: Merrick Ales

For 2014, SXSW added new events that highlight social entrepreneurship and innovation for social good,  including Innovators +SocialGood, the SXSW Social Good Hub, sponsored in part by the UN Foundation, and the Social Good Row, a retail marketplace of social impact companies that will occur during SXSW Music.

Join us at SXSW or follow online using #SXgood to delve into all that is happening at this unsurpassed global event.

SXSW Social Good Events

This is only a small handful of the programming and events at SXSW that explore social good and almost every other topic imaginable- discover all of the speakers, sessions and special events here.


March 7

5:00-6:00pm A Fearless Approach to Social Change


March 7-11

Open daily during program hours

The Beacon Lounge (with a conscience)

Austin Convention Center, Room 8BC


March 9

9:00am-5:00pm Innovators +SocialGood

11:00am Hackathons for Social Good


March 10

9:00am-9:00pm SXSW Social Good Hub

9:30am–5:30pm Participant Media Social Good Hub Programming, with WFP-USA



March 11

11:00AM-12:00PM FEEDing the Future: The Power of Social Business


March 13-15

12pm-8pm SXSW Social Good Row