SXSW Interactive is getting Scandalous!

“Scandal” actress Kerry Washington is scheduled to speak at SXSW Interactive 2015. Credit: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Monday morning brought a huge info dump of panels, featured speakers and themes for the fest, which takes place March 11-15, 2016 (or longer if you include Gaming). More than 500 pieces of programming are now online.

Some of the scheduled tracks include, “Future of Entertainment,” “Intelligent Future,” “Health & MedTech” and “VR/AR.”

But wait, the big news for TV junkies may be that actress Kerry Washington of “Scandal” is among the eight new featured speakers. She’ll speak on “The New Rules of Social Stardom” at a date, time and venue to be announced later. The other features speakers announced Monday are:

Jonah Berger, author of “Invisible Influence.”Pete Cashmore, Founder and CEO of Mashable.Jacquelline Fuller, Director of Charitable Giving and Advocacy at Google.Jonathan Greenblatt, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League.Jerry Kaplan, Futurist.Larry King, former host of “Larry King Live,” now co-founder and host at Ora TV.Emily Weiss, Founder + CEO of Glossier.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be digging through the 500+ panels to see what gems are in the pile of panels.