South By Southwest announced a veritable slew of new speakers for the 2019 conference, and it's U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and then everyone else.
Keynote speakers announced Tuesday include Endeavor chief marketing Ooficer Bozoma Saint John; director, actress, producer and activist Olivia Wilde; and Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, who's been added to a conversation with Kevin Systrom and Josh Constine.
Also: Ocasio-Cortez, congresswoman for New York's 14th district, who is perhaps the most talked about American politician who name isn’t Trump. Bronx-born Ocasio-Cortez will appear at SXSW in conversation with Intercept columnist and senior politics editor Briahna Gray.
Among the other heavy hitters revealed Tuesday are:
musician A$AP Rocky
journalist and author Jill Abramson
actress, writer, producer and director Pamela “Better Things” Adlon
Jim Bankoff, chairman and CEO of Vox Media
Priscilla Chan, co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
singer-songwriter David Crosby
director, producer and writer Cameron Crowe
author and popular podcaster Tim Ferriss
best-selling author Neil Gaiman
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii
WndrCo co-founder and Quibi founder and chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg
award-winning journalist, speaker and author Soledad O’Brien
Jonah Peretti, founder and CEO of Buzzfeed
Quibi CEO Meg Whitman
Bird founder and CEO Travis VanderZanden
actor Henry Winkler
SXSW Conference programming is organized into 25 tracks, divided between Interactive, Film, Music and Convergence, presented in a variety of session formats. Once again, SXSW is offering expanded access to events for all registrants. Attendees will receive primary access to programming associated with their badge type but now also enjoy secondary entry to most other SXSW events.
SXSW 2019 is set for March 8-17. For more information, go to the conference's website.