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Austin Convention Center Hosts SXSW, Data Center World in March 2022

March 7, 2022

AUSTIN, Texas – The return of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival will keep the Austin Convention Center busy with conferences and events scheduled in March 2022. The Austin-based event that celebrates the convergence of the tech, film, and music industries is scheduled from March 11-20.

One of the premier multimedia festivals in the world, Austin-based SXSW will host live, in-person and online events this year.

The Austin Convention Center will play host to SXSW EDU from March 7-10, SXSW Film Fest from March 11-19, SXSW Music Fest from March 14-20, Interactive from March 11-19, and Flatstock 77 from March 17-19. At the Palmer Events Center, the SXSW Wellness Expo will be held from March 12-13. For more SXSW information and a complete schedule go to

The Data Center World 2022 Conference, hosted by Informa Business Media, is scheduled from March 28-31, at the Austin Convention Center. The global conference for data center facilities and IT professionals is one of the longest-running data center conferences that offer insight into current and future strategic issues.

The Austin Convention Center and Palmer Events Center are operated by the Austin Convention Center Department (ACCD), a division of the City of Austin. The Austin Convention Center Department continues to adhere to all City of Austin, Travis County, State of Texas, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.

The monthly event schedule for the Austin Convention Center can be accessed at


The Austin Convention Center is a LEED® Gold-certified and GBAC STAR™-accredited facility. Located in the heart of downtown, the Austin Convention Center Department operates the Austin Convention Center and Palmer Events Center. The Austin Convention Center Department is comprised of 301 full-time staff positions and is an enterprise department for the City of Austin. As an enterprise department, ACCD is not funded by property taxes, sales taxes, or through transfers from the electric and water utilities. Over 10 million people have attended 6,000+ events, including over 900 conventions, at the convention center since it opened in 1992.

For more information contact:

Derick Hackett, Senior Public Information Specialist

512.404.4021 or

Terri McBride, Public Information and Marketing Manager

512.404.4020 or