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SXSW Unveils Keynotes, Adds Stacey Abrams, Elizabeth Banks, Aidy Bryant & More As Featured Speakers

SXSW has announced keynote speakers and has added another round of impressive names to their already robust roster of featured speakers. The South by Southwest Conference and Festival takes place March 8–17 in Austin.

Political trailblazer Stacey Abrams, multi-hyphenate Hollywood force of nature Elizabeth Banks, Saturday Night Live fave and Shrill star Aidy Bryant, music icon David Byrne, newly-minted Grammy winner Brandi Carlile, SXSW regular Ethan Hawke, Aquaman star Amber Heard, Goop high priestess Gwyneth Paltrow, Facebook saga players Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss (The Winklevi?), and more.

On top of that, keynotes will include former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner with Acreage Holdings Chairman and CEO Kevin Murphy; a Keynote Conversation with Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond of Beastie Boys with Amazon’s Nathan Brackett; award-winning producer, musician and songwriter T Bone Burnett; investor and author Roger McNamee with Wired Editor in Chief Nicholas Thompson; and

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