SXSW today announced SXsports, a new component of the annual event for 2014 in Austin, Texas. SXsports will incorporate film screenings and panel elements, and will be open to all Interactive and Film registrants. It will take place March 7-9.
Featured sessions include opening speaker Peter Guber, Chairman of Mandalay Sports Media, and Grantland's Bill Simmons in conversation with Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight. For the screening component, SXSW is still accepting sports-related film submissions. Go here to submit.
"The world of sports truly hits the sweet spot of SXSW, the vital intersection of entertainment and technology, and we intend to approach it with the same forward-thinking and culturally relevant perspective we shine on all of our events," said Rebecca Feferman, Head of Film Media Relations and Programmer. "We can’t wait to connect the sports world with our passionate audience of early adopters, culture nuts, digital creatives, and so much more."
Here's a list of the preliminary sessions announced today:
For more information on SXsports go here.