IEEE is returning to SXSW® in 2019! The IEEE Tech for Humanity Series at SXSW features solo and panel sessions on topics related to technology's impact on the evolution of humanity. You can view content from our previous SXSW sessions below.

About SXSW

SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, TX, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features conference programming, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2018 will take place March 09- 18, 2018. Learn more at

About IEEE
IEEE is the largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice in a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. Learn more at

IEEE @ SXSW 2019

Inc. Magazine's Founder's Project - IEEE @ SXSW 2019

IEEE Entrepreneurship met up with James Ledbetter, Editor of Inc. Magazine and at the Inc. Founder Project Installation during SXSW to discuss the goals of Inc., the journey to founder for IEEE members and the new Founder Project Program and Competition launched by Inc. This is a sneak preview of the soon to be published full interview.


IEEE @ SXSW 2018

A Roboticist, Ethicist and Novelist Walk Into a Bar: IEEE TechEthics Panel at SXSW

About the Talk: How do we separate science fact from science fiction? What is the reality of where we truly are with robotics and AI capabilities? How do media portrayals shape our opinions on technology? And how are the ethical and societal implications of technology considered in each realm? In this panel discussion, a roboticist, an ethicist, and a graphic novelist discuss their roles in the messaging around technological advancements. Part of the IEEE Tech for Humanity Series at SXSW 2018.

IEEE @ SXSW 2017
IEEE @ SXSW 2016