In addition to its high-profile music and film festivals, Austin’s South By Southwest (SXSW) also hosts one of the biggest annual gatherings of technologists, activists, government officials, entrepreneurs and academics in the country. SXSW Interactive only lasts a week, but features more than 100 panels.

While SXSW offers incredible opportunities to mingle with like-minded individuals and promote free-market ideas about tech policy, it also can be a difficult landscape to navigate. How does one choose among such panels as “What Do Unicorns, Smallpox & Beer Have in Common?” or “How To Hijack the Pizza Delivery Drone“?

Each year, we publish a guide offering our assessments of the best policy-focused events. Check it out below. A (★) indicates a member of Congress will be participating. An (R) designates an R Street policy expert is a panelist.

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We will update this list as more panels are confirmed. If yours isn’t listed, feel free to shoot me an email.


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