Workshop Photo By Marco Valerio

Session Formats


The center of each day's programming, Keynote presentations are internally-curated talks that take the form of either a solo talk, an interview, or a conversation between two individuals. These presentations bring to the stage some of the industry's most inspired thinkers.


At SXSW V2V, skilled panel moderators will guide 3 speakers through in-depth discussions (and sometimes heated debate) on topics that are specifically chosen to give entrepreneurs vital insight and information.

Core Conversations

Core Conversations sprang out of the casual hallway interactions that happened between the panel discussions and presentations at SXSW Interactive. They have since become one of the most popular presentation formats at SXSW. We are now bringing Core Conversations to SXSW V2V. Engage with industry professionals and fellow attendees in a guided discussion around a specific topic crucial to the startup and entrepreneur experience.

20/20 Vision

Exclusive to SXSW V2V, the 20/20 Vision program offers a unique point-counterpoint view on many controversial topics that are vital to startup success. Two back-to-back 20-minute talks from experienced industry luminaries, as well as cutting-edges newcomers, offer a wide and eclectic view on many important topics.


Our in-depth, instructional workshop program offers advanced-level technical information that revolves around a particular topic or skill. Workshops enable SXSW V2V registrants to gain even more expertise in their particular area of interest.


No matter where in the process your idea may be - conception, gathering talent, bootstrapping, stage one (or two) funding – the advice and counsel of those who have trod that path before is invaluable. SXSW V2V seeks to connect entrepreneurs with experienced mentors who can help them take their idea to the next level.

Photo By Marco Valerio