Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer for South by Southwest (SXSW). Scheduled March 13-22, 2020 in Austin, this event brings together more than 70,000 industry creatives from across the United States and around the world. These creatives are inspired by nine days of panels, presentations, brainstorming, networking, deal-making, socializing, creating, innovating, and fun.
Forrest was named Austinite of the Year in 2012 by the Austin Chamber of Commerce (along with fellow SXSW Directors Roland Swenson, Louis Black and Nick Barbaro). In 2014, Forrest and these other SXSW Directors were named Austin Entrepreneurs of the Year by Ernst & Young. He recently received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Kenyon College, his alma matter.
6:30-7:00 pm Networking
7:00-8:00 pm Fireside chat / Q&A
8:00-8:30 pm Mix & Mingle