A$AP Rocky & Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Named Featured Speakers For SXSW 2019

The two New Yorkers will be in Texas for the fest.

(AllHipHop News) The South by Southwest Conference and Festival organizers announced additions to the 2019 Keynote and Featured Speaker lineup. Endeavor Chief Marketing Officer Bozoma Saint John, actress/activist Olivia Wilde, and Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger were listed as Keynoters.

In addition, Harlem-bred Hip Hop artist A$AP Rocky is one of the Featured Speakers, along with Chief Design Officer for Daimler AG Gorden Wagener. Democratic U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) will be part of the "Cities, Government & Politics" section of the event.

"Each of the Keynote speakers announced today reflect bold and innovative talent transforming their respective industries," said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer. "The breadth and diversity of the Featured Speakers make the 2019 event an even stronger and more compelling place for creatives, innovators and storytellers alike."

The 2019 SXSW Festival is scheduled for March 8-17 in Austin, Texas. For more information about speakers, performer showcases, panels, workshops, film screenings, and tickets visit www.sxsw.com.