Wyclef Jean, Zoe Saldana & More Announced As Featured Speakers For SXSW 2019

Blockchain pioneer Joseph Lubin to give a Keynote address at the Texas festival.

(AllHipHop News) Organizers for the South by Southwest Conference and Festivals revealed a list of speakers for the 2019 edition. ConsenSys founder/Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin will be a Keynote Speaker in Austin next March.

In addition, Hip Hop musician Wyclef Jean was named as a Featured Speaker. Guardians of the Galaxy actress Zoe Saldana, cannabis rights activist Steve DeAngelo, former Obama Administration official Valerie Jarrett, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker, and others were added to the SXSW line-up.

“Lubin is one of the foremost visionaries shaping the rapidly-developing blockchain industry, and as such we’re excited to have him as the first-ever Keynote complementing the Blockchain & Cryptocurrency track in the second half of SXSWeek,” states Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer. “The speakers announced today run the gamut of conference content, exemplifying our standing as the foremost destination for creative people to gain the skills, knowledge, and inspiration to achieve their goals."

Joseph Lubin joins previously-announced Keynote Speakers Shirley Manson & Lauren Mayberry, Marti Noxon, and Kevin Systrom with Josh Constine. SXSW 2019 is scheduled for March 8–17. For more information visit www.sxsw.com.