Moody College @ SXSW 2019

Engaging across all platforms

South by Southwest represents the dynamic possibility when creativity, diversity and ingenuity collide. Since its first event in 1987, SXSW has grown from a charming showcase of Austin’s talent and culture to a worldwide destination for all things media, entertainment and technology.

Moody College aligns with SXSW’s unique opportunity for community convergence and annually seeks to engage across all platforms.

PJ Raval highlights Moody College’s involvement in 2019. The Radio-Television-Film associate professor will deliver the film keynote on Sunday, March 10. Raval, who was also recently named a Creative Ambassador for the City of Austin, has received numerous accolades for his documentary film, “Call Her Ganda,” which is set for wide release later this summer.

Additionally, the UT Radio-Television-Film Longhorn Denius Student Showcase screens as part of the SXSW Film Festival. The showcase highlights a rich diversity of recent fiction and documentary student films.

The film festival lineup features many filmmakers with Moody College connections. Please read more about their involvement.

Keynote & Panels

PJ Raval
Film Keynote
March 10, 11 a.m.
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD

Erica Ciszek
The FQ Lounge: Making Advertising Better
March 8, 1 p.m.
The Palm Door on Sabine 

Erin Reilly 
Media Lit: A Make-or-Break Competency for Teachers
March 4, 3:30 p.m.
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon D 

What’s the Role of Wearbles as a User Interface?
March 13, 3:30 p.m.
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon D

Amy Kristin Sanders
Fight Fake News: Teaching Digital Literacy
March 6, 1:30 p.m.
Austin Convention Center, Room 9AB

S. Craig Watkins
Diversifying Artificial Intelligence
March 14, 12:30 p.m.
Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB


Joshua Barbour and a team of five graduate students are collecting data and recruiting research participants to learn more about health information technology and health policy. The research lab is working on the NSF-funded research project, CAREER: The Future of Work in Health Analytics and Automation: Investigating the Communication that Builds Human-Technology Partnerships.

Natalie England
Marketing Communications