SXSW Books Barack & Michelle Obama As Keynote Speakers

Barack and Michelle Obama are going to SXSW this year. (Come to our show! We’ll try to squeeze you on the list, but no promises.) President Obama will sit down for a conversation about civic engagement during the Interactive portion of the event on 3/11, and the First Lady will be there on 3/16 for the Music side of things to talk about her Let Girls Learn initiative.

“I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate our event’s 30th year than to welcome both the President and First Lady to SXSW,” SXSW co-founder Roland Swenson said in a statement. “As each new generation comes up at SXSW they look for ways they can be of service, and it’s important to reflect and support that message. President and Mrs. Obama’s visit here will inspire attendees to that purpose.”