The keynote speakers for Austin Texas’ South By Southwest Festival will be President Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama. President Obama is set to speak with the editor in chief of The Texas Tribune, Evan Smith, which will open SXSW Interactive. First Lady Michelle Obama is set to be the keynote speaker to open SXSW Music.
President Obama’s talk with Smith will be centered around global climate change, and technology. The First Lady will celebrate Women’s History Month, and the Let Girls Learn initiative that aims to bring education to girls all around the world.
SXSW may have started out as a music festival, but it has since expanded to feature other creative art forms. It is growing in size every year, and brings together lovers of music, film, and technology.
The festival is set to take place from March 11th-20th. This is the first time a sitting President and First Lady have participated in the SXSW events. You can read more on the story here.