Hillary Clinton will join U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff — who led the impeachment hearings against Donald Trump — as speakers for the upcoming SXSW festival, officials announced on Monday.
The high-profile appearances are part of the festival’s two-day features in collaboration with the Texas Tribune titled “Conversations About America’s Future” scheduled March 14–15. The gathering will bring some of the nation’s best-known journalists together with top elected officials, political activists and influential thought leaders whose ideas and visions for the future will shape our country for decades to come, SXSW officials explained in a press advisory.
“The 2020 election is the most important election of our generation, and at SXSW our goal is to address the issues that affect the lives of all citizens,” SXSW Chief Programming Officer Hugh Forrest said in a prepared statement. “We’re fortunate to have a young, diverse, and engaged audience looking for solutions to the complex problems that face the next generation.”
In addition to former U.S. Secretary of State, senator and First Lady of the United States Clinton and U.S. Representative and Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Schiff, speakers to participate in this series of conversations also will include lawyer and Head of the Hollywood Commission to Eliminate Sexual Harassment and Advance Equality in the Workplace Anita Hill; U.S. Representative Will Hurd; and many more.
“There’s no more important time to be talking about big ideas than in the middle of the biggest political year,” Evan Smith, CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, said in a prepared statement. “There’s no better place to do it than on the biggest stage — and that’s SXSW. This is going to be amazing.”
The event will take place Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 at the Fairmont Austin (adjacent to the Austin Convention Center) as part of the SXSW Conference’s Government & Politics Track, and is open to all SXSW badgeholders.