Since 2016, the United States Conference of Mayors, in partnership with South by Southwest and the City of Austin, have organized the Civic I/O Mayors’ Summit at SXSW.
Each March, mayors from around the country gather at the Civic I/O Mayors Summit at SXSW. The summit is a time to bring together city leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs, and provocative thinkers to learn from one another and engage in the premier destination for discovery.
Over the course of the opening weekend of the South by Southwest Festival, the mayors attend sessions with specialized content designed uniquely for them, experience the larger SXSW festival, participate on panels, and enjoy the hospitality of Austin. We use this time to challenge mayors and their staff, to expose them to new ideas and technology, and, of course, to have fun.