SXSW 2016

Join Washington, DC at SXSW
from March 12 to 14 at the WeDC House

Washington, DC returns to SXSW to showcase the local side of a federal city.


Washington, DC’s presence at SXSW each year is led by the Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) to support DC’s effort to expand its technology sector, provide a platform to promote its innovative startup companies, and foster new partnerships among the DC and national business community.

“These young people from DC chose to come to Austin and rally around their city.”

For the past four years, WDCEP organizes and facilitates DC’s on-the-ground presence at the popular conference with a variety of private and public sector partners to coordinate a strong comprehensive marketing campaign promoting DC as a thriving creative and technology center.


Saturday, March 12 to Monday, March 14
WeDC House
340 E 2nd Street
Austin, Texas


Why We Love Washington, DC


SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Competition

The Startup Showcase is a live pitch event featuring 60 top cleantech and social impact companies

Meet the 2016 #WeDC Ambassadors

These nine representatives from the DC business community give firsthand perspective on DC’s thriving tech startup, creative, innovation, and music industries.

Wale Headlines Events DC Presents Music Showcase at SXSW

Washington, DC native Wale headlines Events DC Presents Music Showcase at South by Southwest, Tuesday, March 15.