Top 5 the best conferences at this year’s SXSW

Held in Austin, Texas every year, South By Southwest festival – or SXSW – is truly one of the biggest cultural events in America. Amidst all the concerts, movie premieres and art installations that happen there, you can find many enticing conferences too.

1.  David Benioff and D.B. Weiss: The creators of Game Of Thrones have decided to take a seat and talk about the phenomenal series which new season is out in July. Cast members Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner event joined the festivities.

David Benioff & D.B. Weiss © SXSW

2. Nile Rodgers : When you have three Grammys, carved hits like « Like A Virgin » for Madonna, « Get Lucky » for Daft Punk, « Let’s Dance » for Bowie or « Good Time » for your own band (Chic), clearly you’ve got some interesting stuff to say.

3. Lee Daniels : At a conference, the creator of Empire has also shared his story. From growing up in a rough neighborhood to him making it in Hollywood as well as his Golden Globes nominations, it was a very moving moment for the attendees.

4. Bob Odenkirk : The Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad actor held a conference too where he talked about his career as an actor, but also a writer and producer. A great way to find out more about the man behind the character before he reprises his role on Better Call Saul’s season 3.

5. John Cena : This year, a true legend of professional wrestling was at the festival! Though we’re used to seeing 16-time world champion John Cena on a fighting ring, he held his own during a very informative conversation where he talked about his charity work.