March 11-13, 2022
Austin, Texas

Registration for our 2022 event is now closed.

Every year, 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, entrepreneurs, and provocative thinkers in order to learn from one another and engage in the premier destination for discovery.

The Summit kicks-off on the last day of SXSW EDU, with a group of mayors headlining a policy discussion. Over the next four days mayors attend sessions with specialized content for them, experience SXSW, participate on panels, and enjoy the city 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. Through our partnership with SXSW, mayors also participate in panels where attendees get to hear an important perspective. Mayors speak on everything from everyday city issues like transit and housing, to big picture issues like the implication of Amazon HQ2 in one of their cities.


Introduce mayors from across the country to your company, product, technology, or idea that brings creative solutions to our most pressing problems. Join us in shaping the future of our cities.


Collaborate at SXSW, a breeding ground for new ideas and the most creative connections, and experience a unique opportunity to stimulate civic innovation and economic growth alongside futurists.

See 2022 Attending Mayors

Civic Engagement in the Digital Age

Effective and scalable communication through social media and modern tech

Diversity and Social Equity

From civil rights to immigration to education, building a just and equitable world for all

Tomorrow's City, Today

Transportation, housing, critical infrastructure, and becoming a truly smart city

Politics After the Election

Fake news, red and blue feeds, and partisanship in the real and digital world

Public Safety

Policing, terrorism, and criminal justice issues in the digital age

Technology and Innovation

Uncovering the data, leveraging the tech, and attracting the talent that disrupts

Relive Past Summits

Civic leaders, innovative technologists, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and creatives brought together during SXSW

The Most Forward Thinking Mayors

Steve Adler
Austin, TX
Bryan Barnett
Rochester Hills, MI
*Tom Barrett
Milwaukee, WI
*Shane Bemis
Gresham, OR
*Stephen K. Benjamin
Columbia, SC
*Andy Berke
Chattanooga, TN
*Bill de Blasio
New York, NY
*Richard Berry
Albuquerque, NM
*Jackie Biskupski
Salt Lake City, UT
Rosalynn Bliss
Grand Rapids, MI
Muriel Bowser
Washington, DC
Byron Brown
Buffalo, NY
*Pete Buttigieg
South Bend, IN
*Christopher Cabaldon
West Sacramento, CA
*Jeffrey Cooper
Culver City, CA
*Mick Cornett
Oklahoma City, OK
Buddy Dyer
Orlando, FL
Jorge Elorza
Providence, RI
Greg Fischer
Louisville, KY
*Karen Freeman-Wilson
Gary, IN
Robert Garcia
Long Beach, CA
John Giles
Mesa, AZ
*Javier Gonzales
Santa Fe, NM
Michael Hancock
Denver, CO
Daniel Horrigan
Akron, OH
*Sly James
Kansas City, MO
*Kevin Johnson
Sacramento, CA
Elizabeth Kautz
Burnsville, MN
Jim Kenney
Philadelphia, PA
*Mitch Landrieu
New Orleans, LA
Sam Liccardo
San Jose, CA
*Nancy McFarlane
Raleigh, NC
*Lydia L. Mihalik
Findlay, OH
*Mark Mitchell
Tempe, AZ
*Betsy Price
Fort Worth, TX
*Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Baltimore, MD
*Kasim Reed
Atlanta, GA
Libby Schaaf
Oakland, CA
*Denise Simmons
Cambridge, MA
*Greg Stanton
Phoenix, AZ
Darrell Steinberg
Sacramento, CA
Levar Stoney
Richmond, VA
*Michael Tubbs
Stockton, CA
*Tom Tait
Anaheim, CA
*Nan Whaley
Dayton, OH
Ted Wheeler
Portland, OR

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