First Lady MIchelle Obama's SXSW Speech Features Missy Elliott, Diane Warren, Sophia Bush, Queen Latifah
March 14, 2016 at 2:02 PM (PT)
FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA's SXSW Opening Keynote will feature special appearances by MISSY ELLIOTT, DIANE WARREN and SOPHIA BUSH, and will be moderated by QUEEN LATIFAH. This special presentation will be held on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16th at 11a (CT) in BALLROOM D of the AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER and will be co-presented by AOL MAKERS.
This impressive group of women bring their collective years of experience to the table for a dialogue on finding one’s passion, music and the importance of girls’ education. The FIRST LADY will also be highlighting the OBAMA administration’s LET GIRLS LEARN initiative, which aims to break barriers for the 62 million girls around the world who are not in school today, more than half of whom are adolescent.
FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA's Keynote promised to be a landmark event for SXSW in its 30th year.
HALLO and CHLOE BAILEY will provide the opening music. The two sisters have been performing together since their YOUTUBE cover of “Pretty Hurts” went viral in 2013. The pair are signed to BEYONCE’s management company, PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT.
AOL’S MAKERS will announce during the Keynote how they are taking action to help the FIRST LADY raise awareness around LET GIRLS LEARN.