South by South Lawn:

A White House Festival of Ideas, Art, and Action

Monday, October 3, 2016

SXSL - Attendees topper

Ready to attend the White House's South by South Lawn?

For those who've RSVPed, here are some basic details to help you enjoy the day.

PLEASE NOTE: Attendance at South by South Lawn is by invite ONLY. We will not be able to accommodate any additional names. This information is for those attendees who received invitations and have already RSVPed.

SXSL - Map


SXSL - Attendees FAQ

Attendees FAQ

Q: When should I arrive?
Gates will open at the white house at approx. 11:30 am on Monday October 3rd. They close promptly at 1pm. The document attached to this email will show you where exactly to arrive. Be sure to have your government issued photo ID on hand at all times.

Q: What should I bring?
Small bags, cameras, and water are allowed. There is no storage on the premises.

Q: What should I wear?
Dress for being outside all day, and to be sitting on grass.

Q: How long will I be there?
The event ends around 9pm.

Q: Can I leave and come back?
No, once you leave the gates, there is no reentry.

Q: What should I expect?
A day full of panel speakers, music, art, and a film festival. All outdoors on the South Lawn of the white house. More details here:

Q: What if it rains?
If weather is very bad, our rain date for the event is October 4th.

Q: Can I take pictures?
Yes! Compact cameras (still photography only, no video recording or streaming, lenses must be less than 3 inches long)

Q: What about food?
The White House will be providing 1 meal and additional snacks and beverages.

Q: What about social media?
#SXSL — The name of the event will serve as its primary hashtag, and we encourage you to tag all your posts with it.
@WhiteHouse – The Official White House account.
@POTUS – The Official account for the President of the United States on Twitter.

Q: What about my friends back home?
Watch and engage with South by South Lawn from anywhere! The entire festival will be streamed live on and Join the conversation using #SXSL to share your ideas and what kind of difference you want to make in the world.

SXSL - Styles