23. Can I fly a drone at SXSW?

In light of the large number of people on the streets and in attendance at SXSW, the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (‘UAVs’) and drones will be prohibited at all official events, either by the venue owner or by SXSW itself.

Anyone found trying to enter any venue with these devices will be refused access.

Exceptions may be made to selected SXSW expo exhibitors looking to demonstrate their technologies. This will be at the discretion of SXSW, its host venues and the City of Austin's public safety agencies.

Austin Police Department will be enforcing City Ordinances where they believe UAVs are being used unsafely.

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