Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro to Speak at SXSW 2023

Chuck Mirarchi

Josh D'Amaro with Cinderella Castle

Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro to Speak at SXSW 2023

Josh D’Amaro, Disney Parks, Experiences & Products Chairman, will be one of the speakers at this year’s SXSW 2023 conference this March. SXSW will take place from March 10-19, 2023, in Austin, Texas.

D’Amaro will host a featured session panel – Creating Happiness: The Art & Science of Disney Parks Storytelling. At this time, the date and time of his panel have yet to be announced.

According to SXSW:

For nearly 70 years, Disney Parks has created happiness for millions through experiences that bring Disney’s beloved stories to life. Across its theme parks, hotels, cruises, and adventures, Disney Parks has curated magical places around the world where a simple moment can become a treasured lifelong memory. 

The ‘Art & Science’ of storytelling is the secret to how Disney amazes its Guests and delivers memorable experiences.  Disney Parks, Experiences & Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro will share how Disney’s storytelling techniques will build on its legacy of creativity and innovation for a world that can always use just a little more happiness.

D’Amaro’s attendance at this highly-anticipated event provides a prime opportunity to highlight Disney Parks Worldwide, upcoming developments, and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company.

Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer and Co-President of SXSW, says that their Featured Speakers are individuals who “… have consistently strived for progress and discovery across a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, technology, transportation, food, and the arts.”

SXSW is an annual event that takes place every March. It is a popular event attended by professionals from around the world, offering a wide range of activities, including informative sessions, musical and comedic performances, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development workshops, and various networking opportunities.

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  • Chuck Mirarchi

    Just like many Disney fans, Chuck has been passionate about anything Disney ever since he was a child. He and his family's first trip to a Disney Park were in 1972 when they went to Walt Disney World. Chuck particularly loves anything that has to do with the history of The Walt Disney Company.