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Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products to be Featured Session Speaker at SXSW 2023

Josh D'Amaro at SXSW 2023

Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products will be taking time out from his main job overseeing the parks and more to appear at SXSW 2023 in Austin, TX.

The Details

D’Amaro will be hosting a Featured Session at the festival called “Creating Happiness: The Art & Science of Disney Parks Storytelling.”

The session synopsis reads

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.

The date of D’Amaro’s appearance at the festival has yet to be announced, but it will be available to all badge holders. It looks like the session will also be available with the SXSW 2023 Online Pass.

D’Amaro was promoted to his current position in May 2020, and most recently has been seen around Walt Disney World with Disney CEO Bob Iger.

Disney Parks - Josh D'Amaro at D23 Expo 2022

About SXSW

SXSW is an annual festival and conference that covers film and television, music, and technology in separate tracks, with overlap in keynotes and featured sessions.

This year’s event will run March 10-19, 2023, at various venues in Austin, Texas.

For more information, or to purchase badges, visit