Neil Young will be the subject of a keynote conversation at next year's South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

Neil Young will be the subject of a keynote conversation at next year's South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The March 16 chat will be presided over by director Jonathan Demme, whose Young documentary, "Neil Young / Heart of Gold," will be screened at the festival.

As previously reported, the film features two recent Young concerts at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium that featured a full performance of his new Reprise album, "Prairie Wind." The set earned a Grammy nomination earlier this week for rock album of the year, while the track "Prairie Wind" was nominated for best solo rock vocal performance.

Young is scheduled to perform Saturday (Dec. 17) as the musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." He is planning to tour Australia early next year, with additional performance plans yet to be announced.