PanelPicker opens on Monday, June 26 for the 2018 event. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.
SXSW values community input and involvement, so the two-step online process PanelPicker® was developed to encourage the SXSW community to enter proposals and have a significant voice in daytime conference programming. The SXSW community is then able to browse submitted ideas, leave comments, and vote to help shape the March event.
During the open application process from Monday, June 26 through Friday, July 21, we encourage the community to upload proposals related to interactive, film and, music industries in variety of session formats including panels, solo presentations, workshops, and more.
All ideas received will be posted online for the community for voting. It’s as easy as “enter, review, comment, and vote” to help shape SXSW programming.
Community votes comprise 30% of the final decision plus input of the SXSW Staff (30%) and Advisory Board (40%) helps ensure that less well-known voices have as much of a chance as being selected to speak at SXSW as individuals with large online followings. Together these percentages help determine the final content lineup. Community Voting dates coming soon.
Stay tuned for 2018 FAQ updates for important information about SXSW and valuable tips. Read the 2017 PanelPicker FAQ.