How the SXSW PanelPicker Selection Process Works

Written by Hugh Forrest | September 24, 2013

SXSW PanelPicker voting explained

We know that the selection process for SXSW PanelPicker proposals can often be confusing. So, let's embark on a quick refresher course on this decision-making process.

Each proposal entered in the PanelPicker before the July 26 submission deadline receives a composite score between 1 and 100. Advisory Board judging of the given proposal accounts for 40% of this composite score. Public voting of the given proposal accounts for 30% of this composite score. Staff voting of the given proposal accounts for the final 30% of this composite score. Having three separate inputs for this composite score negates the PanelPicker selection process from becoming an online popularity contest. For more information on how the PanelPicker process works, please click here or contact us at this address.

So, which proposals rose to the very very top of rigorous judging process? Stay tuned to the SXSW website on Monday, October 14 when we announce the bulk of content for the 2014 event.