Be A Part of SXSW 2017: Enter Your PanelPicker Idea

Join the conversation and propose programming ideas for the 2017 SXSW Conference! We are now accepting PanelPicker® proposals related to interactive, film, and music industries through the Sunday, July 24 (11:59pm CT) deadline extension.

The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. New for 2017, the SXSW Conference includes 24 tracks divided amongst Interactive, Film, Music, and Convergence, presented in a variety of session formats. Each track allows attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology.

Application Process

Have an idea for a session? We want to hear from you! PanelPicker® is the official SXSW user-generated session entry platform. This two-step online process is your opportunity to have a voice in what creative and thought-provoking programming is scheduled at SXSW 2017.

Creating a PanelPicker account is easy, free, and allows you to securely edit your proposal up until you click "Enter My Proposal" on the final page. Visit, login or create a new profile, read the PanelPicker FAQ, and fill out the form. If you created a SXSW account in 2013 or later, you will be able to use the same login and password.

All ideas received will be posted online for the PanelPicker Community Voting period from August 8 – September 2, 2016. During this time, all proposals are open to the public to browse, leave comments, and vote for what ideas they think are the best fit for SXSW. It's as easy as "enter, review, comment, and vote" to help shape SXSW programming.

FAQs, Meet Ups, and You

Have questions? Need guidance? We have a smattering of helpful resources for you to prod and ponder as you dive into the world of PanelPicker. Download the PanelPicker Tips pdf for your quick guide to creating a great proposal, read the PanelPicker FAQ, and check out the handy video above for a step-by-step proposal walkthrough.

SXSW is also hitting the road to host a series of Community Meet Ups where you can meet with SXSW Staff, other members in your community, and talk about all things PanelPicker while having a drink on us! Browse our PanelPicker Best Practices Meet Ups coming to a city near you and RSVP to reserve your spot.

With your bright idea ready for its debut and PanelPicker homework complete, you are ready to get started!
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Important Upcoming Dates

Keep your eyes on SXSW News and Twitter for the latest information on PanelPicker and more. Be sure to mark your calendars for SXSW 2017 from March 10-19 in Austin, Texas.

2016 SXSW Interactive panel "Bootstrapping your City's Innovation Ecosystem" – Featured photo by Cruz Mendez.

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