Vote On Session Ideas for SXSW 2019: PanelPicker Community Voting Ends August 30

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It's the final countdown to 2019 SXSW PanelPicker® Community Voting which ends on Thursday, August 30 at 11:59pm PT! Who knows what you want to see at SXSW better than you? Your input is very important in terms of shaping the look and feel of the March event.

All ideas received during the PanelPicker® entry period are now online for the community to vote on. It’s as easy as "review, comment, and vote" to help select this season's SXSW programming.

Browse session ideas, leave comments, and vote on what programming you would like to see at the 2019 SXSW Conference, SXSW EDU, and SXSW Gaming in March.

How to Vote

To participate in the voting process, visit and login or create an account. If you created a SXSW account in 2013 or later, you will be able to use the same login and password.

Once you are logged in to PanelPicker®, you can begin the voting process. Filter through proposals by session format, programming track, and level. You can also search for by title, description, tags, and speakers in the search field.

Each voter can vote once per proposal – selecting "arrow up" for yes or "arrow down" for no. You can also leave a constructive comment about the proposals you vote on. Have a question for the organizer? This is also a great place to post all of your questions.

Learn more about our 25 Tracks of programming divided amongst Interactive, Film, Music, and Convergence.

During Community Voting, it's important for anyone who submitted a proposal to rally online support for your idea and encourage voting. Use our handy "Vote For My PanelPicker Idea" graphics for promoting your session on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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Inside the PanelPicker Process

PanelPicker Community Voting

Each year, SXSW PanelPicker helps shape the majority of the SXSW Conference programming. Community Voting comprises 30% of the SXSW Conference programming 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 of being selected to speak at SXSW as individuals with large online followings. Together these percentages help determine the final content lineup.

For more information about the Community Voting process, read the PanelPicker FAQ and visit the SXSW PanelPicker page. The final deadline for getting in your votes is August 30 at 11:59pm PT.

Cast Your Votes Now

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