Follow these easy-to-understand tips if you don’t want to speak at SXSW 2023

While March in Austin is almost always about identifying tomorrow’s biggest brainstorms, trends and innovations, today we’ll look into the rearview mirror and focus on the past.

Two of my more popular offerings on Medium focused on the most sure-fire ways to fail for the SXSW PanelPicker process. These posts are still completely applicable and are worthy of a quick re-read.

How to Get Rejected by the SXSW Conference

How to Get Rejected Again by the SXSW Conference

Finally, missing the 11:59 pm Pacific Time entry deadline on Sunday, July 24 always remains the biggest PanelPicker fail. Please set a calendar reminder for yourself to avoid this mishap!

Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals.



Hugh Forrest

Celebrating creativity at SXSW. Also, reading reading reading, the Boston Red Sox, good food, exercise when possible and sleep sleep sleep.