The speaker proposal process for SXSW 2023 closes at 11:59 PDT on Sunday, July 24

July 24 PanelPicker Entry Deadline

The deadline for entering your ultra-creative speaking proposal for SXSW 2023 is 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Sunday, July 24.

All speaking proposals must be submitted via the SXSW PanelPicker interface.

The PanelPicker process tends to be very competitive. So you’ll have the best chance for success if you create a crystal-clear title, as well as a robust description for your forward-thinking idea. Also, please take care to proof, re-proof and re-re-proof the spelling and punctuation of your proposal before you hit the “submit” button on the interface.

If you have any questions (big or small) on how to craft a compelling PanelPicker entry, then please attend SXSW Office Hours at 2 pm Central Time on Friday, July 22.

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



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Hugh Forrest

Hugh Forrest


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