Creative, forward-thinking speaking proposals are the currency of the SXSW PanelPicker

SXSW PanelPicker is Now Live

Get Your 2023 Speaking Idea Into the Mix Before July 24!

The SXSW PanelPicker speaking proposal process has now opened. Click here to visit this interface and learn more about how you can showcase your voice and your ideas in March 2023 in Austin.

Remember that you have a month to enter your speaking proposal — the final submission deadline is 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Sunday, July 24. Please take as much time as you need up to this July 24 deadline before you finalize your speaking proposal for SXSW. Said another way, you don’t gain any advantage in this very competitive process by entering your idea today or tomorrow or next week. Moreover, once you hit the “submit” button on your PanelPicker application, you can’t make any additional edits.

If you want more tips for success, then I encourage you to tune into the Austin Forum on Thursday, June 30 at 7 pm Central Time. I will spend the first 15 minutes of this online event talking about the PanelPicker, so this will be a great way to get some of your questions answered.

Otherwise, please stay tuned to this space over the next month as I will review more tips and tricks for creating a winning PanelPicker entry. I am so excited that the long march to March 2023 has started!

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.