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SXSW PanelPicker: Secrets to Success

The Forrest Four-Cast: August 12, 2019

Sign in to your SXSW account (or create a new one) to vote and comment on proposals in our 2020 SXSW PanelPicker. Voting ends at 11:59 Pacific Time on Friday, Aug. 23.

Over the next two weeks, look to this space for some of the emerging themes in the proposals. One subject that’s clearly captivating many in our audience is the push-pull of success and failure.

We all crave success, and SXSW received 471 proposals that focus on that concept. But for every success, there are a hundred failures, and those failures have much to teach us — if we can find the resilience and the humility to learn from them. Here are some provocative proposals on success and failure from the 2020 SXSW PanelPicker interface:

Play with the “Search” button on the left side of the interface to find other thought-provoking trends and themes in the 2020 SXSW PanelPicker. Or just click on this page to read about the ideas that we see bubbling to the top.

About 10 to 20% of the proposals will be accepted as sessions for the March 2020 event. These sessions will be announced on the SXSW website in mid-October. Buy your badge now so you can be part of the massive learning, discovery, cross-industry networking and creativity that is South by Southwest.

Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.

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