SXSW PanelPicker Tip #1: Take Your Time!
Speaking proposals for SXSW 2019 are now being accepted via the PanelPicker interface. Between now and the July 20 entry deadline, this space will explore 25 tips on how you can enjoy the most success in this process.
Today’s recommendation is to take your time. As noted above, the deadline for entry is 11:59 pm CDT on Friday, July 20. But you do NOT gain any kind of competitive advantage by entering your speaking proposal before this deadline. So there is absolutely no need to rush your entry. Take as much time as you need (up until the end of the day on Friday, July 20) to fill out the application with as much care and painstaking attention to detail as possible.
Click here to read the running list of all 25 PanelPicker tips. For info on what NOT to do when entering a speaking proposal in this interface, read this post from 2015 as well as this post from 2016.
Also remember that the registration process for SXSW 2019 opens on Wednesday, August 1. Buy your badge early to ensure the lowest rates and to have the most options on convenient downtown lodging.
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.