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SXSW PanelPicker Tip #21: Meet Ups Rock!

The Forrest Four-Cast: July 17, 2018

With the Friday, July 20 entry deadline right around the corner, you only have a few days left to create your 2019 speaking proposal via the SXSW PanelPicker. Watch this space for continued last-minute tips on crafting the strongest proposal possible.

Today’s reminder is that some of the most popular sessions at SXSW aren’t panels or solo presentations. For instance, most registrants love the Meet Up format, because it facilitates powerful networking opportunities with the many kinds of industry professionals who come to Austin each March. So, if you still haven’t come up with a great PanelPicker idea for the 2019 event, perhaps your ticket for success is putting together a Meet Up that aligns with your interests.

Find information on the many different Meet Ups that were hosted at SXSW 2018 by clicking here

Find information on all the different SXSW 2019 speaking formats by clicking here.

Read a running list of all 25 PanelPicker tips via this post. 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 take advantage of 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.

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