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SXSW PanelPicker Tip #23: Life Lessons

The Forrest Four-Cast: July 19, 2018

Speaking proposals for SXSW 2019 are being accepted via the PanelPicker interface until end of day on Friday, July 20. As we close in on tomorrow’s entry deadline, we offer 25 tips on how you can have the most success in this very competitive process.

Today we remind you that the SXSW community is always looking for actionable life lessons. So, in addition to solid takeaways, your proposal should outline what the audience will be able to learn from your journey and your accomplishments. More importantly, your proposal should explain how the lessons from your journey and your accomplishments can help SXSW registrants achieve what they want to achieve.

Click here to read a 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, you can preview everything that you will need for the PanelPicker application by downloading PDFs of this form here.

Finally 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.

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