SXSW PanelPicker Tip #25: Inspire Us!
The entry deadline for SXSW 2019 speaking proposals has been extended for another 48 hours. So you have until 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Sunday, July 22 to get your idea into the PanelPicker interface.
If you are putting the finishing touches on your speaking proposal this weekend, then we offer one last tip for success in this very competitive process. While the SXSW community always wants actionable takeaways, they also crave inspiration that will propel them forward to accomplish great things. Moreover, in the divided times in which we currently live, the world needs a lot more inspirational messages. With these goals in mind, does your PanelPicker proposal inspire hope for a more positive future?
Otherwise, click here to read the 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 you can download PDFs of the PanelPicker application via this page.
Finally, remember that the registration process for SXSW 2019 opens on the morning of 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.