SXSW PanelPicker Tip #3: Takeaways Rule!
SXSW is now accepting speaking proposals for March 2019 via the SXSW PanelPicker interface. Between now and the July 20 entry deadline, this space will explore 25 tips on how you can have the most success in this process.
Today’s recommendation is to develop a proposal that provides easy-to-digest, easy-to-understand takeaways for the creative community that comes to Austin each spring. Why? Because registrants savor sessions that allow them content that they can take home to their co-workers. So consider structuring your proposal and your title such that the world will know exactly what kind of value they will get from attending your session. For instance, a title like “Five Strategies for Maximizing SXSW 2019.”
To browse the running list of all 25 PanelPicker tips, click here. 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.
Last but not least, mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 1, which is when badge sales open for the 2019 event. 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.