SXSW PanelPicker Tip #8: Media Matters
The SXSW PanelPicker interface is accepting speaking proposals for March Magic 2019 in Austin. Entry deadline is end of day on Friday, July 20. Over the next few weeks, stay tuned to this space to explore 25 handy tips to help give you the most success in this process.
Today’s reminder is that several track titles have changed for next year’s event. In addition to the all-new “Cannabusiness” track, we have modified what was previously called “News & Journalism.” The re-vamped track title for these sessions is “Media & Journalism” which creates more room to cover the many ongoing changes in the international media landscape (such as the recently approved Disney Fox merger). The full description for this track is as follows: “The Media & Journalism Track explores how journalism, analysis, and content distribution are being impacted by technology and culture. This track will examine the fast-changing media landscape, as older institutions and newer organizations battle for consumer attention.”
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.