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SXSW PanelPicker Trends and Themes

The Forrest Four-Cast: August 6, 2018

Monday, August 6 marks the first day of community voting and commenting for the 5000+ speaking proposals in the . Voting and commenting is easy once you have logged into your account (or create a new SXSW account by ).

This community voting and commenting process will continue through the end of the day on Thursday, August 30.

Over the next three weeks, this space will explore some of the top trends in this year’s PanelPicker, trends that are a function of total number of submissions on a given topic. about the speaker proposal entry process, these columns will help readers understand the more prominent themes in this year’s interface. Some of the PanelPicker topics that will be explored between now and when the polls close include:

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Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at , the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least 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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