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SXSW PanelPicker Trends: Community

The Forrest Four-Cast: August 27, 2018

Between now and August 30 cut-off date, we’ll provide a few more installments in this series of PanelPicker trends and themes. These trends and themes are uncovered by comparing the total number of ideas on a given topic in the 2019 interface with the total number of ideas on the same topic in the 2018 interface.

Another concept that we are seeing a big rise is “community,” with 487 speaking proposals on this topic in the 2019 PanelPicker. This is a large increase from the 2018 interface, when there were 400 community-related speaking proposals in the PanelPicker.

Three of the most interesting community-related speaking proposals for 2019 are as follows:

Building a Community of Female Founders
Future of Community Healing for Women of Color
Revolt, Regroup, Rebuild: Community at Scale

Use the “Search” button on the left side of the interface to find other thought-provoking trends and theme in the 2019 SXSW PanelPicker. Or just click on this page to read about the ideas that we see bubbling to the top.

About 10–20% of the 5000+ speaking proposals in the PanelPicker will be accepted as sessions for the 2019 event. These accepted sessions will be announced via the SXSW website in mid-October. Buy your badge now so you can be part of all the massive learning, discovery, cross-industry networking and creativity that is March Magic in Austin.

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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