SXSW PanelPicker Trends: Fake is Rising
We are now five days in on voting and commenting process for the 5000+ ideas in the 2019 SXSW PanelPicker. You can get involved in this activity from the convenience of your home computer. Just log into your SXSW account and click on the ideas that most appeal to you (or create a new account here if you don’t already have one).
Be sure to leave a few sentences of comment on the speaking proposals that you find most insightful.
Until August 30 (when voting and commenting closes down), this space will cover some of the most prevalent themes in the PanelPicker. We do this by comparing the number of speaking proposals on the given topic in the 2019 interface versus the number of speaking proposals on this topic a year ago.
For August 11, let’s talk about one of the words that has become more and more prevalent in our society in the last 24 months: “fake.” In the 2019 PanelPicker, you will find this word in 56 total proposals. This is more than double the total for this word from the 2018 PanelPicker, when a similar search yielded only 21 results.
Find many other trends and themes in this interface by using the “Search” bar that is located on the left side of the PanelPicker. Or, just visit this post from Medium to read the day-by-day list of ideas that seem to be getting the most traction in this year’s interface.
About 750 of the 5000+ speaking proposals in the PanelPicker will be accepted as sessions for the Spring 2019 event. These accepted sessions will be announced via the SXSW website in mid-October. Register now so that you can be part of all the discovery, brainstorming, creativity, deal-making, and cross-industry networking 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.