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SXSW PanelPicker Trends: Healthy Health!

The Forrest Four-Cast: August 15, 2018

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Charting year-by-year entry patterns in the PanelPicker provides some interesting data. Today we examine the healthy uptick in health-related proposals in the 2019 interface. For this year’s PanelPicker, the “Health & MedTech” track contains 268 total speaking proposals. By comparison, the 2018 PanelPicker interface included 115 speaking proposals in what was then named the “Health” track.

Investigate other trends in the PanelPicker interface by typing in your favorite keyword in the “Search” bar that is located on the left side of the interface. Or, just visit this post from Medium to read the running list of day-by-day ideas that are getting the most traction in this year’s interface.

Around 10–20% of the 5000+ speaking proposals in the PanelPicker will be accepted as sessions for March 2019 in Austin. 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 SXSW.

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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