SXSW PanelPicker Trends: More Power
Today is your final Sunday to browse, comment and vote on the 5000+ speaking proposals in the 2019 SXSW PanelPicker. Log into your account to start this process. And if you don’t have a SXSW account, setting one up is free and easy and only takes a few minutes to accomplish.
This is also your last Sunday to read about some of the top trends and themes in the PanelPicker. We choose these themes by comparing the total number of speaking proposals on a given topic in this year’s interface with the total number of speaking proposals in the interface from 2018.
One of the more interesting words that has seen a big jump this year is “power.” In the 2019 PanelPicker interface, you will find 585 instances of this word. But a year ago, the word only appeared in 457 speaking proposals. That’s an increase of almost 28%!
Some of the more interesting power-related ideas in the 2019 PanelPicker include:
Find other intriguing trends and themes in the 2019 SXSW PanelPicker by using the “Search” button on the left side of the interface. 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.