2022 SXSW PanelPicker® Community Vote August 9-21

Who knows better than you what you want to see at SXSW? Now is your chance to have your say during SXSW PanelPicker® Community Vote of August 9-21.

All session proposals received during the PanelPicker registration period from June 28 to July 24 are eligible for your vote to help shape 2023 Conference programming for SXSW and EDU SXSW.

Browse ideas related to music, film, tech and more in a variety of session formats on our 2023 tracks. It’s as easy as “rate, comment and voteto help select this season’s SXSW lineup!

How to vote

To participate in the voting process from August 9 to 21, visit panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote and log in or create an account. Once connected, filter the proposals by conference (SXSW or EDU SXSW), format, title, description, tags and contributors in the search field.

Each voter can vote once per proposal – select “up arrow” for yes or “down arrow” for no. A question for the organizer? The comments is a great place to post all your questions and leave constructive feedback on the proposals you vote on.

Inside the PanelPicker process

Community votes make up 30% of the final programming decision, plus input from SXSW staff (30%) and the Advisory Board (40%) helps ensure lesser-known voices have an equal chance of being selected to talk to SXSW than people with many online followings. Together, these percentages help determine the final Conference lineup announced later in the season. (Pro tip: Subscribe to the conference community newsletter to stay up to date with SX.)

SXSW 2023 |  PanelPicker Voting Board

Community vote: 30%
Your input is very important in shaping the look of the March event.

SXSW Advisory Board: 40%
A group of over 200 industry experts from around the world, the SXSW Advisory Board provides valuable feedback on all proposals.

SXSW Staff: 30%
With years of experience programming this event, SXSW staff members strive to fill in the gaps in relevant topics, striking a balance between new speakers and veterans.

Promote your idea

During the community vote, it’s important for anyone who submitted a proposal to build online support for your idea and encourage the vote.

For more information on the community voting process, read the Panel Selector FAQ and visit the SXSW PanelPicker page. Get your votes before deadline on August 21 at 11:59 PM PT.

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