South By Southwest Opens PanelPicker Speaking Application Process


The community vote comprises of 30% towards the final decision. The remainder of the percentages, however, include the SXSW Staff with 30% and the Advisory Board with the last 40%. By using this process, it ensures that less well-known voices have as much of a chance as being selected to speak at SXSW as individuals with large online followings. In all, these percentages help determine the final lineup.

To apply to SXSW’s PanelPicker please click this link. If you would like to learn more about SXSW, please visit its website.


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