For 2020, the SXSW PanelPicker entry process runs from July 1–19

2020 PanelPicker Process Begins July 1

The Forrest Four-Cast: May 20, 2019

Hugh Forrest
May 20 · 2 min read

Don’t look now, but the application process for the 2020 SXSW PanelPicker is right around the corner. This means that if you have a great idea for a panel or a solo presentation, you’ll want to mark your calendar for Monday, July 1–which is the day that this interface opens.

Speaking proposals for next March in Austin are accepted via the SXSW PanelPicker through 11:59 pm on Friday, July 19.

Get ideas for your 2020 speaking proposal by listening to some of the best audio content from this year’s event. You can access this content by read the many SXSW Moments stories on Medium. Or, look for session titles that are accompanied by the sound wave icon when you click on the 2019 online schedule. Remember that the mission statement for is that SXSW helps creative people achieve their goals — so the more creative your speaking proposal, the better!

Badge sales for SXSW 2020 begin on Thursday, August 1. Beginning with SXSW EDU and ending with SXSW Music, dates for next year are March 9–20.

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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