One of the best ways to get a big idea in front of movers and shakers in the technology, music and film industry is to submit a proposal to the South by Southwest PanelPicker.
And even though it seems like the dust has barely settled from the largest ever SXSW held this past March, it is time to submit those great ideas.
The SXSW Conferences and Festivals are now accepting programming proposals for the 2016 event on its popular PanelPicker, an online tool that allows people to vote for their favorite panels for the Music, Film and Interactive conference.
SXSW 2016 takes place March 11 through 20th in Austin, but the PanelPicker is the first step in an online process to select programming for the events.
The PanelPicker submission process runs from June 29th through July 24th.
“Each individual account holder is permitted to submit one idea per conference,” according to SXSW’s news release. “Step Two allows the community to browse all of these ideas and rate which of these proposals they think are the best fit for the March events.”
Community voting begins Monday, August 10th and continues through Friday, Sept. 4th.
“Votes from the community, along with feedback from SXSW Advisory Boards and the SXSW staff, will help determine programming for the 2016 event.” SXSW releases the first round of programming in October of 2015.
SXSW is also accepting applications for artists for its music festival through Oct. 24th. And it’s accepting feature film, short film and music video submissions through Nov. 3rd for its film festival.
And on Aug. 3rd, SXSW Interactive will accept entries for the best digital creative work for the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards, video game projects for the SXSW Gaming Awards and innovative startups for the SXSW Accelerator competition. The deadline is Nov. 6th. Visit SXSW Interactive Awards for more details.