SXSW is Accepting Programming Submissions for 2017

SXSW2017Got a thought-provoking and creative idea for the tech and entertainment industries and want to share it with the world?

Then you might consider submitting that idea for a solo talk or a panel discussion at South by Southwest Interactive, Film and Music for the 2017 conferences.

SXSW just last week announced it was now accepting programming proposals for 2017 through its PanelPicker online tool that lets people vote for their favorite programs.

The 2016 SXSW conference featured more than 2,000 sessions including keynotes by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. It attracted more than 87,000 participants. Next year, SXSW 2017 takes place March 10-19.

SXSW features programming tracks ranging from beginner to advance-level. Its topics focus on brands and marketing, design, development and code, entertainment influences, experiential storytelling, film & TV industry, food, government, health, intelligent future, journalism, making film & episodics, making music, music industry, music influencers, social impact, sports, startup village, style, tech industry, touring & live experience, VR/AR and workplace.

PanelPicker takes place in two stages. The first stage allows each individual account holder to submit one programming proposal at PanelPicker through Friday, July 22nd.

Then, the next stage allows the community to vote on the proposals they like best. Community voting begins Monday, August 8th and continues through Sept. 2nd. “Votes from the community, along with feedback from SXSW Advisory Boards and the SXSW staff, will help determine programming for the 2017 event,” according to a news release.

SXSW expects to release the first round of confirmed programming in October 2016.

In addition to the programming proposals, SXSW is also accepting “entries for the best digital creative work for the Interactive Innovation Awards, video game projects for the SXSW Gaming Awards, inventive startups for the SXSW Accelerator competition and a special pitch competition in Startup Village called ReleaseIt at SXSW,” according to a news release. You can also submit a film, short film and music video. Or apply to perform at the SXSW Music Festival.

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