Enter Your Ideas into the SXSW Gaming PanelPicker

PanelPicker Now Open

Help shape the programming you’ll see at SXSW Gaming 2018 – Propose your session ideas via PanelPicker® from Monday, June 26 through Friday, July 21.

PanelPicker is the official SXSW user-generated session entry platform developed to encourage the community to pitch their proposals for our daytime conference programming. This easy, two-step online process allows the SXSW community to have a voice in what creative and thought-provoking programming is scheduled at the SXSW Conference, SXSW EDU, and SXSW Gaming.

The Application Process

Upload proposals related to gaming and geek culture trends in a variety of session formats including panels, solo presentations, meet ups, and mentor sessions. The application process is simple: visit PanelPicker.sxsw.com, read the FAQ, and complete the online form by the deadline on Friday, July 21 at 11:59pm PT.

All ideas received will be posted online for the PanelPicker Community Voting period. Community votes makeup 30% of the final decision, plus input of the SXSW Staff (30%) and Advisory Board (40%) helps ensure that lesser-known voices have as much of a chance of being selected to speak at SXSW as individuals with large online followings. Together these percentages help determine the final programming lineup – it’s as easy as “apply, review, comment, and vote” to help shape all SXSW programming.

Enter Your Session Idea for SXSW Gaming 2018

Stay tuned for more updates on PanelPicker entry tips, trends, meet ups, and SXSW Gaming 2018 information. Mark your calendars – 2018 registration and housing opens during September for SXSW Gaming, which will take place from March 15-17, 2018.

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Carolina Ravassa and Michael Chu, SXSW Gaming 2017 – Photo by Nilesh Patel


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