SXSWedu 2017 PanelPicker Open: Submit Your Proposal Today!

Written by Jessica MacCall | June 27, 2016

Barbara Jenkins, Damon A Williams, David Coleman, Sal Khan photo by Steve Rogers

It's that time again! The PanelPicker platform is now open and accepting session proposals for SXSWedu 2017.

The SXSWedu Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a passionate and diverse community of education stakeholders. The seventh annual SXSWedu will return to Austin, March 6-9, 2017, for four days of compelling sessions, in-depth workshops, engaging learning experiences, mentorship, film screenings, startup events, policy-centered discussions, business opportunities, networking and so much more! Through collaboration, creativity and social action, SXSWedu empowers its global community to connect, discover and impact.

PanelPicker provides the opportunity to help shape the programming that will take place at SXSWedu, by participating in the two-step process of submitting and voting on PanelPicker proposals.

Important PanelPicker Dates:

June 28, 2016 Entry Process Opens
July 22, 2016 Entry Process Closes
August 8, 2016 Community Voting Opens
September 2, 2016 Community Voting Closes

How PanelPicker Works

During this month-long submission window, you are invited to propose your innovative session ideas to be considered for SXSWedu 2017. PanelPicker will then reopen for public voting, allowing the community to review and vote on the proposals submitted until the end of the voting period. The final decision is derived from Advisory Board evaluation (40%), public voting (30%) and staff analysis (30%).

Session Starter Kit

The 2017 Session Starter Kit is a helpful resource when submitting your session ideas for SXSWedu 2017 via PanelPicker. Flip your way through this starter kit to learn more about your audience, helpful tips in preparing your idea and the various steps within the digital proposal process.

Registration for SXSWedu 2017 opens on Monday, August 1. See you in March!

Photo by Steve Rogers.


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