Your brilliant idea won’t get the attention it deserves if it suffers from poor spelling, grammar or punctuation errors.
Be sure to take extra time to proof your proposal before you hit the “Submit” button. Remember that SXSWedu staff can NOT make corrections to your idea after you have submitted your proposal.
Some things to remember and avoid:
- Do not use ALL CAPS or no caps for your title or description.
- Punctuation gives flow to your thought. Seems like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how effective a comma or semicolon can be.
- Look out for cut and paste errors. It happens, more than you think. It could happen to you.
- Proofread your description out loud, to another person, preferably someone who is not familiar with your idea. They will be able to tell you if you are communicating what you intend.
- No matter how familiar you may be with your topic, remember that most of the people who will read your description will not have the same field of reference that you do.
Read the PanelPicker FAQ for more information about the submission process.
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