PanelPicker Community Voting on SXSW EDU Programming Ideas Open August 7-25

SXSW EDU 2017 PanelPicker Session - Case Study, Facing Ferguson: A News Literacy Case Study featuring Alan Miller, Brittany Noble-Jones, Callie Crossley, Steve Becton. Photo by Kara Mosher.

Now is the time to lend your voice, we want to know what you think! Weigh in on the programming selected for SXSW EDU 2018 by casting your votes in PanelPicker during Community Voting from August 7-25.

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Community voting is an important part of the session selection process. The community’s votes will factor into a score that consist of Advisory Board evaluations (40%), community public voting (30%) and staff analysis (30%).

How to Vote

To participate in the voting process,, login or create an account. If you already have an account from a previous year, your login and password should still work.

Once you’ve logged in to PanelPicker, select “Search/Vote” from the menu to begin voting. Use the search filters and select “SXSW EDU 2018” under “Conference.” You can also filter sessions by Track, Format or Level.

Cast your vote for a session idea by selecting “thumbs up” for yes, or “thumbs down” for no. You can also leave comments or questions about the proposals that you vote on.

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Rally Support for Your Idea

Rally support for your idea and encourage community voting through your personal social media channels, blog and website. We’ve provided a number of tips and resources such as social media images and the press boiler plate to help session proposers get the word out about their idea.

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Jessica MacCall

SXSW EDU Sr Digital Media Manager

I over see the SXSW EDU digital experience including website, blog, social media strategy and marketing events. With a Bachelor of Arts - FA concentration in Mass Communications, Electronic Media, and Photography from Texas State University, my goal is to help bring a positive brand experience to the SXSW EDU Community. Outside of the office, you can find my enjoying a glass of wine, spending time with my dogs, and indulging in Sunday brunch.

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