Podcast & Performance Formats Added to PanelPicker for SXSW EDU

SXSW EDU 2019 performance, Sharing Your Identity Through Artistic Expression.

New for SXSW EDU 2020, we are inviting the community to enter both podcast and performance session ideas via PanelPicker!

PanelPicker is the digital crowdsourcing platform that gives the community a voice in the sessions scheduled for SXSW EDU. Step one of PanelPicker invites the community to enter session proposals through the digital interface. Step two then re-opens PanelPicker for public voting, review, and feedback on all of the ideas entered.

Enter a PanelPicker Proposal


Podcasts are a brand new format for SXSW EDU. They can have two to four speakers and are one hour long. These sessions feature a podcast conversation on topics across the education landscape, hosted by media organizations and recorded in an intimate setting amongst a live audience at the event.


Performances have been a part of SXSW EDU for the past several years but were previously curated by SXSW EDU staff. Performances can have one to three speakers and are ninety minutes long. These sessions feature a dynamic performance combined with a workshop-style experience offering a deeper understanding of the concepts fueling the performance, and activities that can be adopted for the classroom.

Select your format choice from the dropdown in the Title & Characteristics section of the PanelPicker application and complete the rest of the form accordingly.

SXSW EDU 2020 PanelPicker proposal, podcast format.

These are just two of the many formats available to choose from on your SXSW EDU 2020 PanelPicker entry. Learn more about the PanelPicker process with our step-by-step guide. Enter your idea before Friday, July 19, for consideration.

Enter a PanelPicker Proposal

SXSW EDU 2019 performance, Sharing Your Identity Through Artistic Expression. Photo by Caleb Pickens.

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