How to Vote
To participate in the voting process, November 10-20, visit panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote and sign in or create an account. Once you are signed in, filter proposals by conference (SXSW EDU or SXSW), format, track, title, description, tags, and speakers in the search field.
Each voter can vote once per proposal – selecting “arrow up” for yes or “arrow down” for no. Have a question for the organizer? The Comments section is a great place to post all of your questions and leave constructive comments about the proposals you vote on.
The PanelPicker Process
Community votes make up 30% of the final decision, plus input of the SXSW EDU 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 EDU as individuals with large online followings. Together these percentages help determine the final programming lineup announced later in the season for the 2021 SXSW EDU Online digital experience.
Community Voting: 30%
Who knows what you want to see at SXSW EDU better than you? Your input is very important in terms of shaping the look and feel of the event.
SXSW EDU Advisory Board: 40%
A group of industry experts from around the world, the SXSW EDU Advisory Board provides significant feedback on all entries.
SXSW EDU Staff: 30%
With years of experience programming this event, SXSW EDU staffers work to fill any gaps in relevant subject matter, striking a balance between new and veteran speakers.
Cast your votes in before the final deadline on November 20 at 11:59pm PT.
Join Us for SXSW EDU Online 2021
Registration opens on November 10 for SXSW EDU Online, a digital experience from March 9-11, 2021. As part of our 2021 offerings, SXSW EDU Online will feature conference keynotes and sessions, screenings, showcases, networking, and exhibitions. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram for the latest SXSW EDU news.
SXSW EDU 2019 EdTech Lip Sync session. Photo by Debbie Finley.