Apply to Speak at SXSW EDU 2023: PanelPicker is Now Open

Skate, Create & Educate - SXSW EDU 2022 - Photo by Bob Johnson

Take the stage at the 2023 SXSW EDU Conference & Festival! Apply now in PanelPicker® through Sunday, July 24, for a chance to speak on the program March 6-9, 2023, in Austin, Texas.

PanelPicker is a digital, crowd-sourced platform used to collect the community's session ideas. Take this opportunity to have your voice heard. Share your ideas that inspire the future and help create a new tomorrow for learners everywhere. To begin your speaking proposal in PanelPicker, visit

Before you start, be sure to utilize the resources available to ensure a successful and complete proposal. View this year's PanelPicker Guide for a step-by-step look at this year's application, explore the top 10 tips to crafting the perfect proposal, and get a preview of what’s new for 2023.

The SXSW EDU PanelPicker process reflects our continued belief in the power of an engaged and caring community to shape the future of teaching and learning while overcoming the toughest of challenges.

We encourage the world’s most creative thinkers, passionate educators, and innovators to enter speaking proposals that reveal future-forward solutions to these problems while presenting unexpected, valuable, energizing and inclusive ideas on enriching the learning landscape and beyond.

PanelPicker will then re-open for public voting, allowing the community to review and help select from the ideas entered from August 9-21, 2022


See You In 2023

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By Nicole Krause