Apply to Speak Before the Deadline: PanelPicker Closes Sunday, July 21

The countdown is on! With PanelPicker open for only a few more days, now’s the time to enter your speaking idea in PanelPicker®. Complete your idea and make sure to select the “Enter Proposal” button by 11:59pm PT this Sunday, July 21. Don’t miss this opportunity to take the stage at the SXSW EDU Conference & Festival taking place March 3-6, 2025 in Austin, Texas.

PanelPicker is the official online platform that enables the community to propose programming ideas in various tracks and formats. This year, there are twelve thematic programming tracks that you can apply to:

  • Accessibility & Inclusion
  • Arts & Storytelling
  • Community Initiatives
  • Equity & Justice
  • Future of Tech
  • Global Initiatives
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Leadership for Tomorrow
  • Policy & Advocacy
  • Startups & Investment
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Work Reimagined

Embrace this opportunity to share your expertise, expand your network, leave a lasting impact, and forge meaningful connections with a community of passionate education stakeholders dedicated to inspiring learners worldwide.

As you work on your proposal, look at the wealth of resources available to you. Dive into the PanelPicker Guide, get your questions answered in the PanelPicker FAQ, explore the different formats, and check out these 13 tips to curate the perfect PanelPicker proposal.

Apply Now

PanelPicker will re-open for public voting, allowing the community to review and help select from the ideas entered from August 6-18, 2024.

See You at SXSW EDU 2025

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 6 when registration opens for the 2025 event. Take advantage early for the best rate and hotel options March 3-6, 2025 in downtown Austin.

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By Auva Saghafi