The 2020 SXSW Conference will be held March 13-22, 2020, in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas. The 2020 SXSW EDU will also return March 9-12, 2020 for the 10th annual Conference & Festival. The SXSW EDU® Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a community of optimistic, forward-thinking, purpose-driven stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning. Since inception, SXSW EDU has been largely driven by the greater community. This includes everything from programming tracks to session speakers. On Monday, July 1 SXSW will begin accepting session entries for SXSW EDU 2020 via PanelPicker.
Here’s the spotlight of SXSW EDU 2019 to give you an understanding of the experience.
SXSW’s PanelPicker is the official user-generated session proposal platform designed to enable the community to propose ideas, in a variety of session formats. It’s a two-step online process that allows the SXSW community to have a voice in what programming is scheduled at SXSW.
The entry process takes place over a month-long submission window where you can enter your idea for consideration. PanelPicker will then re-open for public voting, allowing the community to review and help select from the ideas entered.
SXSW will be hosting Community Meet Ups across Texas starting off in their hometown of Austin! Attendees will be able to connect with like-minded individuals and learn more about how to enter your session and vote on PanelPicker proposals. The SXSW EDU meetups are free but you do need to RSVP! To attend their first meetup in Austin please click here.
The SXSW EDU FAQ section to help you learn more can be found here: https://support.sxsw.com/hc/en-us/sections/201313125-PanelPicker. The 2020 SXSW and SXSW EDU registration opens on August 1, 2019, more information can be found on www.SXSW.com.