SXSW is launching SXSW EDU Online as part of their 2021 offerings! This digital experience will feature conference keynotes and sessions, screenings, showcases, networking, and exhibitions. The dates for SXSW EDU Online are March 9 – March 11, 2021 (SXSW Online will take place March 16 – March 20, 2021).

Entries for the 2021 digital experience will open on Tuesday, October 6 with PanelPicker® proposals for SXSW EDU and SXSW.

How PanelPicker Works

PanelPicker® is a digital, crowd-sourced platform that enables the community to propose programming ideas for SXSW EDU 2021.

Simply enter a session proposal for SXSW EDU 2021 during the submission window. Then PanelPicker will re-open for public voting, allowing the public to review, vote on, and provide feedback for all ideas entered.

All ideas received during the PanelPicker entry period will be posted online for community voting. It’s as easy as “review, comment, and vote” to help shape SXSW programming.

Selection Process

Community Votes: 30%
Public input is very important in terms of shaping the look and feel of the event.

SXSW Advisory Board: 40%
A group of industry experts from around the world, the SXSW EDU Advisory Board provides significant feedback on all entries.

SXSW Staff: 30%
With years of experience programming this event, SXSW staffers work to fill any gaps in relevant subject matter, striking a balance between new and veteran speakers.