SXSW 2010–Get out the Vote!

By Paula Tesch

Panelists are currently being chosen for South by Southwest, and YOU get to help decide who makes it in the lineup! This year, you get a say in ALL THREE categories–music, film, and interactive!

So many awesome people are on the roster, including our very own Nancy Duarte! You get to review all the panel proposals and use the Panel Picker to give each idea a thumbs up, or thumbs down. (Note: you will need to create an account, but it’s super simple.)

Polls close September 4th, so hurry & cast your vote!

And if you’re interested to see what Nancy is proposing… check out the following two panels:

  1. From Monologue To Dialogue: Presentations, Collaboration And Sharing: Presenters now have new ways to develop and distribute content by publishing presentations to the web and devices. The impact a presentation can have has been heightened by the tipping point created by Al Gore’s presentation and the skyrocketing success of Learn how collaboration, social networking and design are amplifying the value of a great presentation.
  2. Step Out of the Office: The nature of work is changing. Whether it’s face-to-face or tech-to-tech, cultural and technological trends are raising the bar for meeting and communication effectiveness. How do you get people engaged and collaborating effectively? We’ll discuss which models and technologies are most effective — and which are most likely to fail.

More about South by Southwest:

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.

Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound. Austin serves as the perfect backdrop for SXSW, where career development flourishes amid the relaxed atmosphere. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events’ conclusion.

More about SXSW Interactive:

SXSW Interactive features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable line up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. Join us March 2010 for the panels, the parties, the 13th Annual Web Awards, the ScreenBurn at SXSW Arcade, the Film and Interactive Trade Show and Exhibition, Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW and, of course, the inspirational experience that only SXSW can deliver.

More about the Panel Picker:

In case you can’t view the video…
To summarize:
your vote accounts for 30% of the overall choice.
The vote is divided between three groups:

  1. You (30%)
  2. SXSW staff (30%)
  3. Advisory Board (40%)

Happy voting!

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Paula Tesch

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