August 31, 2012 is the deadline to vote on which fascinating topics will make it to the program for next Spring’s SXSW festival in Austin. Some of the “brightest minds in emerging technology” have been proposing the content they want to bring to the SXSW Interactive portion of the event. Now it’s time for the SXSW community to go to the SXSW PanelPicker and weigh in on which topics most interest them. The SXSW PanelPicker has a list of the sessions that have been proposed with descriptions and video to bring the proposals to life.
Everything from saving the world to getting dirty with design thinking is on the docket. The PanelPicker site makes it easy to search on topics, companies or other areas of interest. Voting from the public accounts for about 30 percent of the decision-making process for SXSW panel programming. The SXSW Advisory Board accounts for 40 percent, and the input of the SXSW staff makes up 30 percent of the decision.
SXSW Conferences and Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW organizers consider it to be the premier destination for discovery. All of the proposed panels for 2013 are available to view at http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/.
Here’s a list of Intuit’s proposed SXSW panels:
•Lean & Fast, Yet Big & Stable: Staying Minty Fresh
•Kicking Mobile A** – Insights from Mint.com’s Experience
•Keeping It All Together: Apps to Make Life Easier
•Keep it Simple Stupid: Benefits of Succinct Brand Messaging
•How to Delight Small Business
•App Mania: How to take your app to the next level
•Platform Thinking: What developers need to know
•Let’s Make a Deal: How to navigate Fortune 500s
•How Retail Was Won: SMBs Take on Walmart
•Design the dark side: Villains need empathy too
•Designing Context: Utilizing Mobile Sensors & Data
•Get Dirty with Design Thinking
•Edutainment: Cross the Physical & Digital Divide
•Designed to Fail
•Zen and the Art of Data Science
•Data-Driven Innovation: A Return to Village Life
•Leading by Getting Your Ass in the Backseat
•Inspiring Confidence in Mobile Design
The deadline to vote on the panels is Aug. 31.