Send a boy to summer camp — okay, not summer camp, send me to next spring’s SXSW Edu 2020 as a speaker.
Every year, hundreds of educators, ed tech innovators and entrepreneurs, students, and others interested in education submit proposals to present at the annual gathering of close to 10,000 people. Only about 500 proposals at most will be accepted for the four days next spring, and the PanelPicker™ is how they choose those lucky few.
With over 1500 proposals submitted, SXSW Edu winnows that number to approximately 500 festival presenters through a process called the PanelPicker™. As a member of the Advisory Board, I evaluate proposals (but not my own), and the SXSW Edu staff likewise weighs in. But the public supplies 30% of the input for the PanelPicker™ process, and they mean “public”: anyone can register for a free account and vote for any and all proposed presentations.
Once again this year, I have submitted a presentation proposal for next spring’s SXSW Edu conference and need your help in pushing it forward for acceptance. Last year, my last-minute submission about our P-TECH program got selected, and this year, I have proposed a presentation titled, “Quest for Future-Proof Superpowers” about the soft-skills curriculum we are developing for our interns.
Please help me boost my proposal in the rankings so I can return as a speaker at next spring’s SXSW Edu. Again, you will need to register for an account to vote, but it’s quick & easy to do so and costs nothing. Here is a hot link to my proposal’s PanelPicker™ page:
Thanks in advance — and yes, I will remind you again: PanelPicker™ voting remains open until August 23! Please pass this on to your network as well.