SXSW PanelPicker Opens for 2012

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The PanelPicker entry process for the 2012 SXSW Festivals and Conferences has officially opened, proposals will be accepted until the end of the day on Friday 15th July (11:59pm CST // 5:55am UK time).

The SXSW PanelPicker was developed to offer the community a chance to get involved in SXSW - not only by submitting panel, workshop and presentation ideas but also by reviewing, commenting and voting for the ideas they'd like to see become part of the SXSW festival.

Entering a solo presentation, workshop or panel to the PanelPicker is the best way to share your ideas, make sure your expertise are included and help shape SXSW 2012.

If you have an exciting idea or would love to get together a panel of interesting speakers for Interactive, Film or Music at SXSW 2012, the comprehensive PanelPicker FAQ is the best place to start.  It covers most (very nearly all) possible questions.

This year, you'll be able to edit your proposal until Friday 5th August.  Community voting will start about a month after the application deadline (Monday 15th Aug - Friday 2nd September).

PanelPicker Timeline

Dates for SXSW 2012 have also been announced and are as follows:

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