Posted in Conferences & Conventions, journalism, Social Media

SXSW Panel Picker Is Open For Voting; Please Support People Of Color

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group

It’s that time again — time to pick panels for next year’s South by Southwest Interactive.  Based in Austin, Texas, SXSW was originally created as a way for the city to celebrate and showcase musical talent.  The festival expanded to include films and later, interactive.

The interactive part of SXSW has become THE place to come to hear the latest in digital/social/new and multimedia.  A virtual who’s who from influential companies and media organizations are at SXSW, participating on panels, offering exhibits and hosting evening functions.

The conference has struggled in past years to make their panels more diverse.  So to help them out, below are my picks among the 90 journalism-related panels submitted among the nearly 4,000 overall submissions. Last year, I had the time to go through all the submissions, but this year, I just can’t do it.

I’m already seeing Tweets from folks pushing voters to their panels, so I want to help out our folks.  Please take a look at the list, below, and support them with your votes.  Please let me know if I missed anyone. Voting ends Sept. 2.

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