Support some great SXSWi 2012 panels!

SXSW 2012 promotion

SXSWi reigns as the Geek Supreme Conference for marketers, technologists and entrepreneurs alike.  The Schipul team attends and speaks regularly at this great event – boy do we love the energy, fun and creativity that is found walking through the streets of Austin in March every year!

In the spirit of awesome content and even more awesome SXSWi attendees, we have created another SXSW Proposed Panel Page (say that five times fast) to help support Schipul and friends’ favorite SXSWi 2012 panels to vote on!

Let us help you promote your SXSWi panel submission!

Did you submit a panel or see a few that you want to spread the word about?  Leave us a comment on this post with the link and reason why you think it rocks – we’ll add it to our community proposal page!

Can’t wait until March 2012?   Be sure to check out this handy ‘First-Timer’s Guide to SXSW’ and take a look at some of our adventures we have had with our favorite geeks and companies throughout the years.  Like pretty pictures instead, we can do that 🙂

Looking forward to bumping into you in line at a party and Tweeting at you in a packed conference room full of amazing minds next year!

How to support your favorite SXSWi panels

SXSW panel picker process

Unlike most conferences, SXSWi has a very interesting panel selection process.  Your vote and comments count for 30%, the SXSW Advisory Board mindtrust counts for 40% and SXSW staff weigh in with the final 30% – all designed to help deliver some of the most intriguing and diverse content of any event.

How often do you get to have your voice heard as an attendee?  Dig through the main PanelPicker 2012 interface and explore proposals by category, tag, title and more.  Once you’re logged in, you can give panels a thumbs up or down, then leave your comments on each individual page.

Comments are a great way to recommend a speaker you have seen before, leave feedback (hopefully constructive!) on the topic or just express your general excitement – which is also a great feeling for wannabe panelists.  Don’t forget to Tweet, Facebook, Google + and email topics you think SXSWi 2012 just shouldn’t be without.  A little promotion can go a long way for any speaker’s success.

And finally – comment with a link to your favorite SXSWi 2012 panels so we can add them to our list!  Voting and commenting ends on September 2nd, so don’t delay – we want to see what panels inspire you.  Thanks!

4 Replies to “Support some great SXSWi 2012 panels!”

  1. Great idea guys! I think our panel, Building a Jewish Presence thru Social Media should be selected! http://bit.ly/sxswJewish The only Jewish panel up for selection, this obviously would appeal to non-profits and those wanting to reach out to the Jewish community online, but it's still so much more. We look at how to identify the characteristics of real world communities of any faith and how they work online and vice versa.

    Is your ethnic/religious community internet savvy? Why would someone publicly connect with one religious organization and not the other? Do generational factors encourage or discourage online interaction? We'll go over this and more!

    Thanks for letting us post this guys!

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