SXSW Sydney 2023 Session Select


SXSW Sydney Session Select Voting is now open!


SXSW Sydney collaborates with the world’s most innovative creative professionals and industry experts to deliver the Conference program through Session Select. 


SXSW Sydney has received over 1,400 proposals for panels, presentations, workshops, meet-ups and mentor sessions covering ground breaking ideas across multiple conference programming tracks.


Now we want to know which proposals you want to see at SXSW Sydney. The SXSW Sydney community plays a vital role in helping the conference programming take shape – after all, who knows what you want to see at SXSW Sydney 2023 better than you?


Here’s how it works: 

  • First up, head to the Session Select voting gallery. Here you can peruse proposals page by page or filter by conference track, session description or title
  • You can then vote in gallery view or click on any proposal for a deep dive on the details and vote from there, you can vote as many times as you like
  • Feel free to share links to the proposals that interest you most with your network
  • Be sure to vote before April 11th and stay tuned for our next programming announcement 

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Session Formats

Proposals for sessions can include the following formats:

  • Panel (1hr): diverse discussion around a specific topic. Established episodic podcasts also accepted. Four speakers maximum, including a moderator.
  • Presentation (1hr): 1-2 speakers offering a deep dive into a targeted topic. Book readings, conversations or interview formats are all accepted.
  • Workshop (length varies): deep dive sessions with hands-on learning activities and specific takeaways for professional growth and development.
  • Meet-up (1hr): bringing together attendees with similar interests to broaden their community in either a networking/mixer style or a campfire discussion. 1-2 hosts.
  • Mentor sessions (75 mins): Mentor sessions will be run by experts in all areas of the tech, screen, games, and music industries. Each Mentor Session lasts 75 minutes, broken into five one-on-one meetings lasting 15 minutes each.

For more information, please refer to the SXSW Sydney 2023 Session Select FAQs.

How does SXSW Sydney choose sessions?

It’s important to note that whilst community votes play a huge role in shaping the SXSW Sydney 2023 conference line up, it isn’t the only factor.

Voting results, alongside advice from our independent industry advisory boards, will assist the SXSW Sydney team in determining our final content line up. This ensures that content is timely and relevant to its audiences. It also gives new and emerging voices a chance to be heard as well known individuals with a large following.

If your submission is successful and will be included in the SXSW Sydney 2023 conference line up, you will be contacted by the SXSW Sydney team by April 27th.

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