SXSW Sydney 2023 Session Select Now Closed


Public Voting for Session Select Is Now Closed


Public voting for Session Select has officially closed, and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved!


We were blown away by the community involvement in the first year of SXSW Sydney Session Select. More than 1,400 proposals were submitted to SXSW Sydney by creatives across the Tech & Innovation, Games, Music, and Screen industries, and more than 100,000 votes were cast. It was a phenomenal response, and it will help shape SXSW Sydney into a truly unique and unforgettable event.


As a result of the high volume of submissions, we aim to get back to applicants about their proposals by mid-June.


There’ll be more announcements from SXSW Sydney later this month about who and what you’ll see at the event in October, stay tuned!


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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 mid-June 2023.

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