09:00AM AEDT Thursday, 8 December 2022
11:59PM AEDT Tuesday, 14 February 2023
SXSW Sydney collaborates with the world’s most innovative creative professionals and industry experts to deliver the Conference program through Session Select, its platform for individuals and groups to submit proposals across multiple conference programming tracks. It is an opportunity to share and discuss ground-breaking ideas on the world stage.
Formats can include panels, solo presentations, workshops, meet-ups and mentor sessions. We are also interested in reading your suggestions for speakers across the Conference program.
Our application form will walk you step-by-step through the process and you can read the Session Select FAQs for more information on your proposal.
Submissions for SXSW Sydney Session Select open on 8 December 2022 at 9am AEDT and close on 14 February 2023 at 11:59pm AEDT.
Proposals for sessions can include the following formats:
For more information, please refer to the SXSW Sydney 2023 Session Select FAQs.
Once Session Select 2023 submissions close, they’re made available on our website for public voting. This plays an important role in the SXSW Sydney programming, ensuring that content is timely and relevant to its audiences.
Voting results, alongside advice from our independent industry advisory boards, will assist the SXSW Sydney team in determining our final content line up.
If your submission is successful, you will be the primary point of contact and are responsible for all session information related to the proposal. The SXSW Sydney team will assist you in the delivery of your proposal, but you will lead it.
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Our conference is the centre of SXSW Sydney. This year’s event will include hundreds of panels, presentations, workshops and mentor sessions across the following 18 tracks. When working on your proposal, it’s good to keep in mind which of our conference tracks it might fit into.
This programming focuses on long-range, big-picture thinking, with topics that range from nanotech breakthroughs and interplanetary expeditions to life-extension research and novel applications of scientific discoveries.
Examine the current and future thinking on strategies to engage audiences through traditional, digital and experiential marketing. These sessions are geared towards agencies, in-house teams and organisations that want to explore new ways to connect with their communities
The Climate Change & Sustainability track examines the consequences of soaring temperatures and rising oceans, while also showcasing the solutions mitigating the effects of global warming. Sessions will also tackle solutions for energy production and delivery at every scale, and how new approaches can improve access and equity for communities.
Exploring human creativity, community, language and expression and highlighting how humanities, arts and relationships help individuals and communities share their unique experiences. The Culture track can also include fashion, dance, visual arts, sexuality, libraries, museums, and literature.
Learn how top designers, developers, artists and creatives build our physical, digital and virtual worlds with purposeful intent. This programming underscores how design thinking helps society achieve our most important goals.
These sessions examine how we relate to others and ourselves now and into the future with a focus on civic engagement and the future of work. Bringing together some of the world’s most forward-thinking voices to discuss programs and policy directions, current political realities, activism, and strategies for effecting change. Sessions will also explore the impacts of an evolving workplace, and the changing relationship between employees and employers.
Gaming continues to break new ground as a dominant entertainment platform. This programming will explore the gaming industry's rise, with a strong focus on innovation in storytelling, design and convergence with other media.
This track explores mental wellbeing, public health, fitness, diversity and inclusion as well as the technological and social changes that are impacting one of the world’s largest industries. Sessions will also explore breakthrough medical treatments, modern concepts of wellness, health equity, accessibility and more.
This programming covers the media landscape, the power (and accountability) of the companies who currently control the message, and the players bringing new ideas to the table.
Programming in these sessions examine the many changes and challenges in our systems of commerce, global economic trends, the rise and fall of crypto, inflation, supply chain shocks, the ongoing impacts of pandemic and other disruptions in our world.
Professional development is a core component of the Music Industry programming, whether you’re an emerging artist or someone with years of experience working across an ever-changing business landscape. These sessions will also explore how technology has re-invented the way we create, discover, distribute and experience music, as well as the promise and potential pitfalls of these innovations and trends.
Programming focuses on the latest innovations and future trends in robotics, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, machine learning and deep learning. Sessions will also include content such as regulation, ethics, privacy and cyber security and the future of AI services.
Explore the creative and business processes behind creating screen and episodic content. Topics in this track can include ideation, casting, sound design, editing, screenwriting, virtual production techniques, collaboration, animation, visual effects, the use of game engines and other elements of content creation. Programming will also explore the business side of the industry, including current and future trends, distribution, financing, representation, streaming platforms, audiences, and the ever-changing nature of the screen business.
Discover the breakthroughs in technology, biometrics, data analysis, fan experiences, brands, health, esports and media that continue to reshape this global industry.
The people, platforms, software, hardware and virtual systems that are driving the world’s next wave of change. These sessions also feature the brightest new entrepreneurial ideas, unexpected founders, funders, success stories and epic failures that make up the experience of launching a new venture.
Tackle the technological advances transforming our transportation, with a major focus on electrical vehicles. Sessions will also explore new aviation breakthroughs, commercial space travel and advances in shipping systems, as well as the most exciting new ideas in micro-mobility.
The Travel & Leisure track uncovers destinations and new ways of experiencing them that have become increasingly popular, as well as the challenges the industry continues to face.
Covering the most exciting immersive experience breakthroughs from virtual and augmented realities, digital identities and intertwining of worlds through the metaverse; this content navigates the potential of these mind-bending technologies.
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