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News & Notes DON BENDER Submit Ideas for SXSW Interactive 2014 with the PanelPicker SXSW Interactive is a community-driven event, and that is most apparent in our daytime programming. The bulk of the daytime sessions and speakers at SXSW Interactive come via suggestions and proposals submitted via the SXSW PanelPicker interface. If you have a creative idea for a daytime presentation at SXSW Interactive 2014, be sure to enter it through the SXSW PanelPicker, which opens for submissions on July 1. All proposals entered in the PanelPicker go through a rigorous grading process from the Interactive community, SXSW Advisory Board and SXSW Staff. Here are some key dates to remember: • M onday, July 1 PanelPicker process opens Send Us Your Feedback About SXSW Interactive 2013 • Fr iday, July 26 PanelPicker closed for entries • M onday, August 19 Community voting begins • Fr iday, September 6 Community voting ends For more information on the PanelPicker process, stay tuned to the SXSW Interactive blog at SXSW Interactive prides itself on being accessible to the Interactive community, and to that end, we invite you to give us your feedback on the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival. We want to hear the brilliant ideas, constructive criticism and other comments from the digital community. Let us know what worked and what didn't at this year's event. Send your feedback to We read every email, so don't be shy about expressing your feelings about how we can make SXSW Interactive even better. Enter Interactive Awards and SXSW Accelerator Starting in August A goal every year at SXSW Interactive is to shed light on the new talent, ideas, services and trends in the digital community. Through the SXSW Interactive Awards and SXSW Accelerator, SXSW Interactive is accomplishing this goal. Entries will be accepted for both of these competitions beginning in August. For rules and eligibility information, stay tuned to 8 S X S W O R L D / M AY 2 0 1 3 There was a lot going on at SXSW Interactive in 2013, and you may not have seen or heard everything you wanted to. There are great audio and video highlights available on the SXSW website, including streaming audio from many daytime sessions from SXSW Interactive 2013. Just go to and find the page for the session that you want to listen to. If audio is available, there will be be a link at the bottom of the session description. In addition, you can point your browser to to see videos of several of 2013's keynotes and featured speakers. AIMEE WENSKE SARA ERENSOY Find Audio and Video From SXSW 2013 at SXSW V2V: Coming This Summer to Las Vegas SXSW V2V is the newest addition to the SXSW family of events and is an extension and re-imagining of the legendary SXSW experience with an emphasis on the creative spark that drives entrepreneurial innovation. This four-day event brings the startup and venture capital communities together with the creative industries that have helped to make SXSW so special. V2V serves innovators and entrepreneurs from across all the industries at the core of the SXSW Family of events—technology, music, fi lm, fashion, health, education, sustainability and more—as they learn the skills, make the connections and find the inspiration to take their ideas and talents to the next level. Join us for this excitement-packed, four-day event from Sunday, August 11, 2013 through Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit

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