Fun talking to Hugh Forrest the Chief Programming Officer of SXSW about his amazing 32-years leading the festival! We also take a behind the scenes look at what it takes to run the festival, including how they select their keynote an featured speakers, called the PanelPicker!
"PanelPicker connects us with the thousands of creative professionals, experienced experts and informed consumers that make up the global SXSW community. This interface helps us identify the most compelling new ideas within the many different industries we serve and, in so doing, keeps SXSW exciting, timely, and relevant."
– Hugh Forrest, SXSW Chief Programming Officer
PanelPicker opens on Monday, July 1st and closes on Friday, July 19th so don’t delay and send in your applications today by going to, panelpicker.sxsw.com/about.