PanelPicker deadline day has arrived! That's right, Friday, July 26 is the final day to enter your outstanding speaking proposal in the 2014 SXSW PanelPicker -- all proposals are due by 11:59 pm CST. If you are looking for last-minute advice on what specific speaking topics will likely be hot at the 2014 event, then we probably can't help you here. What we can say is that innovation is the engine that drives so much of what happens in March in Austin.
Likewise, innovative thinking is what attracts so many people from around the world to SXSWeek. So try to remember the I-word when constructing your PanelPicker proposal. Innovative approaches to traditional topics are always good. And, innovative approaches to very innovative topics are even better. Finally, be sure to read the PanelPicker FAQ and the various tips for more info on crafting an eye-catching, vote-generating, ultra-innovative proposal.