How many speakers should I add to my session idea?

Each format has a maximum number of speakers allowed.

  • Solo Presentation - 1 speaker
  • Dual Presentation - 2 speakers
  • Panel - maximum of 4 speakers, including the moderator
  • Workshop - maximum of 2 speakers
  • Book Reading - maximum of 2 speakers
  • Meet Up - 1 host


The Tool Tip for FORMAT will have more detailed information.

SXSW Eco: Panels at SXSW Eco typically include no more than 3 speakers and 1 moderator. You will only be able to enter information for a total of five speakers. Audiences always prefer smaller panels, so consider limiting your session to 2 or 3 speakers. Solo and Dual presentations are also recommended for SXSW Eco.

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