What session FORMATS are accepted by SXSW?

SXSW offers many different types of session formats. Below are the formats you can choose from in the PanelPicker system.

SXSW:

Book Reading (One hour)
Reading from recently published authors. One or two speakers -- i.e., author and co-author.

Dual (One Hour)
A prepared presentation, interview or conversation. Two speakers.

Meet Up (One Hour)
Networking event of like-minded attendees around a particular topic. One or two hosts.

Mentor Session (One Hour)
One-on-one session with an industry expert. Each mentor councils one individual attendee for seven minutes. Can meet up to six mentees.

Panel (One Hour)
Diverse discussion around a particular topic. Four speakers max (INCLUDING moderator). Please note moderators are included in this four person limit.

Podcast (One Hour)
Established episodic audio series around a given theme. Four speakers / hosts max.

Solo (One Hour)
Prepared presentation. One speaker.

Workshop (Length Varies)
In-depth instructional program covering a particular topic / skill / discipline. One to two speakers. Two or four hours total time, dependent on the topic at hand.

SXSW EDU:

Campfire (1 hour, 1-2 speakers)
A speaker-led, open conversation that focuses on driving a dialogue with attendees around a particular topic rather than offering a structured presentation.

Case Study (1 hour, 1-3 speakers)
A focused presentation highlighting research findings from relevant initiatives and projects, followed by audience Q&A.

Debate (1 hour, 3 speakers)
A constructive, moderated debate between opposing viewpoints on an impactful topic, followed by audience Q&A.

Future20 (20 mins, 1 speaker)
A short solo presentation highlighting new and emerging ideas. Optional audience Q&A.

Hands On (30 mins, 1-2 speakers)
An informal, activity-based session that facilitates interactive and creative learning techniques.

Meet Up (1 hour, 1-2 speakers)
A networking event that encourages communities to connect at SXSW EDU around similar topics, passions or interests.

Panel (1 hour, 2-4 speakers)
A diverse and dynamic exploration of a particular topic, followed by audience Q&A.

Talk (30 mins, 1-3 speakers)
A focused, high-energy presentation centered on breakthroughs and insights, followed by audience Q&A.

Workshop (2 hours, 1-3 speakers)
An in-depth, instructional program with hands-on learning activities and specific takeaways.

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