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Vote for the content you want to see at SXSW

From rockstar storytelling to experiential waste, insects, Stalin and neuroplasticity. These are just some of the presentation proposals submitted by UK agencies for possible inclusion into the SXSW Interactive Festival programme line-up. Vote for your favourite proposal now.


The PanelPicker is a two-step online process that allows the SXSW community to have a significant voice in the final programme of the SXSW Interactive Festival. Public votes account for 30% of the total vote, with the SXSW Advisory Board making up 40% and SXSW Staff 30%. Voting is open until 5th September on the official website.

Proposals from UK representatives include:

Will Harvey (Ogilvy UK) The Death of Social Listening

Adriana Coppola (SapientNitro) Rockstar Storytelling: What Games Can Teach Brands

Neil Dawson (SapientNitro) Half of your spend on experience is wasted

Daniel Harvey (SapientNitro) A Story Lived Is Worth Much More Than A Story Told

James Filmer (Huge London) Designing for Behavioural Change

Ben Callis and Andy Thomas (Huge London) Make it Good and Fast. Cause Marketing on Speed

Ben Callis (Huge London) What Insects Can Teach Us About Communication

Martin Harrison and Josh Payton (Huge London) How Brand Planning & UX Design Control Your Life

Martin Harrison (Huge London) The Empathy Gap: Why Stalin Nailed Big Data

Hamid Sirhan (Huge London) Tweet Tweet Boom

Nadya Powell (MRY) and Alexandra Goat (Livity) How Millennials can save Business

Felix Morgan and Dan Machen (HeyHuman) Neuroplasticity & Tech

James Kirkham (Leo Burnett Worldwide) Brands: Connective tissue between people and tech

Dan Thwaites (iris worldwide) Lifestyle hacking: Being a useful brand

Chris Baylis (iris worldwide) Data and Creativity: the Question is the Answer

David McNamara (iris worldwide) Selling the future: How dystopia helps us buy

David Caygill (iris worldwide) Nudges For Good: Apps That Make Better People

Jonathan Fraser (Holler) and James Kirkham (Leo Burnett) Planning to Stand-Up

Nathan Guerra (Google) YouTube: Redefining Fame

James Morris (Ravensbourne) Shakespeare and the Future of Interactive Stories

Marc Curtis (TMW) iBeecons- Applying agency innovation to beekeeping

Zoe Lazarus (Lowe Counsel) Art, Emotional Technology & the New Tech Aesthetic

Nick Vale (Maxus) Stop Stealing and Start Thinking

Jen Smith (Maxus) How to be a human brand in a digital world

Says Nigel Gwilliam, Consultant Head of Digital and Emerging Technology: “SXSWi provides a veritable smorgasbord of content providing unparalleled insights into the latest technologies and digital trends so it’s fantastic to see so many UK representatives submitting their proposals in order to drive both the Festival agenda and the industry’s future. For all those attending, or following it from this side of the pond, I therefore encourage you to get voting for the content that matters most to you.”

The 2015 SXSWi Festival takes place between 13-17 March.

Last updated 02/09/2014

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