The SXSW Interactive 2009 Panel Picker is now live. You have until August 29th to vote for the panels that you want to see at the conference which takes place March 13-17 in Austin. 30% of the panels are decided using the panel picker.
One of the most amazing aspects of the Panel Picker is that it provides an intriguing snapshot of the current state of the new media industry. Recession, what recession? For 2009, we received 176 submissions in the “Business / Entrepreneurial” category. In fact, the only category which received more submissions was “Advertising / Marketing” at 185. These numbers reaffirm how important a role emerging technology now plays in the commerce of our day-to-day lives.