SXSW 2018 Education: Vote for Event Tech!

Exercise your right to vote!

Vote for these event tech sessions at the 2018 South by Southwest Festival
The event technology industry is constantly evolving. Help us gather event professionals in Austin next spring to meet up and learn about exciting changes in our industry. SXSW PanelPicker is the official SXSW user-generated session proposal platform. Meetingmax submitted three sessions for the 2018 festival and we need your votes to make these sessions a reality. Community voting is open until August 25, 2017.  


Session 1: Powerful Women Behind Exceptional Events
Meet the women behind the world’s largest and most prestigious events. In this interactive panel discussion learn about the inner workings of TED Events, Cisco Live, and other global events. Hear how women are pushing innovation and creativity at these events, from cutting edge content to masterfully fostering attendee connections. Learn the biggest hurdles they’ve overcome and their future plans for managing, and expanding these world renowned events.

If you're curious about the answers to these questions, then vote for this session now! 

  1. What unique insights do women bring to event planning?
  2. What innovations are women pushing at events?
  3. What does the future hold for innovative events?

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                     Behind the scenes of TED                                                                      Cisco Live highlights 

Session 2:
The Event Tech Meet Up
Event tech makes our work as event planners easier and more effective, and offers new services and experiences for attendees. Take this opportunity to connect with event professionals and be inspired by emerging best practices around event tech. Meet industry leaders who will share the technology they use to transform their events. Share your favorite event tech solutions with the group and leave with new ideas to power your future events.

If you're curious about the answers to these questions, then vote for this session now! 

  1. Who are some new event planners and event tech leaders that I should meet?
  2. What are the favorite new tech solutions for helping plan and manage events?
  3. What are some examples of creative uses of event tech that I can implement in my next event?

Event Tech Meet Up 2017-2.jpgGreat conversations at our 2017 Event Tech Meet Up

Session 3:
Women in Event Tech Meet Up
From event registration, room block management, event apps, attendee metric tracking, and much more, there are many facets of technology powering events. Take this opportunity to connect with the women involved in these companies and learn from their best practices. Share your role, biggest hurdles and greatest triumphs in the event tech industry. Learn how women push innovation and creativity at events and leave with inspiration to take your events to the next level!

If you're curious about the answers to these questions, then vote for this session now! 

  1. How are women pushing innovation and creativity in events?
  2. What's new in the event tech space?
  3. Who are some new women in event tech that I should meet?

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  • Go to
  • Click on "Sign In" to log in or create a new account
  • Once you’ve logged in, click on “Search/Vote” in the top toolbar.  Search “Meetingmax” which will pull up these sessions. Open each session and vote by clicking on the Vote Up button on the left hand side. Once the button has turned blue, your vote has been cast. 

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by Kelly Heesterman