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My #SXSW2020 and #SXSWEDU Panel Proposals: Please VOTE them UP!

You have the power to get my South by Southwest® (SXSW®) panel proposals approved for SXSW 2020 and SXSW EDU 2020. Please, please click on each of the links below to vote, AND be sure to share with your networks so they can do the same. Voting ends on August 23rd. Thank you!

HOW TO VOTE: Click “VOTE UP” on the left side of the screen once you click the links below. The “VOTE UP” box will turn yellow as a confirmation of your vote. If you don’t already have a SXSW account, you’ll have to create one. Thank you in advance for your help!!

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  1. Tweeting While Black: You in Danger, Girl… (SXSW)
  2. Elect Tech 2020 (SXSW )
  3. WHO WILL LEAD US? (SXSW)
  4. I’m a Business, Man: How to “Expertize” Yourself (SXSW EDU)
  5. Going Global: World Wide Education (SXSW EDU)
  6. Who Will Lead Us? (SXSW EDU)
  7. Building Leaders in Higher Education and Beyond (SXSW EDU)

**FYI: I am part of seven total SXSW/SXSW EDU pitches. I’d certainly appreciate you voting for all seven. If you get voting fatigue, please at least vote for #1! Thank you!


INFO ABOUT EACH PROPOSAL

#1 Tweeting While Black: You in Danger, Girl…: https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/98311 (SXSW)

Speakers

Twitter represents a frenetic dichotomy for black women. On one hand, Twitter is a place to converse publicly and build community. The success of Black Twitter is but one example of how black women thrive in the Twitterverse. On the other hand, Twitter can be dangerous for black women. A 2018 Amnesty International study found that black women are Twitter’s most targeted group. It showed that black women are 84% more likely than white women to receive abusive tweets. It also labeled 1 in 10 tweets about Black women as abusive or problematic, with those tweets being sent every 30 seconds. Our panel will address this Twitter dichotomy. From the research, to having a large following, to going viral, this diverse group of panelists will explore the present and future of black women on Twitter.

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#2 Elect Tech 2020: https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/103576 (SXSW)

Speakers

Today’s political climate inextricably links the tech industry to politics, despite the industry’s resistance to threats of hacking, foreign influence, and #fakenews. Disruptive technologies like AR, VR, machine learning, and blockchain can address these threats. The presidential hopeful who best understands and leverages these tools will be the last candidate standing, if history is any indicator.


This panel of experts explores the phenomenon of candidates winning unwinnable presidential elections by using disruptive technology. It also identifies strategies that 2020 candidates can adopt to leverage disruptive technology. This includes both campaign integration and proposed policies, particularly the regulation of tech companies and “corpocurrencies” like Facebook’s Libra.

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#3 WHO WILL LEAD US?: https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/102824 (SXSW)

Speakers

In a digital society, the very foundation of democracy relies on citizens and institutions to understand the digital. Schools, colleges, companies, and governments all play a critical role in developing a common language about digital media. Evidence suggests that despite the rapid diffusion and adoption of digital technologies, public discourse has not figured out how to train, educate and model meaningful discussion about the digital. In this panel, a group of scholar-practitioner-activists will lead the audience on a journey of agenda setting. What would a public education campaign about digital media and economies look like? And, what institutions do we need to build for ethical leadership of digital media discourses that affect everyone’s lives?

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#4 I’m a Business, Man: How to “Expertize” Yourself: https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/104177 (SXSW EDU)

Speakers

Many teachers and academics have cultivated a deep base of knowledge in the fields that they teach and/or research but may not consider themselves “experts.” If Malcolm Gladwell is right that it takes 10,000 hours to achieve mastery in any given field, most people are experts in something once they’ve put in the time. This panel will outline how teachers and academics can use their knowledge to become well-known experts, with opportunities for speaking, consulting, and book publishing.

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#5 Going Global: World Wide Education: https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/103578 (SXSW EDU)

Speakers

Delivery of education and related services is being disrupted and transformed. Educators who want to remain relevant in the future must make the shift now. This panel of experts will explore web-based classrooms, as well as blockchain other technologies poised to deliver education and credential verification more efficiently, effectively and less expensively. and its impact on the future education and the students we educate. The future is now.

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#6 Who Will Lead Us?: https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/102835 (SXSW EDU)

Speakers

In today’s world, the very foundation of democracy relies on citizens and institutions to understand the digital. Schools, colleges, companies and governments play a critical role in developing common language about digital media. The stakes are high. We can’t govern tech companies if we don’t have a public language to talk about tech and values. In this panel, a group of scholar-activists will lead you on a journey of agenda setting. How do we talk about the stakes of a technological society?

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#7 Building Leaders in Higher Education and Beyond: https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/102480 (SXSW EDU)

Speakers

Higher education is experiencing a renaissance in leadership and professional development training. While the corporate sector has an extensive history of leadership development, there are challenges unique to university culture that require innovative strategy. From cultivating intrapreneurs, to providing upward mobility within the university, to preparing leaders for the corporate sector, this session offers strategies for universities interested in creating and expanding leadership programs.

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About the PanelPicker Process:

The PanelPicker is a two-step online process that allows the SXSW community to have a significant voice in programming conference activities (presentations, panels, discussions, demonstrations, etc.) for SXSW and SXSW EDU.

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