Help shape the SXSW Sydney you want to see this October

Vote for University of Sydney proposals in Session Select
SXSW Sydney – a major festival where tech and innovation, games, music and screen industries converge – returns October 2024. Be part of shaping the program and support ideas from our University community by voting for proposals to SXSW Sydney Session Select.

Sydney is once again hosting the Asia-Pacific edition of South by Southwest (SXSW) festival this October 14-20. The weeklong celebration of creativity and innovation will take place across the city and surrounds.

SXSW has always been about community and collaboration – and it’s in this spirit, you’re invited to be involved. Help shape the program into one you’d like to see by voting in Session Select, SXSW Sydney’s open platform for ideas. 

A number of proposals have come from the university community so we encourage you to support peers and colleagues. You can do so by voting, and inviting others to vote as well.

How to vote in SXSW Sydney Session Select

  1. Register for a free account to be part of the SXSW Sydney community and vote for as many sessions you see worthy.
  2. Log in and click 'Judge' on the top navigation bar. 
  3. Use the search bar and open filter to expand options. Enter the session title or you can follow the links below, and cast your vote.  

Note: for the following links to work, you will need to register (step 1) or be logged in to view and vote for sessions.

17 seconds to win or lose – Nick Enfield (FASS)

AI and you: what you need to know next – Sandra Peter and Kai Riemer (Business)

Changing face of foreign films – Mike Seymour (Business)

Community at work: we're not going back – Fiona Martin (FASS) 

Designing Women, breaking archaic systems with a care-centred approach – Mariana Zafeirakopoulos (ADP)

Does The Dream Job Exist Anymore? Discussing The Current Games Media Landscape – Ryan Stanton (FASS)

Fungi will Save the World: Maximising Multi-Species Innovation – Phillip Gough (ADP) 

How sharks can save your life – Chris Pepin-Neff (FASS)

Innovating Gender, Sexuality, and Consent Education – Victoria Rawlings (FASS)

Liberalism may be the source of your soul – Alexandre Lefebvre (FASS)

Making games, tech and pop culture events safer – Taylor Hardwick (ADP)

Purpose driven leadership – Gaia Grant (Business)

The story of your next breakthrough – Stephen Simpson (Science, Charles Perkins Centre) and Kate Harrison Brennan (Sydney Policy Lab)

VR for language learning – Julia Khukalenko (Research Affiliate)

Who killed creativity and how to get it back? – Gaia Grant (Business) 

More info 

Session Select is SXSW Sydney’s open platform for ideas, and it’s now open for voting until Monday 22 April

SXSW Sydney is taking place from 14-20 October in various venues across the city. 

Header image: Associate Professor Sandra Peter, Professor Kai Riemer, Deloitte's Kellie Nuttall and journalist Rae Johnston on stage at SXSW Sydney 2023 for 'AI fluency' panel. Photo supplied courtesy of Sydney Executive Plus