Think you can do SXSW better than SXSW does? Now's your chance to tell em'! They've brought back their PanelPicker interface (which isn't nearly as painful as it sounds) for you to suggest a panel or a presentation for SXSW 2012.
The SXSW process opens the the public community today, after the community and advisory board has browsed ideas for the past two weeks. The community-based approach goes for SXSW Interactive, SXSW Film and SXSW Music. You have until Sept. 2 to participate, then, they'll announce the SXSW Panels starting on Oct. 24.
The South by Southwest Music Festival 2012 show will take place in Austin, Texas on March 13-18. The entire SXSW experience will go from March 9-18, and includes SXSW Interactive and SXSW Film. Check out video coverage from this year's South by Southwest conference on the Spacelab Media Player.
SXSW has the luxury of not only being one of the first festival / conference deals of the year but also one of the biggest. This is the gathering that shapes the rest of the year... check out anyone who will be somebody in 2012 at SXSW.