8.18.22

Vote NOW in SXSW 2023’s PanelPicker!

The SXSW 2023 panel submissions are in, and it’s time to cast your votes and help shape the schedule for next year’s conference. We need your help to make Ottobock’s presentation submission a reality at the 2023 festival! Now through August 21, visit the PanelPicker website to vote and help us share our mission with other innovators, experts, and advocates to spark important conversations in our industry and beyond.

Presentation submission: DE&I is the Afterthought of the Corporate World
While many companies have committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives, few have the know-how or resources to fully execute a comprehensive plan and vision. In the interim period until a full-time Chief Diversity Officer and supporting staff are hired, DE&I efforts can be spearheaded via a grassroots approach. We want to share the path that we took at Ottobock in creating and developing our DE&I Council to be the resource for others that we did not have during this process. Learn from our successes, failures, and how we overcame many obstacles in our journey so that you will leave our session with a clear roadmap of how you can develop your own DE&I Council.

Now the important part—how to vote!
It’s easy and supports getting these topics on a global stage! Here’s how to cast your vote:

  1. Visit the PanelPicker website and create an account if you don’t already have one with SXSW.

  2. Once you’re logged in find our panel here: https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/129127

  3. To vote, simply click on the ‘Vote Up’ button on the panel submission page.

  4. Additionally, you can comment at the bottom of the page to share why you think the panels should be selected!

  5. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on 8/21.

Thank you for taking the time to share your voice and let SXSW know these are topics you want to see discussed at one of the biggest gatherings of advocates, experts, and innovators. Every vote counts!