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On Cloud 9 with these vote-worthy SXSW panels

Last updated August 14, 2015

It’s that time of year — SXSW voting time!

Seems like you can’t swing a cat without hitting someone in the tech world asking which panel to vote for SXSW interactive. No need to scuff ‘yer boots all up, we are here to help with this list of our favorite vote-worthy SXSW panels.

First off, if you don’t have a SXSW account, you’ll need to create one here. To vote on a SXSW panel, click the “thumbs up” icon on the upper left.

Work & Career
Culture Shock: When Employees Like Going To Work
If employees actually like going to work, why do we still call it work? Anne Raimondi of Zendesk and Becky Cantieri of Survey Monkey chat about how to create the perfect fun and productive workplace culture.

Intelligent Future
Bringing the Tiny House Movement to the Poor
During this interactive meet-up, Zendesk’s own Tiffany Apczynski leads a discussion about how to use tiny house designs to bring dignity to everyone.

Global Good
Hyper-local CSR Meet Up
Many businesses talk about their CSR programs. But what happens when a company takes their CSR programs hyper-local?

Why Technology is Key to Ending Homelessness
Technology is no longer a luxury item. HandUp’s Meghan Murphy will be discussing how tech is essential to everyday life, even for those without a place to call home.

Inspiring Impact Through Compassionate Technology
What if we could use the power of technology and compassion to create change in places of poverty? HandUp’s Sammie Rayner discusses how to use technology for good.

Art, Science and Inspiration
Getting Messy in the Library: Art, Making and Tinkering
Libraries — not just for reading anymore. Learn how today’s libraries are providing new opportunities for creative people, both professional and casual.

Entrepreneurialism and Business
Relationships: Winning in the Subscription Economy
Zendesk’s CEO, Mikkel Svane, and the way better looking CEO of Birchbox, Katia Beauchamp, sit down to chat about how to werk it on the subscription train.

Branding and Marketing
Say Goodbye to the Middle Man
Why go through a middleman when you can go directly to the source? This panel of today’s online brands will discuss the challenges of not having a traditional, physical presence. Yet they still create incredibly personalized levels of service.

Design and Development
Messaging’s Next Act: The Value for Business
In this panel, Adrian McDermott of Zendesk and Rob Daniel of Facebook Messenger discuss how and why Facebook Messenger works for brands to communicate with their customers.

Thanks for voting for our favorite SXSW panels. Remember, voting ends on September 4th.