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Help the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Get to SXSW 2016


Vote for us at SXSW Interactive 2015 and contribute to supporting #wildlifetech!

The Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge has an opportunity to live demo some very promising wildlife tech solutions next March, but first we'll need your help!

The Challenge has applied to host a panel at SXSW Interactive 2016, one of the world's top social innovation summits. Public voting, which begins August 10, 2015, accounts for 30% of SXSW's PanelPicker process. While we think our proposal is great, competition is fierce and we'd love your vote.

Our panel would feature two Challenge Prize Winners demonstrating the technologies they’ve developed to disrupt wildlife trafficking. These could potentially include apps, geospatial systems, and animal-mounted sensors. We expect to announce Prize Winners in late fall of 2015, so SXSW could potentially be the first showcase of these exciting innovations!

We hope you will take the time to learn more about our proposal and vote for us. Before you can do that, you will need to log into the SXSW PanelPicker page. Here’s how:

    1. Click here to log in to the SXSW PanelPicker page. Click "Create Account" under the blue "Sign In" button to create your free account if you don't already have one. You should receive a confirmation email to activate your account. Once it is activated, enter your email address/password, and click the blue "Sign In" button.
    2. Click the PanelPicker link and then choose the "Search/Vote" tab to search for our proposal ("Fighting Wildlife Crime with Tech Innovation") or visit our voting page directly.
    3. Once you are on the voting page, simply click the thumbs up to vote. Feel free to also leave a positive comment about how we are contributing to the fight against wildlife crime!

Voting ends on Friday September 4, 2015, so there's plenty of time to ask your friends on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to vote for us as well. We hope to see you at SXSW 2016, and in the meantime, stay tuned and thanks in advance for joining the fight against wildlife crime.



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