Friday, March 13, 2009

SxSW Bound! (tomorrow, tomorrow, I love yah tomorrow)

On Saturday I will heading to Austin, Texas for South By South West. SxSW is a 10 day conference for Interactive Professionals, Filmmakers, and Musicians. I will be attending the Interactive Festival for four days; jam packed with educational panels, awards, core conversations, book readings, networking parties, tweetups, and much much more!

Not only am I excited to attend SxSW but it will be my first time in Austin, Texas. I have heard so many things about how great Austin is, from food to music.

The panels I'm looking forward to attending are:

Saturday, March 14th

Profit By Mobilizing Your Online Community or Marketplace at 10

The Future Of Social Networks at A

Suxorz '09: The Ten Worst Social Media Campaigns at 12AB

Sunday, March 15th

Is Spec Work Evil? The Online Creative Community Speaks at A

Can Social Media End Racism? at 8

Sunday Keynote Interview at A

From Flickr and Beyond: Lessons in Community Management at A

Twitter for Marketers: Is It Still Social Media? at 5B

SXSW Web Awards Pre-Party at Downtown Hilton Hotel, 6th Floor Foyer

07:00 PM
Adobe 12th Annual SXSW Web Awards Ceremony - Presented by Adobe at Downtown Hilton Hotel, 6th Floor

Monday, March 16th


Kick Ass or Suck - Escaping Internet Mediocrity at 7

Mashable Party at Six Lounge

Tuesday, March 17th

Collabotition: Can Companies Work With Their Competitors? at A

Designers and Developers: Why Can't We All Just Get Along? at 8

UR Blog Sux and Print is Dead at 18BCD

Chris Anderson at Day Stage Cafe - Austin Convention Center

The Sheikh's Batmobile; In Pursuit of American Pop Culture in the Muslim World at Day Stage

Tuesday Keynote Interview at A

I have heard from a couple of SxSWi veterans that the parties are must attends, so of course I will be attending a few.
Saturday -SXSW Opening Happy Hour sponsored by Razorfish, The Bigg Digg Shindigg - Now with 100% More Diggnation!
Sunday - Austin Geek Breakfast, Austin Tweetup during SxSWi, Social Media Club presents: Pool 2.0, Mobile Social SXSW BBQ, and many others!
Monday - Mashable + Blurb SX Bash

I am open to suggestions if you think I should attend any other panels, keynotes, parties, tweetups, meetups, and/or anything else. You can follow my #SxSWi updates during the entire 4 days via Twitter.

Oh annnddd before I forget! I will be live Blogging from the Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW on Monday 3/16. If you are unable to attend and you would like to know how the Finalist presentations went and who won, you can read my blog to find out!

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