South by Southwest (SXSW) is emerging as a modern-day world’s fair — complete with global attendees, activations and tracks that serve as “pavilions” dedicated to countries and emerging technologies, and a community of people who are excited to see and share what’s next for humanity. This year there were exponentially more international attendees around Austin, […]Read More South by Southwest 2019
This was my eighth year attending South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) in Austin, TX, and the expectations were high. The key theme I took away from SXSW 2013 was “Exponential Thinking, Exponential Opportunities,” and capitalizing on that thinking and opportunity, the main theme I took from SXSW this year was “Quit looking to others for […]Read More SXSW 2014: Quit looking to others for the next big thing. Go make it yourself!
Dear SXSW first time attendee, I’m so excited for you. The South by Southwest Interactive conference held in Austin, Texas each year can truly offer unforgettable experiences and mind-expanding takeaways. But the truth is, it can also be a big, expensive let down — if you allow it to be. In full disclosure, this will […]Read More First timer SXSW advice from the Pros
Captain: “We apologize, but it appears the GoGo wifi on this flight is not working.” 75 #sxsw geeks groan in unison. Not like 75 #sxsw geeks would have made any use from all tapping the dripping faucet that is satellite wifi on planes. Once again rocking the “Daft Punk Tron: Legacy Soundtrack” + Remix albums […]Read More Tweets I would have posted if the wifi had been working on my flight to #sxsw
A collection of posts from my fifth year at South By Southwest as posted at the Social Studies blog. Be sure to come find me! SXSW: Unleashing Employees: Empower Innovation from the Ground Up SXSW: How Farmers Get Serious Business Done With Mobile SXSW: Demystifying Online Privacy and Empowering the Digital Self SXSW: Banking on […]Read More My posts from South by Southwest 2011
My new post on Social Studies: “What does an abundance of information create? A scarcity of attention basically, right?” — Herbert Simon in 1971 The South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Conference is this week in Austin, TX. It’s the annual sharing and learning event for interactive professionals around the world. This morning I hit the […]Read More SXSW: “Emerging From a Recession with Emerging Media”