SXSW is an interesting event – it brings together a wealth of industries and their leaders and somehow knits them together through the language of digital technology and engagement.
And somehow, they manage to make a business world and what could be characterized as a bunch of nerds and well… they make us look cool…
…because it’s hard to get on the agenda without being revolutionary or at least highly innovative. Generally the conversation is not celebrating the work of a single person, but instead the work of a movement.
There are lots of things that we’re excited to see at SXSW, but we’ve listed a few of the events that we’re particularly interested in attending.
Why Public Policy Should Matter To Your Start Up
Friday, March 8, 3:30 p.m.
Senator Moran will discuss the policy challenges startups face and how the startup community can engage with policy makers to enable innovation and help economic growth.
The Learn to Code Movement:
Friday, March 8, 5 p.m.
By 2018, there will be more than 1.4 million job openings in the IT sector.
DIY: How Crowdsourcing Has Saved Independent Film
Saturday, March 9, 2 p.m.
Today, filmmakers have the unprecedented ability to harness their greatest resource – their communities.
Al Gore on the Future
Saturday, March 9, 3:30 p.m.
This year, he plans to shake things up again by exposing the six critical drivers of global change explored in his new book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.
Best Practices for Outsourcing & Integration
Sunday, March 10, 11 a.m.
Hold a discussion covering the benefits of using outsourced resources and how to improve going forward
Shut Up & Take My Money: LEGO Does Crowdsourcing
Monday, March 11, 3:30 p.m.
LEGO CUUSOO allowed acute demand to emerge overnight, and when it did, production resources in the traditional manufacturing company remained fixed and finite.
Curation + Crowdsourcing + Creation = Love
Monday, March 11, 12:30 p.m.
The ModCloth Story of customer collaboration.
Crowdfunding: A Catalyst for Local Economic Growth
Monday, March 11, 5 p.m.
At a time when funding from local, state, and federal governments is spread thin and credit is increasingly harder to come by, crowdfunding has demonstrated that collective and collaborative efforts of individuals can fuel significant change within America’s communities.
If you are interested in joining us for discussions or a chat over a margarita, please email me at Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ve got a list of good spots to visit (both SXSW-scenes and off-the-beaten-path locations).
What are you looking forward to at SXSW? What do you think will continue to power innovation in the interactive world?