The place to be next week? SXSW Interactive of course. While it has become fashionable to complain that the conference is too big, too crowded and just too much, the truth is that everyone in the social economy will descend on Austin this week to kick off the 21st SXSW conference. I am excited to join the team from DataSift to spend a few days talking digital and social—and eating BBQ.
With a dynamic lineup of panels, expos, awards and networking events, Austin will once again host the convergence of technology, brand and experience that makes this a conference (and a city) unlike any other. As the team and I hope to spend as much time with customers, partners and friends as possible, here is an up-to-date look at what we will be up to.
How to Find Us
If you would like to meet up in Austin, tweet us using #socialismessy (because we clean it up!)
Or, check out our dance card below and join us at one—or several—of these awesome events. Pull on your party boots and meet us on the floor.
What’s better than one host? A team of hosts. We are excited that we will be partnering with some of the best digital strategy minds in the business to co-sponsor W2O Group’s events. This is a party you want to join as we are sponsoring along with market leader Sysomos and our friends from Spredfast. We also have an event planned with our chums at HootSuite.
5th Annual PreCommerce Summit
When? Thursday, March 6th from 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Where? Steven F. Austin Intercontinental Hotel
What? TED-style talks, featuring Patrick Morrissey, VP of Marketing, DataSift
How? Register Here
When? Friday, March 7th from 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Where? W2O Group’s Office
What? Food trucks, live video podcasting, music, innovative demos, coffee, brunch, Mimosas and Bloody Marys to fuel your first festival day
How? Register Here
HootSuite Social Data and Analytics Brunch
When? Saturday, March 8th from 10:00 am-12 noon
Where? 508 Tequila Bar
What? Brunch, delectable tequila cocktails and a lively panel discussion featuring DataSift CEO Rob Bailey, HootSuite and several HootSuite customers
How? Space is extremely limited for this event. Please register here to receive an invitation and be sure to select “Attending the Social Analytics Brunch on Saturday” at the bottom of the form
5th Annual Geek-A-Cue
When? Saturday, March 8th from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Where? Franklin BBQ
What? The best BBQ in Austin! Awesome food, plenty of drink and killer networking
How? To RSVP, please contact [email protected] (space is very limited)
I am looking forward to an exciting weekend connecting with customers, partners and friends of DataSift. More importantly, I am excited to spend time with strategic customers and brands that are using social data to drive strategic impact. The social economy is taking off and the advantage goes to the first movers.
We hope to see y’all down in Austin!