Saturday, March 10, 2012

Crowdsourcing SXSW researchers

Last night, I finally opened my conference book and realized the strands for sessions are based on location. Not only that but each session has a Twitter #hashtag pre-marked for discussion and back-channel discussion during the event.

So....for those of you who aren't here, you may want to visit the site to get a copy of the sessions by strand and follow the tweets based on sessions you would attend. Tweetdeck will be VERY handy!

Update: The online schedule doesn't make the hashtag appear! Dang! So it will take some trial & error. May have to follow just #sxsw and search for mention of a speaker or topic to get the #sx_____ hash to follow on topic. 

You can tweet me and I will look up your presentation in a session if you want for the hash tag. You can send me the presenter's name and I can check the index. I will try!!!

Here are the strands and yes, these are all at different locations in downtown Austin. 

Better Tomorrow - Multicultural and Non-Profits

Branding & Marketing - Advertising; Building fan base

Convergence - Creative and Emerging Media

Culture, Science & Play

Design & Development - Usability, UX design, application programming

Emerging - All things up and coming

Featured Keynotes: Anthony Bordain, Steve Case, Andy Cohen, Tom Colicchio, Chip Conley, Barry Diller, Vic Gundotra, Dean Kamen, Guy Kawasaki, Stephen Levy, Biz Stone and a whole lotta more - These are recorded and will probably be available online somewhere.

Future of Work - Decentralized locations and finding talent

Government & Global Issues

Health & Education - Online learning and the future of medicine


Late Break - Future 15 - 15-minute solo presentations curated from proposals submitted to PanelPicker

Mentors, Meetups, and Camps

New Business - strategies for startups

Screenburn - the gaming arcade and showcase at the Palmer Events Center

Social Networks - harnessing the information on our networks

StartUp Villiage - startups, entrepreneurs, investors

And yes, there is an APP for SxSW that is helpful as well!

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