Friday, March 13, 2009

Get your SXSW on

I'm heading to the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival this weekend and will be posting from the sessions as live as I can.

What's SXSW you ask? 

Well, you can check out the promotional info here. Or you can read the next sentence. The SXSW interactive festival is one of the best attended combinations of creative new technology going. It's not just a geek fest though, it's a celebration of using technology creatively...sometimes to solve problems, sometimes to inspire our better selves, and sometimes just to have fun. 

Last year, we used the festival to kick off the RKDNA blog. We covered events big and small, including an attention getting  interview with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, sessions on the future of consumer electronics, gaming, social media and more (see here for March 08 posts from SXSW).

This year's festival looks to break last year's attendance spite of the economy...which says something about the value attendees find.

You can see the full set of panel topics here. And if there's something you'd like to know more about, feel free to post a comment and I'll try to check it out on your behalf. 

You can also see what others think by checking out the SXSW feed at Technorati below


  1. Bring back some good nuggets. Here are some sessions I'd like to hear more about:
    5:00 pm • Building Your Brand with Web 2.0 Tools
    11:30 am • Making Whuffie: Raising Social Capital in Online Communities
    3:30 pm • Marketing Meets New Media: Building Your Audience Online
    3:30 pm • Using the New Digital Social Media to Accelerate Sustainability

  2. Hi Jeff,

    I second's Sue's interest in the 5:00 pm and 3:30 pm sessions. Interesting potential for several NFPs I'm working with.