#SXSW 2013

by Patrick on March 6, 2013


When I first got a taste of South-by-Southwest back in 2011, I knew I had to do it again. Two years later I am getting ready to return to Austin for another weekend of panels, meetups, and drinks. Lots of drinks.

While I am sad I won’t be going out with rockstars like Ryan and Carlos, I am excited to know that a few friends of mine will also be in town this weekend. I cannot wait to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones.

That being said, if you are reading this and are planning to be in the area- I want to meet you. If you see me in Austin, say Hi. Feel free to contact me via Twitter or Facebook. I’ve narrowed down my conference to a few top choices each day and you can see those over at the SXSW Scheduler and over at Sched. There’s a good chance I’ll try and make some of these panels- but we all know how it can be at SXSW. Maybe I’ll get distracted by a flash mob or foursquare with foursquare.

Here’s a rough schedule of what I hope to do at SXSW:

Thursday March 7th, 2013

Early as hell flight to Austin: DCA to AUS (via DFW)

Badge Pick-Up

Check into my South Austin crash-pad (thanks Airbnb!)

Settle in. Trip to H-E-B? Go on a run?

Going Out! Top options:

SXSW Startup Crawl 2013 presented by Rackspace 


Friday March 8th, 2013

Picking up some Moo swag

SXSW Interactive! Top Choices:

The Next Big Thing IS Not a Gadget

What Marketers Should Ask Themselves About Social

Opening Remarks from Bre Pettis

#catvidfest: Is This the End of Art?

It’s Reddit’s Web. We Just Live In It

How to Rank Better in Google & Bing

Going Out! Top options:

Spredfast Bash

Saturday March 9th, 2013

Private Brunch

SXSW Interactive! Top Choices:

How Twitter Has Changed How We Watch TV

Time Shifting: Is Sports the Last One Standing?

A Home on the Web: The State of Blogging in 2013

Al Gore on The Future

Going Out! Top Options:

DC Tech Meetup

Awesomest Journalism Party. Ever. III.

Chevy Tweet House

Deadliest Catch presents The Captains’ Concert at SXSW 2013

Pop! In & Party with PayPal at SXSW

Sunday March 10th, 2013

Wonder if I’m still alive.

SXSW Interactive! Top Choices:

Shooting, Producing, Selling: Secrets of Web TV

Mythbusting: Engineering a Viral Video

From YouTube to Global Sensations: The Ap”peel” of Annoying Orange

The Art of Brand Integration: FreddieW and Its Position as Video Game/Entertainment Marketers Secret Weapon

Web Series Meet Up

Social Media Was Fun. Has Measurement Killed It?

Going Out! Top Options:

SXSW Film + Interactive Fusion Party presented by Fandango

MashBash at SXSWi 2013

Nat Geo Celebrates The ’80′s & Today Featuring Girl Talk

Monday March 11th, 2013

SXSW Interactive! Top Choices:

Current Trends at SXSW Interactive

Creating & Keeping a Kickass Photo Community

Julie Uhrman & Josh Topolsky Keynote

The Making of a Meme

Photographer Meet Up

Going Out! Top Options:

Riviera Partners Presents: SXSW Tech Skeeball

Tuesday March 12th, 2013

Get the hell out of Dodge: AUS to DCA (layover in DFW)

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