‘A Canadian in Texas’ is a series of posts leading up to, during, and post South by Southwest. South by Southwest (#SXSW) is an annual conference held in Austin, Texas. I will be attending SXSW Interactive which has attracted a strong following among web creators and entrepreneurs. Its focus on emerging technology has earned the festival a reputation as a breeding ground for new ideas and creative technologies. According to festival co-organizer Louis Black, SXSW Interactive “has probably been the biggest of its kind in the world” since 2007.
I’m don’t know if I’ve ever been so excited to attend an event. I have been following SXSW for the past few years and I have so longed to go. The place where dreams come true – and I’m finally going!
This is the first post of the series, and is a light one as I’m still finalizing my itinerary, but my trip is booked! I will be in Texas from March 8th – March 14th for Interactive Week, and am SO looking forward to meeting some of my online friends in real life.
This series will mostly be comprised (pre-event) of panels I’m looking forward to, spotlights on exciting events during interactive, and my overall experience with the event. Stay tuned!
Are you going to SXSW?