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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Where I'll Be At SXSW 2011. Most likely.

Just got this in my email:
Are you heading to SXSW this year? Am flying tomorrow, would be great to meet up if you are around, haven’t seen you for ages :-)
This is one of the reasons why I love SXSW.

It's the summer camp experience that I never had.



Day Camp
When I was little I went to day camp. I didn't want to go, but my parents made me.

I didn't learn how to play baseball, didn't learn how to swim, and didn't make any lasting friendships.

I only went for one year.

The things I remember:

1. Rowing a boat
2. Shooting a bow and arrow
3. Cooking a hot dog on a stick

There were much better family vacations after that experience, where I did learn how to swim and made great friendships, but baseball and I have never gotten along.



SXSW
Then came my SXSW experience.

SXSW People 2009

I learned a lot about video at SXSW Film, I learned how to schedule my time and how NOT to schedule it, and I made lifelong friends.

There are very good sessions at SXSW, and I encourage you to go to sessions where you don't know much about the topic. You will learn some things.

But...

The most important reason to go to SXSW is people.

SXSW is people!



My Schedule
So if you want to meet at SXSW, here's My Schedule:



Here's my Plancast page.

This schedule is subject to change.

Take a peek at what's next:




Really, My Schedule
Here are the events that I am definitely going to:

It's Not TV, It's Social TV (SXSW panel)
500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, Texas, US
Saturday, March 12, 2011, 9:30am

With Fred Graver (Travel Channel), Lila King (CNN iReport), Gavin Purcell (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), Chloe Sladden (Twitter), and Timothy Shey (Next New Networks).
How is social media changing the TV experience for good? Over the past ten years, we've seen television become truly interactive, from SMS voting on American Idol to real-time...
Wiley Author Party
Cedar Door Bar - Come early.
Saturday, March 12, 2011, 6-9:00pm
We had so much fun last year, we're doing it again...

Wiley Publishing and Austin's Cedar Door have paired up to host 3 hours of free food and drinks in appreciation of our authors and the fantastic group of readers that support them.

Find your way to the corner of Brazos and 2nd Street on Saturday evening and celebrate with us! We hope...
Get Seen: Book Signing
Location: Upstairs in the B&N bookstore in the Convention Center.
Tuesday 11:30 AM

Steve Garfield at SXSW: 6 Easy Ways to Produce Compelling Video (That You Hadn't Thought of Before)
Austin Convention Center
Ballroom E
500 E Cesar Chavez St
Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 4:00pm
Future15
Your video content is 50 times more likely to appear on the first page of search results than your standard text- based content, according to a recent Forrester Research report. Can you see why it's important to include video as part of your content mix?...


FREE Copies of Get Seen
On Friday, March 11th My book, Get Seen, is going to be part of the #ThankYouEconomy scavenger hunt with #WIDFY. They are giving away FREE copies Get Seen details here http://WIDFY.com/sxsw

Get Seen at SXSW 2010

You could always buy a copy too:


Say Hi!
If you see me, say hi.

We might not see each other again.

I really don't want to see a tweet that says:

"@stevegarfield just walked past me in line."

"I just saw @stevegarfield, but he looked busy."

It's ok to come up and interrupt to say a quick hello. I want to meet you!

Lots of my schedule is fluid. This year I've been swamped with off site events and still need to spend some time looking at the schedule.

See you in Austin!

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