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March 4, 2012

Connect with me at SXSW

by deirdrewalsh

When people think of SXSW, they often imagine hipsters, rockers, actors, and drunkards descending down upon my hometown Austin.  But I’m here to tell you that it’s more than “spring break for adults.”

I’ve attended SXSW Interactive for the last decade.  During these conferences, I’ve networked with amazing social strategists like Jeremiah Owyang and Guy Kawasaki; discovered new technologies (hello, I got on Twitter in March 2007); and learned practical tips on how to build a word-class social program. So, if you are going to this year’s event, I would love to connect with you!

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Jive House Party

Take a break from the intensity of the sessions and the hustle of the bars.  We are hosting an old-skool house party.

We’ll have plenty of local food, including a mini-taco bar; an open bar stocked with Austin’s best brews; and tunes spun by my favorite mixmaster, DJ Chicken George.

It’s more than just a scene from a cheesy teen movie.  The best part of this intimate event will be the conversation. We are going to have plenty of networking opportunities, including real-life #tagging, and customers from companies like National Instruments.

Some of the Jive folks you’ll meet include:

Ryan Rutan – Jive Community Mastermind

Kristina Johansson – Brewspace Bada** (our internal community)

Mark Weitzel – Mr. “Open Social”

Karen To – Crushin’ Corp Comm Expert

If you plan on attending, please RSVP!

Interactive Sessions

There are more than 1000 sessions this year, but here are some of the ones I’m personally most excited about:

Social Business Meet Up

Big Data + Social Graph

Security and Privacy in Social Networks

The B2B Social Media Book

Programming Social Applications

@BettyDraper’s Guide to Social Storytelling

Social Role-Playing: Brands and Publishers

Everything You Need to Know About B2B Marketing

Humanizing B2B Brands with Video & Comedy

The Promise and Pitfalls of Real-Time Marketing

Where Will YOU Be?

Share in the comments below which sessions and events you are looking forward to so that we can connect.

Can’t Attend?

Stay updated throughout the conference by following @JiveSoftware on Twitter or me personally at @deirdrewalsh.

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