SXSWi - Tips and Sessions for 2014


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SXSWi - Tips and Sessions for 2014

  1. 1. At SXSWi 2014
  2. 2. First Time? 18 Tips To Help You Survive & Thrive! Get out of your comfort zone. Don’t just go to sessions you know something about. The good stuff is brand new. You are broadcasting your brand at SXSW. Assume you’re being recorded. Don’t be an ass. Say “Hi.” Everyone’s there to meet people and have great conversations. You never know who you’ll meet. Use the “law of two feet.” If you’re not enjoying where you are – move. Be friendly. Austin is a great town. Keep it that way. Be nice, even if you’re not happy. Don’t stand in line. Rally your posse and go somewhere else. Water is your friend. Drink it. Pack a layer. It might get chilly/rainy in the evening. Be where you are. Don’t chase the cool parties. Find it where you are. When in doubt, go to the roof. Most bars have a rooftop. That’s where the magic happens. Put your phone away. Turn it off if you’re having a cool conversation. It’ll be there later. Eat when you can. There’s free stuff everywhere… eat it if you like it Wander. No shots, but if you do, please see top of this column. Try not to travel in a pack of 20. Small = nimble. Enjoy yourself…. it’s SXSWi! Make breakfast tacos part of your daily regimen. Wear comfortable shoes. You’ll be on your feet a LOT.
  3. 3. Great Sessions/Events by TheCR Network Members, Partners & Friends March 6 March 8 March 9 March 10 March 11 TheCRLive Austin March Breakfast: SXSW Edition 8a-9:30a Galaxy Café Fleishman-Hillard's Black Box Lounge – 9=10a-6p – Four Seasons Fleishman-Hillard’s Black Box Lounge – 10a-6p – Four Seasons Social Customer Experience Management 9:30AM 9:50AM Austin Convention Center Ballroom G Community Managers: Ready for a Seat at the Table? 9:30am-1:30pm AT&T Conference Center Classroom 106 (Lauren Vargas, Vanessa Rhinesmith) Fleishman-Hillard’s Black Box Lounge – 10a-6p – Four Seasons Fleishman-Hillard’s Black Box Lounge – 10a-6p – Four Seasons March 7 Fleishman-Hillard’s Black Box Lounge – 10a-6p – Four Seasons What Social Media Analytics Can't Tell You 3:30PM - 4:30PM Sheraton Austin Capitol EFGH (Beth Kanter, Jeremiah Owyang) Blueprint for Brand Advocacy 3:30pm-6pm AT&T Conference Center Classroom 103 (Tim Mcdonald)
  4. 4. More Sessions For Community Types March 7 March 8 March 9 The Social Business Shake-Up 8:00AM 9:30AM The Grand Room in The W Austin Hotel The Large Enterprise Social Media Meet Up Returns! 9:30AM 10:30AM Driskill Hotel Citadel Solo Social: What to Do When You're on Your Own 12:30PM 1:30PM Courtyard Marriott Brazos Structuring Community During Exponential Growth 12:30PM - 1:30PM Sheraton Austin Capitol EFGH March 10 March 11 FEEDing the Future: The Power of Social Business 11:00AM 12:00PM Austin Convention Center Ballroom D Do It Together Is the New Do It Yourself 9:30AM - 10:30AM Omni Downtown Lone Star Trade Show Block Party 4:00PM 6:00PM Austing Convention Center The Interactive Opening Party Presented by 8:00PM - 11:00PM Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd Transform Community Behavior with Digital Design 12:30PM - 1:30PM Hilton Austin Downtown Room 616AB Be a Community Conductor: Shaping Fan Chatter 4:15PM 5:00PM Palmer Events Center Exhibit Hall 1 Community-Building: Better than Chemo 3:30PM - 4:30PM Hilton Austin Downtown Salon F The Interactive Awards Pre-Party and Ceremony 6:00PM 8:30PM Hilton Austin Downtown SXSW Late Night Saloon 11:55PM 2:00AM InterContinental Stephen F's Bar Building a Community Without Memes, Porn, Cat Pics 5:45PM - 6:00PM Austin Convention Center Ballroom F That Was the Old Me: Managing Online Reputation 5:00PM 6:00PM Sheraton Austin Creekside 12th Annual SXSW Nuclear Tacos Night 6:00PM - 9:00PM East Tent, Brush Square Park Neches and 5th St The Interactive Closing Party Presented 9:00PM 2:00AM Stubb's
  5. 5. Connect With Us @TheCR @JimStorer TheCR Network
  6. 6. About The Community Roundtable Mission: Advance the Business of Community Leadership 1.  Champion: Advocate for the needs of community business owners & teams 2.  Educate: Provide training solutions to community & social business leaders 3.  Curate: Aggregate, document & share community management best practices Services TheCR Network | TheCR Advisory | TheCR Research | TheCR Training Rachel Happe Principal & Co-Founder @rhappe Member Organizations & Clients Jim Storer Principal & Co-Founder @jimstorer