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16 Tips for a Social & Stress-free SxSW Interactive 2011

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16 Tips for a Social & Stress-free SxSW Interactive 2011

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16 Tips for a Social & Stress-free SxSW Interactive 2011

  1. 1. 16<br />Tips for a Social & Stress-free SXSWi<br />March 11-15, 2011<br />Austin, Texas<br />By Courtney Jeffries<br />@socialmediaclub #SMCedteam<br />
  2. 2. FINDthe (un)official.<br />1<br />Screenshot of http://plancast.com<br />
  3. 3. EMBRACEyour geek.<br />“It’s Spring Break for nerds.” <br />--Dennis Crowley,<br />Co-founder of Foursquare<br />2<br />
  4. 4. PACK the essentials.<br />What’s in your #SXSWiToolkit?<br />3<br />
  5. 5. CHECK IN.<br />Find hot spots <br />at SXSWi<br />(or avoid them)<br /> with Gowalla.<br />4<br />
  6. 6. BRINGyour cowboy boots…<br />5<br />or the boot fund.<br />Image from St0ck.xchng<br />
  7. 7. NETWORK in analog or digital. <br />6<br />
  8. 8. DRIFT and find music…<br />7<br />Image by Courtney Jeffries<br />on the east side.<br />
  9. 9. RIDE the bus. Or…<br />Photograph by Kris Krug<br />8<br />
  10. 10. RIDE a bike.<br />Bike Hugger’s Mobile Social <br />March 15, 2011, 5-7pm<br />Brush Square Park, Austin<br />http://bikehugger.com/mobile-socials/sxsw2011/<br />9<br />
  11. 11. EAT(free noms)<br />Screenshot of @SXSWFreeNoms<br />Follow @SXSWFreeNoms<br />10<br />
  12. 12. DRINK(free drinks)<br />2<br />
  13. 13. VISITthe SMC Clubhouse.*<br />Photograph by Kris Krug<br />*Badged Social Media Club members and invited guests have access.<br />12<br />
  14. 14. TAKE NOTE<br />Illustration by Mike Rohde<br />13<br />
  15. 15. SURFbetween panels. Or…<br />Illustration by Mike Rohde<br />14<br />
  16. 16. SUPat sunset on Lady Bird Lake.<br />Photograph by the Hill Country Conservancy<br />15<br />Tip: You can take lessons from the Expedition School <br />(http://www.expeditionschool.com) or rent a board from the Rowing Dock (http://www.rowingdock.com/).<br />
  17. 17. SHAREwith the home team.<br />Photograph by Chris Heuer<br />Follow #SMCedteam to get the SXSWi scoop.<br />16<br />
  18. 18. THANKS<br />Thanks to the following photographers, designers, and organizations for the use of their images:<br />Kris Krug |www.kriskrug.com & staticphotography.com<br />Bike Hugger|bikehugger.com<br />Mike Rohde |http://www.flickr.com/photos/rohdesign/<br />Stock.exchng| http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1101209<br />Chris Heuer| http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisheuer<br />The Hill Country Conservancy | http://hillcountryconservancy.org/<br />17<br />

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