Friday, February 22, 2008

SXSW news and PARTAY info!

First, SXSW has finally set our panel time and updated their website. The panel I will be moderating on The Future of Corporate Blogging will be on Tuesday the 11th at 10:00 am. It includes myself along with Dell's Chief Blogger Lionel Menchaca, LinkedIn's Community Evangelist Mario Sundar, and Communication Overtones' Kami Huyse. The entire schedule for the Interactive panels is now up here. There will especially be some kick-ass panels on the future of music and music marketing on the 11th.

Now, onto the parties. Jackie gave me a heads-up about the Weirdly Wired Party at SXSW on the 9th. I am going to try my best to make this one as it has a pretty impressive list of confirmed attendees, and is growing quickly. I RSVPed last night when it had 125 confirmed guests, now it has 222. It will also be at the Austin City Limits studio, which is very cool.

But I can DEFINITELY confirm that I will be at the Conversation Starters on the 10th at the Iron Cactus. Here's the description:
Over drinks and appetizers, you'll have a chance to share ideas with a number of people who have volunteered to start conversations: Shel Israel, Robert Scoble, Jeremiah Owyang, Charlene Li, Chris Heuer, Mack Collier and Lionel Menchaca, as well as several Federated Media authors.

Yeah, I have no idea what they were thinking letting me get involved in this either. And I've heard from several other top bloggers that will be there as well, and if you want to attend, make SURE you go here and register as soon as possible as SPACE IS LIMITED!

Now all I need to do is find a kick-ass party for the 11th. I'm working on that, any ideas?


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Unknown said...

See you there Mack!

Anonymous said...

Mack, you are the man. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Mack Collier said...

See you there Shama! And thanks Tara, let's go ahead and agree now to meet at next year's SXSW, ok?

Anonymous said...

Mack, you've got a deal.

gianandrea said...

Mack, this is really interesting. As I do not see any chance to fly to Austin, is there the possibility of a livecast?

Mack Collier said...

G I wish you could make it, but we'll see each other at Blogger Social! I believe I read that every SXSW panel will have the audio recorded and later uploaded to the site as an MP3, and some of the panels will also have the video available, not sure if our panel will be one of them. I don't believe any of the panels will be streaming live, but I could be wrong about that.

Anonymous said...

Major bummer that you are on the 11th! I need to leave on the 10th so I am going to miss this and it was one I was really looking forward to. Looking forward to meeting you at Blogger Social anyway, and hopefully there will be recordings so I can watch/listen to this session afterwards.

Mack Collier said...

Unfortunately Rohit, I'm gonna have to return the favor as I'm not arriving till late on the 9th.