Career-enhancing connections make the SXSW Interactive Festival so special to so many digital creatives. Come to Austin in March to connect yourself (or your company) to the new ideas, new technologies and new business opportunities that will shape the future, as well as game-changing insights from the world's most innovative thought-leaders. Registration for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival opens the first week of August 2013 -- buy your badge early to take advantage of the lowest prices and the best selection of lodging.
The entry process for the 2014 SXSW PanelPicker begins soon: Monday, July 1. A year ago, this interface generated more than 3000 speaking proposals from digital creatives from across the United States and around the world. We expect that total to be even higher for the 2014 PanelPicker season. With so many entries from so many smart people, how can you make sure that your proposal has the best chance for success? Submitting your idea as a solo presentation (as opposed to a panel) is one key strategy to get an edge on your competition.
Presenting at the SXSW Interactive Festival often leads to exciting new career opportunities. Such is the case with Cory Booker, who earned the honor of Best Speaker at the 2013 event after his amazing on-stage interview with Time's Steve Snyder at the Long Center.
At the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival, internationally acclaimed big-picture visionary Don Tapscott covered the concept of Global Solution Networks, which he says can provide non-traditional approaches to problems such as climate change, conflict, poverty, water scarcity, infectious disease and economic stagnation. Now you can catch up with his talk, "How To Solve the World's Problems."
The 2014 SXSW PanelPicker entry process begins in just over three weeks on Monday, July 1. Given our numbers from 2013, we anticipate receiving more than 3000 speaking proposals via this interface by the time it closes at end of day on Friday, July 26. So what is the best way to make your incredible idea stand out from the crowd? In terms of scope of coverage, focusing on depth over width is one of the best ways to make your proposal stand out.
At the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival, Fu talked about her new book as part of the Featured Speaker lineup. Watch her enlightening talk, which pulls together the lessons she learned in childhood with the wisdom she has gained in her illustrious tech career.