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.
In case you missed the announcement this weekend, Booker has now declared his candidacy as the Democratic nominee for the vacant United States Senate seat for New Jersey. Look for his campaign to expand on the themes of open / digital-inspired / tech-centric government that were the focus of his memorable talk at This year's SXSW.
Also, if you want to experience similar career escalations via the platform that is Austin in March, then be sure to submit your speaking proposal via the SXSW PanelPicker. For 2014, the PanelPicker entry process opens Monday, July 1 and closes at the end of the day on Friday, July 26.