I need your help – I’m hoping to be invited to speak at the SXSW Interactive Festival next March in Austin and part of the process is asking the audience what they want to hear. I’ve submitted two proposals and am a part of several others — I’ve listed them all below.
Please take a few minutes and visit the SXSW Panel Picker to vote by August 29th– and especially helpful, include your comments on the topics.
The Future Of Social Networks: Social networks will be like air, in that they will permeate everything that we do online AND offline. We’ll look at the underlying technologies that will make this possible, how it will evolve, and the business models that will support it.
Achieving Balance Between Work And Life (Yeah, Right!): In the 24/7 interactive world, how does one strike a balance between work and life, public and personal? Or is it futile to have any separation at all? This panel will feature different points of view and also offer advice on how to maintain balance/sanity in a hectic industry.
Submissions I’m A Part Of
Breaking Through The Digital Ceiling: Are you a woman (or a man) who loves to tech out but is tired of sexism, ageism, and the lack of diversity? Women in tech and social media experts identify strategies for breaking through the digital ceiling. The panel will discuss topics such as getting heard by upper management, how to effectively advocate for your work and expertise, what men can do to help promote women in technology as well as how to break through the barriers of being too young or too old in the tech sector.
Measure This! Practical Ways to Quantify Social Media Results: Companies must justify the resources used to engage customers in social networks and social media. This panel of experts, including Charlene Li, Katie Paine and Avinash Kaushik, will share proven and novel approaches to answer the question, “How do I measure the business results of participating in online social networking?”
Moms Who Tech: Women spent $90 billion on gadgets and influenced 61% of all consumer electronics purchases in 2007 (Laptop Magazine, August 2008). Moms are power users of technology and social networking, coding their own websites, texting their babysitters, installing wireless routers, blogging and using Facebook. This panel discussion examines the gadgets and social media moms use to manage their careers,families and friendships.
This Ain’t No Disco: “Ugly” Brand SocialWeb Strategy: This panel breaks down the block-and-tackle of social web strategy (and execution workflows) for big-ass brands that face a hostile environment on the Internet. All panelists have deep social web strategy and execution experience with large consumer and B2B brands.