SXSW Interactive – what a whirlwind.

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Well SXSWi has ended; what an amazing time – learning about cool new technologies and meeting new friends. I’m exhausted and have no voice. Which is awesome since now the SXSW MUSIC festival begins tonight. Gotta love Austin! Check out my newest post on all the coolness going on the rest of the weekend. Below is all the fun from SXSWi – read it and weep.

Friday, March 9, 6p – 12a, “Ignite Social Media Party” – the 3rd annual event Tim Hayden co-hosts with Jason Falls and Jim Tobin that will be sponsored in 2012 by Ignite Social Media, Social Media Explorer, 44Doors, Expion and FeedMagnet.  The party will be private, invite-only, 7p-10p, then open to the public at 10p, hosted at Molotov.  Eventbrite invitation is live now. Registrations for this event have eclipsed 1500, with almost 1000 actually attending the past two years. Hit this link to get on the list: http://3rdannualignitesmparty-eorg.eventbrite.com/

And here’s Saturday:

Sunday finishes off the weekend with:

Monday, March 12, 1p-4p, “Get Ready To Live 3” #GR2L3 – the 3rd annual event hosted by Tim Hayden and Chris Brogan, where as many as 10 thought leaders give 10-15 minute talks (kinda TED-like) on emerging media, human behavior and societal change. They have a room that holds 100-150 people at Ballet Austin’s building at 3rd/Nueces, then hosting a one-hour happy hour at Garrido’s across the street. Register at http://gr2l3.eventbrite.com/

Wednesday, March 14, 12p-7p, “Just Do it – a Day Off” – when GamePlan was officed at Hannig Row above B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub (Austin’s only authentic Irish pub, yes it is), they would always take the Wednesday of SXSW off to attend record label and media day parties where good music, free food/beer and lots of relaxation after a zany SXSWi string of 5 days.  This year, there are several advertising/marketing agencies and contacts we have in the music business that have asked for us to put a small group together to do all of the above and talk shop along the way.  I have not details on this yet, it is not one single formal event, just let me know if you’re interested in staying informed on this one.

That’s the fun stuff that I’m personally involved in – the rest of what I’m doing for the Music weekend is on the boards at Do512 and Facebook. If you need the links for the underground lists, let me know before Thursday. Because once the music starts, I’ll be off the grid 😉

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