Tag Archives: SXSWi

Takeaways for tourism and travel pros from SXSW Interactive 2013

Now that I’ve had a few weeks to “let it cook” as Liz Strauss would say, here are a few thoughts from the 2013 SXSW (South by Southwest) Interactive tech conference in Austin. Yes, I could have posted this more … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Travel Meetup at SXSWi

One of the 5000+ events at the SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) tech conference in Austin, Texas is a series of Meet Ups so that people with similar interests have a chance to find one another in the 20,000+ person … Continue reading

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Two speaker proposal deadlines coming up

If you have great ideas, stories or case studies to share, there are two speaking proposal deadlines coming up this week…. **  SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) digital/tech creatives conference in Austin, Texas in March 2013. It’s only the biggest … Continue reading

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Tech trends 2012

Each spring I do a “snapshot in time” webinar for the AWC (Association for Women in Communications – I’m on the AWC National Board of Directors) about technology trends for communicators. It also includes a quick wrap-up of trends I … Continue reading

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Talking to Dell: how tech and social media can help tourism

After a thoroughly enjoyable day speaking and participating in Dell’s pre-SXSW Unconference for Small Business, I was asked at the after party why we at Tourism Currents feel so strongly that technology and social media can be helpful for tourism … Continue reading

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Travel and tourism at SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) 2012

The topics are all over the map at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin every year, but even in the 20,000 person geek madness, it’s still possible to find one’s “tribe.” If you are a travel blogger, travel writer, travel … Continue reading

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Technology, social media and middle-aged women entrepreneurs at SXSWi

I’m working on a book, and it’s NOT about travel or social media! Seems as though every time I turn around these days, someone I know is cranking out a book. For speakers like me, it’s almost a rite of … Continue reading

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Best ways to be an obnoxious dork at SXSW

We tell tourism clients all the time that they need to occasionally go where the geeks are to really stay up to speed on social media tools and culture. One of the conferences that we recommend attending at least once … Continue reading

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Social media, tech and tourism: help us rock SXSWi 2011 in Austin

Most of you know that I’m really big on getting “the ungeeked” to go to one or two tech-related conferences or events per year. There is no more effective way to figure out how people are using technology and mobile … Continue reading

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Talking about social media and tourism with Tech in Twenty

My business partner Becky McCray and I spent a few minutes during the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) tech conference getting social with Jennifer Navarrete and Luis Sandoval, Jr. of the Tech in Twenty show. We had a great time … Continue reading

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