Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2011 about Travel

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Saturday 12th March 2011

Sunday 13th March 2011

  • Technomadism - Becoming a Technology Enabled Nomad

    by Cherie Ve Ard and Chris Dunphy

    Why wait until retirement to explore the world? Technology is making it ever easier to work remotely, so why limit yourself to roving between local coffee shops when you can embrace a life of full time travel and a location independent career? Many are now exploring a technomadic lifestyle, and many more are looking for inspiration and advice to help them take the leap, cut the cord, and leave the conventional definitions of fixed-place home and work behind. Core conversation hosts Chris Dunphy & Cherie Ve Ard of Technomadia.com have been living and working technomadically without a permanent home base for nearly five years now, and they will share their stories, practical advice, and insights about this lifestyle. Topics covered may include selecting the right arsenal of technology to work successfully on the road, creating a mobile friendly career, selecting your ideal travel modality (wheels, sails, backpacks, or...), and logistical issues such as domicile, voting, vehicle registration, and more. Come learn how to make the leap to a life embracing wanderlust, or if you are already nomadic come and share your story and connect with other nomads. This session will be followed later in the day by an informal Nomadic Meetup.

    LEVEL: Beginner

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Sunday 13th March

    In Rio Grande B, Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center

  • How to Make Money Traveling Around the World

    by Jason Boehle and Tynan .

    On Jan 3rd 2010 I left the country and spent time exploring Africa and Europe returning exactly 7 months later on Aug 3rd 2010.

    During that time I was able to visit 25 countries and make on average 3k a month working about 1 - 2 hrs a day remotely.

    I am 26 years old, live in the Austin area, and have spent the last 6 years in the internet marketing industry, mostly dabbling in affiliate marketing.

    The purpose of the trip was to backpack around Europe and Africa on the lowest budget possible, mostly staying in hostels and traveling around via bus, train, and hitch hiking. I was supposed be gone only 3 months but ended up staying 7.

    My presentation will have 2 sections. One catered to business the other catered to traveling.

    Section 1: How to Make Money While Traveling (Tips to automate your business)
    Section 2: How to Save Money On Traveling (Tips on finding the best travel deals)

    If accepted to speak at SXSW my presentation will be catered to 20, 30, and 40 somethings who enjoy traveling on a budget and making a bit of money to extend their stays.

    I will give this exact speech at the local SEO meetup (http://www.meetup.com/seo-austin/) on Oct 27th. I expect a turn out of about 100+ attendees. I believe this will be a good tuneup if accepted to present at SXSW. You can find my blog at www.goldenbooktraveler.com

    LEVEL: Beginner

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Sunday 13th March

    In Rio Grande B, Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center

Monday 14th March 2011

  • Travel Bloggers Meet Up

    As the SXSW Interactive Festival continues to grow, it often becomes harder to discover /network with the specific type of people you want to network with. Hence a full slate of daytime Meet Ups are scheduled for the 2011 event. These Meet Ups are definitely not a panel session -- nor do they offer any kind of formal presentation or AV setup. On the contrary, these sessions are a room where many different conversations and (and will) go on at once. This timeslot is for registrants to network with other SXSW Interactive, Gold and Platinum registrants who are interested in traveling & travel blogging. Cash bar onsite.

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Monday 14th March

    In Victorian Room, Driskill Hotel