Seed & Feed: How to Cultivate Self-Organizing Communities

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

11:00am to 12:00pm (CST)

"Use the internet to get off the internet!" says Scott Heiferman, CEO of Meetup. Today's tools are giving people more and more ways to connect offline and form communities around shared interests and needs. In this talk, we'll discuss how to use that power to foster world-changing effects. The process starts small, with only you. Then you find a conspirator. Then you develop a core group. Then the group grows. At each step along the way, you refine the culture and build something that everyone is a part of. This is going to be a highly discussion-oriented and participatory session, inviting attendees to share their stories and discuss lessons learned. Let's build amazing communities together!

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speakers

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Tony Bacigalupo

Mayor of New Work City (@nwc), coworking space and community center for independents. Nice guy evangelist. bio from Twitter

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Peter Chislett

New Work City | @nwc | nwc.co bio from Twitter

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24 attendees

  • Tony Pino
  • Betsy Weber
  • Peter Chislett™
  • Dean Cruse
  • Mr. Addenbrooke
  • Walter Schwabe
  • Hanni Ross
  • Heather Rasley
  • Heather Alden
  • PF Samuelson
  • ijbro
  • Jesse Burkunk
  • Joshua Duncan
  • Malcolm C. Ong
  • Scott McDowell
  • Rick Cusick
  • Rob Myers
  • Sarah Rapp
  • Derek Flanzraich
  • Tibet Sprague
  • Tom Whitwell
  • Tony Bacigalupo
  • Whitney Hess
  • Steven Randazzo

32 trackers

  • Alissa Hurley
  • Joen
  • Arena Reed
  • Beau
  • Brian Truax
  • Carrie Stalder
  • Cristiano Dias
  • David Coleman
  • Dan Phiffer
  • Davide 'Folletto' Casali
  • Hillary Hartley
  • Dan W
  • James Wahba
  • Jason Reynolds
  • Jenn Gustetic
  • Josepf Haslam
  • James Stewart
  • Orson Ka'ili
  • kathybabb
  • Katie Felten
  • Liang Shi
  • lovisa
  • Chris Carter
  • Mandy Shunk
  • Ferg Devins
  • Patricia Marinho
  • Pete Hwang
  • Read G Holman
  • Shelley Cook
  • Joe Newton
  • Thomas Daly
  • Eamonn Murphy

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Time 11:00am12:00pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011


Hill Country CD, Hyatt Regency Austin

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