Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 about Motivation on Tuesday 13th March

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  • Getting Experts on to Your Passion Project

    by James Elbaor and Erica Berger

    I've spent the last year working on a game and project to disrupt international development. I built an incredible team of advisors, developers, designers, nonprofits, and supporters around simply an idea, and around a person who had never completed a similar project. Furthermore--they donated their services in the beginning for free!This core conversation will talk about how to rally the best talent around an idea, even if you've never met them (and if the idea ultimately changes or fails).I'll also address diving into tech and gaming, only having a background in online publishing, music, and international relations. I'll talk about motivation, never giving up, and why projects like this are some of the best ways to address global issues and drive innovation. Finally--I'll close on how the project came together (and ultimately changed) and why everyone should have a passion project. Don't be afraid to fail...dive in!

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

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