Events Are Now Platforms: Seven Tools for Success

A session at SXSW Interactive 2012

Monday 12th March, 2012

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

Our goal with this session is to make events better for all of us. Events no longer exist in a vacuum. The new ideas and relationships we all seek from events are now available to us across a continuum of ongoing social tools, so audiences give as much attention to their devices as they do to a speaker, or to the person sitting next to them. How can we as event participants, producers, and sponsors best adapt to this new reality? How can these digital tools serve to humanize and improve our experiences, and make us more present, as opposed to being just another source of distraction and overwhelm? Join with leaders in the field as we explore best practices for using the wide array of tools that are emerging in the event space. Please visit www.buildingalliances.com/blog for a list of our invited guests representing key products and services in the space and links to the tools we encourage you to check out and use in advance of our discussion (including here at SXSW!)—Brian Duggan

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Brian Duggan

Founder, Building Alliances LLC

I help organizations build lasting alliances at the intersection of events, technology, and sustainability via sponsorship and thought leadership programs. Clients include Federated Media, West Coast Green and others. I also curate a feed of the best quotes from the best events at www.conferencebites.com and @conferencebites

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Brian Duggan

Bringing you the best quotes and ideas from the latest conferences, plus my thoughts on offline events in an online world at www.buildingalliances.com/blog .

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Loic Le Meur

Founder & CEO, LeWeb

Organizer of Europe's largest tech conference LeWeb, founder of Seesmic. Runner and Kite-Surfer

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Time 11:00am12:00pm CST

Date Mon 12th March 2012


Room 616AB, Hilton Austin Downtown

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