As festival director Hugh Forrest said in an introduction of presenter Al Gore on Monday during SXSW 2012, “Geeks are the new rock stars of the pop culture landscape.” On June 28th, the “Panel Picker” opened for next year’s SXSW Interactive. The organizers have tweaked the list of categories to reflect the core values of SXSW — creativity and innovation. Over the last four years I’ve tried to balance my time between networking events and panels. Read an advertising technologists POV of this past March event.
In this digital age everyone is focused on the latest app to make connecting easier but a classic business card is still the best way to remember meeting someone. This one is handmade in Brooklyn and has just three lines. The name of the event, a Twitter account name and a phone number.