Must Not Miss Sessions & Events during SxSW Interactive 2011

With SxSW Interactive Festival just around the corner, exactly 3 weeks away, have you started to research which sessions you want to attend?   

Create your plan of attack

For those who have attended over the last few years, you’ve probably noticed the incredible growth SxSW Interactive has encountered and likely experienced this the hard way when you were unable to enter some of the most highly coveted sessions last year.    

We highly encourage those attending SxSW Interactive to circle, check and highlight all the sessions you don’t want to miss and load them into your mobile calendar so you can avoid fumbling around with the SxSW schedule that feels like you’re carrying around a brick. 

Here is a list of some suggested sessions and events to include on your calendar to attend during SxSW Interactive Festival 2011: 

Conferences: TechMunch 

Time: Friday, March 11th-Sunday, March 13th. 

Location: Whole Food Headquarters

Austin, TX


Thursday, March 10th:

Event: Dachis Group Social Business Summit Austin

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

 Austin, TX


Event: Austin’s Cohabitat Party

Time: 11PM-2AM

Location: The Scoot Inn, 1308 East 4th

 Austin, TX.


Event: Coworking Unconference 2011

Time: 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM 

Location: Hangar Lounge
318 Colorado Street
Austin, TX 78701


Saturday, March 12th:

Event: SXSW Social Breakfast 2011

Time: 8am-9:30am

Location: Magnolia Cafe South

1920 South Congress

Austin, TX 


Session: Social Media Mythbusters

Speaker: Peter Kim

Time: 9:30 am  

Location: Hyatt

TX Ballroom 5-7

208 Barton Springs Rd


Session: The Future of Nonprofits : Thrive and Innovate in the Digital Age 

Speakers: David Neff and Randall Moss

Time: 9:30AM 

Location: Austin Convention Center

Ballroom G

500 E Cesar Chavez St


Session: Collaboration Over Competition

Speakers: Derek Neighbors, Jay Baer, Kristie Wells and Sally Strebel 

Time: 3:30pm

Location: Hilton

Salon C

500 East 4th Street


Session: Causebuilding Games: Fundraising & Social Gaming Streams

Speakers: Evonne Heyning and Josephine Dorado 

Time: 3:30pm 

Location: Austin Convention Center

Room 6AB

500 E Cesar Chavez St

Session: Lurkers: Your Most Important Community Members

Speakers: Heather Strout and Jim Storer

Time: 5pm

Location: Hyatt

TX Ballroom 1

208 Barton Springs Rd


Sunday, March 13th: 

Session: How Social Policies Affect Company Culture

Speakers: Ellen Reynolds and Kate Rush Sheehy

Time: 1:00PM

Location: Austin Convention Center

Ballroom E

500 E Cesar Chavez St


Tuesday, March 15th:

Session: Social Ranking: Finding Interesting User-Generated Content 

Speaker: Kate Niederhoffer

Time: 12:30 pm 

Location: Austin Convention Center

Ballroom C

500 E Cesar Chavez St


Session: Marrying for Money: The ROI of Relationships

Speaker: Jen van der Meer

Time: 3:30 pm 

Location: Austin Convention Center

Ballroom F

500 E Cesar Chavez St


Event: TechKaraoke at Large 4 Letter Conference

Time: 8pm-2am

Location: Six Lounge 117 West 4th Street Austin TX 78701 



Event: SXSW Interactive Closing Party

Location: Stubbs BBQ