Social Media Club St. Louis & STL Women in Media PresentTuesday, March 6, 2012 So you've heard rumblings on the Internet of this little thing in Austin, TX called South by Southwest Interactive, or simply "south by" if you're trying to sound hip. It's five days of non-stop presentations, panels, and parties with some the brightest minds in the technology, design, and... [read more]
Social Media Club St. Louis & STL Women in Media PresentTuesday, March 6, 2012 So you've heard rumblings on the Internet of this little thing in Austin, TX called South by Southwest Interactive, or simply "south by" if you're trying to sound hip. It's five days of non-stop presentations, panels, and parties with some the brightest minds in the technology, design, and social media scene. It has definitely become the event to be at for those working in the digital/interactive space. But, alas, we all can't make it...or afford it, even. Relax! We've got you covered. Social Media Club St. Louis and STL Women in Media are teaming up for a Pre-SXSW Extravaganza. Whether you'll be attending SXSW later in the week or just want to come be a part of the hype, we have an evening full of networking and panels that are sure to keep you entertained. Going to SXSWi? Come out and mingle with your future BFFs for the next week! Become Twitter buddies and plan meetups for when you are down in Austin later that week. Not Going to SXSWi? Don't fret! You can still have some fun this week. Come to the Moonrise and take in some knowledge at one of the awesome panels we have planned. At the very least, it's still another awesome happy hour with some of your favorite people in St. Louis. AGENDA DOORS OPEN 6:00pm Pre-party & Sign-in 6:45pm SMCSTL & STL Women in Media Introduction PANELS BEGIN 7:00pm | Social Panel | "Why Pinning is Winning." What makes Pinterest, the pinboard-style social sharing site, the hottest thing on the Internet since cat videos? We'll share trend and best practices, discuss its appeal on the personal and professional side, and make wild accusations as to where we see Pinterest going in 2012. Oh, and don't think we won't be bringing up the gender divide issue! Lisa Derus Jenna Petroff Danielle Hohmeier Jessica Leitch Maddie Marshall 8:00pm | Design Panel | "Is Creative Web Design in Jeopardy?" With the widespread acceptance of easy to customize CMS platforms, such as Wordpress, are we running the risk of stifling creativity and innovation in the world of web design? We'll discuss the current trends in this platform war, as well as web fonts, mobile and tablet design, and HTML5 adoption. Brian Schwartz Mike Spakowski Carol Mertz 9:00pm | Digital Panel | "ARs, QRs, NFCs, and More!" A schmorgesborg of topics covering some of the biggest changes in the digital landscape over the last year. We'll be covering everything from niché social networks to digital engagement tools like gamificaiton and augmented reality. What are brands doing to make digital noise and what are they doing to remain relevant in a society that has the attention span of a toddler? All that and outlandish predictions for the rest of 2012. You won't want to miss this! Brad Maglinger Hafiz Huda Peter Dycus AFTER PARTY & NETWORKING 10:00pm Wrap-up & Reminders *Details are still in the works, so stay tuned for more info concerning panels. ABOUT OUR SPONSORS Big thanks to these guys for making this happen! All the Internet hugs to the Moonrise Hotel & Eclipse for hosting our event!