Jan 20, 2010

The SXSW Interactive Six City “Pre-Party” Tour Across America!

Posted by: karen hartline In: Porter Novelli| SXSW| Uncategorized| social media| technology

For the last six years, Porter Novelli has had the honor of serving as Agency of Record for SXSW Interactive. This year’s conference, happening March 12 – 16 in Austin, Texas will be bigger and better than ever. As many of you know, SXSW is all about the community. To that end, we have been working with SXSW Interactive to host “Pre-Parties” in 6 cities in the U.S. leading up to the show. The generous team at SXSW is also giving away a free pass to the conference at every party so make sure you check out the list of upcoming events below and spread the word!

The tour kicked off on January 11 in San Francisco. The “whos who” of social media and many Bay Area supporters joined in the fun. (Thanks to @photo for capturing the event from behind the lens.)

Ben Parr, Co-Editor for Mashable said it best, “I had a great time reconnecting with old friends and meeting some new ones. This is exactly what SXSW is all about.” Maya Gura, co-founder and Vice President of Community Marketing at The Gifts Project, will get the opportunity to make new friends in Austin this year, as she was the San Francisco winner of the SXSW Interactive registration that was given away. SXSW had some great things to say about the event as well.

Boston hosted the second party on January 18th and despite the cold weather, there was a great turn out. Katie Keen was the lucky winner at Lucky’s in Boston. Make sure to look for her at SXSWi in Austin. SXSW showed some love to Boston in their recap post as well.

We’ve had 2 successful events and have a few more on the schedule. Make sure to register for your city’s event soon – registrations are filling up fast! You won’t want to miss these great celebrations and get psyched for good times in Austin in March!

Los Angles-Monday, January 25

7-9 pm at The Griffin/3000 Los Feliz Blvd. Los Angeles

Register by Jan 22 on Facebook http://bit.ly/4sDElf or here http://ow.ly/W9YK.

New York-Monday, February 1

7-9 pm at The Hifi/169 Ave A, Manhattan

Register by Jan 29 on Facebook http://bit.ly/8iUCVv or here http://ow.ly/WaHQ .

Atlanta-Monday, February 8

More details to come. Stay tuned!

Chicago-Monday, February 15

More details to come. Stay tuned!

Austin-Monday, February 22

More details to come. Stay tuned!

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