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All this week I’ll be in New York City as part of the Digital Mission to NY.
If you’re interested in We Are Social, or just want to chat about social media, then it would be great to meet up, so get in touch with me via Twitter, or look for me at one of the following:
- The Digital Mission / Reputation Online Comms Breakfast, 08:30 – 10:30am, Tuesday 2nd November at the British Consulate, 845 Third Avenue. You will will need to RSVP
- On Tuesday night there’s the UK / NY Digital Start-Up Mixer, hosted by Hive at 55, 55 Broad Street, 13F
- The UK Trade & Investment’s Digital Mission Stand (#1858) in the Exhibition Hall of Ad:Tech on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th
- Pitchoutofwater on Thursday 4th at 6.30pm, Hive at 55, 55 Broad Street, 13F
- Later on Thursday evening at Arctica, 384 Third Ave between 27th & 28th St for early Bonfire night drinks with the St George’s Society of New York
I will be squeezing in as many meetings as possible around these events (plus other events I’m sure will come up) so if you’re in New York City this week, I hope to hear from you!
Of course, if you’re not in New York, but know someone I should meet, then also let me know.
There are too many sessions I’m hoping to attend to list here, but the I’m especially looking forward to the panels on Making Whuffie: Raising Social Capital in Online Communities, Social Patterns and Antipatterns, Curiosity Marketing and Digital Urbanites. Bruce Sterlng and Clay Shirky should also be interesting.
We Are Social is attending as a member of the UK Trade & Investment’s Digital Mission to SXSW, so you will find me at the Great British Breakfast, and Britbash. I’m looking forward to the 32bit party which our friends at Get Satisfaction are co-hosting with Scott Beale. The Bigg Digg Shindigg looks promising, as does the The TechSet Meets The Rat Pack party.
I wasn’t in London when techfluff.tv came to record us, so I’m hoping to catch up with them somewhere in Austin, possibly at the Digital Mission stand in the tradeshow area, or during the SXSW Block Party.
I may try to rendezvous with the RVIP Lounge, “a karaoke party on wheels,” and I’ll will also be keeping an eye out for the hat, though Running w/ SXSWissors could be a bit dangerous after a few drinks.
Perhaps optimistically I’m hoping to shoot some pool with Chris Brogan at Pool 2.0 so if anyone’s up for a game, please get in touch.
Here’s the Upcoming list of events that I am working, though I’m obviously not going to get to them all, and the number of SXSW scheduling tools I’ve come across is impressive, if confusing. The best advice seems to be to go with the flow a bit, so I’m hoping for tips and updates from the likes of @sxswguide, @sxswparty, @sxswtwits, and the @digitalmission crew.
As Mike Butcher (also one of the judges) puts it in Techcrunch, the Digital Mission is “a kind of trade mission, but with more sex appeal” to SXSWi, “now a byword for emerging media.”
Chinwag are organising the Digital Mission for UK Trade & Investment, with the support of sponsors Sun Startup Essentials, Winston & Strawn and Core Objects. Thanks to them, and the judges: Mike Butcher, Techcrunch UK Editor; Herb Kim, Codeworks CEO; and Sarbjit Bakhshi, Head of Information & Technology Group, UKTI.
It’s great news to start the year with – we’re already looking forward to heading to SXSWi and making the most of this great opportunity. See y’all in Texas!