Articles tagged “sxsw”

Skift Marks 6 Years With This Digital Book Celebrating Business Longevity

Skift Marks 6 Years With This Digital Book Celebrating Business Longevity

Tom Lowry, Skift

Going slow to go fast. Less is more. Less is human. Patience. Sounds like crazy ideas to build a company around in today's world, right? But this is the culture that has brought Skift to its sixth anniversary today. To recognize our achievement, we are proud to offer you this digital book we created on the business of longevity.

6 months ago

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Fort Worth Invested Big in SXSW to Show the World It’s Not a Dallas Suburb

Fort Worth Invested Big in SXSW to Show the World It’s Not a Dallas Suburb

Greg Oates, SkiftX

It makes sense that the City of Fort Worth and Visit Fort Worth leveraged SXSW's cool factor and global tech audience to help reposition the destination brand around innovation and creativity. The question now is how to keep that momentum going moving forward.

10 months ago

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Washington, D.C. Doubles Down on its ‘Inclusive Innovation’ Message at SXSW

Washington, D.C. Doubles Down on its ‘Inclusive Innovation’ Message at SXSW

Greg Oates, SkiftX

The mayor and economic development leaders in Washington, D.C. are using SXSW as a platform to promote how the city supports female and minority entrepreneurs, more so than most U.S. cities.

10 months ago

South by Southwest Promises to Tackle Gender Discrimination Despite Weak Track Record

South by Southwest Promises to Tackle Gender Discrimination Despite Weak Track Record

Selina Wang, Bloomberg

It's time for the world's most popular innovation conferences to not only take a stand against sexual discrimination, but develop programs that help attendees grapple with gender issues that are often ignored.

10 months ago

Behind the Rise of Chatbots in Meetings and Events

Behind the Rise of Chatbots in Meetings and Events

Greg Oates, Skift

Chatbots offer the first glimpse into a future where meeting and event planners can deliver mass personalization at scale using artificial intelligence.

1 year ago

Cities Want to Leverage Conventions Better to Drive Growth — Meetings Innovation Report

Cities Want to Leverage Conventions Better to Drive Growth — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

There's a growing conversation in the U.S. about how city governments and convention bureaus can better pool their resources to promote their local startup and research communities to convention organizers.

1 year ago

Events Industry Joins the Influencer Trend — Meetings Innovation Report

Events Industry Joins the Influencer Trend — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

More convention bureaus like Atout France should adopt an influencer campaign strategy to drive a higher level of digital engagement around both industry and non-industry events.

2 years ago

Behind The Rise of Diversity in the Meetings Industry — Meetings Innovation Report

Behind The Rise of Diversity in the Meetings Industry — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

The national conversation around the need for more diversity and inclusivity in the technology and advanced industry sectors is moving to the forefront in the meetings industry, as more organizations realize the value of inclusivity to drive success on a global stage.

2 years ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: SXSW and Superfly Pros on Making Events Better

Skift Backstage Podcast: SXSW and Superfly Pros on Making Events Better

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear how the experts put on big, non-boring events — and how they think social media is changing attendees' experiences.

2 years ago

Video: SXSW and Bonnaroo Founders On Making Events Transformative Experiences

Video: SXSW and Bonnaroo Founders On Making Events Transformative Experiences

Greg Oates, Skift

The executives behind the success of SXSW and Bonnaroo say they're developing more varied event programming bringing together as many creative elements as possible, so brands have more opportunities to engage attendees at different levels throughout the event experience.

2 years ago

SXSW and Bonnaroo and the Data Behind Big Events

SXSW and Bonnaroo and the Data Behind Big Events

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Events with cult followings like SXSW and Bonnaroo may seem magical, but they're built on data.

2 years ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: How Bonnaroo and SXSW Have Reinvented Live Events

Skift Global Forum Preview: How Bonnaroo and SXSW Have Reinvented Live Events

Greg Oates, Skift

The future of conferences and live events places a priority on bringing together thought leaders and influencers from more diverse segments, because creative audiences today want a mashup of tech, arts, and educational experiences.

2 years ago