A Foodie’s Guide to SXSW Panel Picking
Vote with your stomach.
by Erik Deutsch
SXSW (South by Southwest) is a film, music and interactive media festival that takes place every March in Austin, TX. The Interactive program features five days of presentations and panel discussions from some of the brightest minds in digital media.
Each year, thousands of panel ideas are submitted to SXSW, and the best are selected to be part of a public selection process that allows the online community (i.e., people like you) to vote on which panels will make it into the final program.
So this is where you come in. As a fellow foodie and home cook, please help us support the culinary-themed panels listed in our following “Foodie’s Guide to SXSW Panel Picking” list.
Voting is quick and easy, and it ends on Sept. 4th… so vote today!
SXSW Food-Themed Panels:
- Babette Pepaj, BakeSpace.com (@bakespace): Hooking Up with Hollywood: Riding the Studio’s PR Machine (exploring how BakeSpace.com teams up with movies & studios for recipe-themed campaigns)
- Emily Olsen, Foodzie (@elmilyolson): Food Porn 101: Photos that Engage the Senses
- Jeff Potter, Cooking for Geeks (@cookingwithjeff): Cooking For Geeks: A Primer on Food Hacking
- Leslie Hatfield, Eat Well Guide: Cultivating the Web: Netroots Action for Grassroots Food
- David Berkowitz, 360i (@dberkowitz): Tasty Conversation: Social Media + Food Brands
- Steven Mandzik, A Clean Life (@robotchampion): Local Food: Creating an Online Community of Local Eaters
- Ashley Colpaart, U.S. Food Policy (@ashleyrdtx): BlogBlogs, Tweets & Movies: Fueling the Good Food Movement
Honorable Mention (or Best Use of Food in a Panel Title):
- Frank Addante, the Rubicon Project (@frankaddante): Who’s Nibbling at Your Cookie?
- David Bloom, Words & Deeds (@davidbloom): Content Curation “Bakeoff” – Which Recipe Reigns Supreme?
- Julie Stanford, Sliced Bread Design (@jstanford1000): Mac-n-Cheese: Learning About Product Design from Comfort Foods
Panels by Friends of BakeSpace & Fellow Foodies, but Not Food Related:
- Nichelle Stephens, Cupcakes Take the Cake (@niche): The Broke Diaries: Using Blogs And Twitter To Live Cheaply
- Erik Deustch, ExcelPR Group (@erikdeutsch): Beyond the Hype: Does Your PR Agency “Get” Social Media
- Nicole Jordan, the Rubicon Project (@nicolejordan): Can Marketing & PR Co-Exist Without Competing?
- Jackie Peters, Heavybag Media (@jackiepeters): Are Big Brands Ready For Micro-Conversations?
- KW Low, DreadCentral.com (@kw): Zombies, Vampires & Monsters: Fostering Loyal Genre Communities
- Chris Tolles, Topix (@tolles): Secrets to Building a Thriving Business Through Community
- Tony Adam, Yahoo (@tonyadam): Social Media Marketing for Your Business
- Mark Horvath, InvisiblePeople.tv (@invisiblepeople): A Conversation about Social Change Throughout Social Media
- Marc Vermut, Fine Point Solutions, Inc.(@mvermut): Practical Digital Anthropology: Getting to Know Your Users
- Wm. Marc Salsberry, WMS Productions (@wmmarc): The Art of Shooting Tech: A Photographic Year in Review
- Tm Street (@1TimStreet): Where Do You Find Inspiration: Beers, Biking or the Bathroom?
- Kurt Daradics, FreedomSpeaks (@kurtyd): Taking the Friction out of Civic Engagement With Open Government & API’s
- Also check out TechZulu’s SXSW 2010 PanelPicker SoCal Panel List (Thanks @techzulu for including us 0n your list!)
- LA Weekly’s Vote or Die: Ultimate Guide to SXSWi Panel Picking (Thanks @alexiatsotsis for including us on your list!)
Please feel free to comment below which panel’s you think foodies may want to check out. This list is by no means complete.
How to Vote:
Visit the SXSW Panel Picker and browse the selections. Or you can simply click on the links above to go directly to each corresponding panel. Before your vote is counted, the SXSW Web site will ask you to register (it’s super quick and easy). Once registered, you’ll be able to click on the “thumbs up” icon to vote. That’s it!