Speaking at SXSW Interactive in March

I’m going to be attending SXSW Interactive in March. It runs from March 7 through March 11. On March 11, I’ll be speaking on the day stage. I’ll be doing a book reading for “Managing Online Forums”. It’ll be my first time speaking in this capacity.

I will have 20 minutes on stage. I have pretty much decided that I will do a presentation around an idea the book, rather than actually reading from the book. I figure I’ll speak for 15 minutes and leave 5 for questions at the end, if there are any.

It’s really my first time doing anything like this. First time standing up in front of a group of people, first time speaking on stage, first time using PowerPoint. Plenty of firsts! Nerves aside, I am excited.

In the next week or two, I’ll be coming up with a list of presentation ideas. I’m going to post them over at ManagingCommunities.com to hopefully get some feedback which will help me to pick the best one.

If you are going to SXSWi and would like to meet up, please feel free to let me know. I’d love to have you in attendance for the reading.

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

4 Comments

Ryan

about 12 years ago

Good luck! I don't think I can get a ride so I can't come. :P

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Patrick

about 12 years ago

Thanks Ryan. :)

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Sam Stevens

about 12 years ago

I just stumbled across this post and am happy I did: I've been on the lookout for a solid and *current* book on community building for some time! I have to wait until April for “Managing Online Forums”, but I'm sure it will be worth the wait. Have fun at SXSW!

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Patrick

about 12 years ago

Awesome, thanks for the comment. I appreciate it. :)

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