NTEN is excited to once again head to SXSW in Austin, TX! NTEN's Marketing and Publications Director, Joleen Ong (@joleendearest) and I (@penguiasana) are headed to SXSW for the first time before we head to DC for the 14NTC, and we would love to meet you! We're continuing the NTEN tradition of being a part of the Beacon Lounge, a comfy conference oasis where geeks and social changemakers - or both! - can relax and find inspiring conversations and connections.
Will you be there? We would love to meet you! Come visit us in the Beacon Lounge, or tweet us directly and let us know if you're in town.
Here's some ways you can take part in the SXSW in Austin or virtually:
- Do Good Dialogues (#DGD)
During each session break, innovators of all stripes (designers, writers, technologists, advocates, and business leaders alike) will take to the Beacon Stage to share their new inventive ideas. Do Good Dialogues (#DGD) will highlight cross-sector ideas and unique voices. You never know what (or who) you’ll see. Check the schedule to see what's in store.
- #Loungesource it!
Perhaps you've heard of crowdsourcing? How about lounge sourcing? We're enlisting the help of the social good community to flesh out your own great ideas. Post a topic on the Big Board in The Beacon, invite people to join the discussion and then LoungeSource it for an informal conversation focused on collaboration and problem solving. Got an idea already? Whether you're attending SXSW or not, tweet #loungesource with your idea!
- Share your #SXGood!
You can also join the conversation by using the #SXgood hashtag to share personal images that answer “What is your #SXgood?”. These photos could be pictures from your SXSW experience, images from past events, and other visuals that inspire you to make your own #SXgood.
We can't wait to meet you, so be sure to look for us at the SXSW Beacon Lounge or find us on Twitter!