Help Bring IBM to SXSW: Vote!
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By Colleen Burns
Social Media Strategist
The staff at SXSW wants to know what kind of topics we want to hear at their event next March. So my team really needs your help in this year’s voting process!
But first - if you aren’t familiar with SXSW – (South By Southwest), it’s a set of film, music and interactive festivals and conferences in Austin, Texas. What started as a music festival that drew 700 attendees in 1987, has grown into a premiere set of events featuring new music and films and has earned a reputation as a breeding ground for emerging technologies. Last year more than 12,000 people attended.
The staff at SXSW is giving you a chance to weigh in on the event. You get to pick what panels make the agenda in 2012. Actually, your votes and comments account for 30% of the decision, the SXSW Advisory Board and staff make up the rest.
IBM has submitted more than a dozen topics – with six of them focused on Social Business. Pick one – pick them all! Those panels with the most votes have a much better chance of making the cut. Anyone can vote. You can vote for multiple sessions, but you can only vote once for each session. So please, get your mom to vote, ask your colleagues, inform your friends – and by all means, tweet about it!
HOW TO VOTETo vote – you will need to create a panelpicker account. If you have an account from previous years – just login. But registering only took me about two minutes: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/
Once you are registered, vote for your favorite IBM Social Business sessions! You can see other IBM sessions that have been submitted too.
The panelpicker is open until September 2.