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Friday, March 11 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Startups: Grassroots Innovation Rocking the Event World

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Like the web, startups are transforming the world of conferences, and the action is in local and niche events.  We'll explore how you can produce a world-class event that attracts a national audience by tapping into engaged niche audiences and regional passions. New technology in ticketing, marketing, and communicating makes it possible to produce an world-class event on a minor-league budget.  By tapping into the lessons learned from producing open source 'camps', conference startups are more engaging, more authentic, and more community focused. With a focus on audience engagement, inspiring passions and building bonds between attendees, these startup conferences are creating a holistic conference approach onstage and offstage before and after the event. These panelists are launching the next generation SXSW's right now and you can too.  BoCo, Big Omaha, Mom 2.0 Summit, TribeCon and the TEDx conferences are some of the new conferences on the new must-attend circuit.  Learn how SXSW is actually incubating and inspiring this new generation of events and how you can produce the next startup conference hit.     

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Chris Schultz

FounderVoodoo Ventures LLCFounder @voodoo, co-founder @launchpad & @flatstack. Throw @launchfest. Launching @nikonikoapp. Generally in need of a haircut. Let's go get 'em.
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Patrick Vlaskovits

AuthorThe Entrepreneur’s Guide To Customer DevelopmentPatrick Vlaskovits is an entrepreneur, mentor and author. He has founded two startups, serves as CMO at Drumbi and co-wrote The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development: A Cheat Sheet to The Four Steps to the Epiphany... Read More →

Friday March 11, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hilton Garden Inn, Trinity

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