SXSW Is Over, Now What?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 23, 2010

So the conference that dominated Twitter is over.  So what’s next? Here are some upcoming events in 2010 with killer networking opportunities and tons to learn!

The Southeastern Entrepreneurship Conference Sponsored by Under30CEO.

April 15-18, Tampa, Networking on the beach, Kayaking/Teambuilding, Business Plan Competition, Elevator Pitch Competition, Keynote by the founder of RoomsToGo, and workshops in the tropics.


March 23, San Francisco, an experiment in viral media. The world’s most-followed bloggers, twitters, and digital influencers will gather in San Francisco to judge five-minute ‘auditions’ from the creators of the latest, greatest, and most unexpected new products… And to connect with each other. Keynote by Guy Kawasaki

Non Profit Technology Conference

April 7-8, New York, learn the latest trends, practical how-tos, and IT solutions that can optimize your organization’s use of technology and help you meet your mission to create more social good in the world.

New York Entrepreneur Week

April 12-16, New York, with over 100 speakers from 40 cities, 15 states and 3 continents, NYEW unites the state’s diverse entrepreneurial community; giving you the opportunity to connect with and learn from New York’s best and brightest entrepreneurs who are relentless, driven and dedicated to improving your business and the economy.

Ad Tech

April 19-21, San Francisco, the largest gathering of online marketers!  Brands, agencies, publishers and service providers come together to share, network, learn and do business.

140 Character Conference

April 20-21, New York, the #140conf events provide a platform for the worldwide twitter community to: listen, connect, share and engage with each other, while collectively exploring the effects of the emerging real-time internet on business. During the course of 2009 we explored the effects of twitter on a wide range of topics including: Celebrity, “The Media”, Advertising, Politics, Music, Education, Fashion, Public Safety and Public Diplomacy.

Non Fiction Writer’s Conference

April 28-30, Online, one-of-a-kind online conference as they bring together top publishing industry experts to share more than 18 hours of valuable education for current and aspiring authors of nonfiction books.

Free State Social

April 29, 30, Lawrence, Kansas, Speakers include Chris Brogan, Jeremiah Owyang, Shawna Coronado, Sarah Evans, Ellyn Angelotti (the Poynter Institute) and Scott Raymond (Gowalla). There will be a community tweetup (aka pub crawl) that is open to everyone.

Social Media and Communication 2.0

May 3-5, Boston, targeted advice for business managers seeking real-life stories of how to leverage social media for real results. Not just entertainment value, hype or buzz, but real-world examples of driving revenue, cutting costs, and energizing conversations around your brand.

Vator Splash Competition

May 13, San Francisco, CEOs and/or founders of 10 companies, chosen by their peers and vetted by judges, will have the opportunity to present onstage and give a three-minute pitch in front of some 400 business professionals, comprising of executives from startups and large companies, angel investors, VCs, and media.

Summit Series

May 13-16, Washington DC, DC10 is an invitation-only event that connects top young minds, informing and inspiring a new generation of leaders to succeed in business, and in life. The world’s young innovators unite.

The You Conference

May 22-23, Los Angeles,  successful entrepreneurs know that you have to be seen to sell. But for many creating a powerful brand and media strategy seems confusing, expensive and a little like a combination of luck and business voodoo. Three visionary authors and entrepreneurs Gary Vaynerchuk (Crush It!), Peter Shankman (Can We Do That?! Outrageous PR Stunts That Work) and Dave Lakhani (How To Sell When Nobody’s Buying) are going to demonstrate step by step how virtually any entrepreneur can dominate awareness, build a powerful personal brand and create a media strategy that moves markets.

Social Media Plus

May 25, Philadelphia, the Mid-Atlantic’s largest business summit for professionals interested in learning about the latest in Social Media and web 2.0 technology. We’re anticipating 1000 attendees, 50 exhibitors and 28 sessions led by over 40 of the best and brightest local and national technology, marketing, sales and Social Media leaders.

White Bull, The Exits

May 25-27, Barcelona, White Bull is a conference series that brings together the European technology and investor community to create an ecosystem for business excellence and innovation. Startup companies and VCs meet to explore strategies relevant to the Exit phase and learn about innovative trends in the European Telecommunications, Media and Technology Sector (TMT) sector.

The Big Design Conference

May 28-29, Dallas, two intense days of learning within the scope of Strategy, Social Media, User Experience, and Code Development. Experts from across the country will gather to present theories, research, experiences, and best practices to students, professionals, and executives looking to stay on the bleeding edge.

Digital Capital Week

June 11-20, Washington, DC, The mission of Digital Capital Week is to strengthen the capital region’s digital economy via a 10 day series of events focused on creativity, technology, entrepreneurship, marketing, content creation, and innovation.

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About The Author


Matt Wilson is Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for young people ages 21-35. He is the original Co-founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016). Matt is the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 50+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Health, Fitness, Business and Travel. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and many others. Matt hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and buys all his food from an organic farm in the jungle of Costa Rica where he lives. He is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.

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