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Fear & Creativity Panel at SXSW Austin

Finding Your Craft

SUNDAY MARCH 15

Fear and Creativity Finding Your Craft at SXSW with Adam Marelli, Helen Todd, Jim Hopkinson, and Jey Van-Sharp

Fear and Creativity Finding Your Craft at SXSW with Adam Marelli, Helen Todd, Jim Hopkinson, and Jey Van-Sharp

Finding Your Craft

Once a year, I leave the world of the sane and enter the SXSW techno-scape.  SXSW (short for South by South West) is a strange place.  Everything is so connected that after a few hours all I want is an old fashioned pencil and whiskey…served in a glass, not a space age selfie-cup that  automatically links my Facebook profile to the whiskey company’s Instagram, all the while searching Linkedin for a potential collaborator so that no opportunity for “content creation” is lost.

At most conferences you are asked to turn off your phone, here you are expected to keep it on.   There are even mobile charging stations so no one ever misses a tweet.  But honestly, does anyone ever “miss” getting a tweet.    Only at “South-by” (as the cool kids call it) is it expected that you look at your phone during someone’s presentation, where everything is so electronically integrated that you’re amazed people still use toilet paper made from trees.

This year, I am on a panel that will discuss “Fear & Creativity: Finding Your Craft.”  Whether you work at a desk or in a rice paddy, the global economy is constantly changing.  Gone are the days of serfdom, salaried pensions, or single paths to retirement and happiness.

And while most people will change careers a handful of times, how often do the true purposes of our lives come to fruition? In this panel we will explore the underlying fears, mistakes, and strategies that we have each discovered on our respective roads to developing our craft.  If you are in town, join us on:

DATE: Sunday March 15, 2015

TIME: 11:00am-12:00pm

LOCATION: JW Marriot, Salon 2 110 East 2nd Street, Austin Texas

SCHEDULE LINK: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP41443 

See you there!

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