The Honor and Burden of Chairing a Conference

I attend a lot of conferences. Okay, more than a lot — an ungodly amount. Just check the Conferences tag on this blog. Attending them is a ball, inspirational but tiring. Speaking at them is a privilege, stressful but rewarding. Organizing them…now that isn’t something I’d wish on my worst enemy. Why? Because it’s a [Keep Reading…]

Meet me at NYC’s Internet Week 2010

Internet Week 2010, starting today and ending on Sunday, is a wide array of events all around NYC raising the profile of our ever-growing tech industry. I’ve been generally underwhelmed by the daytime offerings, but will be out and about each night. Where you can find me (and if you see me, say hello!): Monday, [Keep Reading…]

SXSW Interactive: Never As Good As the First Time

I’m behind on summing up my thoughts on this year’s SXSW Interactive. A lot of people have panned the conference, saying “SXSW sucks,” “SXSW is dead,” and more constructively, “the conference isn’t that good.” Fast Company called the keynote with Twitter co-founder and CEO Evan Williams, “the most horrifically devastating keynote presentation in SXSW history,” [Keep Reading…]