The SXSW Interactive Festival features five days of exciting panel content and amazing parties. Attracting digital creatives as well as visionary technology entrepreneurs, the event celebrates the best minds and the brightest personalities of emerging technology. Hugh Forrest, Director of Events for the festival joins Tom to discuss the event.
He talks about the history of the festival and reviews the problems involved in programming the event, as well as how the process has evolved over the years. He also discusses the importance of the community to the success of the event.
Hugh Forrest has served as the Event Director for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival since 1995. Under his guidance, SXSW Interactive has emerged as a mecca attracting many of the industry's most creative thinkers to discuss cutting-edge developments in new media and digital convergence. Forrest was a 1984 graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio, where he received a BA in English.
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