Down here in the e.politics bunker, we’re bummed to have to miss South by Southwest this year (see last year’s status report for an example of 1. why it’s a terrific time, and 2. why skipping it may be good for staff health), but plenty of other conference goodness is on the horizon.
One example: the CampaignTech Conference, sponsored by Campaigns & Elections magazine and held in DC on April 18-19 this year. My own panel, “How to Act Like Obama Online When You DON’T Have a Billion in the Bank” (which will talk about applying Obama 2012 lessons to this year’s advocacy and electoral campaigns), is coming together nicely — we just signed up Ethan Roeder, Obama’s chief data manager for the presidential race and who’s now gone back over to the New Organizing Institute, as a speaker.
The conference as a whole should be great fun and educational all around, and you should register now before the rates go up at the beginning of March. More on our panel soon, and I hope to see you there.