2014 Highlights from the SXSW Interactive Staff: Kelly Krause

Written by Hugh Forrest | April 1, 2014

Read Kelly Krause's highlights of the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival

Reading, processing and cataloguing all the media accounts of the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival will continue for a few more weeks. Until this process is completed, we offer perspectives on the event from various staff members from the SXSW Interactive team. Today’s highlights come from Kelly Krause, who manages press and publicity for SXSW Interactive, plus SXSW V2V in Las Vegas. Krause is also very active in pushing more fashion-related programming for the March event in Austin.

Most inspiring speaker (or session) from SXSW Interactive 2014: Dr. Jim Olson who is changing the way surgeons fight cancer, with the help of  "tumor paint" -- a deadly venom found in Israeli Deathstalker scorpions.

Most creative speaker (or session) from SXSW Interactive 2014: I loved how frank and down-to-earth Sophia Amoruso was. Great to have such a powerful force speak at the event.

Thing that surprised you most about SXSW Interactive 2014: I knew the fashion + tech community was growing and craving more, but I didn't expect this many influencers in town (including representation from brands like Chanel, Lyst, Farfetch and ThirdLove). It's exciting for 2015.

Favorite place to hang out at SXSW Interactive 2014: Aside from the Interactive Awards with #TeamInteractive, the Decoded Fashion pop-up at Wanderlust is my new go-to spot.

Favorite Trade Show exhibitor at SXSW Interactive 2014: Mophie always saves the day. Big thanks to Evan and the team for making sure I'm always charged up!

Favorite moment from SXSW Interactive 2014: Dinner with Mindy Kaling and the Marie Claire crew, followed by her hilarious session the next day. 

What I want to see more of at SXSW Interactive 2015: More fashion + tech content. Also, given my recent enthusiasm for all-things cycling and health, more from those worlds, too.

Click here to read 2014 SXSW Interactive highlights from SXSW's Andrew McNeill.
Click here to read 2014 SXSW Interactive highlights from SXSW's Monica Sack.
Click here to read 2014 SXSW Interactive highlights from SXSW's Danielle Zamora.
Click here to read 2014 SXSW Interactive highlights from SXSW's Todd Hansen.