So much of SXSW Interactive centers around face-to-face meetings and interactions. A lot of these meetings happen via serendipity and kismet — the person who you share a taxi with from the airport could end up being your business partner. But, leaving all these interactions to fate may not be the best way to maximize your experience in March in Austin.
Instead of fate, use SXsocial to search the kinds of people you want to connect with at SXSW — and schedule meetings with them now (before their on-site itinerary fills up). SXsocial is free to use if you're are registered for SXSW (if you aren’t yet registered for the event, buy your badge here). Use the SXsocial interface to connect with up to 50 fellow SXSW registrants per day.
Visit the “Maximizing SXSW” page for more tips on top strategies for making the most out of your experience in Austin this March.
Meeting photos from SXSW 2013 by Vanessa Mejia.