I'm Speaking at SXSWi 2009!

February 17, 2009

in Social Media

I think for the past five years I have been dying to go to SXSWi, and every year the opportunity eclipsed me for various reasons. Most of this stemmed from whatever job (or school) I was in at the time, but this year I had no excuses, as I am my own boss. Just when I was about to shell out bucks to buy my registration ticket, I was invited to speak on a panel! So, this year I will be attending as a panelist, which is very exciting for me!

The panel I will be sitting in on is Can the Afrosphere Survive the Age of Obama?

The presidency of Barack Obama will have far-reaching ramifications for
politics, society, and even black identity in America. Websites such as
BlackWeb2.0.com, the Blackbird browser, and a myriad of bloggers both
target and ally themselves with the black blogosphere, often referred
to as the “Afrosphere”. The question must be asked: In the new Age of
Obama, will an “afro-centric web” begin to fade into, simply, “the web”?

The panel will take place on Monday, March 13, at 3:30 pm. I am pretty amped to attend SXSW this year. See you there!

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Kevin English February 17, 2009 at 6:48 AM

That’s huge…congrats!

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Ms_Krista February 17, 2009 at 7:00 AM

Liz: This is great news. Congratulations girl!

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Jayson February 17, 2009 at 7:09 AM

It’s about time you spoke some where, congrats I’ll see you there.

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Kizzy February 17, 2009 at 10:08 AM

I’m impressed. Congrats!

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TheJennTaFur February 17, 2009 at 3:17 PM

Look at ya. You are going and SPEAKING. How dope is that? I’m so proud of you! xoxo

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Gureala February 18, 2009 at 8:05 AM

Dope! Already had that talk on my schedule…should be quite interesting. See you there!

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Andre February 18, 2009 at 8:08 AM

That’s what I’m talkin about!

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Bill Cammack February 23, 2009 at 12:13 PM

Let ‘Em KNOW what time it is! :D

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eRiC March 2, 2009 at 8:38 AM

I wish I could participate…I like the title of the panel. Represent, girl! I like your spirit. Don’t be afraid to fly! Story of my life. I just left the East Coast back to Texas. Be here ’til May…then I’m catchin’ wind again.
Check out…
http://www.ghettogeekin.blogspot.com.
BeEazy,
eRiC

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GOODENess March 14, 2009 at 10:45 AM

OMG! That is HUGE! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!! I hope you twit all about it…lol
I am just beginning to fully emobody my geek-dom…since I’m mixed (mom was a cool kid and dad is a geek) lol…but I am loving it! I am learning all kinds of stuff and I LOVE TO LEARN! I heard about SXSWi a while ago and know that I MUST attend it soon!

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