25 SXSW Attendees Explain Why You Should Attend Next Year…Oh and they did it in two words…

Inspired by Steve Garfield’s video montage “27 People, One Question” I thought it would be fun to do something similar during my trip to SXSW Interactive. Throughout my time there, I had some lighthearted fun with attendees and asked 25 people to give me two words that describe their experience at the event. Some of the responses, both serious and entertaining, came from folks like Jeff Pulver, Chris Brogan, Justin Levy, Jeremiah Owyang, Robert Scoble, Jason Falls, Aaron Strout, and many others. Using my handy Kodak Zi6 HD camera I captured some great footage that hopefully encapsulates what SXSW Interactive is all about and in some cases, just made me go “huh?”

So without further ado, for your viewing pleasure check out what some of this year’s SXSW Interactive attendees had to say for themselves. I am sure you will recognize a few of your friends and hopefully have a few laughs along the way.

A special thanks to everyone who participated and shared their two (and sometimes more) words and thanks for all the memories. See y’all next year – SXSWi 2010!

Disclaimer: The video quality and lighting varies slightly due to the ‘extreme’ shooting conditions of SXSW. :)

Translation: This was my first attempt and I didn’t lug around all the lighting and sound equipment with me for these impromptu shots, so some responses were a little more difficult to see/hear, but you get the point.

Music: Dan Tharp, Guitar Suite I – Movement I and II
Camera: Kodak Zi6 HD

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  • Mike Lewis

    Very cool!

  • http://nextup.wordpress.com Doug Meacham

    Nice wrap up! I’ll add my two words: Serendipity & Connectedness

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  • http://stevegarfield.com steve Garfield

    Great job. Wonderful intro. Loved it. You are awesome. Looking forward to seeing the next one. Writing all the words at the end, good idea.

  • http://www.cc-chapman.com C.C. Chapman

    I can’t believe all those times we were together and you never asked me.

    Here are two for you though.

    Great Video

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  • http://www.twitter.com/cmajor Christine Major @cmajor

    Thank you for the feedback! It was so much fun to make – the next one will be even better!

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  • http://www.twitter.com/cmajor Christine Major @cmajor

    @CC_chapman – I know! What was that all about? There are a lot of people I should have asked and didn’t. Guess I got shy. I am glad I got you IN the video taking a picture of me :)

  • http://www.search-marketing-answers.com/blog Alan Blewieiss

    Two words to describe this video

    Brilliantly Outstanding!

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  • Aaron Strout

    In the words of Wheezie from Dragon Tales… “Love it!”

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  • Christine Major

    @JenWojcik – yes! I got you in the video. I will add you to the tags. If there is anyone else who isn’t identified in the video, please send along their name and twitter name so we can properly tag and give them a shout out! Woo hoo!

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  • http://12commanonymous.typepad.com/ Lauren Vargas

    What a brilliant idea! Disappointed we did not cross paths at Sx…maybe next year? Or perhaps sooner because I will be moving to Boston in August!

  • http://www.twitter.com/cmajor Christine Major @cmajor

    Lauren – Very cool! Boston is fantastic. Be sure to look me up. Just started following you.

  • http://stevegarfield.com/ steve Garfield

    Great job. Wonderful intro. Loved it. You are awesome. Looking forward to seeing the next one. Writing all the words at the end, good idea.