Howdy from SXSW!

Before I get flack for the headline, I must confirm that I’m an Okie (born and raised), so I still reserve the right to use an occasional “howdy” or “y’all” periodically…as in when I’ve just landed in Austin for SXSW Interactive! Saturday is Discovery Communications’ big day – with a panel, Animal Planet’s Cats Live Here! party with friends from the CatVidFest & our own Jackson Galaxy and The Captains’…

‘Deadliest Catch’ Captains Set Course for SXSW 2013

March is fast approaching, which means it’s almost time for SXSW! While I’ve attended before and HowStuffWorks’ Josh Clark & Chuck Bryant from Stuff You Should Know have podcasted from Interactive, this year’s going to be a bit different — as Captains Sig Hansen, Johnathan Hillstrand and Keith Colburn of Deadliest Catch will be making their SXSW debut. I have a feeling that Austin is the Captains’ type of town,…

Vote for Discovery Education at SXSWedu

SXSW has launched its PanelPicker for the 2013 SXSWedu conference taking place March 4-7 in Austin, TX. Discovery Education is thrilled to have four panels and presentations in the running for the conference. With topics such as Media Companies and Emerging Technology in School and The 21st Century Textbook, Discovery Education’s proposed panels and presentations reflect the team’s forward-looking strategy in the educational technology space. Check out the panels below and click to vote if…

Discovery Sets Its Eyes on SXSW Interactive with Five Panels: Vote Today!

It seems just as soon as SXSW Interactive wraps each March, planning for the next year begins. That’s certainly the case here at Discovery Communications, and we’re excited to have five panels/presentaions for your consideration in this year’s PanelPicker. From the captains of Discovery Channel‘s Deadliest Catch candidly discussing how they use social media to connect with their fans to a presentation from our own Beth Rockwood and Bluefin Labs…

Josh & Chuck from ‘Stuff You Should Know’ to Take SXSW by Storm

Starting this week, tens of thousands will descend on Austin, Texas for SXSW 2012. Among those from the Discovery family attending are Josh Clark & Chuck Bryant from the popular Stuff You Should Know podcast and blog on HowStuffWorks.com. On Sunday, March 11, at 3:30pm, Josh & Chuck will return to the Driskill Hotel to record the latest installment of their SYSK podcast. If you’re at SXSW Interactive, mark your…

Help Discovery Education Get to SXSWedu 2012…Vote Today!

Today, SXSW launched their PanelPicker voting for the second annual SXSWedu taking place March 6-8, 2012 in Austin, TX. A new component to the longstanding SXSW Interactive Festival, SXSWedu focuses on innovations in learning, bringing together a wide variety of education and business professionals who share an interest in 21st Century teaching and learning techniques. Discovery Education is hoping to take part in this year’s conference and they need your…

Help Discovery, Discovery News & HowStuffWorks Get to SXSW Interactive 2012

Today, SXSW launched their PanelPicker voting for SXSW Interactive 2012. For those new to SXSW, the festival brings together the best of film, interactive and music in Austin, TX. The 19th annual SXSW Interactive Festival kicks off on March 9, 2012 and features the best of online, wireless, gaming and social media…and may include some of the Discovery family. Discovery Communications has proposed four panels covering social TV (featuring Deadliest…

Reflections on SXSW Interactive 2011

The Discovery Blog was dark earlier this week because Amber and I were deep in the vortex known as South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive, the annual gathering of social media/tech types in Austin, TX.  We spent three days attending sessions, meeting with partners and startups and generally soaking it all in. This was my first SXSW, and I found it incredibly energizing to be surrounded by so many people talking…

Do You Want to See Discovery at SXSW 2011? Get Out the Vote!

Each year, tens of thousands of tech-savvy and forward-thinking folks converge upon Austin, Texas for South by Southwest (SXSW). Discovery is hoping to have a presence at SXSW 2011’s Interactive strand (March 11-15) — which is where you come in! While the SXSW Staff and Advisory Board comprise 70% of the selection, the other 30% is up to the general public through the SXSW PanelPicker. Click on the links below…