Where to find me at SXSW

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It’s that time of year again…time for TACOS! Breakfast tacos, lunch tacos, cricket tacos, gelatacos! But of course I don’t head to SXSW each spring just for the food. There’s some serious work to be done. Here’s where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing for the next few days in Austin. And then, TACOS!

The Future of Reading Online: a 1-on-1 with Khoi Vinh and Fast Company’s Alissa Walker
Saturday, March 12
4:30 to 5:30pm
Pepsico Plugged-In Stage, Austin Convention Center
I’ll be interviewing my good friend Khoi Vinh from Subtraction.com about the future of reading online. The former NYTimes.com design director, author of the new book Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design, and owner of a dog named Mr. President will talk about how online publications could take a cue from the rules of traditional print.

Idea(COMM)
Sunday March 13
12:00 to 2:30pm
Parkside, 301 E. 6th Street

I’ll be representing GOOD as a media sponsor at this food and action event sponsored by Food+Tech Connect, The Highlands Dinner Club, and The Noble Rot. Chefs, designers, farmers, writers, and thinkers will be coming together to talk about new ways to engage the technology community in the farm-to-table movement, while we dine on the excellent cuisine at Parkside (seriously, one of the best places in Austin). Also free, but be sure to RSVP as it’s sure to fill up (if it does you can also volunteer), and read more on the event by GOOD’s food editor Nicola Twilley.

Fast Company’s SXSW Party!
Sunday, March 13
7:00 to 10:00pm
Moonshine’s, 303 Red River Road

I’ll be co-hosting this event with an incredible roster of Fast Company editors, so stop by for a drink, some food, and live music with the folks who have filled the pages of our magazine and website. Entrance is free but you’ve got to RSVP, and I’d also recommend coming on the early side since we could reach capacity. And so we can share an intimate drink before the band starts up.

Design for Social Good: a 1-on-1 with Ric Grefé and Fast Company’s Alissa Walker
Tuesday March 15
10:30am to 11:30am
Pepsico Plugged-In Stage, Austin Convention Center
I’ll be back on the Fast Company stage with another of my good friends, Ric Grefé, the executive director of AIGA, who will be talking about their new program Design for Social Good. The initiative asks designers to donate 5% of their time to pro bono causes. We’ll talk about why this is needed now, and how they plan to track the results.

If you’re in Austin, the best way to find me is on Twitter (@gelatobaby), just send me a message and I should get back to you pretty quickly. The other best way, of course, is to look for the nearest taco.

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  • http://twitter.com/jessiarrington Jessi Arrington

    Very excited to head to some of these great-sounding events, and to meet you in person! My love is BBQ… if we find each other over BBQ tacos, it could be the beginning/continuation of a BEAUTIFUL friendship.

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