SXSW Panel On The New Era Of Tech & Innovation Advocacy

By Mike Masnick, Techdirt.August 21, 2012 at 06:45PM

It’s that time of the year again when SXSW does its annual “panelpicker” effort. I’m on one of the proposed panels, put together by Engine Advocacy, discussing the new era of tech advocacy by looking at the political landscape after the 2012 elections and how startups, entrepreneurs, open innovation advocates and the tech community can better engage in the political process to avoid disasters being pushed by legacy incumbents. The panel will include myself, Mike McGeary from Engine, Elizabeth Stark from both Stanford and StartX and Mark Colwell from Senator Jerry Moran’s office. If you’re reading this, you know who I am, and those other three were all important players in helping to stop SOPA earlier this year. Feel free to vote and hopefully our panel will get picked.

There are, as always, plenty of other great panels to check out as well. I haven’t had a chance to go through them all, but here are a few others that would be great, if you’re looking for ones to vote for:

There are lots, lots more, but these were a few that caught my eye.

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