Seattle Interactive Conference Set for October 28-30, Exploring Transparency Through Digital, Design and Develop Programming

  Seattle Interactive Conference Set for October 28-30, Exploring Transparency
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Seattle Interactive Conference 2013

Business Wire

SEATTLE -- September 26, 2013

Organizers of the third-annual Seattle Interactive Conference
( today announced that SIC 2013 will be held
October 28-30, featuring a powerful combination of presentations and panel
discussions, structured networking events, master class sessions, a company
exhibition Hub and an after-hours Skybridge Party. Dedicated to the theme of
“Transparency,” the three-day event is set for The Conference Center of the
Washington State Convention Center.

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn will kick-off the conference with opening remarks on
Monday morning, October 28 at 9:00 a.m., followed by a diverse roster of
speakers and panelists representing many of the world’s most significant
technology companies, along with visionary scientists, academic leaders, and
daring inventors and entrepreneurs. Additionally, Microsoft, AT&T, and SIC
have teamed-up for a pre-conference Hack-a-thon, detailed further in this

Selected speakers include:

  *The Huffington Post Founding Editor Roy Sekoff, who is also president and
    co-creator of HuffPostLive;
  *Matt Harding, who gained international notoriety by dancing poorly in more
    than 100 nations, becoming a YouTube sensation in the "Where the Hell is
    Matt" dancing videos and who is now appearing on Visa TV commercials;
  *Digital advertising and media luminary Jeff Lanctot, who most recently
    served as Chief Media Officer for Razorfish. He received Advertising
    Age's"Media Maven" Award,MEDIAWEEK's"Media All-Star" award, B2B
    Magazine's "Best & Brightest Media Strategist" award, and has twice been
    named one ofMedia Magazine's"50 Most Influential People in Online
  *AOL Digital Prophet David Shing, who shares insights with audiences
    worldwide, discussing the latest trends and the future of the Web and on
    the evolving digital landscape;
  *Jen Panasik, a Portfolio Lead and Interaction Designer at IDEO, a global
    design and innovation firm recently profiled by 60 Minutes. Jen
    contributes to projects that span across digital interactions, experience
    design and branded environments with a particular passion for the future
    of media and entertainment.
  *James Whittaker, who returned to Microsoft from Google and now spends his
    time re-imagining the Web and building the platforms for developers to
    create the future.
  *Pablos Holman, a futurist, inventor, and notorious hacker with a unique
    view into breaking and building new technologies, currently working for
    Nathan Myhrvold at the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory where a wide
    variety of futuristic invention projects are underway.

In all, more than 100 speakers and panelists will be part of SIC 2013
programming tracks, focused on “Digital,” “Design,” and “Develop,” all under
the Transparency umbrella. Dedicated areas of focus are slated to range from
online commerce and social media to Big Data, interactive advertising,
responsive design, and more. Some key new additions to SIC 2013 include:

  *Microsoft-sponsored Hack-a-thon: SIC and AT&T have partnered with
    Microsoft to create a unique Hackathon event on the weekend of October
    26-27 at the Hub Seattle in Pioneer Square, immediately prior to SIC. This
    very special Mobile App Hackathon, focused on wearables (yes, things one
    can wear, anywhere on the body), is an event produced by the AT&T
    Developer Program and SIC, designed for attendees (technical &
    non-technical) to build mobile apps to explore the wearables landscape &
    industry. Five finalists from the weekend will then present their concepts
    at the Seattle Interactive Conference on Tuesday afternoon, on-stage and
    in front of SIC’s hand-selected industry judges.
  *The Idea Idea: A two-part workshop culminating in a real-time social
    experiment to create the first open collaboration platform for shared idea
    exchange, the Idea Idea will explore the powerful possibilities that the
    social collaboration movement is revealing. Social collaboration is poised
    to transform the landscape of business,social good and community-- and is
    only accelerating.
  *After-hours Skybridge Party: Set for Tuesday, October 29^th from 5:30-8:00
    p.m. and open to all SIC attendees, this event will combine socializing
    with some on-site surprises and awards.
  *Structured networking events: These are designated time segments during
    which all SIC attendees will have time between sessions to interact with
    one another;
  *A bar and refreshment area: Set in the exhibition Hub, this will
    complement interactive installations from participating sponsor companies;
  *Master Class Sessions: Industry experts provide direct instruction and
    hands-on learning opportunities to SIC attendees for these segments.

“When we look at interactive technology today, the theme of transparency is a
near-constant companion, so we developed SIC 2013 to really examine this
important topic from the perspectives of businesses, academia, and everyday
consumers,” said Brian Rauschenbach, SIC curator. “We are excited about the
expansion of this year’s event, as it allows more time for both speakers and
attendees to explore where we are now, as well as to dive into some very
specific tactics, predictions, and useful recommendations.”

To learn more and register:

About Seattle Interactive Conference

The Seattle Interactive Conference is a three-day event celebrating the
convergence of online technology, creativity, and emerging trends in one of
the world's most innovative cities. SIC brings together entrepreneurs,
developers and online business professionals from throughout the US and beyond
for a powerful combination of in-depth presentations, networking
opportunities, and uniquely Seattle social events. Attendees have the rare
opportunity to explore transformative technologies and business models with
visionary thinkers and peers in areas ranging from online commerce and social
media to gaming, interactive advertising, entertainment, and much more.


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