So in 17 days, I’ll be hopping on a flight to Austin for SXSW. In 21 days, I’ll be speaking on a panel with four of my fellow Gen-Y bloggers/pros/friends/future colleagues. I’m so freaking excited I can’t even stand it.
I’m excited because, HELLO, this is an awesome opportunity. I think we’re going to have an incredible discussion about why Gen-Y wants to work “with” you, not “for” you. I anticipate a lot of our Brazen buddies and other community members will be there. I also hope to see many of my mentors, some of which I met at the conference last year. I’m excited because just a year ago, I dreamed of someday speaking at SXSW, and now that “someday” is 23 days away. Safe to say that happened a little bit faster than I had planned.
I’m excited because there are a TON of people there that I’m super-stoked to finally meet offline. I’ve been talking to Jenny Blake for over a year now and we finally get to connect face to face. That’s going to be AMAZING! There are a bunch of students from USF that are coming, and I can’t wait to see them again and catch up on their lives in Tampa and see how their coursework is coming.
I’m excited because I want you guys to tell us what you want to hear. I know a handful of you will be at the panel – and we’ll obviously have video to share afterwards. So what do you want to hear? What parts of the Gen-Y reputation/stereotype/etc would you like to have discussed? Is there any part of “with” vs. “for” that you agree with? Disagree with?
This is a huge opportunity for five of us to have a voice. If you were on the panel – what would you say?