A few years ago I had the opportunity to attend SXSW Interactive (SXSWi). I was the communications director of a nonprofit in Austin and had written a contest submission about why I should win a free ticket. I didn’t know what to expect from SXSWi – it was amazing.
I had the opportunity to hear from people who were doing really innovative things with technology – and there was so much exploration and sharing. I had the opportunity to meet people who look at the world and seek out how to create change that makes a difference and betters the world.
And now, the people at SXSW are offering the 2014 SXSW Interactive Scholarship to ensure even more creative, innovative people who seek to do social good can be a part of SXSWi. How this works:
- Learn more about the details of nominating a social good rock star.
- You write a nomination of someone who can make a difference – and is using technology in innovative ways to accomplish their goals.
- Submit your 300-word essay by Friday, July 26, 2013.
- Wait with baited breath to hear if BOTH you and your nominee are going to SXSWi on September 23, 2014!
I wish I were part of the team that will be reviewing the entries – I love hearing about the new and exciting things people are doing to create social good for their communities! If you send in a nomination – feel free to share with me too, I’d love to hear about who you think deserves this nomination! And if you think you are someone who deserves the nomination, but need someone to write your nomination, let me know!