SIC News

Posted Jun 23, 2011

Press Release: Seattle Interactive Selects Unsocial as Official Mobile App

Seattle Interactive Selects Unsocial as Official Mobile App for November 2-3 Event

Seattle, WA – June 23, 2011 – Seattle Interactive Conference (www.seattleinteractive.com), a major two-day event celebrating the convergence of online technology, creativity, and emerging trends in one of the world's most innovative cities today announced that it has selected Unsocial (www.unsocial.mobi) as the November 2-3 conference’s official mobile app.  Unsocial will provide attendees with all the information they will need to make the most out of their conference experience, including the conference agenda, speaker bios, session schedules, Facebook and Twitter streams, and real-time event notifications.

Set for The Conference Center at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle, Seattle Interactive Conference (SIC) will feature visionary speakers in areas ranging from online commerce and social media to gaming, interactive advertising, entertainment, and more.  The conference will also include a packed schedule of business networking opportunities and distinctly Seattle-flavored social events. 

SIC and Unsocial will also provide a new social networking tool that will enable conference attendees to find key business professionals within their proximity and generate targeted conversations and meetings in real-time. Features include the ability to connect with people via integrated messaging, exchange information, and to even call each other directly if they choose to make their contact information available.  Unsocial app downloads will be available for iPhone, Droid, and Blackberry via most online app stores, the QR code on the official Seattle Interactive website, and at The Conference Center at the WA State Convention Center during the event.

 “Unsocial utilizes location-based technology to streamline networking and develop flash communities, increasing the value and quality of connections at a conference like Seattle Interactive,” said Bruce Brown, co-founder of Unsocial and Apptango. “The conference’s engaged, high-level attendees are ideal users of this new generation of proximity software, which they can utilize before, during, and after the event.”

 “We are excited to be working with Unsocial, as we cannot think of a better fit for an event focused on all things interactive than a mobile app that provides everything from conference agenda and bios to event notifications, networking opportunities, and more,” said Brian Rauschenbach, SIC curator.  

About Unsocial

A product of Apptango, Unsocial is a location-based business network that connects users with other business professionals based on proximity and shared information, introducing people to those they want to meet, and need to meet, outside of their existing networks. Providing enhanced functionality for premium conferences and events, Unsocial also provides users with information on proximity-based relevant events and live experiences. A multi-platform application available on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry, Unsocial currently is available in 17 major U.S. cities and continues to expand in the US and worldwide. In the rapidly growing tech arena of mobile, location-based services and events marketing, Unsocial addresses a key need for more advanced networking tools to drive real-time relationships for business. For more information about Unsocial, please visit www.unsocial.mobi.

About Seattle Interactive Conference

The first-annual Seattle Interactive Conference is a two-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.

For further information, please contact:

Mark S. Peterson
Pointer PR LLC
mark@pointerpr.com

206-390-0204

For Unsocial

Allie Lee
The Rose Group
allie@therosegrp.com

310-280-3710


Posted Jun 15, 2011

Press Release: Inaugural Seattle Interactive Conference Set for November 2-3

Inaugural Seattle Interactive Conference Set for November 2-3, Bringing World-Class Presentations, Networking and Social Events to Downtown Seattle

Seattle, WA – June 15, 2011 – A team of Seattle-based entrepreneurs and technology veterans today introduced the Seattle Interactive Conference (www.seattleinteractive.com), a major two-day event expected to bring up to 3,500 attendees from throughout the US and beyond to Seattle, celebrating the convergence of online technology, creativity, and emerging trends in one of the world's most innovative cities.

Set for November 2-3 at The Conference Center at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle, Seattle Interactive Conference (SIC) will feature visionary speakers in areas ranging from online commerce and social media to gaming, interactive advertising, entertainment, and more.  SIC will also include a packed schedule of business networking opportunities and distinctly Seattle-flavored social events.

Anticipated speaking highlights include pioneering chief technology officer of the Huffington Post, Paul Berry; Jamie Monberg, chief experience officer for Hornall Anderson and a veteran of interactive product development and research; internationally renowned search marketing expert Rand Fishkin; and GeekWire’s co-founders, John Cook and Todd Bishop – all among more than 50 thought leaders to be featured during SIC.   In a special salute to the 20th Anniversary of iconic Seattle rock band Pearl Jam, SIC will also feature Tim Bierman, manager of Pearl Jam’s immensely popular online fan club, Ten Club. 

“For years, so many of us based in Seattle were seeing each other on the same planes heading from Seattle to attend major events in places like New York, Austin, and San Francisco, so we figured, why not stage a great conference right here in Seattle?,” said Brian Rauschenbach, SIC curator.  “The time for an event like SIC is right, as it’s no secret that the Seattle area is home to many of the world’s most respected technology companies, along with a bevy of online startups and entrepreneurs who are having a profound impact on the national and global technology scene.”

BATTLE OF THE GEEK BANDS AND A PAPERLESS EVENT OPTION

All SIC attendees will be eligible for:

  • SIC Opening Party on Tuesday evening, November 1, featuring the ‘Battle of the Geek Bands’  – a judged contest in downtown Seattle’s Showbox at the Market showcasing many great musicians who happen to work throughout the vibrant online technology sector;
  • A mid-event party featuring an exclusive, only-for-SIC concert in Showbox at the Market on Wednesday evening, November 2;
  • Closing Party on the evening of Thursday, November 3 at Capitol Hill’s HG Lodge; 
  • Meet-ups and other targeted business networking opportunities. 

According to Rauschenbach, SIC was developed not only to cater to the Seattle-area technology community, but to draw attendees, speakers, and participating companies from throughout the US and beyond. SIC has already secured partnerships with such online leaders as MSNBC, Filter, The Washington Post, Advertising.com, Collective, Interpolls, and Specific Media, among others. 

In a first for a major Seattle-based conference, SIC has partnered with groundbreaking mobile app company Unsocial to provide all attendees with a mobile event app that will include all the information they will need to make the most out of their conference experience, including the conference agenda, speaker bios, session schedules, Facebook and Twitter streams, and real-time event notifications.

SIC and Unsocial will also provide a new social networking tool that will enable conference attendees to find key business professionals within their proximity and generate targeted conversations and meetings in real-time. Features include the ability to connect with people via integrated messaging, exchange information, and to even call each other directly if they choose to make their contact information available.  Unsocial app downloads will be available for iPhone, Droid, and Blackberry via most online app stores, the QR code on the official Seattle Interactive website, and at The Conference Center at the Washington State Convention Center November 2-3.

About Seattle Interactive Conference

The first-annual Seattle Interactive Conference is a two-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.

 

For further information, please contact:
Mark S. Peterson
Pointer PR LLC
mark@pointerpr.com
206-390-0204


Posted Apr 12, 2011

SIC Advisory Board 2012

We are very pleased to introduce SIC’s 2013 Advisory Board:  This group brings a comprehensive base of thought-leadership perspectives from the converging areas of major technology corporations, digital and social media organizations, academia, entertainment, and more.  We are excited to be working together to help make SIC a compelling and valuable event for everyone involved!

Alex Garcia, Principal, Banyan Branch 
Barrie Cohen, Curator, TEDxSeattle 
Ben London, Business Development Manager, Hewlett-Packard 
Benjamin Winters, Principal, WINTR 
Brian Marr, Director of Strategy, Smashing Ideas 
Brooke Angles, Founder/Principal, Admosis Media 
Chad Queirolo, Talent Buyer, Concerts, AEG Live 
Chris Carter, Strategy Director, Wunderman 
Chris Monberg, Entrepreneur, boomtrain 
Dan Sundgren, GM of Interactive Media, Intelius 
Jamie Monberg, Chief Experience Officer, Hornall Anderson
Janet Tupper, Creative Business Development, Sunrise Identity 
Jess Estrada, Founder, Fresh Jess Media 
Karen O'Brien, Director of Emerging Media, Wunderman 
Kelly Clay, Columnist, Forbes 
Kim Obbink, President, FILTER 
Kyla Fairchild, Publisher, No Depression 
Lisa Weeks, Marketing Director, FILTER 
Mike Reeder, Vice President of Account Planning, POSSIBLE 
Matthew Wood, Manager, Media Development, Razorfish 
Matt Lawrence, Director of Community, Biznik 
Scilla Andreen, CEO & Co-Founder, IndieFlix 
Scott Macklin, Associate Director, UW Digital Media 
Stefanie Schlecht, VP Business Development, PBJS 
Tim Richards, SVP Sales, AOL Advertising 
Tim Schmuckal, Member, Digital Kitchen 
Tony Hoskins, Principal, Pop 
Zach Huntting, Founder & CEO, Crown Social 


Posted Mar 10, 2011

Seattle Invades Austin! March 13, 2011

We are hosting a party down in Austin and would love to meet and network with any companies that might in town on March 13th, 2011.

Seattle Invades Austin
featuring Secret Shoppers, Lisa Dank & DJ Tigerbeat.

Date: Sunday, March 13th, 2011
Venue: Red Fez
Time: 8pm - 2am

Hosted by: Seattle Interactive Conference, Banyan Branch and Strike Team Agency

Be sure to RSVP to ensure you get in and arrive early to avoid any hassle at the door.
RSVP: www.banyanbranch.com/sxsw