Friday, January 20, 2006

SXSWi shows me some love

Have I mentioned that Hugh Forrest, the guy running the SXSW Interactive conference programming is a hell of a guy?

Not only was he happy to partner with BlogHer, welcoming us to co-produce five sessions at this year's SXSWi, but he has made an all-out effort to increase gender diversity at the conference this year. He told me earlier this week that there will be 110 women speakers descending on Austin this March.

Take that you dinosaur conference programmers who wonder where the women are.

Anyway, he has a little sidebar feature on the SXSWi home page that is a running feature on what SXSWi speakers are out there doing and saying. Today he picks up on my post from yesterday about

Thanks for the linky love, Hugh.

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