The Five Streams of NXNE: Interactive
North by Northeast, the action-packed, week-long arts festival taking place in downtown Toronto from June 10-16, is approaching fast! Before it starts, we’re taking an in-depth look at each of the Five Streams of NXNE. A few days back we covered the incredible art lineup and now we’re moving on to the interactive portion. Let’s check it out!
North by Northeast’s interactive stream, NXNEi, is entering its fourth year, and will take place from June 12-14. This portion of the festival hosts speakers and demonstrations in order to combine “media, technology, and culture with the world’s best business visionaries, innovative artists, bright minds & creative leaders,” so if all the music and art overwhelms festivalgoers, they can take a break and come work out their brains for a while.
As we covered in the NXNE preview, the list of topics for this year’s interactive stream is incredibly diverse: Responsive Design, Starting a Start-up, Crowdsourcing, Collaboration, Grant Writing, Pitching, Licensing, Self Publishing & Distribution, Online Tools, Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Marketing, Community Building, Interactive Storytelling, Influencers, Branding, Immersive Design, Future of Advertising, YouTube, Design Metrics, and Innovation. They have since added the list of all speakers and presentations, and you can check it out here!
You can see that there is a ton of stuff to choose from here. Whether you’re a music lover, an aspiring entrepreneur, or a wealthy industrialist, you’ll surely be able to find something that interests you. Right off the bat, a few of the presentations that tickle my fancy are the panel discussion “What’s in a Label? Indie Hip Hop: Back from the Dead,” TED speaker Mick Ebeling‘s “The Paralyzed and Blind Will Change the World,” “How To Convince Clients To Love Your Work As Much As You Do,” and “The Future of Music Television.”
This is just a small sampling of the many great presentations NXNEi has put together, so you’re not going to want to miss it. Go read the bios of all of the awesome presentations being offered, and buy your tickets here!