Seattle aims to create its own iteration of SXSW with first-ever Seattle Interactive Conference

by Knowlton Thomas

SXSW won't be alone for long—the Northwest aims to launch its own edition of the famous music, film, and interactive conference with its own event: the Seattle Interactive Conference.

SIC will take place not in Austin, Texas, but instead at the Washington State Convention Centre. Happening in early November, SIC aims to have 3,000 attendees over two days. Major speakers will include The Huffington Post's Paul Berry and SEOMoz's Rand Fishkin.

“The time for an event like SIC is right," said Brian Rauschenbach, the curator of the event. "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."

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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