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Whodat at the 2015 Seattle Interactive Conference? Everyone!

SIZ-2015logotypeNot merely the Convergence, but the Confluence of Content, Commerce and Culture have come to signify the Seattle Interactive Conference as it entered is fifth year in 2015.

Speakers representing industry leadership from across a panoply of the region’s tech employers, new media pioneers, next-gen developers and makers, and leading edge practitioners of a sweeping array of disciplines were on hand to welcome the annual 3,000 participants in presentations, panels, working sessions and structured networking opportunities.

Speaking on behalf of some of  the most iconic names in tech were Jonathan Colman from Facebook’s Seattle office, Rick Chandler from T-Mobile, and David Shing from AOL along with representatives of Google, eBay, Getty, Logitech, eHarmony, Kenshoo, Groupon, Zulily, to name but a few.

Among the new additions to the conference, which took place November 3–4 at the Washington State Convention Center, were University of Washington professor and renowned weather prognosticator Cliff Mass, DJ Maseo from influential hip-hop group De La Soul, Seattle music legend, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and the Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman.

Inman’s popular comic series, the Oatmeal, led to a book publishing deal and his own 10k, half marathon and full marathon called “Beat the Blerch,” inspired about a comic about running. Inman presented with game designer Elan Lee about the pair’s new game Exploding Kittens, which is the most backed Kickstarter project of all time, in a session called “Break the Internet.” Maseo talked about why his group De La Soul gave away all of their music for free in a session called “Creating Fandom in the Free Music Economy.”

“[Our speakers represented] our passion for popular culture,” said Brian Rauschenbach, Seattle Interactive Co-founder. “As the technology industry continues to explode in Seattle, there’s a tremendous need to talk about how it will impact music, the arts and our ability to consume entertainment media.”

This year’s Speakers included:

Just a partial gridiron of the presenters in this year’s Seattle Interactive Conference, Nov. 3-4 at the Washington State Convention Center.
  • Amy Balliett, Killer Infographics
  • Amy Ball, REI
  • Amy Dickson, Blink UX
  • Alex Weinstein, eBay
  • Benjamin Winters, WINTR
  • Brett Lovelady, ASTRO Studios
  • Brian Ladyman, Slalom
  • Carey Jenkins, Substantial
  • Charles Manning, Kochava
  • Chris Pirillo, Gnomies
  • Craig Evans, Wunderman
  • Cliff Mass, UW Climatologist
  • DJ Maseo, De La Soul
  • David Shing, AOL
  • Donte Parks, Substantial
  • Dr. Pete Meyers, Moz
  • Eddie Rehfeldt, Waggener Edstrom Communications
  • Fontaine Foxworth, Google
  • Florence Truong, Substantial
  • George Skaff, TouchCommerce
  • Jeff Hasen, Gotta Mobilize
  • Jen Travis, Slalom
  • Joanna Lord, Porch
  • Dr. Jon Morra, eHarmony
  • Joe Hollier, The Light Phone
  • John Busby, Marchex
  • Jonathon Colman, Facebook
  • Jason Fischel, Getty
  • Julie Rezek, Wunderman
  • Justin Woo, PayPal/Braintree/Venmo
  • Karen Olson, Space Needle
  • Kathy Hsieh – City of Seattle
  • Luis Antezana
  • Mark Kornblum, Substantial
  • Matthew Brown, Moz
  • Matthew Inman, Exploding Kittens
  • Matthew Conlen, FiveThirtyEight/Rhizome
  • Michael Ellsworth, Civilization
  • Mona Akmal, Zulily
  • Morgan O’Friel, RATIO
  • Paul Peterman, Facebook
  • Rand Fishkin, Moz
  • Randy Engstrom, City of Seattle
  • Renee Metty, With Pause
  • Rick Chandler, T-Mobile
  • Rob Ousbey, Distilled
  • Robert Veliz, Jr., Porter Novelli
  • Robin Avni, Cornish College of the Arts; University of Washington
  • Russell Ketchum, Google Analytics, Mobile Apps
  • Sir Mix-a-Lot, Legendary Seattle Recording Artist
  • Surya Vanka, Design Swarms
  • Tahmina Watson, Watson Immigration Law
  • Taryn Naidu, Rightside
  • Vicki Haberman, Slalom

Seattle Interactive Conference Registration is available online at http://seattleinteractive.strangertickets.com/

Regular Rate, September 1 – November 2
Gold Conference Pass: $499
Student/Faculty/Non-profit/Gov: $99
Walkup Rate, November 3 – November 4
Gold Conference Pass: $599
Student/Faculty/Non-profit/Gov: $149

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