Seattle Interactive Conference Announces Additional 2015 Speakers


Seattle Interactive Conference Announces Additional 2015 Speakers

The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman, De La Soul Member Maseo, Weather Guru Cliff Mass and Seattle Hip-Hop Legend Sir Mix-A-Lot Among New Additions

SEATTLE – Seattle Interactive Conference, the Northwest’s premier event celebrating the convergence of online technology, creativity, and emerging trends, announced today more than 40 additional speakers for its 2015 event. Among the new additions to the conference, which takes place November 3–4 at the Washington State Convention Center, are 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 has a popular comic series, the Oatmeal, which lead to a book publishing deal and his own 10k, half marathon and full marathon called “Beat the Blerch,” inspired about a comic about running. He will present 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 will talk 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.”

“This second round of speakers represents 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.”

Now in its fifth year, Seattle Interactive is expected to attract more than 3,000 attendees to hear from technology leaders at companies large and small operating in Seattle, as well as influential national brands and digital agencies that make the city their home. Speakers announced earlier this year include Jonathan Colman from Facebook’s Seattle office, Rick Chandler from T-Mobile, David Shing from AOL and dozens more.

Festival goers will attend presentations, panels and tactical working sessions that cover marketing, branding, communications, UX/UI design, and professional development, along with structured networking events.

New confirmed speakers:

· Alex Weinstein – eBay
· Amy Ball – REI
· Amy Dickson – Blink UX
· Andrew Grinaker – Possible
· Audrey Mitchell – POP
· Basil Shadid – Rational Interaction
· Ben Reubenstein – Possible
· Brendan Hill – Paper & Leaf
· Brian Lecount – Possible
· Brian Marr – Smashing Ideas
· Chris Mittman – Spark
· Cliff Mass – UW
· Danny Segal – Edelman
· Deborah Gassner – Blink UX
· DJ Maseo – De La Soul
· Dr. Jon Morra – eHarmony
· Elan Lee – Exploding Kittens
· Eric Bosco – ChoiceStream
· Fontaine Foxworth- Google
· Harish Thimmappa – Kenshoo
· Hillel Cooperman – Jackson Fish Market
· Irena Hsu – Groupon
· Jasmine Park – RealSelf
· Jason Fischel – Getty
· Jeremiah Andrick – Logitech
· Joe Alterio – Primer
· Kathy Hsieh – City of Seattle
· Lauren Moores – Dstillery
· Lucas Welch – Chef Software
· Matt Bencke- Spare5
· Matt Glaser – Jump or Die
· Megan Tweed, Assembly (Edelman)
· Melissa Herron – POP
· Michele Keeffe – BuzzBee
· Mike Gaffney – Sharethrough
· Mona Akmal – Zulily
· Rob Ousbey – Distilled
· Saul Spady – Cre8ive Empowerment
· Sir Mix-A-Lot – Seattle musician
· Terry Omata – REVEAL
· Thomas Stelter – Possible
· Troy Shelton – Eight Inc.
· Warren Etheredge – TheFilmSchool

Speakers announced earlier this year:

· Amy Balliett, Killer Infographics
· Benjamin Winters, WINTR
· Brett Lovelady, ASTRO Studios
· Brian Ladyman, Slalom
· Carey Jenkins, Substantial
· Charles Manning, Kochava
· Chris Pirillo, Gnomies
· Craig Evans, Wunderman
· David Shing, AOL
· Donte Parks, Substantial
· Dr. Pete Meyers, Moz
· Eddie Rehfeldt, WE Communications
· George Skaff, TouchCommerce
· Jeff Hasen, Gotta Mobilize
· Jen Travis, Slalom
· Joanna Lord, Porch
· Joe Hollier, The Light Phone
· John Busby, Marchex
· Jonathon Colman, Facebook
· Julie Rezek, Wunderman
· Justin Woo, PayPal/Braintree/Venmo
· Karen Olson, Space Needle
· Mark Kornblum, Substantial
· Matthew Brown, Moz
· Matthew Conlen, FiveThirtyEight/Rhizome
· Morgan O’Friel, RATIO
· Paul Peterman, Facebook
· Rand Fishkin, Moz
· Randy Engstrom, City of Seattle
· Renee Metty, With Pause
· Rick Chandler, T-Mobile
· Robert Veliz, Jr., Porter Novelli
· Russell Ketchum, Google Analytics, Mobile Apps
· Tahmina Watson, Watson Immigration Law
· Taryn Naidu, Rightside
· Vicki Haberman, Slalom


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

Tickets HERE


Seattle Interactive 2015 will be held at The Conference Center at WA State Convention Center. The Conference Center is located right in the heart of downtown with easy access to Interstate 5, convenient parking, the airport light rail link. The Conference Center is on the Northeast corner of Eighth & Pike across from the WSCC.


The 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 U.S. and beyond for a powerful combination of in-depth presentations, networking opportunities, and social events. Attendees have the rare opportunity to explore disruptive technologies and business models with visionary thinkers and peers in areas ranging from online commerce and social media to interactive advertising, marketing, entertainment, and much more.

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