☰ Sidebar
Voting period for this idea type has passed

SXSW 2021

Antidote for The Social Dilemma

Social media leaves us questioning whether there is still space online for people to genuinely connect, and feel good. As we learn more of the devastating effects of social media--depression, isolation, even Snapchat dysmorphia--you’ll hear from the CEO of Meetup, the global network for finding and building local communities. Launched in 2002, Meetup stays true to its mission of bringing people together to discover new experiences and create new connections in person and online. David Siegel will make the case for why we must re-evaluate our own relationships with the digital world and why, in 2021, real human connection matters more than ever.

Share this idea

Related Media


  1. Understand how social media continues to fundamentally shift cultural norms both online and offline--for good and bad.
  2. Learn from Meetup organizers how personal growth is fueled by in-person connections, deep trust and collective effort.
  3. Draw motivation and inspiration from real instances where communities have launched movements and driven real change in the world.



Jeanine Mioton, Pr Lead, Meetup

Meta Information:

  • Tags: Connection & Culture
  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Presentation
  • Track: Connection in Disconnection
  • Level: Intermediate
Show me another idea

Add Comments

comments powered by Disqus

SXSW reserves the right to restrict access to or availability of comments related to PanelPicker proposals that it considers objectionable.