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Since first joining the SXSW lineup in the spring of 1994, SXSW Interactive has grown to become the premier conference for creatives, technologists, and entrepreneurs from around the world.  
While the first Interactive showcase included eight panels and a few dozen speakers, today’s SXSW Interactive festival stretches across six days and is chock-full of speakers, panels, and events that cover a wide range of compelling and timely topics. 
With such a massive lineup of sessions and special events, it’s definitely not too early to start thinking about SXSW 2020 now. 
Just like years past, leaders from WP Engine will be heading to SXSW to take part in the discussion around technology in the modern age. This year, we’re excited to be joined by members of the Flywheel team, who joined the WP Engine family after an acquisition in June. WP Engine’s CMO, Mary Ellen Dugan, will share insights about Generation Z’s relationships with the digital world, while Flywheel COO, Karen Borchert, will discuss building a successful tech hub in a non-traditional location. 
In keeping with SXSW tradition, sessions are determined by attendees themselves, which is done using the SXSW PanelPicker, a two-step online process that gives SXSW attendees a significant voice in conference programming (presentations, panels, workshops, etc.). Decisions are made through a combination of community voting, a SXSW advisory board, and the SXSW staff. 
This means we need your vote! Community voting is open until August 23rd. Help WP Engine and Flywheel secure spots at SXSW by voting with the links below: 

Generation Z is fueled by technology in all facets of their life. This generation expects the Internet to connect them, entertain them, sell to them, and build their digital brand. Jason Dorsey, co-founder of The Center for Generational Kinetics, and Mary Ellen Dugan from WP Engine will reveal the results of an in-depth international study that explores key aspects of Gen Z’s relationship with the digital world.

Imagine the most extraordinary tech hub you can think of—the place where you want to build the next great SaaS company. Now remove a few things. First, limit access to industry leaders—anyone you follow on Twitter as a leader in the field is two plane rides away to meet in person. Now, take away the competitive talent pool. In fact, take away a talent pool that has any experience with the kind of product you’re building. Now, take access to investment capital and reduce it by about 75%. Hello, you’re in Omaha, Nebraska! 
In this session, Flywheel COO Karen Borchert will highlight the different ways entrepreneurs can make big things happen in non-traditional places.
Voting ends August 23rd. Get your vote in now!