Each year we find ourselves preparing tirelessly for an event that blows right past us when it hits. But with each year, we tend to improve on documenting and capitalizing on the amazing people, ideas, and creativity in the air.

This year we had three prime opportunities to engage our friends at our trade show booth (check out photo booth pics), our VIP event hosted at the Fast Company Grill and, of course, the (mt) SXSWi Closing Party. All the while, we were trying to stay grounded in our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Here’s a quick highlight reel from the (mt) SXSWi 2012 experience. Enjoy!