Austin, Texas’ South By Southwest (SXSW) is one of the top conference brands in the world with its long-running SXSW Music, SXSW Film and SXSW Interactive, and this October it will debut SXSW Eco.
Taking place at the downtown Hilton Austin, from Oct. 4 to 6, this new event is designed to bring together business, government and academia professionals concerned with environmental and sustainability issues, and who want to develop new collaborations and contribute to innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the environment, the economy and civil society.
SXSW Eco — whose tagline is “solutions for a sustainable world” — invites speakers from a diverse group of companies, such as IBM, Siemens, Dell and Walmart; speakers from Non-Governmental Organizations including Oxfam, Conservation International, Greenpeace, DiCaprio Foundation, Woodrow Wilson Center and World Futures Council; and government representatives from the cities of San Francisco and Austin, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy (DOE) and the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS).
The opening keynote address will be given by green futurist Alex Steffen.
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