The Latest from SXSW Eco 2013

Written by Julie Yost | August 21, 2013
Ron Finley

Like all SXSW events, SXSW Eco unites a diverse range of people to celebrate innovation and develop new ideas and collaborations. The forward-thinking speakers, businesses and projects we highlight are working towards a more prosperous future in fields such as energy, design, cleantech, policy, food and behavior change. New announcements include:

  • Opening Remarks by Ron Finley: Self-described “gangster gardener” Ron Finley has made a global impact through combatting his South Central LA food desert.

  • Announcing the Startup Showcase Finalists: These companies offer the most innovative solutions to today's challenges in the categories of Cleanweb, Greentech and Social Impact.

  • Distinguished Speaker Spotlight: Actor and SHFT Co-founder Adrian Grenier joins a session on narrative storytelling in the age of interactive media.

  • New Film Screening: A groundbreaking new film by Academy-Award®-nominated director Robert Stone, Pandora's Promise asks whether nuclear technology has the potential to save us from climate catastrophe.

  • Place by Design Entries: View the visionary submissions to our public space design competition and vote for your favorite.

    Explore the online schedule now to discover even more progressive initiatives that will be highlighted at SXSW Eco 2013 (October 7-9 | Austin, Texas). Register by this Friday, August 23 to save on the walk-up rate and book the hotel of your choice while they last!