<span class="caption"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/news/image/EcoSaveDate.jpg?itok=EZ7Uxbrm" width="500" alt="" class="image-large" />SXSW Eco 2012 // Images by David Fox</span> Today is the **last day to save almost 50% off a SXSW Eco** [badge](http://www.sxsweco.com/attend)! Following an amazing second year, [SXSW Eco](http://www.sxsweco.com) has quickly become a significant connector for professionals working to solve the complex challenges facing civil society, the economy and the natural world. Don't miss the opportunity to become part of this exciting three-day event happening October 7-9, 2013 at the Austin Convention Center. [Register now](http://www.sxsweco.com/attend) and save! Special rate expires at 11:59 CST tonight. There's still time to submit your ideas for engaging discussions and collaborative workshops to the SXSW Eco [PanelPicker](http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/)! We've extended the deadline to Tuesday, May 7 at 11:59PM CST. The 2013 program is shaping up to be the best year yet for SXSW Eco. Only this week we've announced our new public space design competition [Place by Design](http://www.sxsweco.com/introducing-place-design), Keynote [Adam Werbach](http://www.sxsweco.com/announcing-2013-keynote-adam-werbach), and a new professional development program, Run Your NGO Like a Startup. Don't miss your chance to share your innovative solutions for a sustainable future with an international audience of professionals in fields such as tech, design, energy, water, environmental justice and more! [Submit to PanelPicker now](http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/).