Climate & Social Action

March 13-18

Convergence Track

The Climate & Social Action Track highlights innovations that create a positive social impact and contribute to environmentally sustainable systems. Individuals and organizations focused on the betterment of humanity will share knowledge on achieving a more equitable world. With updated studies putting climate change front and center in the global conversation, leaders and scientists from a variety of groups will cover their challenges and successes in trying to effect lasting environmental change.

2019 Session, Tikkun Olam: How Faith Informs Social Justice - Photo by Debra Reyes

2019 Session, Tikkun Olam: How Faith Informs Social Justice - Photo by Debra Reyes

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Starving for Darkness: Light Pollution and Wildlife

From microscopic organisms such as Zooplankton, to some of the largest organisms on Earth such as Whales, the language of light is becoming uninterpretable to wildlife. This session discusses wildlife examples and case studies, both harmful and helpful, of how to address light pollution.

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Solving Humanitarian Issues Through Blockchain

In this session, Marie Wieck, General Manager for IBM, will lead a panel discussion with partners such as The Plastic Bank’s co-founder Shaun Frankson to showcase how leading humanitarians are using Blockchain to tackle the world’s biggest problems, those aligned with many of the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs).

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The Disability Story: Diversity in Media - Hannah Soyer - 2019 - Photo by Pierre Ware

Hannah Soyer


This Body is Worthy

The Economics of Equality - 2019 - Photo by Donny DeBruno

Alaa Murabit

High-Level Commissioner

United Nations

The Future of Gender Identities in Art and Media - Hobbes Ginsberg - 2019 Photo by Miguel Esparza

Hobbes Ginsberg

Photographer & Filmmaker

Adolescent Content

The Future of Gender Identities in Art and Media - Myles Loftin - 2019 - Photo by Miguel Esparza

Myles Loftin

Photographer & Artist

Adolescent Content

Send Nudes Meet Teens Fighting Sexual Harassment - 2019 - Photo by Von Franklin

Avni Singh

Founder & CEO

Girl Alliance

Rising Fundamentalisms Womens Rights - 2019 - Photo by Alexa Gonzalez Wagner

Musimbi Kanyoro

President & CEO

Global Fund for Women

Tikkun Olam How Faith Informs Social Justice - Blair Imani - 2019 - Photo by Debra Reyes

Blair Imani


Muslims For Progressive Values

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SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

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