SXSW Eco 2012 Open For Business & First Keynote Speaker Announced

Austin, Texas – May 1, 2012 – South By Southwest (SXSW) Eco is now open for business at sxsweco.com. SXSW Eco brings together some of the most forward...

Submissions will be accepted from May 1 – June 1. Step two allows the community to browse all of the ideas and rate which of the proposals will best fit the October event. Voting will begin on June. 11. The major themes for SXSW Eco 2012 will be “Replicating Success: Solutions that Scale;” “The Social Sphere: Activating Cultures and Institutions;” “Engineering Advancement: Technology and Design;” “People, Planet, Profit: Economies that Work;” and “A Better Future: Vision and Opportunity.” For more information on SXSW Eco Panel Picker, please go to panelpicker.sxsweco.com/faq

SXSW Eco Startup Showcase presented by Austin Technology Clean Energy Incubator (ATI) and Austin Energy is a one-day venture capital tournament exhibiting the best of cleantech startups. Fifteen companies will compete before a live audience and a panel of judges by presenting the most innovative technologies from around the world. This inaugural competition will take place on Thursday, October 4 and will include an opening night participants reception and Awards Ceremony. Submissions are being accepted May 1 – July 6. Semi-finalists will be announced August 13. For more information, please visit sxsweco.com/startup.

i2i Awards, produced in partnership with CTSI and TechConnect, is a global competition and awards program seeking innovations with the greatest potential to benefit the planet and society. 25 finalists will present their ideas at SXSW Eco on Friday, October 5. For more information, please go to sxsweco.com/schedule/i2i_awards.

To register to attend this productive and educational event, access the website at sxsweco.com/attend. Registration allows access to all daytime events at the AT&T Conference Center including the keynote addresses, panel sessions, Startup Showcase, i2i Awards, bookstore and book signings, receptions, breakfasts, film screenings, music events, and the closing party. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for special events such as the Welcome dinner, Round Table Dinners at some of Austin’s best restaurants, and evening field trips.

SXSW Conferences and Festivals, world renowned for cutting edge music, interactive, and film conferences and festivals, uses its experience in creating dynamic forums for innovation and collaboration to likewise serve the sustainability community. SXSW Eco is sponsored by The Austin Chronicle. Media partners include Guardian Sustainable Business.


About SXSW Eco

SXSW Eco is a three-day conference acknowledging the need for a concerted, cross sector approach to solving the recognized challenges facing the economy, the environment and civil society. In its second year, SXSW Eco will be held October 3-5, 2012 at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas.


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