Austin
12:15 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Austin Gets Green with SXSW Eco

The Second Annual SXSW Eco Conference and Festival kicks off today and is aptly named Evolving the Environmental Conversation.

The three day conference will bring in experts from all over the globe who are working to find sustainable environmental solutions. Attendees will get top-level presentations and discussions with professionals in the public, private and academic sectors. SXSW Eco hopes that the participants will gain access to information that will allow them to both collaborate and advance solutions for the challenges facing the environment, economy and society. 

According to the convention:

SXSW Eco will provide an open and creative space for experienced, passionate and pragmatic professionals to network with a diverse group of influential organizations and individuals, while contributing to cutting-edge discussion.

Notably, a keynote address will be presented by Philippe Cousteau, Jr, CEO of environmental education nonprofit EarthEcho International.  He is the grandson of the late explorer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Other keynote speakers are Mark Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy; and author Alex Steffen. 

Covering the convention will be Terrence Henry, a reporter for StateImpact Texas, which is a reporting collaboration of KUT and NPR. Check out StateImpact for updates.

The SXSW ECO Conference and Festival will run October 3-5 at the Austin Hilton.