Our Mission:

SXSW Eco creates a space for business leaders, policy makers, innovators and designers to advance solutions that drive social, economic and environmental change.

"I can’t honestly say which was most exciting at this year’s SXSW Eco conference in Austin: the thought of traveling at the speed of sound in a tube, or extracting minerals from asteroids... More simply put, we all got a glimpse of our future potential."
–Tom Dallessio, CEO and Publisher, Next City

SXSW Eco takes place October 10-12, 2016 at the Austin Convention Center.

The conference features collaborative events to create new relationships, as well as dynamic sessions and exciting competitions that introduce attendees to transformative designs, technologies and ideas. Through provocative programming, strategic alliances and global participation, SXSW Eco accelerates impact in all its forms.

The strength of all South By Southwest events is the inclusive community; we encourage you to participate through submitting your session ideas, applying to showcase your startup or design innovation, or joining us as an attendee in Austin, Texas this October.

Please explore the following opportunities and contact us at any time with ideas!

Program Themes | Place By Design | Startup Showcase | Marketing | Registration | Contact


SXSW believes in the benefits of responsible corporate citizenship and recognizes that environmental issues are an important facet of producing SXSW Eco. We continually strive to minimize our environmental impact and seek to work with progressive suppliers and vendors.

SXSW works hard to demonstrate leadership through integrating principles of environmental sustainability into organizational practices during our events and in year round operations. Read more on the SXSW Sustainability Blog and view a complete version of the SXSW Environmental Policy here. Contact info@sxsweco.com if you have suggestions or comments to share; we are always open to new ideas.