SXSW Eco Exhibition - Open to the Public
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A center for sustainable business, the SXSW Eco Exhibition is a destination for forward-thinking brands and organizations to celebrate the latest in innovation and socially-responsible solutions.
Held in Exhibit Hall 1 of the Austin Convention Center, this two-day show is open to all Eco registrants and is home to exciting content areas focused on making connections and developing community. The Eco Meet Up Pavilion will host four daily events on relevant topics, while the Maker Space will showcase compelling creators and DIY inventors as they demonstrate their hands-on sustainable designs. Stop by the Hacker Lounge to learn more about the Hackathon projects and meet programmers from around the world.
Join us Monday, October 7 and Tuesday, October 8 from 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM as we explore the ingenuity and ideas of our diverse Eco Exhibitors! The SXSW Eco Exhibition is open to all registrants and the public for both days!
SXSW Eco Exhibition & Biomimicry
The SXSW Eco Exhibition focuses on innovation, inspiration and collaboration. This year, for our first full scale Exhibition, SXSW Eco has taken these solutions further and actually implemented the principles of Biomimicry to create a more connected, engaging and entertaining experience. In collaboration with BiomimicryTX and Biomimicry 3.8, SXSW Eco has designed the floor plan and user experience in a way that looks to nature for how to manage diversity, generate flow and foster collaboration.
SpinFish Event Solutions
SXSW Eco is thrilled to offer a complimentary new service to Exhibitors to help reduce their impact and waste at the conference. Our partner SpinFish Event Solutions is a waste diversion and rescue service specializing in diverting custom event materials from the landfill through donations, upcycling, refurbishments and recycling. They will work with exhibitors in advance to determine what materials may be discarded and work to find renewed purpose for these items. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on this exciting program.
Maker Space presented by Autodesk
A hands-on addition to the SXSW Eco Exhibition, Maker Space Presented by Autodesk will feature a variety of designers and inventors as they demonstrate their ecologically oriented projects and give attendees a chance to tinker and interact with their work!
Join these creators and Autodesk for an in-depth look at concepts ranging from homesteading projects to DIY technology in fields such as robotics, 3D printing, life hacks and sustainable horticulture. Stop by for intriguing demonstrations from our Maker Space Exhibitors October 7-8 in the Exhibition!
Meet Up Pavilion
Join in on the conversation with your fellow Eco attendees! Featuring the Lagunitas Lounge, this casual meeting space is great for making connections and exploring new Eco topics and interests.
Monday, October 7
10:45am - 11:45am Urban Gardening + Farming Meet Up
12:00pm - 1:00pm Potential of Big Data Meet Up
3:15pm - 4:15pm Austin Clean Energy Meet Up Presented by Austin Energy and Austin Technology Clean Energy Incubator
4:30pm - 5:30pm Socially Responsible Investing Meet Up
Tuesday, October 8
10:45am - 11:45am – Smart City + Green Building Meet Up
12:00pm - 1:00pm – Make Sustainability Irresistible Meet Up
3:15pm - 4:15pm – Building a Better Supply Chain Meet Up
4:30pm - 5:30pm – Sustainable Travel Meet Up
After the smoke clears from the official Hackathon presented by Verizon Foundation, come explore the newly created projects. Learn more about what energy related apps were developed, and kick back with fellow hackers and developers in this casual space.
SXSW Eco Open Ping Pong Tournament
The SXSW Eco Open Ping Pong Tournament invites SXSW Eco registrants and Exhibition visitors to participate in a single-elimination doubles ping pong tournament to help conclude the 2013 Eco Exhibition. This fun matchup allows participants the chance to take home the bragging rights as the first-ever SXSW Eco Ping Pong Champions!
Advance sign up is strongly recommended as spaces will be limited. Sign up here. Participants can sign up as a team or individually sign up to be paired with a fellow attendee. Participating teams will be organized to represent one of the eight program themes featured throughout the conference.
Startup Central Events
Startup Central Ping Pong Tournament Presented by HelioVolt
Pairing startup employees with potential investors and collaborators, this single elimination doubles tournament is a fun way to break the ice and kick off the conference. Happening at the same time as Startup Springboard and the Austin Clean Energy Meet Up, Exhibit Hall 1 will be the hub of Startup activity Monday afternoon. Advanced sign up required.
Highlighting innovative solutions to the challenges facing society and the environment, this exhibition-style event features early stage startups from around the world. Meet with company representatives to learn more about their revolutionary products and services.
Austin Clean Energy Meet Up Presented by Austin Energy and Austin Technology Clean Energy Incubator
Find out how the first University based Clean Energy Incubator does more energy research than any other university in the world. Network with key members from Austin Energy, the 8th largest community-owned electric utility, and visit with local CEI entrepreneurs, investors, sponsors and other CEI industry experts. Find out who the most successful CEI member companies in Austin are and how they survive in the competitive Austin startup landscape.
SXSW Eco is also developing a targeted networking program called Platinum Connection, through which we help businesses to reach their event goals by organizing and facilitating meetings with other groups present at the conference.
For more info the above opportunities contact email@example.com.
Want to participate? Check here for details on exhibiting.
Photos courtesy JW Walthall, Austin Conroy, & Austin Convention Center