The afternoon of SXSW Eco day one kicks off with Robin Chase's 2:00PM keynote address Peers Incorporated. Below are some highlights for the rest of the afternoon and the evening. Make sure to download the mobile app and explore the full schedule of events. You can also sort sessions by our eight conference themes: Behavior, Business, Climate Change, Design, Energy, Food & Ag, Land & Water and Policy & Activism. Below are some picks for the day. Share your SXSW Eco experience with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you can't be in Austin, check out this page to watch some of our exceptional 2013 programming live.
3:15PM After the 3:00 Coffee Break Presented by Central Texas Green Building Community, stick around the Exhibition to watch the Startup Central Ping Pong Tournament Presented by HelioVolt, Startup Springboard Presented by J.M. ORNSTEIN and stop by the Cleanweb Hacker Lounge for the Hackathon Show and Tell.. In Ballroom BC, be among the first to view the next Grumpycat in Sustainability Goes Viral: A Future360 Short Video Competition.
3:35PM Hear back-to-back big data talks in the Austin Suite from George Oates of Stamen Design Making Big Data Visible and David Barnes of IBM Fog of War: Analyzing Big Data During Times of Crisis, which begins at 3:55.
4:30PM In vitro meat, kitchen factories, eating insects? Learn the future of food in Hunger Solutions: Feeding 10 Billion People. If cities and art are more your speed see renowned environmental artist Mary Miss discuss her efforts to collaborate with scientists to create public art in City as Living Laboratory: Sustainability Made Tangible through the Arts.
4:50 Catch the last two Straight to the Points of the day. First up is Texas Interfaith Power and Light's Yaira Robinson speaking about Environmental Stewardship in Faith Communities at 4:50. Matthew Banks, Senior Energy & Climate Program Manager of the World Wildlife Fund follows with his session The 3% Solution: Driving Profits through Carbon Reductions at 5:10.
5:30 Celebrate the first day of SXSW Eco, meet your fellow attendees and discuss the day's programming at the SXSW Eco Welcome Reception Presented by evox tv & E. ON Climate and Renewables. The Welcome Reception is located directly north of the Convention Center at Brush Square Park.
Photo courtesy Robin Chase