The SXSW Eco program celebrates innovation in technology and design that positively impacts the economy, environment and society. We are currently looking for the ideas, designs and technologies that will change the world for the better. To get involved, submit a session idea via PanelPicker, apply to the Startup Showcase, or enter Place By Design.


For 2015 the conference will bring together business leaders, investors, innovators and designers to collaborate on solutions across a variety of themes:

  • Architecture + The Built Environment
  • Art + Design
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Energy
  • Entrepreneurialism + Business
  • Future of Science + Space
  • Government + Policy
  • Marketing + Communications
  • Population + Global Health
  • Smart Cities + Transportation
  • Supply Chain + Product Innovation
  • Water + Natural Resources


Each theme will feature of a balanced mix of sessions, workshops, competitions, networking events, mentor sessions and more interactive and collaborative activities, with all events designed to create action by fostering relationships, teaching tangible skills and introducing transformative ideas.


Sessions at SXSW Eco feature perspectives from rising stars as well as industry leaders and range in format from solo talks to panel discussions and debates.


These expanded sessions center on clearly defined goals and impart attendees with specific skills and strategies through hands on training.


A selection of intensive programming, Bootcamps consist of quick, 30-minute sessions led by industry experts on drilled down topics relevant to specific groups of attendees.

One-on-One Coaching

Attendees have the opportunity to meet with experts in design, marketing, branding, accounting and more at our 1-on-1 Coaching events.


These speed dating style events allow attendees to pitch their businesses and ideas to individuals and groups with the ability to support their projects.


Our competitions, Startup Showcase and Place by Design, offer attendees the opportunity to discover the newest innovations in technology and design.

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