Brush Square Park

SXSW Eco Reception at Brush Square Park  - Photo by Merrick Ales

Join us at Brush Square Park (409 E 5th St), located across from the Austin Convention Center, from 10:00am-2:00pm each day of SXSW Eco for demos and lunchtime concerts! This event is free and open to the Austin community and our registrants.

Sun Radio will be broadcasting live each day and hosting a lunchtime concert series you won’t want to miss! The park will remain open after lunch to provide registrants and the community an outdoor space to enjoy throughout the event.

Brush Square Park will also host several evening parties and special networking events open to all SXSW Eco Registrants beginning on Sunday, Oct 5th. Check out the full list of events here!


SXSW Eco Warm Up Party

Sunday // 6:00pm-8:00pm

Meet us in Brush Square Park to kick off the inspiring week ahead with libations and music!


Daily Demos

Monday-Wednesday // 10:00am-10:30am

Bring your family and join SXSW Eco as we explore the world of pollinators. Local organizations will provide demos to help you and your family understand the importance of protecting some of the invaluable members of our ecosystem.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson, our former first lady, and actress Helen Hayes founded an organization in 1982 to protect and preserve North America's native plants and natural landscapes. This special place exists to introduce people to the beauty and diversity of wildflowers and other native plants.

American Honey Bee Protection Agency & Central Texas Bee Rescue

AHBPA is dedicated to saving the honeybees. Feral honeybees are in danger of extinction and this is endangering the world's resources. The AHBPA and CTBR work with landowners, renters, and other people who have an unwanted bee population on their property. We remove the bees without destroying them and bring them to an apiary.

Bat Conservation International

BCI is dedicated to the enduring protection of the world’s 1300+ species of bats and their habitats and creating a world in which bats and humans successfully coexist. Over the next five years BCI will work worldwide to respond rapidly and effectively to bat conservation crises, preventing the extinction of threatened bats and the extirpation of globally significant populations of bats.

Austin Aquaponics

Rob Nash combines his love for organic gardening, hydroponic growing methods and caring for fish to offer training and support to the emerging aquaponic industry, and continues with commercial efforts of selling fish and produce to neighbors and local restaurants.

Little Herds

Little Herds is an Austin nonprofit dedicated to educating the public in Texas and around the world about the environmental and nutritional benefits of edible insects.

The Dumpster Project

What does a home look like in a world of 10 billion people? Professor Dumpster and a team of Huston-Tillotson students challenged today’s standard of living by transforming a barely habitable used garbage container into a 33 sq ft sustainable dwelling.


Sun Radio 100.1 FM Concert Series

Monday-Wednesday // 1:00pm-2:00pm

Sun Radio 100.1 FM is dedicated to the preservation and evolution of Texas music culture, while maintaining a minimal impact on the environment through solar power. Sun Radio creates and distributes radio programming to non-commercial member stations with a focus on Austin and Texas artists and Americana music. Sun Radio can be heard in Austin at 100.1 FM; Dripping Springs at 103.1 FM; Johnson City/Highland Lakes at 88.9 FM; Fredericksburg/Luckenbach at 99.1 FM

Stay tuned for the band lineup!

SXSW Eco Reception at Brush Square Park - Photo by Merrick Ales