"Now in its fourth year, SXSW Eco has entered a sweet spot in its growth, with a lot of big thinkers and promising startups in attendance but a less overwhelming crowd that the March music, film and interactive SXSW conferences."
– Popular Science
"The conference, noted for its leadership in green innovation, certainly offered an array of tech-based and sustainability-centric panels and mentorships, but applying data-driven research on how issues of inequality, diversity, and funding complicate traditional environmental problems – such as sea level rise, food scarcity, and air pollution – seemed to rope in a whole new batch of progressive thinkers."
– Austin Chronicle
"But what attendees seem to enjoy the most is the community at SXSW Eco – where a group of like-minded individuals across multiple sectors can collaborate."
– Triple Pundit
"The lineup of this year's SXSW Eco reads like the who's who of environmentalism. From famed marine biologist Sylvia Earle to environmental justice hero Robert Bullard to U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, the speakers are sure to delight and inform."
"Some of the brightest minds from around the country and the world came together to take pressing global environmental issues and mold them into dynamic interactive experiences."
"Unsurprisingly, SXSW is serving up more than insightful and engaging panel discussions. The number of keynote and distinguished speakers, meet up events, film screenings, book signings and workshops I want to check out is almost too numerous to count."
"The point is to mix it up...Why? To pave the way for attendees to make unexpected connections."
– The Guardian
"The unusual and compelling thing about SXSW Eco that differs from other conferences is that fashion designers and hydrologists and software hackers all have equal footing. The breadth of finalists and categories in the Startup Showcase reflects this same approach."