After lunch is Shepard Fairey's highly anticipated 2:00PM keynote address, "Art-The Link Between Hearts and Minds." 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: Journalists and ethical travel experts come together to discuss establishing uniform standards for the sustainable travel industry. Opening remarks speaker Ron Finley joins food experts and advocates in Food in the City: Designing a Healthy Food Future. Need more competition in your life? Head down to the Exhibition for the SXSW Eco 2013 Open Ping Pong Tournament.
3:35PM: Our afternoon Straight to the Points include Founder of the MIA Project's Micha Thomas discussing The Most Powerful Piece of Plastic: The Credit Card. Following her at 3:55PM is Chief Scientist of the WWF Jon Hoekstra explaining why Technology and Conservation: It’s Not Just for People Anymore.
4:30PM: Austin's urban farms have undergone a trials and tribulations during the past year, a crisis which will be discussed, along with what's next, in The Future of Urban Farming: Grow More with Less. Or discuss another side of agriculture–investing in sustainable ag and energy startups–in Optimus PRI: Making Transformative Investments. Would you rather have a social hour? Head to the Meet Up pavilion or the 1st Floor palazzo for the Sustainable Travel and Place by Design Meet Ups, respectively.
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