It's Day Two and the conference is in full swing. We've highlighted some picks for today below. 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.
8:00AM Get your day started off right at the Breakfast courtesy of World Society for the Protection of Animals at Brush Square Park, or by earning good karma through environmental beautification at our second-annual Green Army Volunteer & Networking Event presented by AMD.
9:30AM This morning's Wake Up Call features Daniel Katz of the Overbrook Foundation and Terry Kellogg of 1% for the Planet discussing engagement strategies for unifying an array of diverse sectors with varying interests. Also kicking off today is the 2013 SXSW Eco Startup Showcase. Come see up-and-coming companies in the Greentech category pitch to an array of renowned judges. The Startup Showcase runs all day, with Cleanweb and Social Impact companies on the chopping block next.
10:30AM The Exhibition opens! Head down to check out the Maker Space presented by Autodesk, the Cleanweb Hacker Lounge and the exhibitors- it's open until 5:30, but closed for the Keynote from 2-3PM.
10:45AM Hear expert opinions on the freshwater crisis (demand drastically outweighs supply) and learn what's next in "Who Wins the Water?." Switching gears, our morning Straight to the Point sessions look at the food industry, namely: Slow Fish Movement: My Filet-O-Fish vs. Your Tofu, Educating Chefs on Sustainability and Changing the Way We Eat from Farm to Fork.
11:45AM Stopped by the bookstore yet? There are multiple signings each day of the conference. James Workman signs his book Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought now.
12:00PM SXCycles opens at Brush Square park and remains open until 10PM. Presented by the City of Austin's Office of Sustainability, this bike rental service is free for all registrants! Collaborative Communities: Share, Build, Create brings together experts to discuss the new ways of living, working and placemaking that are changing communities for the better. In How Online Petitions Can Influence Public Policy, speakers from Greenpeace, NRDC, EDF and Change.org reveal why online campaigns are more valuable than they appear.
1:00PM Eric Friedenwald-Fishman and Lucia Athens have booksignings now in the 3rd Floor Palazzo. At 1:15 head down to the first floor Exhibition entrance for Legacy's discussion about Chris Jordan's powerful work "Cigarette Butts."
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