Wednesday afternoon begins with Adam Werbach's 2:00PM Keynote address titled, "Peak Stuff, Baby Pigeons and the Heartbeat of Cats." Adam's had a long and successful career in the sustainability field and is sure to entertain, inspire and hopefully explain the connection between baby pigeons and the cat's circulatory system. Below are some highlights for the rest of the afternoon and the evening. 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. 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 Adams' keynote and some of our other exceptional 2013 programming live.
3:15PM Have you taken one of our in-depth workshops yet? You still have two chances: Sustainable Mentoring with Melissa Bradley of New Capitalist and The Essential Guide to Smartphone Film and Documentary Making with filmmaker Peter Ferris both begin now.
4:30PM Hear how schools can become greener and more engaging for students in Green STEM: Preparing the C21st Workforce with Architecture for Humanity and the World Wildlife Federation, or dive into the plight of the modern fishery in Are There Really Plenty of Fish in the Sea?. Following last night's film screening of the documentary American Meat presented by Chipotle, hear the filmmaker and other agricultural experts discuss what's next for the responsible farming and ranching industries in A Discussion of American Meat.
5:30 Distinguished Speaker Rob Hopkins will sign his new book titled The Power of Just Doing Stuff: how local action can change the world directly following his session The Art of Resilience: Communities in Transition.
6:00PM Grab your new friends and head over to The Parish at 214 E. 6th St. for the official SXSW Eco Closing Party presented by Nat Geo WILD. Celebrating their Cause an Uproar campaign the spreads awareness of the plight of big cats, the last event of SXSW Eco 2013 will feature drinks, entertainment and a ton of surprises. The venue is two stories so there will be ample space to celebrate with a large group or carry on earlier conversations in a more intimate setting.
And so ends SXSW Eco 2013! We hope you gained inspiration, professional and lifestyle advice and made new and valuable contacts. Most of all, we hope you found what you were looking for and that your experience over the past three days will stay with you long after you've left Austin.