SXSW To Launch Eco Conference
June 27, 2011 at 4:32 PM (PT)
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST (SXSW) Conferences and Festivals will launch the inaugural SXSW Eco Conference to bring together experts in the fields committed to finding solutions for a sustainable world. The event will take place at the HILTON AUSTIN in AUSTIN, TX, OCT. 4th-6th, 2011. SXSW Eco will feature three days of diverse, top-level programming for executive decision makers from the public, private and academic sectors, and provide a platform for attendees to collaborate and advance solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the environment, the economy and civil society.
"Just as SXSW Music, Film and Interactive emerged as a vibrant space for the creative and entrepreneurial communities, we hope SXSW Eco will foster a similar, productive environment for policy makers, academics, and professionals to build meaningful relationships and develop tangible solutions," SXSW Managing Dir. ROLAND SWENSON. "We are eager to apply our successful event experience to provide a new forum that will address these timely, complicated and interdependent issues of sustainability."
"SXSW has always provided an environment that creates the kind of informal opportunity for the exchange of ideas, and I think extending their expertise to SXSW Eco could be very helpful in moving the agenda forward on these critical issues of sustainability," said ROBERT SKINNER, Assoc. Dir. of the U.N. FOUNDATION. "I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to participate on the Advisory Board, and really looking forward to the discourse that will surely come from the event."
SXSW Eco registration is available now at the discounted rates of $800 through JULY 29th and $1,000 through September 2nd, after which the final walk-up rate will be $1,200. Student and academic discounts of up to 50% will be available to qualified applicants. For more information on the SXSW Eco schedule, registration and more, visit sxsweco.com/attend.