SXSW Eco and the Texas Trib-une Festival

SXSW Eco moves to the AT&T Executive Education & Convention Center, Oct. 3-5. The environmental wing of the SX empire is the last stop for researchers and advocates looking to mingle with the smartest and most tech-savvy thinkers and innovators.

Headlining the event will be former U.S. senator-turned-novelist Byron Dorgan, who is helping companies connect the dots between outsourcing, vulture capitalism, and economic and environmental sustainability.

Last year’s keynote speaker returns to talk about the University of Virginia’s new watershed simulator, the Bay Game. A leading advocate for the environment, Philippe Cousteau Jr. – grandson of oceanic eco-pioneer Jacques Cousteau will sign his new kids’ book, Make a Splash!: A Kid’s Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands.

Earth System Science Center Professor Michael Mann will be appearing, as well.

Here’s the schedule and links to the SXSW Eco website:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Registration Open

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Open
10:00 AM – 12:15 PM Sessions
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM NGO Toolkit
1:30PM – 3:30PM Eco Connect
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Sessions
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Bookstore and Signings
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Coffee Break
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Keynote
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Welcome Reception presented by AMD
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Welcome Dinner, presented by Local Orbit*
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM Opening Party presented by Patagonia and BlueAvocado

Thursday, October 4, 2012

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join the Green Army: AMD Volunteer Event
9:00 AM – 12:45 PM Startup Showcase Semifinals
10:00 AM – 12:15 PM Sessions
10:00 AM – 5:45 PM NGO Toolkit
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Bookstore and Signings
12:00PM – 6:00PM Eco Exhibition
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Keynote
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Coffee Break courtesy of UT EMIC
3:30 PM – 5:45 PM Sessions
4:45 PM – 5:45 PM Startup Showcase Finals
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Startup Showcase Awards Reception presented by Autodesk
7:30 PM – 11:00PM Special Evening Events
8:00 PM – 10:00PM Special Film Presentation

Friday, October 5, 2012

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration Open
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM i2i Awards
10:00 AM – 12:15 PM Sessions
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Bookstore and Signings
12:00PM – 4:00PM Eco Exhibition
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Keynote
3:30 PM – 5:45 PM Sessions
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Closing Party

*An additional ticket is required and can be purchased with your SXSW Eco Registration

Everything is Subject to Change