At SXSW Eco, we take a nontraditional approach to global impact, bringing to the forefront both up and coming innovators and established visionaries. Each day, our interdisciplinary community joins together to be challenged and inspired by our Keynote speakers, whose work and unique insights we are proud to showcase.

See the comprehensive list of 2016 Speakers here, and explore our full lineup of sessions, workshops, networking and special events here.

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SXSW Eco Keynote - Bill Nye
Scientist, Engineer, Comedian, Author, Inventor
Place + Civic Design Director | Arts Council of New Orleans
Dr. Sarah Richardson
Chief Scientific Officer, Ignition Genomics
SXSW Eco Keynote - Kate Brandt
Lead for Sustainability, Google
Michael Ford
Architectural Designer | The Universal Hip Hop Museum
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. - SXSW Eco 2016 Keynote
President, Waterkeeper Alliance
SXSW Eco Keynote - William McDonough
Architect, Designer, and Author