The SXSW Eco program celebrates innovation in technology and design that positively impacts the economy, environment and society. Please take a look through our confirmed sessions and learn about our exciting competitions, Startup Showcase and Place By Design.

Themes

For 2015 the conference will bring together business leaders, investors, innovators and designers to collaborate on solutions across a variety of themes:

Cities Communications
Corporate Social Responsibility Design Design
Policy Startup Cental

Formats

Each theme will feature of a balanced mix of sessions, workshops, competitions, networking events, mentor sessions and more interactive and collaborative activities, with all events designed to create action by fostering relationships, teaching tangible skills and introducing transformative ideas.

Sessions

Sessions at SXSW Eco feature perspectives from rising stars as well as industry leaders and range in format from solo talks to panel discussions and debates.

Workshops

These expanded sessions center on clearly defined goals and impart attendees with specific skills and strategies through hands on training.

Bootcamps

A selection of intensive programming, Bootcamps consist of quick, 30-minute sessions led by industry experts on drilled down topics relevant to specific groups of attendees.

One-on-One Coaching

Attendees have the opportunity to consult with experts in design, marketing, branding, accounting and more at our 1-on-1 Coaching events.

Connect

These speed dating style events allow attendees to pitch their businesses and ideas to individuals and groups with the ability to support their projects.

Competitions

Our competitions, Startup Showcase and Place by Design, offer attendees the opportunity to discover the newest innovations in technology and design.

Labs

Intimate two-hour sessions designed to build working relationships among industry peers, Lab themes for 2015 will be Cities, Corporate Social Responsibility and Startup Acceleration. The labs will kick off with selected case study presentations followed by expert moderated group discussion.

Photo by Diego Donamaria