I’m in California with Brian and his parents! The trip has been great so far and I’ll post a bit about it when I get home. In the meantime, I’ll share what I was up to last week: the SXSW Eco conference.
SXSW is well known as a big conference that meets in Austin every year in the spring. There are several aspects to it: music, film, and interactive. The Music festival brings word class talent to Austin, contributing to our reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World. The film festival is probably the least well known amongst the general public, but it’s still considered the place to be for celebrities that week. And the interactive festival is renowned for attracting the up-and-comers of the tech world and being the platform of choice for publicizing new startups that have later gone on to fame and fortune, like Twitter.
Recently, the SXSW enterprise has started sponsoring a few other conferences, like SXSWedu for education and the one I attended, SXSW Eco, covering environmental innovation and design.