Techies Can Save the World, Why Aren't They?

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Tuesday 15th March, 2011

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

Techies are plugged in. We're cutting edge. So, why aren't we more green? Why aren't we the ones using our special power to save the world? Are we too busy working on the next hot i-phone app? Do we not care? Are we just avoiding the guilt over our higher than average personal electrical requirements? Maybe the environmental movement just isn’t our battle to fight. Their ‘triple bottom line’ lingo sounds like a foreign language. And it doesn’t sound much like PHP.

A kick-ass panel made up of a rare breed of successful environmentally and socially focused tech pioneers provide insights, examples and practical inspiration for techies, bloggers, entrepreneurs and web-business people who are looking to do a world of good. Our expert panel includes founders from major web based businesses, founders of the new generation of successful social and environmental start-up ventures, and major VC’s who are all focused on the triple bottom line – making a bunch of money while doing something positive for the environment and society. A well respected news media editor at the intersection of green and technology will moderate this panel of innovators. Come ask our panel how you can be the change you want to see!

LEVEL: Beginner

About the speakers

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Rebecca Moore

Engineering Manager, Google Earth Outreach, Google. Developing and sharing new digital mapping technology to save the world. bio from Twitter

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Joel Serface

#Cleantech investor, advisor, community catalyst, energy policy facilitator, social media geek, and yogi. bio from Twitter

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Brooke Farrell

Founder of @RecycleMatch, practical environmentalist, marketing transformations, student of ordinary life bio from Twitter

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Graham Hill

TreeHugger, WeAreHappyToServeYou.com founder, Sitewerks Co-Founder, Discovery's Planet Green Exec and Talent. bio from Twitter

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Jack Hidary

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11 attendees

  • Brooke B Farrell
  • Elja
  • Jeremy Van Fleet
  • Graham Hill
  • Joel Serface
  • kickme444
  • Rebecca Moore
  • Rob Myers
  • Elisabeth Hoelzl
  • Lisa van Gelder
  • Tibet Sprague

12 trackers

  • Darby Frey
  • David Wright
  • Greg Berry
  • Jason Wehmhoener
  • Karin Ackerholm
  • Lisa Miller
  • lovisa
  • Mo
  • Robbie Clutton
  • Ted Leung
  • Tyson Evans
  • Yoav Farhi

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Tue 15th March 2011


Room 6AB, Austin Convention Center

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