Posted on July 6th, 2012 by admin
Join your fellow AYC Members in our partnership with SXSW Eco for the second annual SXSW Eco conference, a three-day event acknowledging the need for a concerted, cross sector approach to solving the recognized challenges facing the economy, the environment and civil society. SXSW Eco will feature sessions from experts in the public, private, and academic sectors committed to finding solutions for a sustainable world. This year, SXSW Eco will be held October 3-5, 2012 at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas.
Hosting an international audience of on-the-ground innovators and executive level decision makers from the public and private sectors as well as thought leaders from academia, this event will drive the conversation of sustainability beyond rhetoric and towards solutions. SXSW Eco is for professionals at the forefront of the post-recognition discussion who are dedicated to making progress towards solving these challenges.
As a supporter of the event, AYC has been given a special discount code for our network to purchase a badge at the lowest possible rate. Save $300 off of the walk-up rate with code: reg-eco-re1_jknk9y87tf
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 – Friday, October 5, 2012
Venue: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Address: 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78713
*Please contact Carolyn Harrold at email@example.com or (917)301-5878 with any questions.
Posted on June 6th, 2012 by admin
Join the AYC in our partnership with SXSW Eco for the second annual SXSW Eco conference, a three-day event acknowledging the need for a concerted, cross sector approach to solving the recognized challenges facing the economy, the environment and civil society. SXSW Eco will feature sessions from experts in the public, private, and academic sectors committed to finding solutions for a sustainable world. This year, SXSW Eco will be held October 3-5, 2012 at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas.
Part of the full 3 day conference is the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase, which is now open for submissions! Presented by the Austin Technology Incubator
and Austin Energy
, this one-day venture capital tournament will exhibit the best of clean tech startups from around the world. Fifteen semifinalists offering the most innovative and potentially disruptive technologies will be selected to compete before a live audience and a panel of judges during the second day of the SXSW Eco conference, October 4, 2012.
This inaugural competition is open to all clean tech startups that have not raised over five million dollars from combined funding sources and are still owned at least in part by the original founder. The deadline to apply to the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase if July 13.
Posted on March 26th, 2012 by admin
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 – 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: University of Texas Hal C. Weaver Power Plant. 24th St. and Speedway
Registration: Registration is limited to 25 people and is free for AYC members. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Texas’ Hal C. Weaver Power Plant meets the university’s needs 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Thanks to energy efficiency improvements, The University of Texas at Austin’s power plant uses roughly the same amount of fuel as it did in 1977 — yet it produces about twice the power and serves almost twice the square-footage in building space.
Over $150 million in efficiency improvements were paid for by savings from reduced fuel costs. In addition to saving the university money, increased efficiency has reduced CO2 emissions from power generation by about 100,000 tons.
Go behind the scenes with Juan Ontiveros, director of Utilities and Energy Management and check out the most efficient chilling station in the country, the University’s 140-megawatt Hal C. Weaver Power Plant.
Posted on March 26th, 2012 by admin
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 – 5:00pm – 7:30pm
In 2011, Texas experienced the most severe drought in recorded history. The public health, environmental, and economic impacts of water scarcity are uncertain, but mounting evidence suggest these impacts are likely significant. These recent events have redefined water resource paradigms for broads group of stakeholders. How would long-term water scarcity affect Texas? Can we continue our long-standing success in growth and quality of life under increasing water restrictions? What are the potential solutions and how can we achieve them?
Join the CleanTX Foundation as we explore the potential of water efficiency, conservation, and reuse to meet Texas’ water resource needs.
General Admission: $25 until 4/3, $30 after 4/3
Students: $10 until 4/3, $15 after 4/4. Students should be prepared to show ID upon entry at the event.