Austin Bound: 3p Team to Attend SXSWeco

Those of you who have been reading 3p for a while know we’ve been attending the South by Southwest Interactive Media Conference in Austin for years. Most people in the know consider it to be the most important conference of the year for anything related to web technology and new media. However, many of us in so called “green” media have always wished we could instill a deeper sustainability component into the event. We’ve often asked, if techies can save the world, why don’t they?

Next week, I’ll be making to trek to Austin along with 3p editor extrordinare Jen Boynton, and Andrea Newell to attend the first annual SXSWeco conference. The event (of which 3p will be a media partner) is billed as “three days of diverse, top-level programming for professionals in business, government, non-profits and academia who want to look at environmental and sustainability issues though a fresh lens, develop new collaborations, and contribute to innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the environment, the economy and civil society.” In other words, an event we hope will inspire as well as make some of the missed connections we’ve long talked about.

Will you be at the conference? Got stories dying to be told? Get in touch with us. We hope to see you there!

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He was instrumental in the creation of TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years as well as an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.