Cluetrain 2.0 at SXSW – Can You Help?

SXSWPanelPicker-lgEvery March in Austin the South by Southwest Interactive Media conference kicks off. The event attracts thought leaders on a wide spectrum of technology, mostly digital. Think of it as junior TED conference with a lot more twittering. Despite implications that readers of 3P might find obvious, sustainability and business have always been secondary threads to the ‘gee whiz’ factor of the latest Drupal theme.

A number of worthy panel propositions at next years’ conference aim to bring the sustainability conversation more prominence where it needs to be. Three of them involve 3P contributors Nick Aster, Ryan Mickle & Gennefer Snowfield as well as 3P friend and ally Rob Reed (aka Max Gladwell).

As a key part of the selection process, SXSW takes community voting into account – that’s where you come in. Without further ado, please take a minute to vote for these panels if you have a few minutes:

1) Cluetrain 2.0: Environment, Society, Economy
2) Can Social Media Change Global Consciousness?
3) Putting a Fork in the 30 Second Spot

If you are planning to be in Austin next March, please let us know via a comment below and we’ll get you on the list for other sustainability-focused events we’re working on. We would love to see you there.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has 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 worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been 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.

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