Ensia is excited to be a supporter of SXSW Eco taking place in Austin, Texas October 6–8. The first round of sessions was just announced and the topics range from biomimicy and smart grids to future cities and a Fitbit to save elephants. Featured speakers include author Christine Bader and environmental justice legend Robert Bullard — both interviewed recently by Ensia. And new this year, the exhibit and panel series Cleantech Global will “showcase the world’s most forward-thinking cities, places where sustainability and clean energy form the backbone of urban planning and economic development.” Register for SXSW Eco today and we’ll see you in Texas this fall! Photo by Ed Schipul (Creative Commons | Flickr)