<span class="caption right"><img src="http://sxsw.com/sites/default/files/news/image/werbach-circles-1.jpg" width="220" alt="" class="image-medium" />Adam Werbach</span>
SXSW Eco announced keynote speaker [Adam Werbach](http://sxsweco.com/announcing-2013-keynote-adam-werbach) today as well as a new competition: [Place by Design](http://sxsweco.com/introducing-place-design).
Adam is a lifelong activist and Co-founder of the sharing startup, <a href="http://www.yerdle.com/">yerdle</a>. His vast experience and singular perspective ensures he will illuminate the connection between business, advocacy and the circular economy as no one else can. [Read more about Adam](http://sxsweco.com/announcing-2013-keynote-adam-werbach)
Place by Design will honor visionary design work that achieves a positive community impact through the creation or re-imagining of public spaces. This is the first year for this exciting new competition and finalists will showcase their designs at [SXSW Eco](http://www.sxsweco.com), October 7-9, 2013. [Learn more about Place by Design](http://sxsweco.com/introducing-place-design)