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Al Gore is coming back to Austin for SXSWi 2013

Al Gore at SXSWi 2013Austinites are eagerly waiting the return of Former Vice President Al Gore; and, according to a release from SXSW Interactive Festival coordinators, we will get to see our favorite political superhero once again. In March 2012, the Vice President inspired a standing-room-only SXSW audience with his declarations on democracy during a conversation with Sean Parker. This year, he plans to shake things up again by exposing the six critical drivers of global change explored in his new book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, according to SXSWi.


Released on January 29, The Future has already generated significant praise. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Harvard University professor E.O. Wilson says, “This is a great book. From political policy and economics to science and the most thorny ethical issues, Al Gore has stated the human condition and the issues we face forthrightly, fearlessly and in easily understood language – and has said what must be done. I asked myself halfway through who else could have written a book of such magnitude. The only answer I could imagine was Thomas Jefferson.”


Hear the Vice President speak at SXSW on Saturday, March 9 at 3:30 pm in Exhibit Hall 5 of the Austin Convention Center. Purchase a copy of The Future at the SX Bookstore beginning March 8 to reserve your spot in line for an exclusive chance to meet the Vice President at his book signing. This book signing will begin at 4:30 pm on Saturday, March 9 – immediately after his session concludes.


Interviewing Vice President Gore will be Walt Mossberg. He is the author and creator of the weekly Personal Technology column in The Wall Street Journal, which has appeared since 1991. Mossberg is also the co-creator and co-producer of the technology industry’s most prestigious annual conference, D: All Things Digital, and is the co-executive editor of the Web’s most trusted technology and media site,



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