Advisory Board

The SXSWedu Advisory Board members play a key role in shaping the SXSWedu Conference & Festival. Members of the Advisory Board provide their expertise to evaluate proposed sessions via PanelPicker which weighs heavily in the overall programming of the event.

Similar to the SXSWedu audience, the SXSWedu Advisory Board represents leaders from all backgrounds including education professionals in K-12 and higher education, entrepreneurs, policy makers and students from different parts of the world offering diverse perspectives.

SXSWedu 2016 Advisory Board Members

Adam Gismondi
Boston College
Brighton, Massachusetts

Adora Svitak
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California

Alisha Fredriksson
Minerva Schools at KGI
San Francisco, California

Alli Dunn
4.0 School
Brooklyn, New York

Amanda Alampi
Sunshine Sachs
New York,New York

Amanda Kruysman
Fort Mill School District
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Amanda Winkelsas
PLS 3rd Learning
Buffalo, New York

Amy Looper
OneSeventeen Media
Austin, Texas

Andrew Smith Lewis
Cerego
Palo Alto, California

Anita Givens
Givens Consulting
Austin, Texas

Ann Witherspoon
Midlothian ISD
Midlothian, Texas

Annette Q Pedersen
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

Anthony Kim
Education Elements
San Carlos,California

Beth Carls
OneSeventeen Media
Austin, Texas

Betsy Corcoran
EdSurge
Burlingame, California

Beverly Ball
TinkerBelles
Lakewood, Colorado

Bhargav Srinivasan
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Bill Corrigan
Accessible[ly]
Austin, Texas

Brad Ovenell-Carter
Mulgrave School
Vancouver, British Columbia

Caroline Hammond
Texas Cultural Trust
Austin, Texas

Caroline Vander Ark
Getting Smart
Federal Way, Washington

Carri Schneider
Getting Smart
Cincinnati, Ohio

Charles Wood
University of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Christopher Thorn
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Stanford, California

Claire Wescott
Metro Nashville Public Schools
Nashville, Tennessee

Corinne Weisgerber
St. Edward's University
Austin, Texas

Dan Kulmala
Fort Hays State University
Hays, Kansas

Dan LaSota
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, Alaska

David Anderson
HillCo Partners
Austin, Texas

David Conover
Pflugerville ISD
Austin, Texas

David Martz
BroadReach Education
Manchester, Massachusetts

Deb Clarke
Bound Round
Sydney, Australia

Donna Bahorich
State Board of Education
Houston, Texas

Drew Davidson
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ed Valdez
Learning List
Austin, Texas

Emily Crawford
Laureate Education, Inc.
Baltimore, Maryland

Emily Kotecki
North Carolina Museum of Art
Raleigh, North Carolina

Emily Weerts
Nucleus Learning Network
Austin, Texas

Eric Nentrup
Alma
Indianapolis, Indiana

Felice Nudelman
Antioch University
Yellow Springs, Ohio

Frank Catalano
SchoolMessenger
Seattle, Washington

Gasper Sekelj
Clarkson University
Potsdam, New York

Geoff Fletcher
Consultant
Vashon, Washington

George DeBakey
DeBakey International
Potomac , Maryland

George Rislov
Edmentum
Austin, Texas

Georgi Dimitrov
European Commission
Brussels, Belgium

Ginger Gossman
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Austin, Texas

Hannah Rosenthal
Teaching2gether
Austin, Texas

Heather Bender
Huntsville City Schools
Huntsville, Alabama

Honoria Starbuck
Art Institute of Austin
Austin, Texas

Hugh Norwood
Trinity Education Group
Clarksville, Maryland

Jac de Haan
Google
Seattle, Washington

Jack Andraka
Andraka Technologies
Crownsville, Maryland

Jaime Casap
Google
Phoenix, Arizona

James Basham
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

Janet Bray
Bray Strategies
Arlington, Virginia

Jeff Grabill
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Jeff Wayman
Wayman Services, LLC
Austin, Texas

Jennifer Groff
MIT Media Lab
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Jennifer Rees
Civitas Learning
Austin, Texas

Jessica Millstone
BrainPOP
New York, New York

Jim Knight
TES Global
London, United Kingdom

Joan Hughes
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

Jodi Lis
Jhpiego
Washington, DC

Joel Thierstein
Mount St. Joseph University
Cincinnati, Ohio

John Cammack
Cammack Associates
Baltimore, Maryland

John Fitzpatrick
Educate Texas
Austin, Texas

Julie Newton
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Austin, Texas

Julie Willcott
Foxcroft Academy
Exeter, Maine

Kai Dupe
Amazon Web Services
Seattle, Washington

Katherine Burdick
Page by Page, LLC
Tucson, Arizona

Kathy Hurley
Girls Thinking Global
Washington, DC

Kelvin Bentley
Tarrant County College
Fort Worth, Texas

Kent Charugundla
INCUBATIONFUND
New York, New York

Kevin Bauman
Penn Foster
Boston, Massachusetts

Kevin Mei
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

Kierstan Schwab
Texas PBS
Austin, Texas

Kim Sivick
Edcamp
Horsham, Pennsylvania

Kris Clerkin
Southern New Hampshire University
Manchester, New Hampshire

Kwee Lan Teo
Austin Chamber of Commerce
Austin, Texas

Lakita Edwards
National Endowment for the Arts
Washington, DC

Leigh VandenAkker
Salt Lake City School District / East High School
Salt Lake City, Utah

Linda Medina-Lopez
Austin ISD
Austin, Texas

Lindsey Own
The Evergreen School
Seattle, Washington

Linsey Sledge
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio

Lisa Samuels
Pflugerville ISD
Austin, Texas

Liz Gossens
Communications Strategy Group
Washington, DC

Lori Gracey
TCEA
Austin, Texas

Marie White
Teaching Channel
Seattle, Washington

Marisa Busch
EdSurge
New York, New York

Mark Andrus
Texas School Safety Center
San Marcos, Texas

Mark Bounds
TIR Music / British & Irish Modern Music Institute
Godalming, Surrey

Mark Coppin
Anne Carlsen Center
Jamestown, North Dakota

Mark Rogers
Meridian School
Austin, Texas

Martin Ihrig
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Martin Moran
Francis W. Parker School
Chicago, Illinois

Mary Kiang
Saint Andrew's Priory
Honolulu, Hawaii

Matt Wallaert
Microsoft
New York City, New York

Mi'Jan Celie Tho-Biaz
Independent Scholar
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Michael Bettersworth
Texas State Technical College
Austin, Texas

Michael Crawford
The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative
Detroit, Michigan

Michael DiMaggio
CCSSO
Washington, DC

Michael Kleba
North Shore High School
Brooklyn, New York

Michael Mayrath
Knod - Global Learning Network
Austin, Texas

Michael Mills
University of Central Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas

Michele Rosen
Charlotte Country Day School
Charlotte, North Carolina

Nan Caldwell
Kimihia Early Learning Centre
Christchurch, New Zealand

Nancy Erickson
College Station ISD
College Station, Texas

Natalie Glover
Teal Strategies
Austin, Texas

Nick Bowman
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia

Nick Hahn
Austin Spark League
Austin, Texas

Patrice Bryan
Maplewood Richmond Heights High School
St. Louis, Mossouri

Peter Hutton
Beaver Country Day School
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Peter Nilsson
Deerfield Academy
Deerfield, Massachusetts

Rainesford Alexandra Stauffer
The New School
Owensboro, Kentucky

Raymond Rose
Rose & Smith Associates
Port Aransas, Texas

Ritankar Das
See Your Future
El Cerrito, California

Sarah Lench
EPIC
Corvallis, Oregon

Stephan Turnipseed
LEGO Education
Montgomery, Alabama

Stephanie Cerda
St. Gabriel's Austin
Austin, Texas

Stephanie Sandifer
Lagniappe Learning
Houston, Texas

Steve Amos
Million Mile Month
Austin, Texas

Steve Kupfer
Red House Education
Brooklyn, New York

Steve Rappaport
Rappaport Consulting
Brooklyn, New York

Steven Hodas
Digital Promise
New York, New York

Tanya Joosten
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Therese Laux
AIM
Omaha, Nebraska

Thurman Nassoiy
Region 4 Education Service Center
Houston, Texas

Todd Groves
West Contra Costa Unified School District
Richmond, California

Tom Burnett
Apple, Inc.
Austin, Texas

Tony Brown
Public Consulting Group
Asheville, North Carolina

Tricia Berry
Texas Girls Collaborative Project
Austin, Texas

Wietse van Bruggen
Kennisnet Foundation
Zoetermeer, Netherlands

Yancy Unger
Five-Star Technologies
Bedford, Indiana

Z. Mike Wang
Minerva
San Francisco, California

Zak Malamed
Student Voice
New York, New York