SXSWedu 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 2015 Advisory Board Members

Adam Gismondi
Boston College
Brighton, Massachusetts

Adora Svitak
Adora Svitak
Redmond, Washington

Allen Weiner
The Daily Dot
Austin, Texas

Amanda Alampi
Sunshine Sachs
New York, New York

Amanda Winkelsas
PLS 3rd Learning
Buffalo, New York

Amy Looper
OneSeventeen Media
Austin, Texas

Andrea Yz
Austin ISD
Austin, Texas

Andrew Smith Lewis
Cerego
Palo Alto, California

Angela Lin
YouTube
Los Angeles, California

Anita Givens
Texas Education Agency
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

Bill Corrigan
Accessible.ly
Austin, Texas

Brad Ovenell-Carter
Mulgrave School
Bowen Island, British Columbia

Camedra Jefferson
Houston ISD
Houston, Texas

Carey Roberts
Liberty University
Lynchburg, Virginia

Caroline Hammond
Texas Cultural Trust
Austin, Texas

Caroline Vander Ark
Getting Smart
Federal Way, Washington

Carri Schneider
Getting Smart
Cincinnati, Ohio

Cathy Carolan
Wimberley Junior High
Wimberley, Texas

Charles Wood
University of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Chris Fancher
Decker Middle School
Round Rock, Texas

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

Corinne Weisgerber
St. Edward's University
Austin, Texas

Cynthia Burrow
Strategic Education Solutions, LLC
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 Brewer
Employment and Disability Institute
Ithaca, New York

David Conover
Pflugerville ISD
Austin, Texas

David Martz
Muzzy Lane Software
Newburyport, Massachusetts

Deb Bushway
Capella University
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Deb Clarke
Bound Round
Sydney, Australia

Denis Simon
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona

Donna Bahorich
State Board of Education
Houston, Texas

Drew Davidson
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ed Valdez
Learning List
Austin, Texas

Emily Dalton Smith
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Washington, DC

Eric Nentrup
Center Grove High School
Indianapolis, Indiana

Erik Martin
University of Maryland
Port Republic, Maryland

Felice Nudelman
Antioch University
Yellow Springs, Ohio

Frank Catalano
Intrinsic Strategy
Seattle, Washington

Gasper Sekelj
Clarkson University
Potsdam, New York

Geoff Fletcher
SETDA
Vashon, Washington

George Rislov
Compass Learning
Austin, Texas

Georgi Dimitrov
European Commission
Brussels, Belgium

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
Industry Workforce Needs Council
Arlington, Virginia

Jeff Wayman
Wayman Services, LLC
Austin, Texas

Jeffrey Grabill
Michigan State University
Okemos, Michigan

Jennifer Groff
MIT Media Lab, Education Arcade
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Jennifer Rees
Civitas Learning
Austin, Texas

Jerry Blumengarten
PR with Panache!
Hobe Sound, Florida

Jessica Millstone
BrainPOP
New York, New York

Jim Knight
TES Global
London, United Kingdom

Jodi Lis
Jhpiego
Washington, DC

Joel Thierstein
Kentucky State University
Georgetown, Kentucky

John Cammack
Cammack Associates
Towson, Maryland

John Fitzpatrick
Educate Texas, CFT
Austin, Texas

Julie Newton
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Austin, Texas

Kai Dupe
Kai Dupe Productions
Cypress, Texas

Katherine Burdick
Mobile Learning Services
Tucson, Arizona

Kathy Hurley
Girls Thinking Global
Arlington, Virginia

Katrina Stevens
Edtech Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland

Kelvin Bentley
Cuyahoga Community College
Avon Lake, Ohio

Kent Charugundla
iNCUBATIONfUND
New York, New York

Kevin Bauman
Penn Foster
Boston, Massachusetts

Kevin Hogan
Tech&Learning Media Group
Trenton, New Jersey

Kevin Mei
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

Kierstan Schwab
Texas PBS
Austin, Texas

Kim Sivick
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

Kwee Lan Teo Yam
Austin Chamber of Commerce
Austin, Texas

Lakita Edwards
National Endowment for the Arts
Washington, DC

Larissa Conte
Lionhearted
San Francisco, California

Linda Medina
Austin ISD
Austin, Texas

Lindsey Own
The Evergreen School
Seattle, Washington

Linsey Sledge
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Arlington, Virginia

Lisa Samuels
Kelly Lane Middle School
Austin, Texas

Liz Gossens
Communications Strategy Group
Washington, DC

Lori Gracey
TCEA
Austin, Texas

Marcela Gomez
Dropbox
Austin, Texas

Marie White
Teaching Channel
Seattle, Washington

Marisa Busch
EdGeeks
New York, New York

Mark Andrus
Texas School Safety Center
San Marcos, Texas

Mark Bounds
TIR / BIMM
Godalming, Surrey

Mark Rogers
Meridian School
Austin, Texas

Martin Ihrig
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Martin Moran
Francis W. Parker School
Chicago, Illinois

Matt Wallaert
Microsoft
Seattle, Washington

Mi'Jan Celie Tho-Biaz
Youth Media Project
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Michael Kleba
North Shore Schools
Brooklyn, New York

Michael Bettersworth
Texas State Technical College
Austin, Texas

Michael Crawford
Kauffman Scholars, Inc
Kansas City, Missouri

Michael DiMaggio
CCSSO
Washington, DC

Michael Mayrath
Knod - Global Learning Network
Austin, Texas

Michael Mills
University of Central Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas

Michele Rosen
Austin Jewish Academy
Austin, Texas

Nancy Erickson
Retired Teacher
Kerrville, Texas

Natalie Glover
Teal
Austin, Texas

Peter Hutton
Beaver Country Day School
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Peter Nilsson
Deerfield Academy
Deerfield, Massachusetts

Raymond Rose
Rose & Smith Associates
Corpus Christi, Texas

Ritankar Das
See Your Future
El Cerrito, California

Ron Gubitz
ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy
New Orleans, Louisiana

Rosanne Somerson
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Rhode Island

Roxana Marachi
Department of K-8 Teacher Education
San Jose, California

Sarah Collins Lench
EPIC
Eugene, Oregon

Stephan Turnipseed
LEGO Education
Pittsburg, Kansas

Stephanie Cerda
Manor ISD
Austin, Texas

Stephanie Sandifer
Lagniappe Learning
Houston, Texas

Steve Amos
Cyberways and Waterways
Austin, Texas

Steve Kupfer
The SUPES Academy
Brooklyn, New York

Steve Rappaport
Rappaport Consulting
Brooklyn, New York

Steven Freidmutter
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

Steven Hodas
The Education Foundation
New York, New York

Susan Brown
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Austin, Texas

Thurman Nassoiy
Region 4 Education Service Center
Houston, Texas

Todd Groves
West Contra Costa Unified School District
El Cerrito, California

Tom Burnett
Apple, Inc.
Austin, Texas

Tricia Berry
Women in Engineering Program at UT Austin
Austin, Texas

Venita Reidy
Kaplan Test Prep
Mattituck, New York

Victoria Calder
Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas

Wietse van Bruggen
Kennisnet Foundation
Zoetermeer, South Holland

Yancy Unger
Five-Star Technologies
Bedford, Indiana

Z. Michael Wang
The Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation at Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Zak Malamed
Student Voice
New York, New York