SXSWedu 2013 Session, Photo by Debbie Finley.SXSWedu seeks to drive meaningful conversation and collaboration around promising practices to improve teaching and learning. Programming is designed for SXSWedu’s diverse audience of education stakeholders, all of whom are committed to creating a brighter tomorrow.

SXSWedu highlights thought-provoking Featured and Keynote Speakers in special sessions that bring to light today's leading topics and trends in education.

Enriched by a diverse swath of additional sessions and workshops, SXSWedu programming seeks to inspire, engage, enlighten and entertain its passionate, forward-leaning community of education innovators.

SXSWedu programming is largely determined by the greater community's input and session submissions via PanelPicker, its an online session submission tool. Proposals submitted in PanelPicker, along with input from the SXSWedu Advisory Board, play an important role in informing the final programming decisions and selections for the event.


Accessibility & Special Education Achievement Gaps & Educational Equality
Best Practices & Implementation Big Data & Learning Analytics
Cognitive Process & Design Thinking Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Civic Engagement & Philanthropy DIY, Maker & Hacker
Entrepreneurialism in Education Education Policy & Funding
Gaming & Virtual Learning Global Connections & International Approaches
Leadership & Inspiration Shared & Open Resources
Social & Mobile Learning Standards, Assessment & Accountability


Solo Presentation Panel Discussion
Core Conversation Workshop
Future15 Interview
Point Counterpoint Book Talk
Problem Solver