Expo


Register for FREE to Attend SXSWedu Expo

The SXSWedu Expo is a free event designed to encourage and inspire learners of all ages to identify and reach their education and career goals. In 2015, the Expo brought close to 6,000 Central Texas students, parents and educators together at the event. This year's Expo will be held on Tuesday, March 8 from 9:00am - 5:00pm at the Austin Convention Center as it continues to grow its support for the local community.

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Learning Pavilions

For learners of all ages, the Expo provides hands-on, interactive exhibits organized by theme. Here are the learning pavilions that will be featured at the 2016 event:

  • College
  • Continuing & Informal Education
  • Employer
  • Health & Wellness
  • Music & Arts
  • Schools
  • Software & Resources
  • STEM

Exhibitors Listing »


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Mentors and Sessions

Expo visitors will have the opportunity to meet with college students and local professionals who align with their interest, education and career goals.

NEW for 2016, the SXSWedu Expo will feature special sessions. These sessions are not only free and open to the public, but are almost all certified by ATPE and eligible for continuing professional education (CPE) credits.

Mentor + Session Lineup »


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NEXT Stage

SXSWedu is proud to showcase the talent of learners on the Expo's NEXT Stage. This lineup of young musicians, writers and entrepreneurs represents some of the best and brightest students in Texas’ thriving education community.

NEXT Stage Schedule »


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Student Startup Competition
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The 2nd annual Student Startup Competition will take place during the SXSWedu Expo on the NEXT Stage. This competition welcomes all Central Texas high school students to submit an application for the chance to pitch the team’s latest business idea to a panel of judges. The winner of the competition will take home a cash prize of $1,000 to fuel their entrepreneurial endeavor.

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