Inspiration and discovery await at SXSW EDU with fun and meaningful opportunities for networking and connection.

SXSW EDU 2022 – Photo by Camille Mayor

SXSW EDU 2022 – Photo by Camille Mayor



Networking opportunities during the annual event come in a variety of forms, both casual and formal, to empower attendees to accomplish their networking goals.

Whether you’re seeking mentorship, new connections, or friends aligned with your interests, there’s no shortage of convenings to look forward to.

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Coffee Breaks & Snack Breaks
Look forward to morning coffee breaks and afternoon snack breaks in the Expo while exploring the exhibits.

Start your morning with a 1.5 mile guided hike around Austin’s Greenbelt, from Barton Springs to Barton Skyway, and get a glimpse of one of the most popular trails in Texas’ capital city while making new connections and learning how you can include the outdoors in your curriculum.

Scattered throughout the SXSW EDU venues, custom lounges supported by sponsors offer a unique space to relax, recharge, and connect with others.

Meet Ups
Meet ups are topic-focused networking events selected through PanelPicker®, which give communities at SXSW EDU the chance to connect with others who share similar passions or interests. Meet ups can take a variety of forms including group activities, facilitated networking, or focused discussions.

Mentor Sessions
Mentor sessions offer purpose-driven, one-on-one meetings between experienced professionals and attendees. From classroom teachers and professors, to industry insiders and CEOs, the mentors at SXSW EDU are excited to share their insights with the community.

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Pop-Up Dinners
Network with fellow attendees while enjoying a taste of Austin at pop-up dinners across downtown. Dinner reservations will have already been made, just show up hungry to be seated with other attendees interested in meeting new people.

Roundtable Discussions
Roundtables are an expansion of the mentor program featuring group discussions between mentors and a small group of attendees.

Mix and mingle at a number of special events including happy hours, parties, and more.

Walking Tours
Guided, hour-long walking tours around downtown provide a unique opportunity to experience Austin like a local, meet fellow attendees, and connect with the vibe and culture on a new level.

EDU Social

Make connections with other registrants before, during, and after the event in EDU Social. Browse the directory and utilize the one-on-one chat feature to interact directly with your community.

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Purchase a badge to attend SXSW EDU 2024 at this year’s lowest registration rate! The presale ends on March 31 at 11:59pm PT.

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