News and Updates

SXSW Education Conference (SXSWedu) photo by Scott Strance
Written by Jessi | September 28, 2016

New for SXSWedu 2017: Learn by Design Competition

We are thrilled to unveil a brand new programming element for SXSWedu 2017 that brings to life a focus on designing the learning experience. SXSWedu's inaugural Learn by Design competition celebrates projects that are revolutionizing the way space interacts with learners to facilitate the best learning outcomes. Learn by Design was created to encourage designers and educators to work together to discover design-based solutions to challenges within education.

Photo by Miguel Gonzales
Written by Jessi | September 20, 2016

SXSWedu 2017 Expo: Call for Participation

The Expo will return for a fifth year at SXSWedu 2017. The unique and high-energy event features more than a hundred exhibitors, student performances, a student startup competition and opportunities for personal and professional development through session programming and coaching. As we look towards March, we'll be seeking participants to fuel the various elements of the event. Learn more and get involved today!

SXSWedu Playground VR/AR photo by Jack Reed
Written by Jessi | September 12, 2016

Apply to Participate: Learn More About the Opportunities at SXSWedu 2017

Much of the programming that takes place at SXSWedu in March is fueled by participation of the greater education community and there are several opportunities available. Take a moment to learn more about the current options available to discover the best fit for your goals at SXSWedu, March 6-9, 2017. Please be mindful of the deadlines associated when considering each participation opportunity.

Jahana Hayes, John Maeda, Rachel Goslins, William McRaven & Laura Weidman Powers
Written by Jessi | September 6, 2016

Announcing Jahana Hayes, John Maeda, Rachel Goslins, William McRaven & Laura Weidman Powers

We're thrilled to announce the first wave of speakers for SXSWedu, March 6-9, 2017 in Austin, Texas! Today's announcement includes the 2016 National Teach of the Year, Jahana Hayes, American designer, technologist and catalysts behind the national movement to transform STEM to STEAM, John Maeda, Smithsonian's newly appointed Director of the Arts & Industries Building, Rachel Goslins, University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven, and CODE2040's co-found and CEO, Laura Weidman Powers.

Rachel Goslins
Written by Jessi | September 5, 2016

Featured Voices: Rachel Goslins

Smithsonian Institution Director of the Arts & Industries Building, Rachel Goslins, just announced to speak at SXSWedu 2017. Goslin is helping to develop programs and exhibits focused on creativity and innovation for the building, which has lain dormant on the National Mall for more than a decade.

John Maeda
Written by Jessi | September 5, 2016

Featured Voices: John Maeda

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Design Partner, John Maeda, just announced to speak at SXSWedu 2017. John Maeda is an American designer, technologist and catalyst behind the national movement to transform STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to STEAM.

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