News and Updates

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Written by Chandler | August 29, 2014

SXSWedu Scholarship Application Extended

If you just found out about the SXSWedu Scholarship or are one of those people that works best under pressure, this announcement is for you. The deadline for the SXSWedu Scholarship has been extended! So many good applications have been submitted, it would be a shame for it to end so soon.

Today’s SXSWedu Scholarship deadline has been extended to Sunday at 11:59PM CST. Take a look at some tips to help you write your application and use this Labor Day weekend to labor over your application.

SXSWedu Attendees by David Rackley
Written by Jessi | August 25, 2014

Register Early to Get The Best Bang for Your Buck

The SXSWedu Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a diverse and energetic community of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds in education. The four-day event affords registrants open access to engaging sessions, interactive workshops, hands on learning experiences, cinematic portrayals, early stage startups and a host of networking opportunities. By providing a platform for collaboration, SXSWedu works to promote creativity and social change.

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Written by Gaby | August 18, 2014

Voice Your Interests in PanelPicker 2015

PanelPicker has captured over 1,000 creative ideas from a vast community of stakeholders in education and SXSWedu invites you to help determine the content to be presented at the upcoming March event. Drive your interests into the future by searching and voting for the topics in education you want to learn more about at SXSWedu 2015!

Take a look at the list of keywords below to help get you started:

Written by Julia | August 15, 2014

Calling All Early Birds: Register Now and Save Big!

The SXSWedu 2015 season is off and running so now’s the time to snag your badge at the lowest rate available!

Register to attend today and save more than 50% off of the walk-up registration rate. Not only will you save $250 on the price of your badge, but by registering early you will also be able to take advantage of the best selection of hotel rooms in downtown Austin. Once you register and access your eduSOCIAL account, you will be able to book your hotel as well as get a jumpstart on networking with attendees.

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Written by Nicole | August 14, 2014

Enter Now to Display in the Playground

Creativity is an integral part of SXSWedu -- especially in the Playground, a casual learning space that fuels innovation and discovery by highlighting pursuits in maker, STEM, gaming, virtual learning and arts integration. A number of elements including presentations and displays stimulate the high energy in this space. SXSWedu is now accepting applications from organizations to be a part of this exciting opportunity in the Playground as a display.

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Written by Jessi | August 13, 2014

Rally Community Support for Your PanelPicker Proposal

Did you submit a PanelPicker idea for SXSWedu 2015? If so, you already know how important the voting process is but just as a reminder, here's how it works:

The public voting phase is a key aspect of the session selection process due to the hundreds of high-quality PanelPicker entries that are received every year. PanelPicker voting is open to everyone, all you need is internet and a little time to give. By providing feedback and voting, the community helps illuminate the best sessions and most important topics for the event.

Written by Chandler | August 11, 2014

Public Voting Now Open for PanelPicker

The public voting period for PanelPicker is now open! PanelPicker is the crowd-sourced platform that empowers the community to voice their opinions about what programming they want to see and which people they want to hear from at SXSWedu 2015. More than just a submission and voting tool, it allows users to review each other’s work and provide feedback on proposed sessions.