News and Updates

SXSWedu 2016 Launch startups by Erik Thureson
Written by Jessica MacCall | October 21, 2016

Shine a Light on Your Ed Startup at SXSWedu: Apply to Pitch in Launch

With so much change taking place in education over the past decade, today's entrepreneurs are poised to impact the landscape and help influence the classrooms of tomorrow like never before. Educators are interested in new solutions to reach learners, students are taking control of their learning experience, investors are backing innovations across the vertical and there is a thriving enthusiasm for new tools and strategies to improve learning outcomes.

Photo by Jack Reed
Written by Jessica MacCall | October 20, 2016

SXSWedu 2017 Registration Deadline Extended Through Monday, October 24

The seventh annual SXSWedu will return to Austin, March 6-9, 2017, for four days of compelling sessions, in-depth workshops, engaging learning experiences, mentorship, film screenings, startup events, policy-centered discussions, business opportunities, networking and so much more! Register to attend by Friday, October 21 at 11:59pm PT to save $200 off the walk-up rate, and book your hotel through SXSW Housing & Travel for the best availability.

Christopher Emdin to Keynote SXSWedu
Written by Jessica MacCall | October 19, 2016

Huge News for SXSWedu 2017: Keynote, PanelPicker Sessions + More!

We are beyond excited to share the biggest programming announcement of the season! Today's news includes 240+ sessions accepted through PanelPicker, in addition to our first keynote, Chris Emdin, several new featured sessions, film screenings, social events and more. Browse through the full announcement and start building your personal schedule for March 6-9, 2017!

SXSWedu 2016 workshop photo by Randy & Jackie Smith
Written by Jessica MacCall | October 16, 2016

Earn CPE Credit from ATPE at SXSWedu 2017

SXSWedu is excited to partner with the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) for the second year to offer continuing professional education (CPE) credits for conference attendees. This means educators will have the opportunity to earn CPE credits by attending and participating in selected sessions and workshops during the 2017 SXSWedu Conference & Festival.

SXSWedu SXSWedu October Community Update [INFOGRAPHIC]
Written by Jessica MacCall | October 5, 2016

SXSWedu October Community Update Featuring PanelPicker Trends Available [INFOGRAPHIC]

Over the years, the massive participation in the PanelPicker process has led to a greater understanding of the topics and trends on the minds of education professionals. With more than 1,300 PanelPicker proposals submitted and nearly 40K public votes cast, this year is no different.

SXSW Education Conference (SXSWedu) photo by Scott Strance
Written by Jessica MacCall | 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 Jessica MacCall | 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 Jessica MacCall | 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.