Among other declining trends seen in PanelPicker this year, the appearance of less "tech" is one of the more surprising findings. Last year, "tech" was mentioned 292 times, but this year, the word is referenced less than half that amount in only 140 proposals (52% decrease). Is "tech" finally implied in new learning practices, or is the community dismissing tech-centric tools altogether?
Education, much like culture, is different around the world. That’s why we tout Location as one of the Five Elements of Diversity. Whether we’re aligning curriculum to the common core, focusing on our prépas to enter one of the grandes écoles, or motivating our Hauptschule students to do well, we bring different experiences and ideas to the table.
Community is the most special ingredient of SXSWedu. Through the education community's participation in PanelPicker, the SXSWedu program is not only formed, but selected. For a process that attracts such a diverse group of education stakeholders, it is appropriate that the appearance of the word "community" has increased by 192% this year over last year (from 96 times to 280).
March may seem like a long time from now but if you are thinking about attending SXSWedu in 2016, now is the perfect time to begin your planning.
The PanelPicker process is exciting because it provides an opportunity to map what is trending in education. Dive into a comparison of how the conversation is changing from 2015 to 2016. What do the trending keywords in PanelPicker suggest?
The SXSWedu Expo is not a traditional conference trade show, but instead is a one-day show that convenes thousands of learners and education professionals in a dynamic, high-energy experience.
This year SXSWedu pressed "refresh" on its list of themes and is excited to see the overwhelming support from the PanelPicker community, resulting in 1,250+ ideas about these topics. Start building your ideal education conference now by finding the topics that interest you most.
Startup solutions have the potential to meaningfully impact teaching and learning. SXSWedu seeks to support the work of passionate education entrepreneurs by providing a platform at the March event for early-stage companies.
The SXSW Community Fund granted five organizations $10,000 to recognize the good work they are doing in the community. Join us in celebrating these organizations and their good work!
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