News and Updates

Shiza Shahid
Written by Kathleen | October 23, 2014

Featured Find: Empowering Girls and Women to Lead

Featured sessions occur at the top of every daytime programming hour during SXSWedu. These thought-provoking presentations, broadly aligned with trending topics, feature high-profile speakers and leaders in learning. An exciting lineup of featured sessions has already been confirmed and announced for the 2015 Conference & Festival. Check out the full listing and stay tuned as we individually highlight these sessions leading up to March!

SXSWedu is excited to celebrate Shiza Shahid as a part of this year's featured sesssion lineup.

Howard Fuller
Written by Patrick | October 20, 2014
Tags: Featured

Featured Find: No Struggle, No Progress

Featured sessions occur at the top of every daytime programming hour during SXSWedu. These thought-provoking presentations, broadly aligned with trending topics, feature high-profile speakers and leaders in learning. An exciting lineup of featured sessions has already been confirmed and announced for the 2015 Conference & Festival. Check out the full listing and stay tuned as we individually highlight these sessions leading up to March!

Charles Best
Written by Patrick | October 17, 2014
Tags: Keynote

Charles Best of DonorsChoose.org to Be Opening Keynote

SXSWedu is thrilled to announce that our opening keynote speaker on March 9 will be Charles Best, of DonorsChoose.org.

Charles, a history teacher from the Bronx, founded DonorsChoose.org in 2000 with the goal of making it easy for anyone to donate to schools in need. Public school teachers, all across America, post various classroom projects on the site and anyone can make a donation, large or small. When a school project reaches its funding goal, the materials are shipped to the school for teacher and student use.

Panel photo by Robert Santos
Written by Jessi | October 14, 2014

More Than 150 Sessions, Opening Keynote, Featured Sessions, eduFILM Screenings and Playground Presentations Announced!

SXSWedu is beyond thrilled to release the first big programming announcement for the 2015 SXSWedu Conference & Festival, March 9-12 in Austin, Texas. This news includes more than 150 sessions, the 2015 opening keynote, a diverse lineup of featured sessions, the first of many compelling eduFILM screenings, Playground Talks and Hands On presentations. Check out all of the goodness now and register to attend the event before the upcoming discount deadline.

Playground photo by Randy & Jackie Smith
Written by Patrick | October 3, 2014

Submit a Playground Display Application Today

SXSWedu is fueled by imagination and inventiveness. The Playground, a relaxed learning space that encourages creativity and discovery by focusing on innovative pursuits in maker, STEM, gaming, virtual learning and arts integration, embodies these qualities. Numerous hands-on displays, presentations and short talks prompt conversation and collaboration in this high energy, constructive space. SXSWedu is now accepting applications from organizations who want to take part in the Playground as a display.