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Community participation drives SXSW EDU forward. In everything we do we aim to elevate the voice and leadership of those working to improve the learning landscape. In doing so, you, our community, help make SXSW EDU a harbor for cross-collaboration, idea-sharing, and inspiration.


We will continue to update this page with ways to participate at SXSW EDU including applications to speak, compete, exhibit, and lead networking events.


Photo by Kit McNeil.

Photo by Kit McNeil.

2021 Event Information

 

SXSW is launching SXSW EDU Online as part of their 2021 offerings. The digital experience will feature conference keynotes and sessions, screenings, showcases, networking, and exhibitions. The dates for SXSW EDU Online are March 9 – March 11, 2021 and SXSW Online will take place March 16 – March 20, 2021.

Entries for the 2021 digital experience will open on Tuesday, October 6 with PanelPicker® proposals for SXSW and SXSW EDU. More information regarding participation in SXSW EDU competitions, film program, performances, and the mentor program is forthcoming.

SXSW is working with the City of Austin and public health authorities on plans for a 2021 physical event. We will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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Help Shape Conference Programming

 

PanelPicker® is a digital, crowd-sourced platform that invites the community to propose and vote on session ideas for SXSW EDU 2021. The proposal process for the SXSW EDU Online, in March 2021, will begin this October.

What Drives K-12 Innovation session at SXSW EDU 2019. Photo by Debra Reyes.

Important Dates

Tuesday, October 6 – PanelPicker opens for entries
Friday, October 16 Extended through Sunday, October 18 – PanelPicker entry window closes
Tuesday, November 10 – PanelPicker public voting begins
Friday, November 20 – PanelPicker public voting ends

To enter your session for consideration, simply fill out and enter an online proposal during the submission window. Then PanelPicker will re-open for public voting, allowing the public to review, vote on, and provide feedback for all ideas entered.

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Photo by Debra Reyes.

Pitch Your Early-Stage Startup

The Launch startup competition is an opportunity for early-stage companies seeking market exposure, investment, and strategic partnerships to showcase their innovative products. Selected companies will pitch in front of a jury of industry experts and educators, as well an audience at SXSW EDU 2021 Online.

Important Dates

Tuesday, October 20 – Application Opens
Friday, January 8 – Application Closes

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Enter a Session Proposal

PanelPicker® is a digital, crowd-sourced platform that enables the community to propose session ideas for the SXSW EDU 2021 Online program. Deadline to enter a session proposal extended through October 18, 2020.

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Subscribe to the SXSW EDU Conference & Festival Update and the SXSW EDU Insider newsletters to stay up to date on important announcements and opportunities.

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