Policy Forum

SXSWedu 2016 Policy Forum photo by Steven Snow

The SXSWedu Policy Forum elevates and highlights policy-focused discussions that impact public and higher education. Led by a diverse range of legislative voices and civic leaders addressing critical issues, the forum provides an opportunity for the SXSWedu community to interact with policy makers and thought leaders to help shape the future of education together.

Policy Forum Sessions

Brain-Informed Education for All: Is it Possible?

David Yeager, The University of Texas at AustinDavid Yeager
UT Austin

Abner OakesAbner Oakes
The Alliance for Excellent Education

Computer Science Standards: Best Practices

Anthony A Owen (Arkansas Department of Education)Anthony A Owen
Arkansas Department of Education

Eve Tilley-Coulson (AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts)Eve Tilley-Coulson
AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts

Heather Lageman (Maryland State Department of Education)Heather Lageman
Maryland State Department of Education

Data Today: Trends and Predictions for Higher Ed

John Gill John Gill
Times Higher Education

Lydia Snover, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyLydia Snover
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mark Milliron, Civitas LearningMark Milliron
Civitas Learning

Is Educational Innovation Overrated?

Ben Riley Ben Riley
Deans for Impact

Kate Walsh Kate Walsh
National Council On Teacher Quality

Dick Startz Dick Startz
University of California Santa Barbara

K-12 Ed Reform in the Post-Obama World

Eva Moscowitz (Success Academy Charter Schools)Eva Moscowitz
Success Academy Charter Schools

John Katzman (The Noodle Companies)John Katzman

Nina Rees (National Alliance for Public Charter Schools)Nina Rees
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Richard Whitmire Richard Whitmire
The 74

Madre e Hija. Chat w/ Costa Rican Minister of Edu

Natalia Mora (Texas State University)Natalia Mora
Texas State University - Graduate Student

Sonia Marta Mora Escalante (Republic of Costa Rica)Sonia Marta Mora Escalante
Republic of Costa Rica Minister of Education

Now Trending: State Assessments Worth Taking

Christa Krohn (Orange City Schools)Christa Krohn
Orange City Schools

Jennifer Davis Poon (Council of Chief State School Officers)Jennifer Davis Poon
Council of Chief State School Officers

Paolo DeMaria (Ohio Department of Education)Paolo DeMaria
Ohio Department of Education

Overcoming School Funding Inequality

 Carol JohnsonCarol Johnson
Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

 Nora E. GordonNora E. Gordon
McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Lauren CameraLauren Camera
US News & World Report

Scaling Global Competency Education

Tala Sweis (Madrasati) Tala Sweis

Christopher Plutte (Global Nomads Group)Christopher Plutte
Global Nomads Group

Trisha Carroll (Kentucky Education Development Corporation)Trisha Carroll
Kentucky Education Development Corporation

What ESSA means to YOU

Kirk Behnke (CAST)Kirk Behnke

Lindsay Jones (National Center for Learning Disabilities)Lindsay Jones
National Center for Learning Disabilities

Kevin HagerKevin Hager

Margaret McLeodMargaret McLeod
National Council of La Raza

SXSWedu 2016 Policy Forum photo by Steven Snow.