SXSW EDU provides a destination for personal and professional growth with an unparalleled program featuring education thought-leaders, compelling sessions, films, and more.

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About the Program


SXSW EDU features a diverse array of speakers, sessions, workshops, learning experiences, performances, and film screenings programmed to foster learning and discovery for all education stakeholders.

Whether you’re looking to engage in a thought-provoking discussion, participate in a learning activity, or connect with a specific community, formats offer various ways to engage during the event.


  • Featured
  • Film Screening
  • Future20
  • Keynote
  • Meet Up
  • Mentor Sessions
  • Performance
  • Podcast
  • Talk
  • Workshop

2022 Tracks


The wide range of topics and ideas that will be explored at SXSW EDU 2022 are organized by eleven overarching thematic tracks.

Tracks focus on timely topics in education and are designed to help attendees easily navigate the event.


  • Accessibility & Inclusion
  • Arts & Storytelling
  • Business & Investment
  • Community Initiatives
  • Emerging Tech
  • Equity & Justice
  • Global Impact
  • Policy & Civic Engagement
  • Practice & Pedagogy
  • SEL & Wellness
  • Work Reimagined

Keynote Speakers

SXSW EDU 2022 Keynote Priya Parker

Priya Parker

Facilitator & Author, The Art of Gathering

SXSW EDU 2022 Keynote Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston

Writer, Activist & Comedian

Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D.

Cognitive Scientist & Author, Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning

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Featured Speakers

SXSW EDU 2022 Featured Speaker Zaila Avant-garde

Zaila Avant-garde

2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion

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Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

Mental Health Advocate, Hip-Hop Legend, Author


SXSW EDU 2022 Featured Speaker Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton

Vice Chair

Clinton Foundation

SXSW EDU 2022 Featured Speaker David Thomas

David Thomas, Ph.D.


Morehouse College

Dr. Tequilla Brownie


The New Teacher Project

Kumar Garg

Senior Managing Director & Head of Partnerships

Schmidt Futures

SXSW EDU 2022 Featured Speaker Emily Oster (c) Rachel Hulin

Emily Oster, PhD

Author & Professor of Economics

Brown University

SXSW EDU Featured Speaker Joel Bervell

Joel Bervell

Medical Student/ Social Media Medical Content Creator

Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Tina Charles

WNBA Olympic gold medalist & Founder of 100th Street Films

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