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

Browse Schedule

Photo by Hans Watson

Photo by Hans Watson

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

Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D.

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

Secretary Miguel Cardona

Secretary Miguel Cardona

Secretary of Education

U.S. Department of Education

Dana Brown

Dana Brown

Chief Content Officer

A Starting Point (ASP)

Carolyn Foote

Carolyn Foote

Free Range Librarian/Library Consultant

SXSW EDU 2022 Keynote Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston

Writer, Activist & Comedian

SXSW EDU 2022 Keynote Priya Parker

Priya Parker

Facilitator & Author, The Art of Gathering

George M. Johnson

George M. Johnson


Antonia Hylton

Antonia Hylton

Correspondent, NBC News

NBC News

Mike Hixenbaugh

Mike Hixenbaugh

Senior Investigative Reporter

NBC News

Add to Schedule

Featured Speakers

SXSW EDU 2022 Featured Speaker Zaila Avant-garde

Zaila Avant-garde

2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels photo credit Robert Bredvad

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

Mental Health Advocate, Hip-Hop Legend, Author


SXSW EDU 2022 Featured Speaker Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton

Vice Chair

Clinton Foundation

Kailee Scales

Kailee Scales


Pencils of Promise

Kumar Garg

Senior Managing Director & Head of Partnerships

Schmidt Futures

Dr. Tequilla Brownie


The New Teacher Project

Max Klymenko

Max Klymenko

Creative Director


John King

John King


The Education Trust

SXSW EDU 2022 Featured Speaker Alan Gershenfeld

Alan Gershenfeld


E-Line Media

View More Speakers

Continuing Professional Education Credits

SXSW EDU has partnered with The Association of Texas Professional Educators to provide attendees with continuing professional education (CPE) credits. The ATPE team has reviewed the program and more than 200 sessions are accredited. You do not have to be an ATPE member to claim credits.

Visit to create an account and access their online professional learning to earn credits with SXSW EDU sessions.

How to Claim Credits

Photo by Tico Mendoza.

Photo by Tico Mendoza.

Get Involved

Join Us at SXSW EDU

Register to attend the SXSW EDU Conference & Festival taking place in Austin, TX and online March 7-10, 2022!


Book Your SXSW EDU Stay

SXSW EDU registrants have access to the lowest rates in Austin when booking through SXSW EDU Housing & Travel.

Learn More


American Student Assistance logo
JFF logo
Stand Together Trust logo

Stay Tuned

Sign up to receive the latest announcements, tips, networking invitations and more.