The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning.

SXSW EDU 2020 Overview Guide.

2018 Media - EdSurge

Every year in March the edtech world descends on Austin for SXSW EDU, a conference that’s become as much about classroom practice and implementation as entrepreneurship and tech innovation.


2019 Media – Getting Smart

Learning takes shape in so many different formats and with our commitment to experiential education and personalization, SXSW EDU was a beautiful intersection of diverse topics that provided a truly high- quality Learner Experience (LX).

Getting Smart

2019 Media – Knowledge Works

Every conversation at SXSW EDU challenged those in attendance to do more than pivot, but to leap, towards intense learner-focused and human-centered innovation.

Knowledge Works

About SXSW EDU 2020


The South by Southwest Education Conference & Festival is an annual event that fosters innovation in learning.

The SXSW EDU (pronounced South by Southwest E-D-U) community is optimistic, forward-thinking, and purpose-driven with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning.

The tenth annual SXSW EDU will return to Austin, March 9-12, 2020. The four-day event offers compelling sessions, in-depth workshops, engaging learning experiences, mentorship, film screenings, future-focused competitions, an expo, networking opportunities, and so much more.

Through opportunities for collaboration, creativity, and engagement, SXSW EDU empowers its global community to connect, discover, and impact.

SXSW EDU is a component of the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for creative professionals, SXSW EDU extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement to include society’s true rock stars: educators!

A Look Back: 2019 Stats


SXSW EDU 2019 community numbers infographic.

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