Join us in Austin for four days of learning, networking, and inspiration at SXSW EDU March 9-12, 2020.


SXSW EDU takes place at the Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701) and the Hilton Austin Downtown (500 E 4th St., Austin, TX 78701) with additional events scheduled at walkable venues.

Photo by Randy & Jackie Smith.

Photo by Randy & Jackie Smith.

About Registration


The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival features four days of compelling content for education professionals looking to connect, collaborate, create, and change how we teach and learn.

Your 2020 SXSW EDU registration includes access to:

  • Keynotes and featured speakers
  • Sessions and workshops
  • Film screenings and Q&As
  • Expo and Playground with displays, talks, and hands on sessions
  • Startup competition, spotlight, and events
  • Policy Forum
  • Learn by Design competition, and events
  • Mentorship program
  • Bookstore and book signings
  • Lounges, meet ups, and mixers
  • Networking and parties

A registration badge is required for admission to all SXSW EDU activities. Once registered, your email confirmation will include an activation code for EDU Social and instructions for picking up your badge onsite in Austin, Texas. For additional information, read the registration FAQ or email

Registration Rates and Deadlines

Early registrants benefit from discounted rates, which expire at 11:59pm PT on the deadline dates shown below. Speakers for SXSW EDU 2020 will be provided a gratis registration. Individuals proposed in PanelPicker whose sessions are not accepted will be permitted to register at the early bird rate, $375, prior to the cutoff deadline.

Sep. 27
Nov. 22
Jan. 17
Feb. 14
$375 $430 $485 $540 $595

Group Registration

Bring your team to SXSW EDU! Save off each registration when purchasing registration badges for your group. Complete the group registration form to learn more about how to redeem the group discount.

Group Registration Information
Group of registered attendees at SXSW EDU 2019.

Group of registered attendees at SXSW EDU 2019.

Student Registration

Currently enrolled students are eligible to register to attend SXSW EDU at an exclusive discount rate of $225. Complete the student registration form to redeem the student discount.

Student Registration Information
SXSW EDU 2019 student meet up.

SXSW EDU 2019 student meet up.

Spotlight on SXSW EDU 2020

2019 Recap

2019 Playlist

Make the Case


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