Attend SXSW EDU 2018

Join us in Austin for four days of learning, networking and inspiration at SXSW EDU 2018, March 5-8.

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Attend SXSW EDU 2018

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2019 SXSW Limited Presale


Presale closes at 11:59pm PT on March 24.

Lock in the lowest 2019 registration rate and gain early access to SXSW Hotel Blocks approximately one week before registration opens in the summer of 2018.

You will be notified in July with instructions on how to log into your account and access hotel reservations.

Register for 2019

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 2018 SXSW EDU registration purchase includes access to:

  • Keynotes and featured speakers
  • Sessions and workshops
  • Summit programming
  • Film screenings and Q&As
  • Playground 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
  • eduSocial network

A registration badge is required for admission to all SXSW EDU 2018 activities. Registration for the 2018 event will open on Tuesday, August 1. Once registered, your email confirmation will include an activation code for eduSocial 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 2018 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 prior to the cutoff deadline.

Students can register at the student discount rate of $195 by emailing

Sept 8 Oct 20 Nov 17 Jan 12 Feb 9 Walkup
$295 $345 $395 $445 $495 $545

Purchasing Your Registration

You can purchase your registration for SXSW EDU 2018 online in the Shopping Cart. Additional information on how to pay by Purchase Order is available here.

Methods of Payment

Registration fees can be paid with MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. If payment will be made by purchase order, you can complete your online registration form and request an invoice. Please note: your registration will not be confirmed (and you cannot submit a hotel request) until you add the purchase order number to the online registration saved in your SXSW EDU Shopping Cart.

Group Registration


In an effort to enable more educators to participate at the event, SXSW EDU has created a group registration program. Qualifying schools, institutions and education nonprofits are eligible to buy five (5) registrations and receive a sixth registration to SXSW EDU 2018 for free. The gratis registration must be used by someone within the same organization and all registrations must be purchased at the current registration rate based on the discount schedule outlined above.

Please contact us in order for our registration team to send more information on how to redeem for the group discount.

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Registration Badge Pickup


Registration badge pickup takes place at the Austin Convention Center in Exhibit Hall 5 during the 2018 SXSW EDU Conference & Festival and is open:

  • Sunday, March 4: 4pm – 8pm
  • Monday, March 5: 8am – 8pm
  • Tuesday, March 6: 8am – 6pm
  • Wednesday, March 7: 8am – 6pm
  • Thursday, March 8: 9am – 12pm

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