Important Dates & Deadlines

SXSW EDU calendar of important dates and deadlines.

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June 26

Competition Applications Open

Apply to participate in the Launch startup competition or the Learn by Design competition.

June 26

Film Application Opens

SXSW EDU celebrates the power of film for exploring critical topics and issues impacting education with screenings and Q&A discussions.

June 26

PanelPicker Entry Opens

PanelPicker is a two-step, crowd-sourced platform that enables the community to submit their innovative ideas in a variety of session formats by filling out a digital proposal.

June 26

Playground Display Application

Organizations are invited to apply to share their educational approaches and demo their activities in the Playground.

July 10

D.C. Community Meet Up

RSVP to attend our free Community Meet Up at the Chronicle of Higher Education in D.C.

July 11

New York Community Meet Up

RSVP to attend our free Community Meet Up at NYU MAGNET with McGraw-Hill in New York.

July 11

Seattle Community Meet Up

RSVP to attend our free Community Meet Up at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute with Art Corps in Seattle.

July 13

Austin Community Meet Up

RSVP to attend our free Community Meet Up at the Thinkery in Austin.

July 19

Chicago Community Meet Up

RSVP to attend our free Community Meet Up at 1871 with LEAP Innovations in Chicago.

July 20

Baltimore Community Meet Up

RSVP to attend our free Community Meet Up at Betamore (City Garage) in Baltimore.

July 21

PanelPicker Entry Closes

PanelPicker is a two-step, crowd-sourced platform that enables the community to submit their innovative ideas in a variety of session formats by filling out a digital proposal.

July 28

Registration Scholarship Application Closes

SXSW EDU will award a limited number of need-based registration scholarships to educators, students and others who would benefit from attending SXSW EDU but demonstrate a financial barrier.

August 1

Press Accreditation Application Opens

Submit a press application to cover the 2018 SXSW EDU Conference & Festival.

August 1

SXSW EDU 2018 Registration Badges Go On Sale

Purchase your registration to attend SXSW EDU, March 5-8, 2018, for the early-bird rate.

September 22

Mentor Application Closes

The mentor program at SXSW EDU facilitates purpose-driven one-on-one connections between experienced professionals and solution-seeking attendees.

November 10

Launch Competition Application Closes

Launch celebrates emerging innovations in learning with a fast-paced pitch competition featuring early-stage startups during SXSW EDU.

November 13

Learn by Design Competition Application Closes

Learn by Design elevates groundbreaking work that begs us to question the role of physical learning environments and their ability to impact pedagogy and learning outcomes.

December 5

Film Application Closes

SXSW EDU celebrates the power of film for exploring critical topics and issues impacting education with screenings and Q&A discussions.

January 26

Student Startup Competition Application Opens

The Student Startup competition brings together Central Texas high school students during the Learning Expo at SXSW EDU to pitch their business ideas.

February 7

Press Accreditation Deadline

Apply online for credentials to cover the 2018 SXSW EDU Conference & Festival.

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