Important Dates & Deadlines

See upcoming important dates and deadlines for the SXSW EDU 2020 Conference & Festival, March 9-12, in Austin, Texas. Explore ways to get involved by checking out the participate page.

The important dates and deadlines timeline is a great resource when looking to apply to be a part of SXSW EDU. It is also a great way for registrants to stay up to date on important dates and deadlines for the upcoming 2020 event.

SXSW EDU 2019 photo by Tico Mendoza.

July 8, 2019

Austin PanelPicker Meet Up

Join the SXSW EDU team for a fun and enlightening night at the Austin Central Library. RSVP to attend.

July 16, 2019

San Francisco PanelPicker Meet Up

Gather your friends and colleagues and join SXSW EDU and Change.org for a fun night of casual networking and education activities. RSVP to attend.

July 17, 2019

New York PanelPicker Meet Up with NYEdTech Meetup

Join SXSW EDU and NYEdTech Meetup at Edtech Factory for a fun and casual evening of networking and learning with other professionals interested in advancing teaching and learning in the New York education community. RSVP to attend.

August 1, 2019

Registration and Housing Open

Register for SXSW EDU 2020 and book your stay at the lowest rates of the season.

August 5, 2019

PanelPicker Voting Begins

PanelPicker is open to the community to browse all of the ideas, leave comments, and vote for their favorite proposals.

August 23, 2019

PanelPicker Voting Closes

The final day for the community to browse all of the ideas, leave comments, and vote for their favorite proposals.

September 20, 2019

Mentor Application Deadline

The final day to apply if you are a specialist in your field and would like to share your skills, knowledge, and expertise with attendees as a mentor at SXSW EDU.

September 20, 2019

Playground Display Application Closes

The SXSW EDU Playground displays are made up of a curated group of impactful and transformative organizations and individuals in education.

September 27, 2019

Exhibitor Discount Deadline #1

Purchase your exhibition space by 11:59pm PT to save 20%.

November 1, 2019

Launch Application Deadline

Early-stage startups, apply to showcase your innovative products as part of the Launch competition.

November 1, 2019

Learn by Design Application Deadline

Educators and designers, apply to share your innovative design solutions to everyday education challenges as part of the Learn by Design competition.

November 8, 2019

Student Startup Application Deadline

This competition celebrates students who have the passion, drive, and courage to be the next generation of entrepreneurs.

November 22, 2019

Exhibitor Discount Deadline #2

Purchase your exhibition space by 11:59pm PT to save 10%.

December 3, 2019

Film Submission Deadline

SXSW EDU celebrates the power of film to explore critical topics and issues impacting education. Submit a film submission for the 2020 Conference & Festival by completing the application.

March 9, 2020

SXSW EDU 2020 Begins!

The first day of SXSW EDU commences.

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