Explore, discover, and engage at the SXSW EDU Expo, March 4-6, featuring a diverse range of exhibitors, hands on activities, and programming.

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Photo by Alejandro Mendoza.

Photo by Alejandro Mendoza.

About the Expo


The Expo serves as the central hub for innovations in learning at SXSW EDU. The dynamic space features a discovery-based learning playground, curated programming, and networking, alongside interactive exhibits showcasing what’s next and new in education.

On Wednesday, March 6, the Expo will open its doors to thousands of Central Texas students and educators on the student day when it is free to attend.

Monday, March 4: 10:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday, March 5: 10:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday, March 6: 10:00am-5:00pm (Student day – free & open to the public)

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The Expo will feature a number of areas and events designed to support interaction and learning within the exhibition.


The Playground returns for the seventh year, now as a key component of the broader Expo. The interactive space showcases new strategies to activate students’ learning and features a collaborative stage with Hands On and Talk programming.

Startup Village

Connect with the best and brightest up-and-coming startups from across the learning landscape in the Startup Village, where you have a unique opportunity to demo and learn about the newest entrants to the education marketplace.

Next Stage

The Next Stage showcases short-form presentations and conversations around the leading issues in education innovation. From the latest in edtech to market trends and developments throughout the learning lifecycle, the program will showcase emerging voices at the event.

Meet Up Pavilion

Throughout the show, meet ups are programmed in the Expo to provide more focused and casual opportunities to connect on topics that span the breadth and diversity of the community.


The Expo will feature two innovation spotlights to highlight emerging products and projects creating a new future for learning. The Startup Spotlight will showcase early-stage startups and the Design Spotlight will showcase learning space design, both in the context of casual networking events.

Coffee Breaks & Happy Hours

Refresh, recharge, and stay connected at one of the mid morning coffee breaks or afternoon happy hours held in the Expo.

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