Inspiration and discovery await at SXSW EDU with fun and meaningful opportunities for networking and connection.

SXSW EDU 2022 – Photo by Camille Mayor

SXSW EDU 2022 – Photo by Camille Mayor



Networking opportunities during the annual event come in a variety of forms, both casual and formal, to empower attendees to accomplish their networking goals.

Whether you’re seeking mentorship, new connections, or friends aligned with your interests, there’s no shortage of convenings to look forward to.



Coffee Breaks & Snack Breaks

Look forward to morning coffee breaks and afternoon snack breaks in the Expo while exploring the exhibits.

Meet Ups

Meet ups are topic-focused networking events selected through PanelPicker®, which give communities at SXSW EDU the chance to connect with others who share similar passions or interests. Meet ups can take a variety of forms including group activities, facilitated networking, or focused discussions.

Mentor Sessions

Mentor sessions offer purpose-driven, one-on-one meetings between experienced professionals and attendees. From classroom teachers and professors, to industry insiders and CEOs, the mentors at SXSW EDU are excited to share their insights with the community.

Online Networking

Make connections with other registrants before, during, and after the event in EDU Social. Browse the directory and utilize the one-on-one chat feature to interact directly with your community.

Pop-Up Dinners

Network with fellow attendees while enjoying a taste of Austin at pop-up dinners across downtown. Dinner reservations will have already been made, just show up hungry to be seated with other attendees interested in meeting new people.

Roundtable Discussions

Roundtables are an expansion of the mentor program featuring group discussions between mentors and a small group of attendees.


Mix and mingle at a number of special events including happy hours, parties, and more.

Walking Tours

Guided, hour-long walking tours around downtown provide a unique opportunity to experience Austin like a local, meet fellow attendees, and connect with the vibe and culture on a new level.



Explore the various marketing opportunities available for you and your organization to get involved at SXSW EDU 2023.


See You at SXSW EDU 2023

Get ready to join us for SXSW EDU 2023 from March 6-9 in Austin, TX! Register today and get access to the best selection of downtown hotels.

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