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

Snack Break - SXSW EDU 2023 - Photo by Will Blake



There is no shortage of networking opportunities at SXSW EDU that provide attendees with diverse options to connect with like-minded individuals and accomplish their networking goals. These opportunities come in various forms, ranging from casual interactions and structured networking, ensuring attendees can make meaningful connections while fostering a sense of community.

For those eager to expand their professional network, SXSW EDU offers numerous structured events designed to facilitate connections within specific industries or areas of interest. Additionally, SXSW EDU features specialized meet ups and mixers that allow attendees to connect with others who share common professional interests and can provide unique perspectives and opportunities for collaboration.

Whether you seek to establish professional contacts, find potential collaborators, or make new friends with shared interests, SXSW EDU offers an array of formal and casual convenings that nurture connections and cultivate a vibrant community.



Coffee Breaks & Snack Breaks

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


Start your morning with a 1.5 mile guided hike around Austin’s Greenbelt, from Barton Springs to Barton Skyway, and get a glimpse of one of the most popular trails in Texas’ capital city while making new connections and learning how you can include the outdoors in your curriculum.


Scattered throughout the SXSW EDU venues, custom lounges supported by sponsors offer a unique space to relax, recharge, and connect with others.

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.

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.


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.

EDU Social

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.

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SXSW EDU 2023 - Photo by Tico Mendoza

SXSW EDU 2023 - Photo by Tico Mendoza


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Registration and Housing are open! Get ready for SXSW EDU 2024 taking place March 4-7 in Austin, Texas.

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