Stop by the Coaches Pavilion at the Learning Expo

SXSW EDU Learning Expo 2017 by Akash Kataria

Join us for the Learning Expo, the unique two-day event during SXSW EDU with community showcases, hundreds of exhibitors, student startup competition and so much more. On Tuesday, March 6th the Learning Expo is free and open to the public with the opportunity for coaching available to attendees.

The coaches pavilion is a great resource whether you're a student, educator, administrator, entrepreneur, or seeking career advice -- there's a coach to cheer you on. Coaches have diverse backgrounds and skillsets ranging from blogging and social media, to nutrition, education and more.

These informal conversations can be one-on-one or with a small group, typically ranging from 5 to 10 minutes. No need to RSVP in advance, you can sign up for coaching onsite during the event, or simply stop by to see if a coach is available.

Meet the coaches to learn more:


  • Amanda Utter Voice Over Talent, Amanda Utter VO
  • Crystal Rose Executive Director of Academic Affairs, OZY Media
  • Jeffrey Davis Professor, Communication Design, Texas State University
  • Paloma Amayo-Ryan Training Specialist & Supervisor, City of Austin
  • Patricia V. Hayes Strategist & Attorney, PVH Consulting Group, LLC
  • Susan E. Kennedy Early Childhood Director, Melrose Public Schools


  • Amber Vasquez Physics Major, University of Texas at Austin
  • Kristin Marcum President, Elizabeth Christian Public Relations
  • Dennis Kelly Sr. Sports Producer, Spectrum News Austin/San Antonio
  • Erin Wike Career Coach & Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin
  • Melissa Chapman Designer & Professor, Austin Center for Design
  • Tannifer Ayres Business Owner & EMT Intermediate & Event Safety Expert, S.W.E.A.T & EMT
  • Travis Recek Sports Anchor & Reporter, Spectrum News


  • Amanda Love Nutritionist & Real Food Chef, The Barefoot Cook
  • Kasandrea Sereno Senior Academic Advisor, University of South Florida
  • Lisa Hause Owner & Photographer, Lisa Hause Photography
  • Mark Terry Deputy Executive Director, Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA)
  • Samantha Lopez Social Media Strategist, Spredfast
  • Trevin Smith Radio DJ, 101X (KROX-FM)


  • Beatriz Weakley Academic Advisor, Austin Community College
  • Hector Silva CFO & Managing Director, BIG EMBASSY
  • Jessica Anderson Community Manager & UX Researcher, Pocket by Mozilla
  • Josh Garcia Event Specialist, Austin Community College
  • Natalie Paramore Blogger, Natalie Paramore Media, LLC
  • Reagan Pugh Founding Partner, Assemble

Coaches Pavilion
Austin Convention Center (ACC)
Sections: 439-538
Tuesday, March 6th from 8:00am - 3:00pm

SXSW EDU 2017 Learning Expo Photo Courtesy Akash Kataria.

By Leslie Kelley