Introducing the SXSW EDU Online Experience with Host Kari Byron

Kari Byron

This year, exclusively on the SXSW EDU Channel, online attendees will be able to watch SXSW EDU live alongside our host, Kari Byron. Starting Monday, March 7 through Thursday, March 10, the SXSW EDU Channel will broadcast live video content for SXSW EDU Online pass holders featuring the daily keynote speakers, featured sessions, and exclusive interviews in the SXSW EDU Live Studio.

For over a decade Kari Byron has been a strong presence in the world of reality-based science and travel television. She is best known as a host on Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters but has gone on to host and produce shows spanning several networks; Head Rush, Punkin Chunkin, LDRS, Thrill Factor, Strange Trips, America Declassified, The White Rabbit Project, Positive Energy and Crash Test World. For 2022, Kari will be hosting interviews in between our scheduled programming with key speakers and participants!

Live Programming

The SXSW EDU online experience includes a lineup of live programming consisting of four keynote sessions, 14 featured sessions, and two competitions, all of which will also be available for on-demand viewing starting the day after the session occurs. As the highlight of our Online program, attendees will be able to watch, ask questions, and discuss with other registrants as they view programming live.

Live Stream Schedule: (all times listed in Central Time)

Keynote Sessions

Monday, March 7
9:30am | Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning

Tuesday, March 8
9:30am | When Culture Wars Come to School

Wednesday, March 9
9:30am | Reimagining Education with Students at the Center

Thursday, March 10
12:30pm | Priya Parker & Baratunde Thurston

Featured Sessions

Monday, March 7
11:00am | Advancing Climate Action in Schools
12:30pm | HBCUs Embracing the Future of Work
2:00pm | The Power of Data & its Limits
3:30pm | Infrastructure for the Future of Education R&D

Tuesday, March 8
12:00pm | Misinformation On Social Media: What Can Be Done?
12:30pm | Disrupting Racial Inequities in K-12 Schools
2:00pm | Global Access to Education: Knowledge Is a Human Right
3:00pm | Confronting Systemic Barriers in Higher Education

Wednesday, March 9
11:00am | How Student Developers Are Saving the World
12:30pm | Talking Student Mental Health with DMC from RUN DMC
2:00pm | E-V-O-L-V-E: Reimagining the Scripps Bee
3:30pm | Momentum & Movement: Black Women in Film

Thursday, March 10
11:00am | World Building: Prototyping Future of Education


Wednesday, March 9
11:00am - 12:30pm | Launch Competition
3:30pm - 5:00pm | Student Startup Competition

Video On Demand (VOD) Programming

In addition to all the great programming Online pass holders can participate in live, there is a plethora of on-demand content available for next-day viewing with exclusive access after the event. Films can be screened during their exclusive 48 hours online viewing window starting the day after their in-person screening. All Performances and 60+ sessions will also be available the next day as VOD, and as well as access to hundreds of audio session recordings across 11 thematic tracks.


Watch exclusively for 48 hours after their SXSW EDU screening

Monday Screenings - Available Tuesday Morning 9am CT
Tomorrow's Hope: The Promise of Early Childhood Education
Us Kids

Tuesday Screenings- Available Wednesday Morning 9am CT
Curtain Up!
Let The Little Light Shine
By Design: The Shaping of Nashville's Public Schools
Beyond Men and Masculinity

Wednesday Screenings - Available Thursday Morning 9am CT
Summer Nights
Into the Circle
The Wisdom of Trauma
Pulau Plastik (Plastic Island)


Monday, March 7
Raise Your Voices: Songs for Social Change
Show U How To Do This: Hip-Hop Educators Rock Mics

Tuesday, March 8
Approaching Dance from an Inclusive Perspective
Drag Queen Story Hour

60+ Keynote, Featured, Talk, and Future20 sessions:
Special feature - Three online only VOD sessions and footage from our International Women’s Day Celebration
40+ Sessions are accredited for continuing professional education (CPE) credit

Exclusive Access to Networking Opportunities

Online Mentors | RSVP is now open. Choose one of the 18+ online mentor sessions using our virtual mentor platform to help sign up and schedule your session. Learn more about what to expect with your online mentor session.

Digital Exhibition | The SXSW EDU Expo is the perfect opportunity to interact and connect with innovative organizations and industry leaders from all over the world. Connect with and direct message exhibitors on the SXSW EDU Expo website or on the SXSW EDU Expo app, now available for iOS and Android.

Chat with Attendees

One-on-One | Chat with other online and in-person attendees in the SXSW EDU GO app or on your browser through the EDU Social chat.

During Sessions | Whether you are an online attendee or at the event in Austin, during featured speaker and keynote sessions all attendees can be together through our session chat function via the SXSW EDU Schedule and SXSW EDU GO app.

Session Q&A | Q&A during sessions, accessible within the SXSW EDU GO app, will be facilitated this year with Slido, which gives you everything you need to engage with speakers and participants during the session. Connect with all of your community members at once as you submit and vote on questions by visiting the “engage” button.

Register to Attend SXSW EDU Online

SXSW EDU invites you to participate remotely from wherever you are in the world! Registration for the SXSW EDU Online experience is open now and throughout the event. Learn more and register here.

By Jayden Liberty