SXSW EDU 2024 speaker photos courtesy of the speakers

Biggest Programming Announcement of the Season

208 Sessions Selected from PanelPicker

The wait is over… we are thrilled to announce the first wave of accepted sessions, crowdsourced from PanelPicker, for SXSW EDU 2024! This year, 1,677 session ideas were submitted to PanelPicker®, marking a significant increase from 2023 and a testament to the community’s engagement in shaping impactful conversations about learning for this year’s event.

After a rigorous voting period, the SXSW EDU Advisory Board, community, and staff have thoughtfully reviewed every proposal, ensuring a high-quality and diverse selection of content in this initial lineup.

“We are incredibly excited to be announcing our first swath of programming from this year's PanelPicker process. Each year we work to highlight and amplify critical conversations in education around the world, and we're privileged to see so many powerful topics and sessions resonating with the community."

- Julia Shatilo
SXSW EDU Programming Director

This year, sessions will address the reimagining of social and emotional learning, the importance of increasing access to outdoor education, how to ethically teach about emerging topics, and accessible learning in non-academic environments, just to scratch the surface. The majority of sessions in this announcement are in the Teaching & Learning and Equity & Justice tracks, followed by Leadership for Tomorrow and Arts & Storytelling.

The dynamic speakers featured in these sessions represent perspectives from all over the world. Announced so far, you will find voices from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Egypt, Finland, France, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, Qatar, United Kingdom, United States, and Uruguay represented.

Dive into the incredible sessions taking the stage at SXSW EDU 2024, as well as the many exciting events that will be available March 4-7, 2024, and save your favorites now in the SXSW EDU schedule. Register now and save your spot at a significant discount from the walkup rate!



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    SXSW EDU 2024 speakers (in order, left to right) Angie Thomas photo by Imani Khayyam, Jonathan Hamilt, sam seidel and Olatunde Sobomehin, Martellus Bennett, Melanie Follette Cook, Victoria Larson, Victoria Benavides photo by Larry Everage, Guy Kawasaki, Ashley Lynn Priore photo by Dominique Murray Photography, Michael Muldoon. Speaker photos courtesy of the speakers.


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