Get Involved at SXSW EDU 2024: All Participation Applications Now Open

Expo - SXSW EDU 2023 - Photo by Tico Mendoza

Be an integral part of the 2024 SXSW EDU Conference & Festival! While conference programming, which is by and large selected through PanelPicker®, plays a significant role — there are other exciting ways to get involved in the event. And we’re excited to share that all applications to participate are now open!

Whether you're an educator, entrepreneur, student, filmmaker, or passionate advocate of education, there's a place for you to shine at SXSW EDU and make a lasting impact.

Explore the open applications below and discover how you can become involved at the March event:

Apply to Mentor

Are you an expert in your field, with a wealth of knowledge and skills to share? Embrace the opportunity to share your expertise with attendees through the Mentor program. As a mentor, you'll have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one sessions or group roundtable discussions. Your skills, knowledge, and expertise will be invaluable to those seeking guidance.

Application closes: September 29, 2023

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Pitch Your Startup

Do you have an early-stage education startup that is shaping the future of teaching and learning? Participate in the Launch Startup Competition at SXSW EDU 2024. This fast-paced pitch competition offers early-stage startups the chance to receive feedback, investment opportunities, exposure, and more.

Early Entry Deadline | Application Fee: $55 | June 27 - September 10, 2023
Final Entry Deadline | Application Fee: $95 | September 11 - October 27, 2023

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Students: Showcase Your Impactful Project

Showcase your innovative ideas for solving pressing social, economic, and environmental issues in your community in the Student Impact Challenge. This remarkable opportunity allows you to refine your project, gain valuable experience, and pitch your idea to a panel of judges and a live audience at SXSW EDU 2024.

Application closes: October 27, 2023

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Screen Your Film

The SXSW EDU Film Program features narratives and documentaries that focus on various aspects of the education landscape. Films addressing timely topics like social issues in global learning and student advocacy have been showcased in the past. Following the screenings, you'll have the opportunity to host an audience Q&A.

Application closes: November 17, 2023

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Exhibit in the Expo

Build brand awareness by exhibiting in the SXSW EDU Expo. Showcase the latest advancements in the education space and connect with hundreds of education thought leaders daily.

Fill out the form to receive more information about participating in the Expo.

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Don't miss the chance to be a part of SXSW EDU 2024!

Join Your Community in March

Join us for SXSW EDU 2024 from March 4-7 in Austin, Texas. Don’t forget to register and book your hotel early, and subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know of any event information leading up to the event.

Check out what’s new for SXSW EDU 2024 and learn about all the ways that you can get involved.

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By Auva Saghafi