What’s Happening Today: Tuesday, March 5

It’s day two of SXSW EDU! Let's keep the energy going from yesterday and continue the meaningful discussions, new connections, and opportunities to explore every avenue of education. But let’s not stop there – we have so much more for you today!

You won’t want to miss this morning’s Keynote, It’s Time to Stop Talking About the Literacy Crisis with Spencer Russell. This timely conversation will debunk the most common myths about early childhood development and reading instruction and provide actionable solutions for making reading more accessible.

Plus, seven finalists will be taking the Next Stage to present their product or service starting at 11:30am for the Launch Startup Competition. Don’t miss the announcement of the winners later this evening at the Launch Spotlight in Salon J of the Hilton. Be sure to also check out Leadership Journeys, presented by Big Picture Learning, to socialize with exceptional educators of color and allies in equity.

Browse through today’s highlights:

Coffee Break
presented by the Allstate Foundation
9:00am-10:00am | ACC, Exhibit Hall 4 Meet Up Pavilion

Keynote: It’s Time to Stop Talking About the Literacy Crisis
10:00am-11:00am | ACC, Ballroom D

Futures Studio, powered by d.School and Siegel Family Endowment
presented by Siegel Family Endowment
11:00am-4:00pm | Hilton, Salon G

Launch Startup Competition
presented by the Walton Family Foundation
11:30am-1:00pm | ACC, Exhibit Hall 4 Next Stage

Creating STEM Champions: Forging Futures Beyond the Classroom
presented by EXPLR
1:00pm-2:00pm | Hilton, Salon C

Film Screening & Q&A: She Creates Change
1:30pm-2:50pm | ACC, Ballroom A

Featured Session: ACL: 50 Years of Live Music, 50 Years of Music Education
2:30pm-3:30pm | ACC, Ballroom EF

Snack Break
3:00pm-4:00pm | ACC, Exhibit Hall 4 Networking Lounge

Lucha Libre in the Global Arena
3:30pm-5:00pm | ACC, Room 16AB

Future of Civic Leadership Meet Up
4:00pm-5:00pm | Hilton, Room 400

Launch Spotlight
presented by Walton Family Foundation
5:30pm-7:00pm | Hilton, Salon J

Full Tuesday Schedule

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SXSW EDU 2024 speaker and performance photos, and film stills provided by the speakers

By Auva Saghafi