Participate at SXSW EDU 2019

The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival is fueled by the community: from speaking opportunities and competitions; to performances, exhibitions, and everything in between.

Learn more about current opportunities for you and your organization can get involved at the 2019 event or contact the SXSW EDU team directly by emailing

Submit Your Student Startup Application

Application deadline EXTENDED through Friday, January 18, 2019, to participate in the SXSW EDU Student Startup competition. The competition is open to all high schools students in the U.S. and beyond that are 13 and older.

2018 Winner Aarushi Machavarapu, photo by Tico Mendoza.

2018 Winner Aarushi Machavarapu, photo by Tico Mendoza.

Exhibit in the Expo

The Expo serves as the central hub for innovations in learning at SXSW EDU. The dynamic space features a discovery-based learning playground, startup village, curated programming, and networking, alongside interactive exhibits showcasing what’s next and new in education.

The Expo will also host a community day when thousands of Central Texas students and educators will have an opportunity to engage.

Marketing Opportunties

SXSW EDU 2020: How to Speak


The deadline to be considered as a speaker for SXSW EDU, March 4-7, 2019, has passed. Learn more about the process of becoming a speaker and begin thinking about SXSW EDU 2020!

PanelPicker® is a digital, crowd-sourced platform that enables the community to propose session ideas for the SXSW EDU program.

STEP 1 encourages the community to enter proposals for daytime conference programming for all SXSW events.

STEP 2 allows the community to browse all of these ideas, leave comments, and vote for what they think are the best fit.

Sign up for the SXSW EDU email update to be notified when PanelPicker opens in the summer of 2019 for SXSW EDU 2020 programming ideas.

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