Community participation drives SXSW EDU forward.

Learn more about current opportunities for you and your organization to get involved at the 2024 event, including applications to speak, compete, exhibit, and lead networking events.

On Our Minds: Teen Mental Health & Wellness - SXSW EDU 2023 - Photo by Melissa Bordeau



In everything we do, we aim to elevate the voices and leadership of those working to improve the learning landscape. So we rely on you, our community, to help make SXSW EDU a destination for cross-collaboration, idea-sharing, and inspiration.

Participating at SXSW EDU offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of educational innovation, connect with influential professionals, and stay at the forefront of the rapidly evolving education landscape. Whether you're an educator, community leader, entrepreneur, or industry expert, SXSW EDU provides a unique platform to showcase your ideas, gain valuable insights, forge partnerships, and make a tangible impact on the future of education. By participating, you become part of a vibrant community that fosters collaboration, sparks innovation, and drives positive change in education worldwide.

Explore the various opportunities available for you and your organization to get involved at the 2024 event.


Apply to the Launch Startup Competition, where early-stage education startups have a chance to compete in a live, fast-paced pitch competition.

Applications open now through October 27.

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Submit a proposal to the Student Impact Challenge, where high school students can showcase their solutions to the most pressing challenges.

Applications open now through October 27.

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Student Startup Competition - SXSW EDU 2023 - Photo by Holly Jee


Submit a narrative or documentary film exploring critical topics impacting education around the world. SXSW EDU celebrates the power of film with powerful screenings and Q&A discussions with filmmakers.

Applications open now through November 17.

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The Secret Song Screening - SXSW EDU 2023 - Photo by Jon Currie


Exhibiting at the Expo is the perfect marketing opportunity to build brand awareness. Showcase what's next and new and connect with thousands of education stakeholders.

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Marketing Opportunities


Put your brand in the hands of those who matter most. With interactive, creative and inspiring experiences, you can capture the attention of your desired market through targeted opportunities and experiences that keep SXSW EDU attendees coming back for more.

Mixers, Socials, & Parties

We take the “work” out of “networking.” SXSW EDU mixers, socials, and parties can hype up your brand in a more casual setting. Choose from the highly anticipated evening events or host a party of your very own.

Special Programs

Provide a fresh and exciting experience for educators, students, and industry leaders to share and collaborate to improve education systems worldwide. Explore the opportunities that spark conversations across education sectors through unique programming elements like Launch, Film, the Podcast Stage and Student Impact Challenge.


Reach education professionals and other key figures in the industry through unique branding and advertising opportunities. With options for both physical and digital media, promoting your brand has never looked so good.


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