SXSW EDU provides a destination for personal and professional growth with an unparalleled program featuring education thought-leaders, compelling sessions, films, and more.

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About the Program


SXSW EDU features a diverse array of speakers, sessions, workshops, learning experiences, performances, and film screenings programmed to foster learning and discovery for all education stakeholders.

Whether you’re looking to engage in a thought-provoking discussion, participate in a learning activity, or connect with a specific community, formats offer various ways to engage during the event.


  • Featured
  • Film Screening
  • Future20
  • Keynote
  • Meet Up
  • Mentor Sessions
  • Performance
  • Podcast
  • Talk
  • Workshop

2022 Tracks


The wide range of topics and ideas that will be explored at SXSW EDU 2022 are organized by eleven overarching thematic tracks.

Tracks focus on timely topics in education and are designed to help attendees easily navigate the event.


  • Accessibility & Inclusion
  • Arts & Storytelling
  • Business & Investment
  • Community Initiatives
  • Emerging Tech
  • Equity & Justice
  • Global Impact
  • Policy & Civic Engagement
  • Practice & Pedagogy
  • SEL & Wellness
  • Work Reimagined

Featured Speakers

SXSW EDU 2022 Featured Speaker Zaila Avant-garde

Zaila Avant-garde

2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion

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Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

Mental Health Advocate, Hip-Hop Legend, Author


SXSW EDU 2022 Featured Speaker Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton

Vice Chair

Clinton Foundation

SXSW EDU 2022 Featured Speaker David Thomas

David Thomas, Ph.D.


Morehouse College

SXSW EDU 2022 Featured Speaker Emily Oster (c) Rachel Hulin

Emily Oster, PhD

Author & Professor of Economics

Brown University

SXSW EDU 2022 Featured Speaker Bob Lord

Bob Lord

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Ecosystems


SXSW EDU 2022 Featured Speaker Alex McDowell

Alex McDowell

Co-Founder and Creative Director

Experimental Design

SXSW EDU 2022 Featured Speaker Mary Schmidt Campbell

Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell


Spelman College

SXSW EDU Featured Speaker Joel Bervell

Joel Bervell

Medical Student/ Social Media Medical Content Creator

Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

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