Program History

SXSW EDU offers unique opportunities to explore the intersection of education and film, performance arts, and more during the Conference & Festival.



Learn more about past SXSW EDU keynotes, films, and performances.


Photo by Steve Rogers.

Photo by Steve Rogers.

Keynote History

 

Alaa Murabit, United Nations (2018)
Anant Agarwal, edX (2013)
Andrew Ng, Coursera (2013)
Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education (2012)
Asenath Andrews, Catherine Ferguson Academy (2013)
Ayah Bdeir, (2016)
Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2013)
Bob Santelli, Grammy Museum (2015)
Brené Brown, Brave Leaders Inc (2017)
Carol Dweck Stanford University (2020)
Charles Best, DonorsChoose.org
(2015, 2017)
Chris De La Cruz, The Moth (2018)
Christopher Emdin, Teachers College, Columbia University (2017)
Connie Yowell, LRNG (2016)
Crystal Duckert, The Moth (2018)
Dan Porterfield, Aspen Institute (2019)
danah boyd, Data & Society (2018)
Darius Baxter, GOODProjects (2019)
David Brooks, Aspen Institute (2019)
David Epstein, ProPublica (2015)
David Yeager The University of Texas at Austin (2020)
Elizabeth Green, Chalkbeat (2015)
Emily Pilloton, Project H (2015)
Eric Deggans, National Public Radio (2019)
Evan Smith, Texas Tribune (2014)
Goldie Hawn, The Hawn Foundation (2015)
Henry Louis Gates Jr, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University (2019)
Jane McGonigal, (2016)
Jeff Charbonneau Zillah Middle School (2020)
Jeffrey Tambor, (2014)
Jennifer Eberhardt Stanford University (2020
)
Jennifer Gonzalez, Cult of Pedagogy (2019)
Jessica Lahey, (2018)
Jim Shelton, Chan Zuckerberg Initative (2018)
Laura Pappano , New York Times (2013)
LeVar Burton, (2012)
Marjorie Scardino, (2012)
Mary Murphy Indiana University (2020)
Micaela Blei, The Moth (2018)
Michael J. Sorrell, Paul Quinn College (2018)
Mimi Ito, University of California Irvine (2015)
Norma Ming, Gild/Socos/UC Berkeley (2014)
Patrick Awuah Jr, Ashesi University (2019)
Paul Reville, Harvard Graduate School of Education (2016)
Paula Kerger, PBS (2019)
Rehema Ellis NBC News (2020
)
Rev. Lisa Fitzpatrick, APEX Community Advancement Inc (2019)
Roberto Rivera, Good Life Alliance / 7 Mindsets (2017)
Rod Paige, Secretary of Education (2014)
Rodney Robinson Virgie Binford Education Center (2020)
Russlynn Ali, Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Education (2016)
Sal Khan, Khan Academy (2015)
Sara Goldrick-Rab, Temple University (2017)
Sarah Brown Wessling Johnston High School (2020
)
Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, Harvard University (2017)
Sean Cavanagh, (2016)
Shanna Peeples Harvard Law School (2020)
Sir Ken Robinson Boundless (2020
)
Sydney Chaffee Codman Academy (2020)
Ted Dintersmith Boundless (2020
)
Temple Grandin, Colorado State University (2016)
Tim Ferriss, Author, Entrepreneur, and Angel Investor (2017)
Tim Manley, The Moth (2018)
Todd Rose, Center for Individual Opportunity (2016)
Vivienne Ming, Gild/Socos/UC Berkeley (2014)

Film History

 

Take a look at past film history and explore titles that have been screened at SXSW EDU. The film history dates back to 2013, and since it’s initial launch the SXSW EDU film program has celebrated many films that tackle the most pressing topics and issues in education. Check back early next year for the 2020 lineup on the films page.

44 Pages (2017)
A Brave Heart (2016)
A Crazy Idea (2018)
After Parkland (2020)
American Creed (2018)
American Promise (2014)
Anatomy of a Snow Day (2015)
Autism Goes to College (2020)
Behavior (2015)
Being You (2016)
Best Kept Secret (2014)
Beyond the Dream (2017)
Big Dream (2015)
BOUNCE: How the Ball Taught The World to Play (2016)
Breaking the Bee (2019)
Brooklyn Castle (2013)
Building Hope (2013)
Bully (2013)
Changing Education From The Inside Out (2017)
Changing the Game (2020)
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (2016)
Crotty’s Kids (2014)
Defiant Requiem (2016)
eduCAUTION (2014)
Eighth Grade (2019)
Fail State (2018)
Fed Up (2015)
Fly By Light (2017)
Freedom Writers: Stories from an Undeclared War (2015)
Foster (2020)
Girl Rising (2014)
Great Expectations: Raising Educational Achievement (2013)
He Named Me Malala (2016)
Hidden Figures (2017)
Hungry to Learn (2020)
I Am Big Bird: The Carroll Spinney Story (2015)
If You Build It (2014), (2015)
In My Blood it Runs (2020)
In My Own Words (2018)
In the Game (2016)
Inside My Heart (2019)
Intelligent Lives (2019)
Ivory Tower (2014)
Landfill Harmonic (2017)
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if you’re a girl) (2020)
Life, Animated (2019)
Look! I’m Learning (2013)
Lunch Hour (2017)
Medora (2014)
Miss Virginia (2020)
Most Likely To Succeed (2015)
Moving Stories (2019)
MSDStrong Documentary (2019)
My Voice, My Life (2015)
NAS: Time is Illmatic (2016)
Neurotypical (2014)
Newtown (2017)
Night School (2017)
No Small Matter (2020)
Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story (2014)
OYLER (2016)
Pahokee (2019)
Paper Tigers (2017)
Personal Statement (2019)
Purple Dreams (2018)
Resilience (2017)
River City Drumbeat (2020)
Roll Red Roll (2019)
Salam Neighbor (2016)
Sami Blood (2018)
School in the Cloud (2019)
School Life (2018)
Seats at the Table (2019)
She Started It (2017)
Shot in the Dark (2020)
Show Me Democracy (2018)
Sonita (2017)
Southeast 67 (2016)
Startup Weekend Education (2013)
Starving the Beast (2017)
STEP (2018)
Swim Team (2017)
SXSW Texas High School Shorts (2012), (2013), (2014), (2015), (2016), (2017), (2018)
TEACH (2014)
Teach Us All (2017)
TEACHED Vol. 1 (2014)
Tell Them We Are Rising (2018)
Tested (2016)
Texas High School Shorts (2018)
The Backward Class (2015)
The Bad Kids (2016)
The Beginning of Life (2017)
The Biggest Story Problem: Why America’s Students are Failing at Math (2014)
The Candidates (2020)
The Empty Classroom (2015)
The Hip Hop Fellow (2015)
The Homestretch (2015)
The Hunting Ground (2016)
The New Public (2013)
The R-Word (2019)
The Revisionaries (2013)
The Road to TEACH (2015)
The University (2017)
This Is My Land (2015)
Tower (2017)
TRUE BEEF: From Pasture to Plate (2015)
Unlikely (2019)
Unschooled (2020)
UNSPOKEN (2018)
We Are the Radical Monarchs (2020)
We the Parents (2014)
Yuck! A 4th Grader’s Short Documentary About School Lunch (2014)

Performance History

 

Crossing the Line – Cry Havoc Theater Company (2020)
Culturally Relevant Learning to Vocational Discovery High School for the Recording Arts (2020
)
Flow Hard With High School For Recording Arts! – High School for the Recording Arts (2018, 2019)
From Page to Stage: Bringing Students’ Stories to Life – Paramount (2018, 2019)
Make a Move: Bodies Creating Change – The University of Texas & Peace First (2019)
Rise Up: Young Leaders Using Art For Change – Arts Corps & Catalyst Arts (2018)
Satire for Solutions: Laugh While You Learn BlackIssuesISSUES (2020)
Sharing Your Identity Through Artistic Expression – Interlochen Center for the Arts (2018, 2019)
Slam Poetry + Standup Comedy = Engaged Learning – Cometry (2018)
Spoken Word and Speaking Out: A Young Writer/Activist’s Take – Aija Mayrock (2019)
Social Justice Through Spoken Word Imani Wallace (2020
)
Staged Reading: The Kennedy Center’s Long Way Down – The Kennedy Center (2019)
SyrianamericanA: A Nation-State of Mind Omar Offendum (2020)
The Moth StorySLAM – The Moth (2019)
You Need Hip Hop Ya Heard?: Performance & Workshop CodeScty, Science with Tom & Arts Corps (2020
)
The Power of Student Voice Amplified Through Performance Paramount Story Wranglers (2020*)

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