The majority of sessions and workshops at SXSW EDU are fueled by PanelPicker, giving the community significant voice in the overall programming of the event.
Conference Session Formats
Session formats highlight the various styles of engagement at SXSW EDU. Formats vary in duration and level of audience participation.
Case Study (1 hour, 1-3 speakers)
A focused presentation highlighting research findings from relevant initiatives and projects followed by an audience Q&A.
Campfire (1 hour, 1-2 speakers)
A speaker-led, open conversation with attendees around a particular topic.
Future20 (20 min, 1 speaker)
A short presentation highlighting new and emerging ideas. Optional audience Q&A.
Hands On (30 min, 1-2 speakers)
An informal session that facilitates interactive and creative learning techniques, these will take in the place in the Playground.
Panel (1 hour, 2-4 speakers)
A diverse and focused discussion around a particular topic followed by audience Q&A.
Talk (Learning Expo) (30 min, 1-3 speakers)
An informal presentation highlighting classroom initiatives and college readiness including audience Q&A. Please note, these Talks will take place as part of the Learning Expo.
Talk (Higher Ed) (30 min, 1-3 speakers)
An informal presentation highlighting higher education insights including audience Q&A. Please note, these Talks take place on the Higher Ed stage in the Innovation Hub.
Talk (Industry) (30 min, 1-3 speakers)
An informal presentation highlighting market trends in education business including audience Q&A. Please note, these Talks take place on the Industry stage in the Innovation Hub.
Talk (Playground) (30 min, 1-3 speakers)
An informal presentation highlighting discovery-based learning activities including audience Q&A. Please note, these Talks take place in the Playground.
Show & Tell (30 min, 1-2 speakers)
A unique opportunity for organizations to showcase their products and services to the forward-thinking community at SXSW EDU.
Summit (3-6 hours, 1-4 speakers)
An extended form of programming with multiple formats that creates an intimate and collaborative environment to arrive at actionable outcomes.
Workshop (2 hours, 1-3 speakers)
An in-depth, instructional program with hands-on learning and specific takeaways.
The wide range of topics and ideas on the the program are organized by thematic tracks, designed to help illuminate overarching focus areas and enable attendees to easily navigate the event. Find your community or build a new one as you work through the program.