SXSW EDU 2021 will be organized by eight overarching tracks focused on timely topics in the rapidly evolving education landscape. Stay tuned as we share in the coming months how these will impact the program, competitions, expo, and networking at SXSW EDU.
Programs and projects focused on empowering and connecting communities in and out of the classroom by highlighting work organized by community spaces and groups including libraries, museums, makerspaces, community centers, after-school and summer programs, and more
Exploring development and implementation in educational technology including virtual teaching and learning solutions, universal design, artificial intelligence, XR, data privacy, coding, data interoperability, as well as issues surrounding equitable access to technology
Equity & Justice
Addressing work championing equity, justice, access, diversity and inclusion in education and beyond, including social and economic disparities, culturally responsive teaching, anti-racism practice, LGBTQ+ issues, and more to ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for all
Programs and initiatives exploring the importance of global collaboration and connectivity in education and beyond including international business ventures, program implementation across borders, global partnerships, cross-cultural initiatives, and more
Media & Public Engagement
Addressing the importance of education journalism locally, nationally, and internationally to advance public engagement on issues of educational equity and the fundamental connection between education and work, as well as fostering deeper ties between practitioners and journalists
Policy & Civil Discourse
Addressing education policy issues across local, regional, national, and international governance including funding and standards, student data use, and digital policies, as well as economic development, advocacy and activism, and government partnerships
Practice & Pedagogy
Content focused on instruction and pedagogy across the entire learning lifecycle with a focus on virtual teaching and learning and institutional transformation. Topics include but are not limited to instructional best practices for all educational levels and learning differences, arts integration, social emotional learning and wellness, and evolving curricula.
Programs and new approaches to upskilling, corporate learning, and talent development, including continuing education, workforce revitalization and training, career transitions and professional development, as well as initiatives for mature learners and non-traditional students