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Charles Best
Written by Patrick | October 17, 2014
Tags: Keynote

Charles Best of DonorsChoose.org to Be Opening Keynote

SXSWedu is thrilled to announce that our opening keynote speaker on March 9 will be Charles Best, of DonorsChoose.org.

Charles, a history teacher from the Bronx, founded DonorsChoose.org in 2000 with the goal of making it easy for anyone to donate to schools in need. Public school teachers, all across America, post various classroom projects on the site and anyone can make a donation, large or small. When a school project reaches its funding goal, the materials are shipped to the school for teacher and student use.

Panel photo by Robert Santos
Written by Jessi | October 14, 2014

More Than 150 Sessions, Opening Keynote, Featured Sessions, eduFILM Screenings and Playground Presentations Announced!

SXSWedu is beyond thrilled to release the first big programming announcement for the 2015 SXSWedu Conference & Festival, March 9-12 in Austin, Texas. This news includes more than 150 sessions, the 2015 opening keynote, a diverse lineup of featured sessions, the first of many compelling eduFILM screenings, Playground Talks and Hands On presentations. Check out all of the goodness now and register to attend the event before the upcoming discount deadline.