SXSWedu Registration ph Josh Martinez

Registration for SXSWedu 2017 will open on August 1, 2016!

The SXSWedu Conference & Festival features four days of compelling content for education professionals looking to connect, collaborate, create and change how we teach and learn.

Your 2016 SXSWedu Registration purchase includes access to:

  • Keynotes and featured speakers
  • Sessions and Workshops
  • Summit programming
  • Film screenings and Q&A events
  • Playground displays, talks and hands on sessions
  • Startup competitions, showcase and events
  • Policy Forum
  • Mentorship program
  • Bookstore and book signings
  • Lounges, meetups and mixers
  • Networking and parties
  • eduSocial network

Rates and Deadlines

Early registrants benefit from discounted rates, which expire at 11:59pm PT on the deadlines shown below. Speakers for SXSWedu 2016 will be provided a gratis registration. Individuals proposed in PanelPicker whose sessions are not accepted will be permitted to register at the early bird rate.
*For student or group rates, please email

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About Registration

A registration badge is required for admission to all SXSWedu 2016 activities. Registration for the 2016 event will open on Monday, August 3. Once registered, your email confirmation will include an activation code for eduSocial and instructions for picking up your badge onsite in Austin, Texas. For additional information, read the registration FAQ or email

Purchasing Your Registration Badge

You can purchase your registration for SXSWedu 2016 online in the Shopping Cart. Additional information on how to purchase by PO are available here.

Methods of Payment

Registration fees can be paid with MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. If payment will be made by purchase order, you can complete your online registration form and request an invoice. Please note: your registration will not be confirmed (and you cannot submit a hotel request) until you add the purchase order number to the online registration saved in your SXSWedu Shopping Cart.

Badge Pickup

Registration and badge pickup during the 2016 SXSWedu Conference & Festival is open:

    Sunday, March 6: 4pm - 8pm
    Monday, March 7: 8am - 8pm
    Tuesday, March 8: 8am - 6pm
    Wednesday, March 9: 8am - 6pm
    Thursday, March 10: 9am - 12pm

Hotel Reservations

SXSWedu offers the lowest available rate for hotel stays through the SXSWedu Housing Desk. After you remit payment for your registration, you can book your hotel reservations online via the Hotel Requestor in the shopping cart. View the list of available hotels for rates, locations and more information. Hotel requests cannot be accepted for non-registrants.

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