Code of Conduct

SXSWedu helps a diverse community of education stakeholders connect, discover and impact the future of teaching and learning. One way we do this is by serving as a platform for engaging, thought-provoking conversations and discussions.

However, SXSWedu is not a place for conversations, discussions, and behavior that are intentionally inappropriate, off-topic, disruptive, or abusive.

SXSWedu defines inappropriate behavior as any form of verbal or physical abuse, the use of derogatory or discriminatory language, gestures or actions, any form of harassment, racism, sexism, or any other targeted comments which are intended to cause personal offense to another SXSWedu participant either in-person at the event or through social media channels, including but not limited to comments via SXSW PanelPicker®, or the violation of any local or state laws.

SXSWedu may take action in its discretion against any individual(s) or group(s) it believes fail to meet the standards set forth in this Code of Conduct, including but not limited to revoking the violating parties’ credentials without refund.

Please contact conduct@sxsw.com if you believe you’ve observed or experienced a violation of this Code of Conduct, and SXSWedu will work to assess the situation and to respond as soon as possible. Please remember that notifying SXSWedu does not constitute or replace a notification to local law enforcement.

All violations of the law should be reported to local law enforcement. For emergencies, immediately dial 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, the Austin Police Department is available at (512) 974-5000.