SXSWedu 2016 Expo photo by Jessy Ann Huff

Photo by Ziv Kruger Photo by Randy & Jackie Smith Photo by Nicole Burton Photo by Nicole Burton Photo by Nicole Burton Photo by Randy & Jackie Smith

The Expo spans two days of SXSWedu with the first day open to registrants only. The second day remains free and open to the public with several thousand Central Texas students, family members and educators in attendance.

The Expo is filled with high energy and free and open to the public learning opportunities throughout the exhibit hall including Learning Pavilions, the Student Startup Competition, mentor opportunities and session programming.

Learning Pavilions

For learners of all ages, the Expo provides hands-on, interactive exhibits organized by theme. 2017 Learning Pavilion themes will become available fall 2017.

Here is a list of the 2016 learning pavilions themes:

  • Continuing & Informal Education
  • College
  • Employer
  • Health & Wellness
  • Music & Arts
  • Schools
  • Software & Resources
  • STEM

Interested in exhibiting in the 2017 Expo? Fill out the expo booth registration form and you will receive a reply within a few business days.

Mentors and Sessions

Expo visitors will have the opportunity to meet with college students and local professionals who align with their interest, education and career goals. Join the free and open to the public sessions focusing on a diverse range of topics including professional develop for educators, student-led panels and Central Texas initiatives.

SXSWedu Expo Student Startup Competition photo by Erik Thureson

NEXT Stage

SXSWedu is proud to showcase the talent of learners on the Expo's NEXT Stage. This lineup of young musicians, writers and entrepreneurs represents some of the best and brightest students in Texas’ thriving education community.

Student Startup Competition

The 2017 Student Startup Competition will take place during the SXSWedu Expo on the NEXT Stage. This competition welcomes Central Texas high school students to submit an application for the chance to pitch the team’s latest business idea to a panel of judges. The winner of the competition will take home a cash prize to fuel their entrepreneurial endeavor. Applications for the 2017 competition will open in December 2016.

SXSWedu 2016 Expo photo by Jessy Ann Huff.