Register for FREE to Attend SXSWedu Expo

The SXSWedu Expo is a free event designed to encourage and inspire learners of all ages to identify and reach their education and career goals. In 2015, the Expo brought close to 6,000 Central Texas students, parents and educators together at the event. This year's Expo will be held on Tuesday, March 8 from 9:00am - 5:00pm at the Austin Convention Center as it continues to grow its support for the local community.

Photo by Rebecca Hedges Lyon Photo by Randy & Jackie Smith Photo by Nicole Burton

SXSWedu Expo Components

Learning Pavilions Mentors
NEXT Stage Student Startup Competition

Learning Pavilions

For learners of all ages, the Expo provides hands-on, interactive exhibits organized by theme. Here are the learning pavilions featured at the 2015 event:

  • College Pavilion
  • Employer Pavilion
  • STEM Pavilion
  • Continuing & Informal Education Pavilion
  • Music & Arts Pavilion
  • Health & Wellness Pavilion

Interested in exhibiting opportunities in the 2016 expo? Fill out the expo booth registration form and you will receive a reply within a few business days.


Meet with seasoned professionals to get feedback and advice on your education and career goals.

Mentor applications are now open! Apply now to be considered.

NEXT Stage

SXSWedu is proud to showcase the talent of young 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.

Please submit an application if you or someone you know is interested in performing on the NEXT Stage.

Student Startup Competition
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The 2nd annual Student Startup Competition will take place during the SXSWedu Expo on the NEXT Stage. This competition welcomes all 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.

All Central Texas high schools students are eligible to apply. Applications close Sunday, February 7.

Apply Now

Photos by Nicole Burton, Rebecca Hedgers Lyon, Randy & Jackie Smith.