Keynotes and Featured

Through powerful presentations from prominent and emerging leaders, SXSWedu explores a diverse range of topics that impact the future of how we teach, learn and grow. Keynotes kick off each day of programming, while featured sessions headline each hour of the conference day and the closing program completes the event with a single stage lineup of dynamic voices.

Learn more about the speakers already announced for March and stay tuned as more voices are confirmed.

Laura Weidman PowersLaura Weidman Powers
CEO & Co-Founder,

Jahana Hayes, 2016 National Teacher of the YearJahana Hayes
2016 National Teacher of the Year,

John MaedaJohn Maeda
Design Partner,
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Rachel GoslinsRachel Goslins
Director of the Arts & Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution

Chancellor William McRavenWilliam McRaven
The University of Texas System