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 confirmed for March by clicking on their photo or browse by session titles in the online schedule.
Associate Professor and Director, Teachers College, Columbia University
Christopher Emdin is an Associate Professor of Science Education and Director of Science Education in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He also serves as Associate Director of the Institute For Urban and Minority Education at the college.
Dr. Emdin is a social critic, public intellectual and science advocate whose commentary on issues of race, culture, inequality and education have appeared in dozens of influential periodicals including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post and most recently his New York Time Best Seller, For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood..and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education.
Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology, Temple University
Sara Goldrick-Rab is Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, and Founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. Her research examines the intended and unintended consequences of the college-for-all movement in the United States.
She is the recipient of the William T. Grant Foundation’s Faculty Scholars Award and the American Educational Research Association’s Early Career Award. In September 2016, the University of Chicago published her latest book, Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream.
Author, Entrepreneur, and Angel Investor
In conversation with
Charles Best, Founder & CEO, DonorsChoose.org
Tim Ferriss has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People,” one of Forbes’s “Names You Need to Know,” and one of Fortune’s “40 under 40.” He is an early-stage technology investor/advisor (Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ others) and the author of three #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers: The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, and The 4-Hour Chef. The Observer and other media have called Tim “the Oprah of audio” due to the influence of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast, which has exceeded 100 million downloads and was selected for "Best of iTunes" in 2015. His latest book is Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers.