Meet Ups

SXSWedu EdTech Women Meet Up photo by Jessy Ann Huff

Meet ups are topic-focused networking events that encourage communities at SXSWedu to connect with others who share similar passions or interest during the event.

Meet Ups

A Citizen Science Meet Up

In this interactive Meet Up you’ll connect with Citizen Science experts to design unique ways of engaging young people of all backgrounds and abilities in experiences that actually matter to them.

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Best EdTech for ELLs Meet Up

The best EdTech tools for ELLs aren't always ELL specific–some aren't even specific to education. Come share ideas and discuss best practices around innovative uses for edtech in ELL classrooms.

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Big Ideas in Big Districts Meet Up

A meet up for those interested in implementation of big ideas in large districts (50,000+ students).

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Breathing New Life into Old Neighborhoods Meet Up

This meet up will allow participants to share their stories about how higher-education facilities can serve as the successful centerpiece for sustainable and successful communities. Using Austin Community College's Highland project as a jumping-off point, college leaders and partners in the project will lead an informal discussion of how other communities might replicate this successful model of public-private partnership.

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Computer Science for All - CSforAll Meet Up

The White House announced an initiative to empower a generation of students to learn computer science skills. This session will discuss the importance of these skills and expanding access to all kids.

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CUE Rock Star OER Meet Up

Hosted by CUE: Get a "speed-dating" style look at some of the hottest free and open (#OER) tools & learn models of how to use them with CUE Rock Star Faculty members! Get off the corporate lessons and #GoOpen today!

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EdTechWomen Meet Up

This meet up will feature EdTechWomen's signature facilitated networking event, a program that has led to friendships, career moves, business partnerships and lasting connections. Bring your friends!

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EDU-tuber Meet Up

Are you an avid viewer of educational videos on YouTube? Do you make them yourself? EDU enthusiasts of all types are welcome at this meet up!

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Education Policy Meet Up

Can policy accelerate adoption of personalized learning strategies? What local, state, or federal policies are the biggest impediments to effective use of education technology? How can state funding structures help unlock, rather than perpetually frustrate, the promise of competency-based programs? If you work in the policy world, or have ideas for how policy makers can create a friendlier environment for digital learning, join us for a chance to bounce ideas off fellow advocates for innovation.

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Global Collaboration Meet Up

This meet up is intended for all educators who are interested in making global connections through collaborative, project-based learning, virtual exchange, and e-Learning spaces.

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Grants for STEM Education Meet Up

Meet up to learn about funding opportunities to support the development and distribution of STEM education activities, products, and technologies.

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How to Have the BEST SXSWedu EVER Meet Up

Join SXSWedu newbies and seasoned veterans to get an insider’s view on how to maximize your conference attendance through best practices for networking, session attendance and planning!

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Hooray for Community Colleges Meet Up

This meet up is an opportunity for participants interested in community colleges to share their ideas and concerns with peers challenged with helping deliver on the national goal of increasing the number of college graduates. Meet new colleagues and make new friends as you discuss developments, changes and innovations in the community college sector.

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Is the Best EdTech for ELLs Hiding in Plain Sight?

The best edtech tools for ELLs aren't always ELL specific -- some aren't even specific to education. Come share ideas and discuss best practices around innovative uses for edtech in ELL classrooms.

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ISTE Standards & Community Meet Up

Hosted by ISTE: Meet with fellow International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) members or learn about our community. Share your experience with or ask questions about implementation of the ISTE Standards.

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K-12 Educator's Meet Up: Schools of the Future

A meet up for K-12 teachers and administrators who are interested in how we can shape the future of school to best serve our students.

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Lessons Learned Meet Up

New for this year, we’re giving attendees an opportunity to connect and do a daily debrief on the lessons learned. We all have a unique experience at the event and will benefit from an open discussion with one another as we reflect on our takeaways. Unpack your thoughts with a different facilitator each day!

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Maker Pedagogy: A Vision for the Future Meet Up

In this meet up, we will discuss pedagogical best practices for maker-based education and how implementing them might help to create meaningful and impactful learning experiences for students.

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Mayors & Workforce Development Meet Up

The future of jobs in America and workforce development is changing rapidly. Automation and technology are filling the role previously occupied by humans. How do we prepare students and current employees for this new reality? Join mayors from across the country to discuss how their cities are thinking about workforce (re)development, STEM education in public schools and building strong relationships with their community and technical colleges. Bring your ideas, innovations and questions to these local leaders prioritizing workforce development in their communities.

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Mentoring Matters in the Workplace Meet Up

If you're a mentor or a protege, and want to do it better, come to this session. Come understand how mentoring relationships work, how they form, and how they last.

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Museum, Library, & Out-of-School-Time Ed Meet Up

Calling all library, museum, and out-of-school-time professionals! Join us for a meet-up where we’ll network and discuss trends and issues across informal learning spaces. Let's meet and collaborate.

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Personalized Learning & Competency Ed Meet Up

Hosted by iNACOL: Join the leadership at CompetencyWorks and iNACOL to network and share your work in catalyzing next generation learning models.

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Science Teaching Meet Up

This meetup is for anyone interested in science teaching, and it will give them the opportunity to talk about the challenges, questions, and triumphs associated with teaching this awesome subject.

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Student Meet Up

An opportunity for all students at SXSWedu to come together, share ideas and form a community.

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SXSWedu 2018 PanelPicker Meet Up

As SXSWedu comes to a end, we are already prepping for 2018! Want to speak on the program? Stop by for PanelPicker information and tips.

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Talk Gaming to Me Meet Up

Engage in conversations about educational gaming and network with rising stars in serious games. Come play with us, as we demonstrate and exploring educational games.

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Teachers Building Solutions Meet Up

This meet up is for teachers who have ideas for constructive change in their schools and may be frustrated by the lack of support and pathways to develop these ideas. Are you a teacher leader? Join us.

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SXSWedu EdTechWomen Meet Up photo by Jessy Ann Huff