Featured sessions occur at the top of every daytime programming hour during SXSWedu. These thought-provoking presentations, broadly aligned with trending topics, feature high-profile speakers and leaders in learning. An exciting lineup of featured sessions has already been confirmed and announced for the 2015 Conference & Festival. Check out the full listing and stay tuned as we individually highlight these sessions leading up to March!
Charles, a history teacher from the Bronx, founded DonorsChoose.org in 2000 with the goal of making it easy for anyone to donate to schools in need. Public school teachers, all across America, post various classroom projects on the site and anyone can make a donation, large or small. When a school project reaches its funding goal, the materials are shipped to the school for teacher and student use.
SXSWedu is beyond thrilled to release the first big programming announcement for the 2015 SXSWedu Conference & Festival, March 9-12 in Austin, Texas. This news includes more than 150 sessions, the 2015 opening keynote, a diverse lineup of featured sessions, the first of many compelling eduFILM screenings, Playground Talks and Hands On presentations. Check out all of the goodness now and register to attend the event before the upcoming discount deadline.
The second registration deadline for SXSWedu 2015 is approaching fast, but it’s not too late to save big! Purchase your badge before October 24 and save $200 off of the walk up rate while gaining access to a diverse and exciting events scheduled to take place in March.
SXSWedu is largely fueled by community input and participation. PanelPicker, the platform to submit and vote on session ideas, is closed but there are still plenty of opportunities to participate at the event in March.
The 2015 SXSWedu Conference & Festival, happening March 9-12, 2015, offers something for everyone. Make sure you register by Friday, October 24 for $200 off the walk-up registration price!
SXSWedu is fueled by imagination and inventiveness. The Playground, a relaxed learning space that encourages creativity and discovery by focusing on innovative pursuits in maker, STEM, gaming, virtual learning and arts integration, embodies these qualities. Numerous hands-on displays, presentations and short talks prompt conversation and collaboration in this high energy, constructive space. SXSWedu is now accepting applications from organizations who want to take part in the Playground as a display.
SXSWedu had a record number of proposals submitted to PanelPicker this year. More than 1,000 proposals were submitted and SXSWedu would like to thank the 2015 Advisory Board for taking the time to provide their insight and expertise in the selection process. The Advisory Board’s input accounts for 40% of the selection formula, along with the SXSWedu staff (30%) and community voting (30%).
LAUNCHedu, a competition for startups who have an inventive idea or product related to education, provides a unique platform to present and discuss innovation in education. Companies with a new or developing startup are invited to apply for a chance to participate in the competition. The most promising startups will be selected as finalists and will present to a diverse panel of industry experts, early adopters, educators and members of the SXSWedu audience.
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