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Donna Howard at the Policy Forum
Written by Hannah Baker | April 28, 2016

Eliminating Sexual Assault on Campus [VIDEO]

Annie Clark, Executive Director of End Rape on Campus along with Texas State Representatives John Zerwas and Donna Howard, discussed the current status of sexual assault on campus and how we can be proactive instead of reactive. With a variety of laws and policies out there on the state and federal level, it is necessary for universities to be accountable for what happens on their campuses. Clark, Zerwas and Howard come together to bring this conversation to the forefront.

From Temple Grandin to Bill Gates, Watch SXSWedu Keynotes [VIDEO]
Written by Jessi | April 26, 2016

From Temple Grandin to Bill Gates, Watch SXSWedu Keynotes [VIDEO]

Take a dive into the SXSWedu keynote playlist; a compilation of some of the most inspirational and thought provoking voices to ever grace the SXSWedu stage. From the education thought leaders we all know like U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and technologist Bill Gates, to the unexpected influencers, like futurist Jane McGonical or actor Jeffrey Tambor, these speakers all share a passion for education and a commitment to the future of learning. - See more at:

Written by Jessi | April 19, 2016

SXSWedu 2017, PanelPicker, Meet Ups and London

Like many of you, the SXSWedu team is busy digesting the amazing event that took place this March in Austin, Texas. Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be reviewing all of the feedback from folks who attended and participated in the event. This feedback is vital and will help us continue to improve the SXSWedu experience for all as we move forward. Many of you have reached out with inquiries for 2017 ... we are thrilled to see enthusiasm for the event, it's never too early to start thinking about what's next! So with that in mind, here are a few things to put on your radar:

Photo by Steve Rogers
Written by Jessi | April 18, 2016

SXSWedu 2016 Photo Highlights

We hope you had as much fun as we did during SXSWedu 2016. It was an action-packed week full of discovery, insight, learning and networking. Per usual, there's no shortage of highlights to share. So, keep an eye on as we continue to reflect on the 2016 event over the coming weeks and release content including video highlights and noteworthy session podcasts. Now, keep scrolling for a photo-filled look back at March! We'll see y'all back in Austin next year for SXSWedu 2017, March 6-9.

SXSWedu Policy Forum photo by Miguel Gonzales
Written by Danielle Greenberg | April 14, 2016

Education in the 2016 Presidential Election [VIDEO]

During the 2016 SXSWedu Policy Forum, Editor in Chief of The 74, Campbell Brown moderated a lively discussion about the role of education in the 2016 presidential election. She was joined by fellow journalists and analysts Jonathan Alter, Reihan Salam and Roland Martin to discuss the political impact of the Common Core, the importance of diversity in schools and how the educational system needs to change with the changing American economy.