News and Updates

Photo by Miguel Gonzales
Written by Jessica MacCall | December 6, 2016

SXSWedu 2017 Expo: Call for Participation

The Expo will return for a fifth year at SXSWedu 2017. The unique and high-energy event features more than a hundred exhibitors, student performances, a student startup competition and opportunities for personal and professional development through session programming and coaching. As we look towards March, we'll be seeking participants to fuel the various elements of the event. Learn more and get involved today!

Sara Goldrick-Rab
Written by Jessica MacCall | November 15, 2016

Sara Goldrick-Rab Keynote, Playground Displays, 100+ Sessions and More Announced for March

We are excited to share that Sara Goldrick-Rab will keynote, more than one hundreds sessions have been added to the program, the Playground displays have been selected plus tons of other great announcements for the 2017 SXSWedu Conference & Festival taking place March 6-9, 2017 in Austin, Texas.

SXSWedu photo by Diego Donamaria
Written by Jessica MacCall | November 15, 2016

What's New for SXSWedu 2017: Quite a Bit!

We are humbled and honored to host the community's conversations about innovations in learning at SXSWedu. Each year we look for new and creative ways to encourage the types of conversations and the collaboration that pushes the needle forward. With that said, we are excited to share some of the NEW programming elements and events we've been working on for SXSWedu 2017. As you'll read below, much of this is inspired by the feedback that we've received from the greater community over the past year.

SXSWedu 2016 workshop photo by Randy & Jackie Smith
Written by Jessica MacCall | November 14, 2016

Earn CPE Credit from ATPE at SXSWedu 2017

SXSWedu is excited to partner with the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) for the second year to offer continuing professional education (CPE) credits for conference attendees. This means educators will have the opportunity to earn CPE credits by attending and participating in selected sessions and workshops during the 2017 SXSWedu Conference & Festival.

SXSW Education Conference (SXSWedu) photo by Scott Strance
Written by Jessica MacCall | November 10, 2016

New for SXSWedu 2017: Learn by Design Competition

We are thrilled to unveil a brand new programming element for SXSWedu 2017 that brings to life a focus on designing the learning experience. SXSWedu's inaugural Learn by Design competition celebrates projects that are revolutionizing the way space interacts with learners to facilitate the best learning outcomes. Learn by Design was created to encourage designers and educators to work together to discover design-based solutions to challenges within education.

SXSWedu 2016 Launch startups by Erik Thureson
Written by Jessica MacCall | October 21, 2016

Shine a Light on Your Ed Startup at SXSWedu: Apply to Pitch in Launch

With so much change taking place in education over the past decade, today's entrepreneurs are poised to impact the landscape and help influence the classrooms of tomorrow like never before. Educators are interested in new solutions to reach learners, students are taking control of their learning experience, investors are backing innovations across the vertical and there is a thriving enthusiasm for new tools and strategies to improve learning outcomes.