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.
The seventh annual SXSWedu will return to Austin, March 6-9, 2017, for four days of compelling sessions, in-depth workshops, engaging learning experiences, mentorship, film screenings, startup events, policy-centered discussions, business opportunities, networking and so much more! Register to attend by Friday, October 21 at 11:59pm PT to save $200 off the walk-up rate, and book your hotel through SXSW Housing & Travel for the best availability.
We are beyond excited to share the biggest programming announcement of the season! Today's news includes 240+ sessions accepted through PanelPicker, in addition to our first keynote, Chris Emdin, several new featured sessions, film screenings, social events and more. Browse through the full announcement and start building your personal schedule for March 6-9, 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.
Over the years, the massive participation in the PanelPicker process has led to a greater understanding of the topics and trends on the minds of education professionals. With more than 1,300 PanelPicker proposals submitted and nearly 40K public votes cast, this year is no different.
We've worked hard to reduce financial barriers for teachers and education professionals wishing to attend the March event. Here's an inside look on how to experience SXSWedu on a budget!
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.
The deadline to submit a Playground display application for consideration has been extended through end of day, Sunday, September 25. Get the inside scoop on displaying and submit your application for consideration today!
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!
Much of the programming that takes place at SXSWedu in March is fueled by participation of the greater education community and there are several opportunities available. Take a moment to learn more about the current options available to discover the best fit for your goals at SXSWedu, March 6-9, 2017. Please be mindful of the deadlines associated when considering each participation opportunity.