News and Updates

Written by Cristina | February 27, 2015

Special Program Hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education will be hosting a three-part special program on Thursday, March 12 in the Hilton Austin Downtown. This event is offered exclusively to SXSWedu registrants and will feature a Morning Mixer followed by two sessions focused on improving education at the college level. Join the conference and attend this three-part program to experience this innovative programming trio under themes of Leadership & Empowerment and Entrepreneurialism in Education.

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Written by Patrick | February 27, 2015
Tags: Attend

Ten Reasons to Attend SXSWedu 2015

There are a wide variety of reasons that you should attend SXSWedu 2015. In its fifth year, SXSWedu has grown into a powerful platform, celebrating innovations in learning at all levels, while supporting collaboration and actionable outcomes. The 2015 conference and festival will debut many new and exciting facets of programming. With respect to your time, here are 10 reasons you need to be in Austin, Tx March 9-12, 2015.

EdTech Europe
Written by Jessi | February 26, 2015

EdTech Europe Hosting A Morning Mixer and Session This March!

SXSWedu is very pleased to highlight two European All Star events at this year's Conference & Festival. EdTech Europe, the leading education technology focused conference in Europe, has partnered with SXSWedu to host a morning mixer and a session. Learn more about these exciting events and add them to your SXSWedu schedule now!

Written by Rachel | February 25, 2015
Tags: Ed Expo

3 Reasons to Attend the Free-and-Open to the Public Ed Expo

Calling learners of all ages: the SXSWedu Education Expo is less than 2 weeks away! SXSWedu is thrilled for the annual celebration of central Texas’ passion for lifelong learning, from cradle to career and beyond. There are countless reasons to attend the free and open to the public event, but here are just the top 3:

Program Guide
Written by Jessi | February 24, 2015
Tags: Tools

SXSWedu 2015 Program Guide Available Early!

The SXSWedu Program Guide is an invaluable resource that provides an in-depth look at the programming and events taking place during SXSWedu. A printed version of this informative guide is provided to every SXSWedu attendee when they arrive in Austin to pick up their registration badge. An advanced copy of this year's official program guide is now available digitally for your viewing pleasure. Dive into all of the goodness now!

Written by Cristina | February 19, 2015

Final Featured Session Announced for SXSWedu 2015

SXSWedu is proud to announce the final featured session for 2015, “A Tale of Two Schools: Time to Close the Opportunity Gap.” Lily Eskelsen Garcia, a passionate 5th grade teacher from Utah, is presenting this session on Thursday, March 12. Garcia is the president of the National Education Association, the nation's largest labor union. As the first Latina to lead the union, she is one of the country’s most influential Hispanic educators.

True Beef Film
Written by Cristina | February 17, 2015
Tags: eduFILM

New Films Added to the eduFILM Lineup!

eduFILM is a unique event during SXSWedu that gives badge holders the opportunity to explore education through film in contrast to live speakers. From kindergarten classroom strategies to higher education funding, these narrative films and documentaries cover a variety of topics centered on promoting education. This year’s eduFILM program will also host a workshop in addition to a lineup of screenings. Filmmakers, producers and community members have submitted several great films for SXSWedu 2015. The submission window has closed and you can preview the films that will be shown during the conference on the eduFILM screening page.

Written by Cristina | February 16, 2015
Tags: Attend

Get To Know Austin, Texas

One of the many distinct aspects of SXSWedu is that it is located in Austin, Texas, a city that is always bustling with activity. Badge holders will not have a hard time filling their days with passionate speakers, interactive sessions and hands-on workshops during SXSWedu. However, the excitement does not end there, attendees have the unique opportunity to tour the city of Austin in their downtime!

Written by Jessi | February 13, 2015
Tags: Keynotes

A Look at The 2015 SXSWedu Keynotes!

At SXSWedu, keynotes are at the apex of programming each day and showcase leaders at the frontiers of education. While these hour-long presentations vary in topic and theme, all bring to the stage inspired visionaries committed to the future of teaching and learning. SXSWedu is very proud of this year's keynote lineup. Learn more about these speakers and the topics they will be exploring on stage at SXSWedu, March 9-12, 2015 in Austin, Texas.